earlier this week i got a few hours chance to use Fluke 1732 energy logger. It is the first time i use it although i have some somewhat similar datalogging usage before. I would think it is a relatively easier instrument to work it
as what i understand, although it doesn't do what the heavier fluke 435 can do, it also can do certain thing like power quality (with its included energy analyzer software). It is IoT capable but as we lack the wifi module nor the not free Fluke connect, can't try it. I also downloaded an excel macro connect example (but didn't try it).
The instrument comes with Rogowski based current probe and voltage probe with giant crocodile clamp. Rogowski coil probe has some benefits as listed in diagram below.
i am at a location that only has single phase power outlet, so i create a mock up induction motor with exposed life cable, so i can do a quick load monitoring as well as energy monitoring. the former only need to measure current while the latter need both current and voltage. The configuration editor in 1732 provide a graphic diagram showing user how to do the connection.
my super simple single phase induction motor setup for measurement with Fluke 1732.
and figure below shows the configuration diagram that the instrument will show (although this i grab from user manual)
With the freely available energy analyzer app, it provides 2 sample logged data, from there we can test with the capability of dealing with energy monitoring.
from there i expert the data to excel, and create a script in Altair Compose to do custom analysis on the device.
As i only have the instrument for few hours, i can only toy with it until this stage
(ii) it has a free Fluke Energy Analyzer software that is easy to use (imagine i start using it within minutes of installing and watching video) and powerful
(iii) good product tutorial video (actually is just some getting started video but concise and straight to the point) at https://www.fluke.com/en-us/product/electrical-testing/power-quality/1732-1734 (browse to resources tab, then video)
iv) the configuration diagram is provided on the instrument which is very useful
- fluke connect is not free and in order to experience the cloud experience it seems it only support fluke connect.
i did try to make a workaround by exporting the data via its free Fluke Energy Analyzer app, then to Altair compose, from there i think there is a longer windling way to get the data onto IoT data platform like Altair Smartcore
-optional wifi module is needed if we need to connect to the device wirelessly. the software is free, though