Integrating Current Sensors into Existing Systems

Different current sensors, when integrated into a measurement system, produce different outputs. As such, extreme caution must be taken when doing so, because installing the wrong sensor to your equipment or attaching a sensor the wrong way can lead to irreparable damage, not only to the sensor, but to the whole system as well. Likewise, using the incorrect sensor presents a huge safety risk to personnel. Continue reading

Innovative DC Current Sensor System Promotes Responsible Energy Use


Global energy demand will continue to increase due to population growth. In a recent Hydrocarbon Engineering report, Emma McAleavey writes that even with energy efficiency measures in place, residential, commercial, and industrial demand for energy will grow between 2010 and 2040.

Fortunately, North America and Europe will see the lowest increase in demand. Building code updates, energy efficiency mandates, and investment in alternative sources of energy are able to keep the rate of increase down to 20 percent. McAleavey reports, though, that it could’ve been 50 percent—at par with Asia, a budding mega-economy.
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Flexible Current Transformers Mitigate the Effects of Power Surges


The first step in mitigating power surges is to recognize that they are sometimes inevitable and thereby spell the need to install a flexible current transformer. Such a device is commonly used to measure surge currents. Aside from utility works, power surges can also be caused by lightning or internal circuitry (e.g. activating high-powered systems).

The next step is to identify the cause. If the facility is experiencing power surges on a clear day, lightning is unlikely to be the culprit. Experts believe most power surges stem from within a facility, such as a faulty wire or tripped circuit breaker somewhere. You can use the readings on the current transformer to determine fluctuations in a conductor’s current.
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AC and DC Current Transformer Customizations Available in Aim Dynamics


If you are in need of high-quality current sensors to efficiently manage your business’s energy consumption, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Aim Dynamics, we allow custom modifications for your utmost satisfaction. You can have your newly purchased current sensors customized with additional AC or DC current transformer accessories.

Simply start by clicking on the current sensor you want to purchase and selecting your amp rating. After that, you’ll be directed to the page where you can see the description and features of your product of choice. To see how you can get a discount, simply click the “view quantity discount” box beside the description-features-certifications row, if available. At the bottom section, you can find all the accessories—and links to their respective descriptions—available for your product. You can purchase more than one accessory if needed.
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Split Core Current Transformer Dealer Now Offers Adc to Vac Transducer


The Adc to Vac Transducer can convert a 2-300 Adc input to a 333 mVac output. The device is suitable for battery chargers, DC motor drives and DC systems, mobile applications, and similar systems that will be plugged into a power meter expecting a 333 mVac such as an eGauge power meter. The device has a DIN rail mount option; if preferred, it can also be mounted on a panel.

This transducer has a 0.79” opening and weighs 0.5 lbs. It also has a supply voltage of 24 Vdc +/- 10% with a 1% accuracy. The operating temperature of the Adc to Vac Transducer is 0-50°C and contains an insulation voltage of 2500 Vdc. Users can look forward to a response time of 250 ms Max and 0-90% FS, and depending on your particular needs, the equipment can be customized based on the amp rating you require. Lastly, rest assured that the Adc to Vac Transducer is RoHS compliant.
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Considerations when Purchasing Current Sensors

In days past, most current sensing designs followed only a few basic approaches. With the advancements in technology came a slew of measuring choices, making the selection process a bit more challenging. Should you choose Reflective light proximity sensors? Hall Effect sensors? How about one that uses Eddy current sensing?

Granted, for general applications, any type would likely yield satisfactory results. However, if you’re asking more from your devices, or if you have to work in extreme conditions, some options work better than others. That’s when you need to be concerned about the choices you make. Continue reading

Use of Current Transducers in Conveyor Systems

In a production line that employs conveyors, expensive mechanical damage is often the result of the conveyor jamming but with the drive motor continuing to run. By installing a current transducer to detect an overload, the drive motor can be prevented from sustaining damages that can grind your system—and ultimately your production—to a complete halt. Continue reading