MI 3109 EurotestPV Lite

Photovoltaic and electrical installation testers

MI 3109 EurotestPV Lite is a photovoltaic (PV) tester. It performs all necessary tests required on photovoltaic installations. This includes all of the tests as required by EN 62446, but also includes I - U characteristic measurements, calculation of STC values as required by EN 61829 and power measurements on Inverter’s DC and AC sides (single-phase only). MI 3109 EurotestPV Lite is optimized for PV tests therefore the Autotest operation mode is implemented which is intended to perform a complete set of test needed for verification of PV installations according to EN 62446 with pressing off only one button. With this instrument the tests for the first inspection of PV systems as well as periodic maintenance tests, evaluation tests or troubleshooting tests are possible. With optional accessories the same PV test functionality as with MI 3108 EurotestPV is available.

Sets

Standards applied

Building LV Installation

  • EISinsp Competences: Low Voltage Electrical Installation Safety Inspection
  • EISc Competences: Low Voltage Electrical Installation Safety for Contractors and Maintainers
  • IEC/EN 60364 Electrical Installations for Buildings series
  • IEC/EN 60364-4-41 Electrical Installations for Buildings - Protection against electric shock
  • IEC/EN 61008-1 Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs)
  • IEC/EN 61557 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - series
  • IEC/EN 61557-1 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC/EN 61557-2 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 2: Insulation resistance
  • IEC/EN 61557-3 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 3: Loop impedance
  • IEC/EN 61557-6 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 6: Effectiveness of residual current devices (RCD) in TT, TN and IT systems
  • IEC/EN 61557-7 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 7: Phase sequence
  • IEC/EN 61557-10 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 v a.c. and 1 500 v d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 10: Combined measuring equipment for testing, measuring and monitoring of protective measures
  • BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations (18th edition)

Earthing and lightning protection 

  • LPSinsp Competences: Lightning Protection of Buildings Inspection
  • LPSc Competences: Lightning Protection of Buildings for Contractors and Maintainers
  • IEC 62305 Protection against lightning - series
  • IEC/EN 61557-5 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 5: Resistance to earth
  • IEC/EN 61557-4 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 4: Resistance of earth connection and equipotential bonding

Photovoltaic systems

  • PVV Competences: Photo Voltaic Installations Safety/Quality
  • IEC / HD 60364-7-712 Low Voltage Electrical Installation Safety - Special installtions and locations
  • IEC/EN 62446 Photovoltaic (PV) systems - Requirements for testing, documentation and maintenance
  • IEC/EN 61829 Crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) array – On-site measurement of I / V characteristics

Power quality 

  • PQA Competences: Power Quality Analyzing & Reporting
  • IEC/EN 61557-12 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 12: Power metering and monitoring devices (PMD)

Instrument safety towards user

  • IEC/EN 61010 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - series
  • IEC/EN 61010-1 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements

EMC safety

  • IEC/EN 61326 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - series
  • IEC/EN 61326-1 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements

Properties

Measuring functions

Photovoltaic installations:

  • Measurements on DC side of PV installation:
  • Insulation resistance;
  • Continuity of PE conductors;
  • Uoc (Open Circuit Voltage) and Isc (Short Circuit Current);
  • I - U curve of PV modules and strings;
  • Voltage, current and power of strings and inverters;
  • Irradiance;
  • Module temperature.
  • Measurements on AC side of PV installation:
  • Voltage, current, power;
  • Efficiency of PV module, inverter, PV system calculation.

Key features

  • Insulation and I-U curve measurements in one instrument: with MI 3109 only one instrument is needed to perform insulation measurements with up to 1000V for proofing the PV installation safety and I-U curve measurements needed for evaluation and troubleshooting of PV modules or strings.
  • Autotest: This function is intended to perform a complete set of tests according to EN 62446 on PV modules or strings with pressing only one button:
  • insulation resistance between positive output and earth;
  • insulation resistance between negative output and earth;
  • open circuit voltage;
  • short circuit current.
  • Calculation to STC values: the measured current and voltage values are, according to environment conditions, recalculated to Standard Test Condition values which makes possible to compare the results of different measurements even if they were taken under different test conditions.
  • Efficiency calculations: 2 voltage & 2 current channels for simultaneous AC & DC parameters measurements.
  • PV Remote Unit: Optional unit for simultaneous measurements of solar irradiation and temperature of PV module.
  • Graphical representation of module’s I - U curve: the I-V characteristic of PV module or string is graphically represented on LCD display.
  • Memory: Up to 1800 test results or up to 500 graphical results with timestamp can be stored in internal memory.
  • BT connectivity: it enables BT communication with Android tablets and smart phones via optional BT dongle.
  • Android application: enables advanced data management APP EuroLink PV.
  • PC SW EuroLink PRO enables downloading, uploading, review, analyses and printing of test results.

Technical data

  • Dimensions (w x h x l): 230 x 103 x 115 mm
  • Mass (without accessories): 1.3 kg

Applications

Special locations 

  • Low voltage photovoltaic installations

Specifications

Downloads

Download File Language Version Release Notes Type Size View Download
Datasheet MI 3109 EurotestPV Lite en 2017 23.02.2018 pdf 720.24 KB
Datasheet PC SW EuroLink PRO en 1.0 13.03.2014 pdf 915.07 KB
Manual A 1378 PV Remote Unit en 2.3 04.04.2019 20 752 010 pdf 834.2 KB Login
Manual MI 3109 EurotestPV Lite en 1.6.2 08.07.2019 20 752 022 pdf 2.18 MB Login
PC Software Photon Module DB en 2016 13.02.2017 Readme xls 13.14 MB Login
PC Software SW 0101 EuroLink PRO (EU) en 4.36 20.12.2018 Readme zip 61.24 MB Login
Android SW 1306 EurolinkPV Android en 04.01.2021 Google Play jpg 41.13 KB
Firmware Firmware A 1378 en 2.09 28.08.2019 zip 345.49 KB Login
Firmware Firmware MI 3109 en 1.231 28.08.2019 zip 582.01 KB Login
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