Phase Out Detector Operation

The Modiewark Non–Contact Phase Out detector can be used on inside applications up to 33kV on metal clad switch gear. This unit detects the same phase angle and activates a green led located on the master unit if the test sources are the same. Please follow all safety procedures set by your organisation.

  1. Turn the unit on to the 240 volt switch setting the first switch setting. This will allow for the most sensitive voltage detection.
  2. Screw the spout into the spout head by placing the pin in the socket and turn in a clockwise direction, repeat for both units.
    Attaching the Spout to the Tester
    Note: The spout tester will not activate if the spout is disconnected preventing the unit being used without a sensor plate.
  3. To verify the tester using outside influences:-
    • Place the tester against live power outlet or equivalent above 110 volts AC
  4. Connect the 5m lead to each of the units, noting that the five pin plug, plugs into the master unit the one with the green LED. The four pin Plug, plugs into the slave unit .Hold the unit in the left or right hand by the handle below the sunrise fitting or for higher voltages an insulation stick or hot stick is recommended.
  5. To verify if the phase in detection is working correctly place both units sensor plates, towards the same power source of 240 volts, the green in phase light will activate. If this does not occur please check:-
    • The lead is connect and screwed in.
    • The batteries are of equal voltage.
    • Both units are set to the same voltage setting.
  6. Point the ends of both the phase out detectors towards the area under test.
  7. If no tone is heard at this point from either of the 240 volt settings move both tester closer to the conductor under test, until the head of the tester is almost touching the conductor at this point the voltage is below 50 volts ac.
  8. When a tone is heard and seen from both units, at the same time and the green light on the master unit is glowing, this indicates that both sources are in phase. If the light is out the two sources are not in phase.
  9. If the tester activates meters away from the known source, this may not prove the signal being picked up is from that source. Use the voltage range switch to determine the voltage required for the voltage test, by moving the switch settings higher as you approach the power source under test. The unit is designed to activate 200 to 300mm away from the voltage source hand held.

IF ACTIVATION ON BOTH TESTERS AT THE SAME TIME AND LIGHT IS GREEN, THE TWO SOURCES ARE THE SAME PHASE.

IF ACTIVATION ON BOTH TESTERS AT THE SAME TIME AND GREEN LIGHT IS OUT THE TWO SOURCES ARE NOT THE SAME PHASE.