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Rogowski Coil Current Sensor
The Rogowski Coil current sensor is suitable for measuring alternating current (AC) and/ or fluctuating DC current pulses. The sensor operates on the principal that a voltage is induced in a coil whose plane is perpendicular to the conductor carrying the electrical current and perpendicular to the magnetic flux. The induced voltage is proportional to the rate of change of the current in the conductor. Integrating the resulting voltage signal (integral of dv/dt) provides a measurement of the current in the conductor. An explanation of the Rogowski Coil principle can be found in Wikipedia – Rogowski Coil.
Suitable for incorporation into products used for electric power measurement, electric power quality monitoring, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or protective relays. The Rogowski Coil current sensor is ideal in applications where it is necessary that the sensor be capable of responding to a wide operating current range, a wide frequency range and/ or is exposed to harsh operating conditions.
- Low inductance enables the sensor to respond to fast-changing currents.
- Highly linear output when subjected to large currents changes (no magnetic core to saturate).
- Largely immune to electromagnetic interference with equally spaced windings.
Rogowski Coil Current Sensor Features:
- Frequency range: 0 to 100 kHZ
- Accuracy: ±0.2% to ±2.0%
- Linearity: ±0.1% to ±0.5%
- Time response: 0.1 µ sec
- Measurement range: 1A to 6,000A
Mini Split Rogowski Coil Loop – JRF55/80/105 features a mini split loop configuration intended for installation on relatively small diameter primary conductors without taking the conductor off-line.
Flexible Split Rogowski Coil – JRF1/2/3 features a split-core rope configuration which permits the mounting on large diameter primary conductors without taking the conductor off-line.
JRF333M/MB models are the mini-loop split and the flexible split Rogowski Coil current sensors configured with a voltage integrator (integrating the dv/ dt signal) to provide a proportional voltage output to the primary conductor current.
Fix Mounted Rogowski Coil Current Sensors – Intended for applications where the current sensor is mounted in a fixed position. The installation requires the taking of the primary conductor offline and disconnecting for installation. Available in toroidal or eliptical configurations suitable for BUS bars. Please email the specific performance requirements to Application Engineering @ TIChenAssociates for assistance with identification of the appropriate model.
Custom Rogowski Coil current sensor designs can be designed and manufactured to meet the specific application requirements. For a no obligation technical evaluation, please provide the specific performance requirements to Application Engineering @ TIChenAssociates.