Test & Measurement
Megger DCM1500S solar clamp meter for PV systems
By Anthony Capkun
April 6, 2021 – Megger offers a solar clamp meter that can measure up to 2000 VDC and 1500 VAC (using PVHV leads) during installation, maintenance, monitoring and testing of photovoltaic systems, as well as standard AC or DC electrical equipment.
The DCM1500S can also measure AC and DC current up to 1500 A and offers a True RMS reading on the AC range for greater measurement accuracy.
The tool comes standard with 4-mm leads, as well as new PVHV1 (4-mm) and PVHV2 with MC4PV plugs HV lead sets. These allow the technician to attach directly to the solar array connectors and junction box where all the panels are spliced.
The unit features a large, LED clear backlit display and a light in the clamp jaw. There is a tactile barrier, below the jaw, to ensure a safe working distance for the operator’s hand. The free Megger Link App is available for use with this meter.