AC GROUNDING HiTESTER 3157

Protective Ground Tester Indispensable for Standards Certification

The Hioki 3157 is an AC ground bond tester designed for protection circuit testing of a wide range of electrical equipment, including industrial machinery, medical equipment, and measuring instruments using a constant current system, enabling it to provide stable output current.

Key Features

  • Easily perform protective continuity testing in compliance with international safety standards and laws (*1)
  • Feedback control system that is capable of applying a stable current even with a fluctuating load
  • Soft-start function that checks the connection to the device under test before applying the current
  • *1:Note
  • 1. Protective continuity resistance measurement for medical devices and general electrical devices
  • 2. HGround connectivity testing when installing electrical machine tools and distribution panels
  • 3. Testing of protective grounding and isopotential grounding work for medical equipment
  • 4. Evaluation of contact status using large currents

Model No. (Order Code)

3157-01 100-120 / 200-240 VAC switching
Note: This instrument is not capable of performing measurement by itself. Please purchase two Current probe 9296 units or one Current probe 9296 and one Current apply probe 9297, depending on your measurement application.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year, Accuracy guarantee period after adjustment made by Hioki: 1 year
Basic functions AC 4-terminal method resistance measurement
Display Fluorescent tube (digital display)
Current setting range 3.0 A to 31.0 A AC (0.1 A resolution), into 0.1Ω load
Max. output power 130 VA (at output terminals)
Open-terminal voltage Max. 6 V AC
Generator frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz sine wave (selectable)
Resistance measurement 0 to 1.800 Ω (0.001 Ω resolution), Accuracy: ±2% rdg. ±4 dgt. after zero-adjust
Voltage measurement 0 to 6.00 V AC (single range 0.01 V resolution), Accuracy: (1 % rdg. +5 dgt.)
Monitor section 0 to 35.0 A AC/ 0 to 6 V AC, Refresh rate: 2 times/s
Timer display Counts down time after start until preset time, Shows elapsed time after start
Timer setting 0.5 s to 999 s
Comparator PASS/FAIL evaluation using preset upper/lower limit, buzzer sound, signal output
Memory function Max. 20 settings (with save/load)
Interfaces EXT I/O, EXT SW, GP-IB or RS-232C (option)
Power supply 100 to 120 V/200 to 240 V AC (switching, 50/60 Hz)
Dimensions and mass 320 mm (12.60 in)W × 90 mm (3.54 in)H × 263 mm (10.35 in)D, 7 kg (246.9 oz)
Accessories Power cord ×1, Instruction Manual ×1, Spare fuse (inlet) ×1, Shorting bar ×2

Input/Output cords (4)

Printer options (3)

*When using the Printer 9442, also purchase the RS-232C Interface 9593-02