1000 A AC/DC High-Precision Current Probe for Power Efficiency Testing

Hioki AC/DC clamp sensors are best-in-class current sensors for use with power meters, Memory HiCorders and high performance oscilloscopes. The CT6846 is a high-precision 1000 A AC/DC current probe that features a wide operating temperature range and large jaw diameter, making them ideal for evaluating the operational integrity of devices that are subject to extreme temperature ranges.

Use with an instrument with a high input impedance of 1 MΩ or higher.

High-accuracy current sensors ideal for use with oscilloscopes and power meters

Compared to current sensors that use Hall elements, flux gate type current sensors are not prone to measurement error caused by variations in the external temperature. In addition, they can measure extremely low input (current values) and current waveforms with phase that lags by 90° with a high degree of precision. The CT6840 Series AC/DC Current Probes are ideal for measuring power waveforms with a digital oscilloscope and power meters.

Key Features

  • Ideal for use in environmental testing with broad -40°C to 85°C temperature range
  • High precision with a clamp-type design, ±0.3% amplitude accuracy, ±0.1° phase accuracy
  • Wide-bandwidth from DC to 20 kHz
  • Single-handed operation and robust locking mechanism
  • Reduced effects from magnetic fields, conductor position, and noise from nearby wires
  • Evaluate against WLTC and automotive new fuel economy standards that require high precision
  • For EV/HEV battery charge and discharge efficiency testing and inverter and power conditioner conversion efficiency evaluations

Model No. (Order Code)

CT6846 1000 A AC/DC, PL23 terminal
CT6846-05 1000 A AC/DC, ME15W terminal
Note: These products cannot be used alone. The optional Sensor Unit is required in order to supply power and connect the clamp to a Memory HiCorder or other instrument. Products can be directly connected to the compatible Power Meters and Power Analyzers.

A comment from the Good Design Award 2016
“The ergonomic design of these products appropriately reflects conditions in the field as well as worker needs through features such as one-handed operation and a grip that can be easily opened and closed in any orientation. In addition, they exhibit a high level of overall finish, including through the effective use of visual cues, for example use of yellow and gray to prompt the user to interact with the instrument in a way that avoids its inherent hazards.”

Ideal for thermostatic chambers and engine rooms

The CT6846 series is ideal for operational evaluations of devices inside equipment that is subject to extreme temperature changes, offering tough, high-precision testing thanks to its broad temperature characteristics and an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. The clamp sensor's tough performance helps ensure you can make the measurements you need.

Minimal effect from conductor position

When using typical clamp sensors, careful attention must be paid to the position of the conductor being measured because a break in the magnetic core makes it difficult to obtain uniform characteristics around the entire circumference of the core. The CT6846 series leverages Hioki's core competency in current sensing technologies to deliver almost no effects from conductor position, letting you position the cable under test anywhere within the clamp and still achieve the defined accuracy.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year
Rated current 1000 A AC/DC
Max. allowable input 1700 A peak (requires derating)
Frequency characteristics DC to 20 kHz
Phase: DC to 20 kHz
Amplitude and phase accuracy DC ±0.3 % rdg. ±0.02 % f.s. (Phase: Not defined)
DC < f ≤ 100 Hz ±0.3 % rdg. ±0.01 % f.s. (Phase: ±0.1°)
Defined to 20 kHz
Output voltage 2 mV/A
(This device outputs AC+DC voltage via the Sensor Unit)
Core diameter φ 50 mm (1.97 in)
Operating temperature, humidity -40 °C to +85 °C (-40 °F to 185 °F), 80% RH or less (with no condensation)
Power supply ±11 V to ±15 V DC (Power suppled via the Sensor Unit, which supports 100 to 240 V AC)
Power consumption 7 VA max. (at 1000 A/55 Hz, ±12 V power requirement)
Dimensions and mass 238 mm (9.37 in)W × 116 mm (4.57 in)H × 35 mm (1.38 in)D, 990 g (34.9 oz), cord length: 3 m (9.84 ft)
Included accessories Instruction manual ×1, Mark bands ×6, Carrying Case

Compatible models

Compatible models CT6846 (To Be Discontinued) CT6846-05
Power Analyzer
PW6001, PW3390
△ (Requires CT9900, CT ratio 2) OK
Power Analyzer
OK (CT ratio 2) △ (Requires CT9901, CT ratio 2)
Power HiTester
3193 series
OK (CT ratio 2) △ (Requires CT9901, CT ratio 2)
Current Unit
△ (Requires the 9318, CT ratio 2) △ (Requires the 9318, CT9901, CT ratio 2)
F/V Unit
△ (Requires the 9318, 9705, CT ratio 2) △ (Requires the 9318, 9705, CT9901, CT ratio 2)

Options A (5)

Options B (1)

Cannot be used in combination with the 9277, 9278, 9279

Options C (2)

The CT9902 connects up to 2 cables in series (Accuracy addition required)

Options D (1)

For connecting to the F/V Unit 8940 or Current Unit 8971

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