The MT328 is an Industrial RCD (ELCB) Tester that is microprocessor controlled designed to operate on 550V, 380V and 230V systems, or circuits with a maximum of 450V AC (L-E). The MT328 has been designed for ease of operation while still maintaining safety, reliability and accuracy thus providing consistent results throughout all operating ranges.
The MT328 offers both the Trip Time and the Sensitivity at which the ELCB tripped. The Trip can be timed to a maximum of 100 Seconds, while the sensitivity can either be set at a certain milli amp rating or the operator can simply let the instrument ramp to 1000mA. It is important to select the appropriate phase angle when performing ELCB tests, for this reason the MT328 has the 0° or 180° selection which is graphically displayed on the LCD.
The MT328 is a powerful meter when used for testing Industrial Earth Leakage devices. The test procedure is quite simple when performing tests on the open terminals between L1 and Earth, L2 and Earth and L3 and Earth as the test leads can simply be connected to each phase. Simply connect the black lead with the crocodile clip to the Earth terminal and the Red prod to the Phase terminal under test, the test button can then be pressed to either determine the trip time or the mA leakage current.
However in more industrial applications where an ELCB test needs to be performed on Industrial sockets etc, where there are 3-phase circuits, it is cumbersome to try perform the test due to space issues plus encountering the spring loaded cover of the socket, for this reason the MT319 3-Phase Socket Adaptor was developed. The MT319 allows for standard 4mm test leads to be connected to the MT328, and any type of Industrial plug to be connected to the open ends of the cable.
Where a number of different industrial plugs are required for different testing purposes, one can simply use more MT319 adaptors. The MTKBAG Heavy Duty Meter Bag is the ideal carrying case for housing the MT328 and all the MT319 adaptors.