Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Quality Analyser (Choice of Kit)

SKU: CHAUCA8331
  • Provides full diagnostics of electrical systems
  • Allows simultaneous measurement of multiple voltage & current inputs
  • Handheld design with PC connectivity, full colour screen & more
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Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Quality Analyser

Perform full diagnostics on even the most complicated electrical systems with the Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Analyser, a complete solution for measuring voltage, current and power.

Offering parameter measurement from four voltage channels and three current channels simultaneously (current clamps required for current measurements), the Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Qualistar+ clearly displays power quality into easy-to-read graphs and waveforms on its colour screen, helping you to easily pinpoint power quality loss to ensure energy efficiency.

Engineered for handheld portability or to use hands-free with a built-in stand, the CA8331 is capable of measuring frequency, multiple power values, energy values, harmonics, transients and flicker.

The CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Analyser is compatible with a range of Chauvin Arnoux clamps, with the manufacturer recommending their MN93, MN93A, MA193, PAC93, A193-450, A193-800, C193 and E3N current clamps to carry out current measurements.

Chauvin Arnoux Clamp Comparison table

The Chauvin Arvoux CA8331 is available as a standalone unit or with a choice of either 3 x MA194-350 or 3 x A193-450 Clamps. Please select from the drop down box at the top of the page to determine how you would like your analyser shipped. Below is a table outlining the differences between the two available clamps;

  IEC 61010 Measurement range Overall Length Closed Diameter Ø
MA194-350 Clamps 1,000V CAT III / 600V CAT IV 200mA to 10kAac 350 mm 100 mm
  IEC 61010 Measurement range Overall Length Closed Diameter Ø
A193-450 Clamps 1,000V CAT III / 600V CAT IV 100 mA to 10 kAac 450 mm 140 mm

The CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Analyser is compatible with a range of Chauvin Arnoux clamps, with the manufacturer recommending their MN93, MN93A, MA193, PAC93, A193-450, A193-800, C193 and E3N current clamps to carry out current measurements.

Model Measurement Range Clamping Ø / Length IEC 61010
MN93 500mA to 200A AC 20mm 600V CAT III / 300V CAT IV
MN 93A 0.005A to 100A AC 20mm 600V CAT III / 300V CAT IV
MA193 100mA to 10kA AC Ø 70 mm / 220 mm 1,000V CAT III / 600V CAT IV
PAC93 1A to 1,000A AC, 1A to 1,300A DC 1 x Ø 39mm, 2 x Ø 25mm 600V CAT III / 300V CAT IV
MA194-450 & MA196-450* 100mA to 10kA ac Ø 100mm / 450mm 1,000V CAT III / 600V CAT IV
A193-800 100mA to 10kA AC Ø 250mm / 800mm 1,000V CAT III / 600V CAT IV
C193 1A to 1,000A AC 52mm 600V CAT IV
E3N 50mA to 10A AC/DC, 100mA to 100A AC/DC 11.8mm 600V CAT III / 300V CAT IV

*A196-450 is IP67-rated version of A193-450 clamps, suitable for use with the CA8435.

Below, we have included a comparison table showing the key features of each of the Chauvin Arnoux CA series analyers. This table is intended to help you make an informed purchasing decision.

  CA 8331 CA 8333 CA 8336 CA 8436
# of channels 3U/4I 3U/4I 4U/4I 4U/4I
# of inputs 4V/3I 4V/3I 5V/4I 5V/4I
IEC 61000-4-30 N/A EN50160 reports EN50160 reports EN50160 reports
Voltage (TRMS AC+DC) 2V - 1000V 2V - 1000V 2V - 1000V 2V - 1000V
Voltage ratio Up to 500kV Up to 500kV Up to 500kV Up to 500kV
Current (TRMS AC+DC)
MN clamps MN93: 500 mA to 200 AAC ; MN93A: 0.005 AAC to 100 AAC MN93: 500 mA to 200 AAC ; MN93A: 0.005 AAC to 100 AAC MN93: 500 mA to 200 AAC ; MN93A: 0.005 AAC to 100 AAC MN93: 500 mA to 200 AAC ; MN93A: 0.005 AAC to 100 AAC
C193 clamps 1A to 1,000 AAC 1A to 1,000 AAC 1A to 1,000 AAC 1A to 1,000 AAC
AmpFlex or MA clamps 100mA to 10,000AAC 100mA to 10,000AAC 100mA to 10,000AAC 100mA to 10,000AAC
PAC93 clamp 1A to 1,300 AAC/DC 1A to 1,300 AAC/DC 1A to 1,300 AAC/DC 1A to 1,300 AAC/DC
E3N clamp 50mA to 100 AAC/DC 50mA to 100 AAC/DC 50mA to 100 AAC/DC 50mA to 100 AAC/DC
J93       50A to 3,500 AAC/5000 ADC
Current ratio Up to 60kA Up to 60kA Up to 60kA Up to 60kA
Frequency 40Hz to 69Hz 40Hz to 69Hz 40Hz to 69Hz 40Hz to 69Hz
Power W (P), VA (S), var (N, Q1, D), VAD, PF, DPF, cos f, tan f W (P), VA (S), var (N, Q1, D), VAD, PF, DPF, cos f, tan f W (P), VA (S), var (N, Q1, D), VAD, PF, DPF, cos f, tan f W (P), VA (S), var (N, Q1, D), PF, DPF, cos f, tan f
Energy Wh, varh (Nh, Q1h, Dh), VAh Wh, varh (Nh, Q1h, Dh), VAh Wh, varh (Nh, Q1h, Dh), VAh Wh, varh (Nh, Q1h, Dh), VAh
Harmonics
THD ✔ (0-50th order) ✔ (0-50th order) ✔ (0-50th order) ✔ (0-50th order)
Expert Mode  
Transients   50 210 210
Flicker PST PST PST & PLT PST & PLT
Unbalance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recording - min/max Yes Yes Yes Yes
of a selection of parameters at max. sampling rate 4 hrs to 2 weeks Afew days to sevearl weeks 2 weeks to several years 2 weeks to several years
Alarms   4000 to 10 different types 10000 to 40 different types 10000 to 40 different types
Peak Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vectorial representation Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Display Colour 1/4 VGA TFT - 320 x 240 Colour 1/4 VGA TFT - 320 x 240 Colour 1/4 VGA TFT - 320 x 240 Colour 1/4 VGA TFT - 320 x 240
Capture of screens & curves 12 12 50 50
Electrical safety IEC 61010 1 000 V CAT III / 600 V CAT IV IEC 61010 1 000 V CAT III / 600 V CAT IV IEC 61010 1 000 V CAT III / 600 V CAT IV IEC 61010 1 000 V CAT III / 600 V CAT IV
Ingress protection IP53 IP53 IP53 IP67
Languages 27+ 27+ 27+ 27+
Battery life up to 13 hours up to 13 hours up to 13 hours up to 13 hours
Interface USB USB USB USB
Power supply 9.6 V NiMH battery or mains power supply 9.6 V NiMH battery or mains power supply 9.6 V NiMH battery or mains power supply 9.6 V NiMH battery or mains power supply
EN50160 report   Yes - DataView Software Yes - DataView Software Yes - DataView Software
Dimensions/weight 240 x 180 x 55 - 1.9kg 240 x 180 x 55 - 1.9kg 240 x 180 x 55 - 1.9kg 270 x 250 x 180mm / 3.7kg
Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Specialists In Power Quality Analysers

Watch the video above to see how we can help you find the right power quality analyser & get in touch on 0113 248 9966 or sales@test-meter.co.uk.


As a leading provider of Power Quality Analysers and Energy Loggers in the UK, we've seen a measurable rise in the demand for monitoring power usage due to the ever-increasing push to reduce carbon footprints and energy bills.

Find the best solution for your application and budget through:

  • Onsite-demo/remote consultations on request
  • 'Try Before You Buy' and hire options available
  • After-sales care that provides ongoing calibration and servicing
  • Finding the optimal software package, ensuring the correct reporting and data functionality for your needs

If you need help finding the right power quality analyser or energy logger, please get in touch on 0113 248 9966 or sales@test-meter.co.uk

Chauvin Arnoux DataView® Software

The Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 is compatible with the Chauvin Arnoux DataView® Software that allows for the configuration of instruments and performing measurements. Recorded data can be recovered with standard or customisable reports generated. The software will automatically recognise the instrument connected, when connected to a PC, the user will have direct access to any data recorded on the instrument, its configuration and data shown in real time.

Further features include;

  • The ability to zoom onto graphs for more detailed analysis
  • Display various recorded parameters on request
  • Export any stored measurements into Excel
  • Linking and integration of objects (OLE)
  • Automatically links the address details of customers and work sites
  • Database measurement
  • Configurations of alarms, transients and trends
  • Backup of measurement files
  • Export in .pdf format
  • Database management

Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Key Features

  • Comprehensive power quality management system, allowing the measurement and tracking of power and energy issues
  • 4 voltage inputs and 3 current inputs
  • Features TRMS voltage measurement from 2V to 1000V AC/DC, plus frequency, power, energy, harmonics and Flicker measurement
  • MIN/MAX recording
  • High quality colour 1/4 VGA TFT screen, 320 x 240mm
  • Capture of 12 screens and curves
  • USB communication interface for connection to PC
  • CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V classification
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Compatible with a wide range of Chauvin Arnoux clamps for current measurements

What's In The Box?

  • Chauvin Arnoux CA8331 Qualistar+ Power Analyser
  • 5 x 4mm Banana Leads (3m Length)
  • 5 x Crocodile Clips
  • Set of 12 Colour Inserts/Rings (for Identifying Leads/Inputs)
  • Scratch-Proof Screen-Protection Film
  • USB Cable
  • Mains Power Cable
  • Mains Power Pack
  • Safety Datasheet
  • Multi-Language Operating Manual CD
  • Power Analyser Transfer Software Package (on CD)
Specification
Model:  CA 8331   C.A 8333   C.A 8336   C.A 8435 
Number of Channels 3U/ 4I 4U/4I
Number of Inputs 4V/3I 5V/4I
Voltage (TRMS AC + DC) 2V to 1000V
Voltage Ratio up to 500kV
Current (TRMS AC+DC)
 (Range dependant on clamp used - 
sold separately) 
       
MN93 Clamps  MN93: 500mA to 200A AC; MN93A: 0.005A AC to 100A AC 
C193 Clamp 1A to 1000A AC
AmpFLEX or MA193 Clamps 100mA to 10000A AC 30A to 6500A AC
PAC93 1A to 1300A AC/DC
E3N 50mA to 100A AC/DC
Current Ratio Up to 60kA
Frequency 40Hz to 69Hz
Power Values W, VA, var, VAD, PF, DPF, cos φ, tan φ
Energy Values Wh, varh, VAh, VADh
Harmonics Yes
THD Yes, orders 0 to 50, phase
Expert Mode - Yes
Transients - 50 210
Flicker (Pst & Plt) Yes
Inrush Mode -  Yes on 4 periods  Yes > 10 minutes
Unbalance Yes
Recording MIN/MAX Yes
Recording of a selection of parameters
at the max sampling rate
 4 hours to 2 weeks   Few days to several weeks  2 weeks to several years
Alarms - 4000 of 10 different types 10000 of 40 different types
Peak Yes
Vectorial Representation Automatic
Display Colour 1/4 VGA TFT screen, 320 x 240, diagonal 148mm
Capture of Screens and Curves 12 50
Electrical Safety IEC 61010 1000V, CAT III / 600V CAT IV
Protection IP53 / IK08 IP67
Languages More than 27
Communication Interface USB
Battery Life Up to 13 Hours
Power Supply 9.6V NiMH rechargeable battery or external mains charger
Dimensions 240 x 180 x 55mm  270 x 250 x 180mm 
Weight 1.9kg 3.7kg
Label Type Size Download
pdf Chauvin Arnoux Qualistar Spec pdf 4.1 MB Download
pdf Chauvin Arnoux Power Energy Loggers pdf 339.5 KB Download

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