Fluke 435-II/BASIC Power Quality Analyzer

Model: 435-II/BASIC

Power quality analyzer kit without CTs (Order CTs separately).

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Advanced power quality functions, unprecedented energy analysis capabilities

Think of the Fluke 435 II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer as your insurance policy. No matter what goes wrong in your facility, with the 435 II you will always be prepared. Equipped with advanced power quality functions and energy monetization capabilities, there is no electrical issue this model can't handle.

Key Features

  • Power inverter efficiency: Simultaneously measure AC output power and DC input power for power electronics systems using optional DC clamp.
  • PowerWave data capture: Capture fast RMS data, show half-cycle and waveforms to characterize electrical system dynamics (generator start-ups, UPS switching etc.).
  • Energy loss calculator: Classic active and reactive power measurements, unbalance and harmonic power, are quantified to pinpoint the fiscal costs of energy losses.
  • Troubleshoot real-time: Analyze the trends using the cursors and zoom tools.
  • Highest safety rating in the industry: 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III rated for use at the service entrance.
  • Measure all three phases and neutral: With included four flexible current probes with enhanced thin flex design to fit into the tightest places.
  • Automatic Trending: Every measurement is always automatically recorded, without any set-up.
  • System-Monitor: Ten power quality parameters on one screen according to EN50160 power quality standard.
  • Logger function: Configure for any test condition with memory for up to 600 parameters at user defined intervals.
  • View graphs and generate reports: With included analysis software.
  • Battery life: Seven hours operating time per charge on Li-ion battery pack.


  • PowerWave data capture - capture fast RMS values to see every waveform so you can determine how the voltage, current and frequency values are interacting
  • Power inverter efficiency - Power inverter efficiency
  • Energy monetization - calculate the fiscal cost of energy waste due to poor power quality
  • Energy assessment - quantify the before and after installation improvements in energy consumption to justify energy saving devices
  • Frontline troubleshooting - quickly diagnose problems on-screen to get your operation back online
  • Predictive maintenance - detect and prevent power quality issues before they cause downtime
  • Long-term analysis - uncover hard-to-find or intermittent issues
  • Load studies - verify electrical system capacity before adding loads

About the Fluke 430 Series

The new 430 Series II Power Quality and Energy Analyzers offer the best in power quality analysis and introduce, for the first time ever, the ability to monetarily quantify energy losses.

The new Fluke 434, 435 and 437 Series II models help locate, predict, prevent, and troubleshoot power quality problems in three-phase and single-phase power distribution systems. Additionally, the Fluke-patented energy loss algorithm, Unified Power Measurement, measures and quantifies energy losses due to harmonics and unbalance issues, allowing the user to pinpoint the origin of energy waste within a system.

Energy Loss Calculator
The 430 Series Energy Loss Calculator
Unified Power Measurement

Fluke's patented Unified Power Measurement system (UPM) provides the most comprehensive view of power available, measuring:

  • Parameters of Classical Power (Steinmetz 1897) and IEEE 1459-2000 Power
  • Detailed Loss Analysis
  • Unbalance Analysis

These UPM calculations are used to quantify the fiscal cost of energy loss caused by power quality issues. The calculations are computed, along with other facility-specific information, by an Energy Loss Calculator that ultimately determines how much money a facility loses due to wasted energy.

Energy savings

Traditionally energy savings are achieved by monitoring and targeting, or in other words, by finding the major loads in a facility and optimizing their operation. The cost of power quality could only be quantified in terms of downtime caused by lost production and damage to electrical equipment. The Unified Power Measurement (UPM) method now goes beyond this to achieve energy savings by discovering the energy waste caused by power quality issues. Using the Unified Power Measurement, Fluke's Energy Loss Calculator (see screen shot below) will determine how much money a facility is losing due to waste energy.


UPM gives a more comprehensive breakdown of the energy consumed in the plant. In addition to measuring reactive power (caused by poor power factor), UPM also measures the energy waste caused by unbalance; the effect of unevenly loading each phase in three-phase systems. Unbalance can often be corrected by reconnecting loads on different phases to ensure the current drawn on each phase is as equal as possible. Unbalance can also be corrected by installing an unbalance reactance device (or filter), that will minimize the effects. Correcting unbalance should be basic good housekeeping in the facility as unbalance problems can cause motor failure or shorten equipment life expectancy. Unbalance also wastes energy. Using UPM can minimize or eliminate that energy waste, thus saving money.


UPM also provides details of the energy wasted in your facility due to the presence of harmonics. Harmonics may be present in your facility due to the loads you operate or may be caused by loads in adjacent facilities. The presence of harmonics in your facility can lead to:

  • overheating transformers and conductors
  • nuisance tripping of circuit breakers
  • early failures of electrical equipment

Quantifying the cost of wasted energy due to the presence of harmonics simplifies the return-on investment calculation needed to justify purchasing harmonic filters. By installing a harmonic filter the ill effects of harmonics can be reduced and energy waste eliminated, resulting in lower operational costs and more reliable operation.

The 430 Series Data Display
The 430 Series Data Display
PowerWave data capture

For some users, loads switching is a cause of power quality problems. When loads switch on, the current draw sometimes causes the voltage to drop to a level that causes other equipment to malfunction. The PowerWave function available in the 435 and 437 Series II models enables users to capture voltage, current and frequency signals simultaneously at a high speed to see which interaction is potentially causing problems. PowerWave goes beyond standard power quality measurements; PowerWave's fast data capture mode enables system dynamics to be characterized. Waveforms for voltage and current are continuously captured for the specified time, and are displayed on screen in high detail; the power waveform is derived from the data. In addition, half-cycle RMS values for voltage, current, power and frequency can be stored and retrieved for analysis. This feature is particularly useful for testing of standby generation systems and UPS systems where reliable switch-on can be vital.

Power inverter efficiency

Power inverters take DC current and transform it into AC current, or vice versa. Solar generation systems usually include an inverter that takes the DC energy from the solar cells and converts it to useful AC power. Inverters can lose performance over time and need to be checked. By comparing the input power with the output power you can determine the system efficiency. The 435 and 437 II models can measure the efficiency of such inverters by simultaneously measuring the DC and AC power of a system to determine how much power is lost in the conversion process.

Measures everything

Measure true-rms, peak voltage and current, frequency, dips and swells, transients, interruptions, power and power consumption, peak demand, harmonics up to the 50th, inter-harmonics, flicker, mains signaling, inrush and unbalance.

Logger: record the detail you need

User-configurable, long-term recording of MIN, MAX and AVG readings for up to 150 parameters on all 4 phases. Enough memory is available to record 600 parameters for over a year with 10 second resolution, or capture smaller variations with resolution down to 0.25 seconds. The logger function is quickly accessed by the LOGGER button, the simple step-by-step setup makes capturing your important measurements as easy as can be.

Extensive data analysis possibilities

The Fluke 430 Series II analyzers provide three ways to analyze measurements. Cursors and zoom tools can be used "live" while taking measurements, or "off line" on stored measurement data. Additionally, the stored measurements can be transferred to a PC with the included software to perform custom analysis and create reports. Measurement data can also be exported to common spreadsheet programs. Store hundreds of measurement datasets and screen captures for use in reports (depending on memory capacity).

Easy to use

Pre-programmed setups and user-friendly screens make power quality testing as simple as you would expect from Fluke. The high-resolution color screen updates every 200 ms and displays waveforms and wiring diagrams color coded to industry standards. Handy on-screen wiring diagrams for all commonly used three-phase and single-phase configurations guide you through connections.

CAT IV 600 V and CAT III 1000 V safety rating

Designed to help protect you and your equipment, the Fluke 430 Series II analyzers and accessories are all certified to meet the stringent standards for use in CAT IV 600 V and CAT III 1000 V environments such as power connections and outlets throughout a low-voltage power distribution system.

Automatic transient display

Every time an event or voltage distortion is detected, the instrument triggers and automatically stores voltage and current waveforms on all three phases and neutral. The analyzer will also trigger when a certain current level is exceeded. Hundreds of dips, swells, interruptions and transients can be captured this way. You can see voltage transients as high as 6 kV and as fast as 5 microseconds.

System-monitor: summary screen of overall power quality health

The MONITOR mode delivers a dashboard display of rms voltage, harmonics, flicker, interruptions, rapid voltage changes, swells, unbalance, frequency and mains signaling.

The dashboard is updated live, showing compliance of each parameter to EN50160 limits or your own limits. Color-coded bars clearly show which parameters are inside (pass) or outside (fail) limits. During a monitor session, you can easily drill down to more detail of any parameter to view and capture its trend for a report.

Fully Class-A compliant
The Fluke 435-II and 437-II are fully compliant with the new IEC 61000-4-30 Edition 2 Class-A standard. With this powerful capability, all measurements will be consistent and reliable in accordance with the latest international standard. Fluke's Class A compliance, including time synchronization compliance has been independently verified, certification is available on request.

IEC 61000-4-30 Edition 2 Class Compliance
437-II 435-II 434-II
Measurement algorithms
Voltage accuracy 0.1 % of Vnom 0.1 % of Vnom 0.5 % of Vnom
Class compliance A A S
Time synchronization Optional with GPS430 accessory
What is Class-A conformity?

Power quality measurement is a relatively new, and quickly evolving field. There are hundreds of manufacturers around the world with unique measurement methodologies. Whereas basic single- and three-phase electrical measurements like rms voltage and current were defined long ago, many power quality parameters were not previously defined, forcing manufacturers to develop their own algorithms. With so much variation between instruments, electricians tend to waste too much time trying to understand an instrument's capabilities and measurement algorithms instead of understanding the quality of the power itself! The new IEC 61000-4-30 Edition 2 Class-A standard takes the guesswork out of selecting a power quality instrument. The standard IEC 61000-4-30 Edition 2 defines the measurement methods for each parameter to obtain reliable, repeatable and comparable results. In addition, the accuracy, bandwidth and minimum set of parameters are all clearly defined. The 435 and 437 Series II models include flagging and available internal clock time-synching to fully comply with the rigorous requirements of Class A compliance. The Edition 2 standard includes a new class of instrument, Class S. While not as accurate as Class A instruments, Class S instruments such as the 434 Series II Energy Analyzer produce results that are consistent with Class A instruments.

Fluke 435-II Specifications

Model Measurement range Resolution Accuracy
Vrms (ac+dc) 435-II 1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.01 V ± 0.1% of nominal voltage****
Vpk 1 Vpk to 1400 Vpk 1 V 5% of nominal voltage
Voltage Crest Factor (CF) 1.0 > 2.8 0.01 ± 5 %
Vrms½ 435-II 0.1 V ± 0.2% of nominal voltage
Vfund 435-II 0.1 V ± 0.1% of nominal voltage
Amps (accuracy excluding clamp accuracy)
Amps (ac +dc) i430-Flex 1x 5 A to 6000 A 1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
Apk i430-Flex 8400 Apk 1 Arms ± 5 %
1mV/A 5500 Apk 1 Arms ± 5 %
A Crest Factor (CF) 1 to 10 0.01 ± 5 %
Amps½ i430-Flex 1x 5 A to 6000 A 1 A ± 1% ± 10 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ± 1% ± 10 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1A ± 1% ± 10 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 1% ± 10 counts
Afund i430-Flex 1x 5 A to 6000 A 1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
Hz Fluke 435 @ 50 Hz nominal
42.500 Hz to 57.500 Hz
0.001 Hz

± 0.01 Hz
Fluke 435 @ 60 Hz nominal 51.000 Hz to 69.000 Hz
0.001 Hz

± 0.01 Hz
Watts (VA, var) i430-Flex
max 6000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ± 1% ± 10 counts
1 mV/A max 2000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ± 1% ± 10 counts
Power factor (Cos j/DPF) 0 to 1 0.001 ± 0.1% @ nominal load conditions
kWh (kVAh, kvarh) i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ± 1% ± 10 counts
Energy loss i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ± 1% ± 10 counts Excluding line resistance accuracy
Harmonic order (n) DC, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic groups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Inter-harmonic order (n) OFF, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic and Interharmonic subgroups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Volts %f 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 0.1% ± n x 0.1 %
%r 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 0.1% ± n x 0.4 %
Absolute 0.0 to 1000 V 0.1 V ± 5% *
THD 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 2.5 %
Amps %f 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 0.1% ± n x 0.1%
%r 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 0.1% ± n x 0.4 %
Absolute 0.0 to 600 A 0.1 A ± 5% ± 5 counts
THD 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 2.5 %
Watts %f or %r 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± n x 2%
Absolute Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal - ± 5% ± n x 2 % ± 10 counts
THD 0.0 % to 100 % 0.1 % ± 5 %
Phase Angle -360° to +0° ± n x 1°
Plt, Pst, Pst(1min) Pinst 0.00 to 20.00 0.01 ± 5 %
Volts % 0.0 % to 20.0 % 0.1 % ± 0.1 %
Amps % 0.0 % to 20.0 % 0.1% ± 1 %
Mains signaling
Threshold levels Threshold, limits and signaling duration is programable for two signaling frequencies - -
Signaling frequency 60 Hz to 3000 Hz 0.1 Hz
Relative V% 0 % to 100 % 0.10 % ± 0.4 %
Absolute V3s (3 second avg.) 0.0 V to 1000 V 0.1 V ± 5 % of nominal voltage

General specifications
Case Design Rugged, shock proof with integrated protective holster Drip and dust proof IP51 according to IEC60529 when used in tilt stand position Shock and vibration Shock 30 g, vibration: 3 g sinusoid, random 0.03 g 2 /Hz according to MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Display Brightness: 200 cd/m 2 typ. using power adapter, 90 cd/m 2 typical using battery power Size: 127 mm x 88 mm (153 mm/6.0 in diagonal) LCD Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels Contrast and brightness: user-adjustable, temperature compensated
Memory 8GB SD card (SDHC compliant, FAT32 formatted) standard, upto 32GB optionally Screen save and multiple data memories for storing data including recordings (dependent on memory size)
Real-time clock Time and date stamp for Trend mode, Transient display, System Monitor and event capture

Operating temperature 0 °C ~ +40 °C; +40 °C ~ +50 °C excl. battery
Storage temperature -20 °C ~ +60 °C
Humidity +10 °C ~ +30 °C: 95% RH non-condensing
+30 °C ~ +40 °C: 75% RH non-condensing
+40 °C ~ +50 °C: 45% RH non-condensing
Maximum operating altitude Up to 2,000 m (6666 ft) for CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V
Up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) for CAT III 600 V, CAT II 1000 V
Maximum storage altitude 12 km (40,000 ft)
Electro-Magnetic-Compatibility (EMC) EN 61326 (2005-12) for emission and immunity
Interfaces mini-USB-B, Isolated USB port for PC connectivity SD card slot accessible behind instrument battery
Warranty Three years (parts and labor) on main instrument, one year on accessories

*± 5 % if ? 1 % of nominal voltage ± 0.05 % of nominal voltage if < 1% of nominal voltage
** 50Hz/60Hz nominal frequency according to IEC 61000-4-30
*** 400Hz measurements are not supported for Flicker, Mains Signaling and Monitor Mode.
****for nominal voltage 50 V to 500 V

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