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Protec Equipment Resources is a growing and dynamic company in the electrical and measurement test equipment rental industry.

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At Protec Equipment Resources, we know that staying abreast of shipping expenses and rate changes is crucial, and we are aware that these costs directly impact your rental decisions, not to mention your bottom line profitability.

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Calibration of electrical test and measurement equipment should not only check the accuracy of the instrument and determine the traceability of the measurement, but in practice, calibration should also include repair of the device if it is out of calibration. A report should also be provided by the calibration expert, which shows the error in measurements with the device before and after the calibration. 

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On December 2, 2016 Protec Equipment Resources will be relocating in the Chicago area to better serve our customers.

The new Protec Midwest location is just a few doors down from our current office, and will allow us to grow and offer our customers even more of the Legendary Customer Care they've come to expect.

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Protec's Calibration Lab offers accurate and affordable equipment calibration services for all makes and models of electrical test and measurement equipment.

Working in our in-house laboratory, our qualified technicians will guarantee that your electrical test instruments are working at peak performance and meet all manufacturer standards.  Quick turnaround is standard, with most equipment completed in 5 business days or less. 

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Take ampere measurements on conductors up to 500kV quickly and easily with the HD Electric Company HVA-2000 High Voltage Digital Ammeter.

The large, bright, 4-digit LED display allows you to read amps from the longest of telescoping hotsticks. The HD Electric Company HVA-2000 High Voltage Digital Ammeter is lightweight and easy to use on the end of a long hotstick.

The HD Electric Company HVA-2000 High Voltage Digital Ammeter features 1% accuracy and will store the last 4 readings, allowing you to read real-time amps directly during live line operations or by using the stored readings function.

HD Electric Company HVA-2000 High Voltage Digital Ammeter features and benefits:

• Quickly take current readings on conductors up to 500kV (phase-to-phase)
• Measures AC current, 25-500Hz
• Read the measurement in real time from the large digit display
• Stores the last four current readings
• Display is easy to read in bright or dark conditions
• Auto shutoff with low battery function
• Small and lightweight, easy to manage on an extension hotstick
• Dual hotstick connections - universal spline and clampstick
• Use on conductors up to 2.75" (7.0 cm)
• Accuracy 1% of reading
• Made in the USA

Available for rent, lease, or purchase from Protec Equipment Resources.  We are here to help you with your testing equipment needs.

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Test hot sticks wet or dry with the Hastings 6799 Hot Stick Tester.  Featuring a selector switch for wet or dry tests and a dual range scale which gives the operator leakage current values in micro amps, the Hastings 6799 Hot Stick Tester utilizes a 2500 Volt output to indicate leakage current values that would be present if 75KV were applied (wet test) and 100KVAC per foot of hot stick (dry test).

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The ABB TS3 Trip Unit Test Set verifies functionality on Low Voltage ABB SACE air circuit breakers electronic trip units, with one-phase secondary current injection.

The TS3 Trip Unit Test Set performs functionality test on ABB SACE S1, S2, AR1, PR1, PR111, PR112, PR113, PR121, PR122, PR123, PR231, PR232, PR331, PR332, PR333 Low voltage electronic trip unit.

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The Doble Universal Controller (DUC) is a rugged tablet computer powerful enough to operate Doble’s suite of high voltage test equipment and software solutions while being tough enough to withstand the rigors of electrical field testing.

The DUC provides the processing power necessary to run advanced software in the field. It is designed for durability and is built to withstand the same tough requirements of test equipment. Testing is even possible in full sunlight thanks to its bright, transreflective display.

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A portable oscilloscope with 2 or 4 independently insulated input channels, The Fluke 190-204/S ScopeMeter Test Tool offers an IP51 dust- and dripwater proof rating and a CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V safety rating.

The Fluke 190-204/S ScopeMeter Test Tool includes these capabilities:

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The AEMC 275HVD Non-Contact Voltage Detector is designed to detect the presence of high voltage without physical contact.

An eight position rotary switch selects the detection range. As the sensor is moved closer to the voltage carrying conductor, its sensor head picks up the radiated electric field. Once the threshold is reached, the buzzer sounds and a bright red warning light warns the operator of live conductors.
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AC testing gives a charging current that is extremely large compared to other types of testing. AC frequently is used for high-potential testing; voltage is increased to some specified point to see if the insulation can stand that particular voltage. It is a GO/NO-GO type of test and can cause deterioration of the insulation, in contrast to a DC test which is basically non-destructive.

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