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  HV Power Application Newsletter #17 (December 2015)
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  Commentary: Perseverance and resilience

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Grant Wells, Business Development Manager



The current challenges facing the Australian Power Utility sector are unprecedented. The impact from regulatory, technical and commercial disruptors are being felt at a personal level not just by utility staff but also by the suppliers, consultants and contractors to the sector.

The impact that such monumental change has on all people is significant. It appears the stability and long term job security that was once the norm in the utility sector is a thing of the past.

The continuing political position with regards to renewables, residential PV uptake, privatisation and climate change policy are all pernicious drivers in the sector.

At HV Power we acknowledge the turmoil that has engulfed the Australian Power utility sector this year. We remain hopeful that the worst of the change is behind us all so we can get on with the job of supplying technology and hands-on support to our many customers.

It’s our heartfelt belief that to maintain a positive outlook is imperative in the recovery phase. We have every confidence that the historic perseverance and resilience of the sector’s workforce will drive the recovery.

We wish our readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and prosperous 2016!  We look forward to working with you next year, and beyond.


WinPQ mobil software for PQ-Box 100, PQ-Box 150 & PQ-Box 200

WinPQ mobil version 2.3.1 has recently been released for the popular A.Eberle PQ-Box portable power quality analysers. This new version can be downloaded free via the links from our website technical library.


Versions for both 32 and 64-bit Windows operating systems are available (Window XP, 7, 8 & 10 are supported). The download size is approx. 170 Mb, and includes the latest device firmware and latest PDF manual.

Version 2.3.1 offers:

  • Increased maximum 10 ms RMS recorder length of up to 600 seconds (was 120 seconds)
  • New online harmonic display for PQ-Box 150 and PQ-Box 200
  • Memory limit setting (via PQ-Box keypad) for PQ-Box 150 and PQ-Box 200 users (intended for users of 32-bit operating systems)
  • New first time start up wizard

Further details of these new features can be found in our release notes and measurement details spreadsheet available from our website Technical Library.

PQ-Box 100 PQ-Box 150 PQ-Box 200
PQ-Box 100 PQ-Box 150 PQ Box 200

We have also updated the web version of our October 2015 newsletter introducing the PQ-Box 150.
While this covered the main physical differences between the popular PQ-Box 100 and the PQ-Box 150, we failed to mention that the PQ-Box 150 offers the following additional measurements:

  • Harmonic voltage, 200 ms maximum values (thus average and max values during each recording interval are available)
  • Voltage Harmonics 2-9 kHz (in 200 Hz bands)*
  • Harmonic VOLTAGE phase angle
  • Harmonic current, 200 ms maximum values (thus average and max values during each recording interval are available)
  • Current Voltage Harmonics 2-9 kHz (in 200 Hz bands)*

* Only with order option B1


  Test Drive?

We’ve now taken delivery of our first PQ Box 150 Power Quality Analyser, so if you’re keen to road test this latest model for yourself, please let us know.

PQ-Box 150
  Holiday Hours

For your project planning and forward ordering, please note that the HV Power offices will be closing on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 December 2015 and will be reopening on Monday 11 January 2016.

We will be monitoring our main office phone for messages during the Christmas period, so if you need urgent support phone 1-800 172 120 and leave a message


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Geoff Vaughan Photo - Grant Wells John Parker Marcus Ling Mike Strong Warwick Beech
Geoff Vaughan
Managing Director
Grant Wells
Business Development Manager
John Parker
Integration Engineer
Marcus Ling
Product Specialist
- Compensated Networks
Mike Strong
General Manager
Warwick Beech
Sales & Marketing Manager

From all the team at HV Power we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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