Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng.
Volume 10, 2019
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|23 August 2019
Characterization of high-precision resistive voltage divider and buffer amplifier for ac voltage metrology
Justervesenet, Kjeller, Norway
2 University of South-Eastern Norway, Borre, Norway
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 July 2019
A high-precision voltage buffer and a 10:1 resistive voltage divider have been constructed for use in ac voltage and electrical power metrology. Long-term stability of the buffer's dc response has been demonstrated by two dc sweeps performed 20 days apart, with best-fit linearized gain varying less than 1 μV/V. The absolute ac gain has been measured using a high-precision digital multimeter for 10 Hz and 1 kHz with results consistent with dc within 5 μV/V. This value agrees with the characterization of ac–dc difference using thermal converters from different producers with a variety of resistance for various voltages from 1 V to 5 V. The ac–dc difference was further characterized better than 40 μV/V for the same voltages up to 100 kHz and better than 100 μV/V for 3 V at 1 MHz. Absolute ac gain and ac–dc difference has also been measured for the voltage divider and buffer combination from 10 V to 50 V, with similar agreement up to 1 kHz. The ac–dc difference from 10 Hz to 100 kHz of this combination shows an agreement well within 30 μV/V in this entire voltage span with a total response not exceeding 125 μV/V. This make the voltage divider and buffer combination suitable for sampling electrical powers for a wide range of voltages.
Key words: ac voltage metrology / traceability / voltage buffer / resistive voltage divider
© B. Karlsen et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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