Investigate Power Characteristics and Analyze the
Causes of Problems
Hioki portable power meters and analyzers are best in class power
measuring instruments for measuring single to three-phase lines
with a high degree of precision and accuracy. The new and improved
PQ3198 is a power quality analyzer for monitoring and recording
power supply anomalies, allowing their causes to be quickly
investigated, and also for assessing power supply problems such as
voltage drops, flicker, harmonics, and other electrical issues. New
features include the ability to drive current sensors straight from
the PQA and enhanced recording capabilities.

Model No. (Order Code)

PQ3198Main unit, current sensor is sold separately
PQ3198-92Kit includes 600 A sensor × 4 and other options
PQ3198-94Kit includes 6000 A sensor × 4 and other options

Note: An optional current sensor is necessary to measure current or power parameters.
Select from Value Kits for added savings.

Key Features

• Verify power problems in accordance with the IEC61000-4-30 Class A standard
• High accuracy and continuous gapless recording
(V: ±0.1% of nominal voltage, A: ±0.1% rdg. ±0.1% f.s., W: ±0.2% rdg. ±0.1% f.s.)
• Broadband voltage range lets you measure even high-order harmonic components of up to 80 kHz
• Maximum 6000 V peak transient voltage up to 700 kHz
• Measure up to 6000 A AC
• Two systems of power measurement and efficiency calculation for (ch 1, ch 2, ch 3) and ch 4
• Make simple measurements of inverters with 40 to 70 Hz fundamental frequency and max. 20 kHz carrier frequency
• Easily create reports with bundled PQ ONE application software
• Optional GPS BOX for synchronizing multiple devices

Maintain and manage power supplies and analyze problems more easily and reliably than ever before

The critical importance of electrical power in today's society necessitates daily maintenance and management to ensure that problems don't occur.
When they do, for example due to an equipment failure or abrupt surge in demand, engineers face the need to analyze the cause quickly.
The POWER QUALITY ANALYZER PQ3198 and PQ3100 provide robust support for field personnel who need to analyze power characteristics in the form of measurement capabilities that reliably captures the full range of power anomalies and exceptional ease of use throughout the entire user experience, from connecting the instrument to recording data.

Analyze equipment power problems

Capture the full range of power supply anomalies, including momentary interruptions, voltage drops, and frequency fluctuations, while recording trends to help investigate the causes of unexpected equipment malfunctions and sudden stoppages.

Record quality data for power systems

Record fluctuations in voltage, current, power, harmonics, and flicker when connecting a highly variable system such as a renewable energy source or EV charging station to the grid.
Easily analyze the data with the included PQ ONE software.

Measure AC/DC power

Use AC/DC auto-zero current sensors to measure DC current accurately over extended periods of time.
Since the sensors are powered by the instrument, there's no need to set up a separate power supply.

Capture power anomalies reliably with simple settings

The PQ3198 and PQ3100 can measure all parameters at once, including power, harmonics, and anomaly waveforms.

Transient voltages
Voltage swells
Voltage dips
Frequency fluctuations
Inrush current
High-order harmonics


Simultaneously record event waveforms and trend graphs

< Event waveform >
When an event occurs, the instrument records the instantaneous waveform for 0.2 seconds.
Triggers can be set for all event parameters in parallel, and you can check recorded data on the display while measurement is in progress.

Simultaneously record event waveforms and trend graphs

< 30 sec. event fluctuation trend data >
When a voltage swell, dip, or inrush current event occurs, the PQ3198/PQ3100 can simultaneously record 1/2 RMS value fluctuations for 30 seconds.

International standard IEC 61000-4-30 Ed. 2 Class A compliant

The PQ3198 complies with the IEC 61000-4-30 Ed. 2 Class A standard.
As a result, it can perform standard-mandated measurement tasks such as gapless, continuous calculation; detection of events such as swells, dips, and interruptions; and time synchronization using GPS (optional).

Class A
Part of the IEC 61000-4-30 international standard, Class A defines power quality parameters, accuracy, and standard compliance to facilitate the comparison and discussion of measurement results from different instruments.

High-voltage, wideband performance

The PQ3198 can measure transient voltages of up to 6000 V lasting as little as 0.5 μs (2 MS/s).
It can also measure high-order harmonic components from 2 kHz to 80 kHz.
As inverters enter into widespread use, malfunctions and failures in that frequency band are becoming more common.

Two-circuit measurement

Since the PQ3198's fourth voltage channel is isolated from its first three voltage channels, the instrument can measure power and efficiency across two separate circuits.

• Simultaneous measurement/monitoring of the primary (AC) and secondary (DC) sides of an EV rapid charger
• Simultaneous measurement/monitoring of the primary (DC) and secondary (AC) sides of a solar power system
• Simultaneous measurement of the primary (DC) and secondary (AC) sides of a DC/AC (3-phase) inverter
• Simultaneous measurement of the primary and secondary sides of a UPS
• Simultaneous measurement of power supply (AC) and control (DC) circuits
• Simultaneous measurement of a 3-phase line and a ground line
• Simultaneous measurement of a neutral line to detect ground

Verify the quality of power supplied by an EV rapid charger

Since the PQ3198's fourth voltage channel is isolated from its first three voltage channels, the instrument can measure power and efficiency across two separate circuits.
For example, you can verify the quality of the input (AC) and output (DC) of an EV rapid charger while simultaneously measuring power and efficiency between input and output.

Simple inverter measurement

The PQ3198 can measure the secondary side of inverters with a fundamental frequency of 40 to 70 Hz and a carrier frequency of up to 20 kHz.
It can also measure the efficiency of DC/3-phase inverters.

*For more precise inverter measurement, HIOKI recommends the POWER ANALYZER PW6001 or PW3390.

No need for an external power supply

Since sensor power is supplied by the instrument, there's no need for an AC adapter when using AC/DC sensors or flexible sensors.

400 Hz line measurement

In addition to 50/60 Hz, the PQ3198 can measure a line frequency of 400 Hz.


Wide array of ranges to accommodate all applications

Use HIOKI sensors in an array of applications to measure equipment ranging from the secondary side of CTs to high-current wiring.
The CT7136 offers three ranges (50 A/500 A), as do HIOKI's flexible sensors (50 A/500 A/5000 A).
Since the effective measurement range extends to 120% of the nominal range, flexible sensors can be used to measure currents of up to 6000 A.

Easy-to-understand display of parameters

Since you can switch the display to show all measurement parameters while measurement is underway, it's easy to check conditions.
*Screenshot shows the PQ3100 display.

Automatic sensor detection to avoid erroneous measurement

Simply connect current sensors, touch "Sensor" on the screen, and the instrument will automatically detect sensor types and maximum current ranges.

Simple setup functionality for simplified configuration of recording parameters

Simply choose the preset that suits your application, and the instrument will automatically configure the recording parameters.

GPS time synchronization

The GPS OPTION PW9005 can be used to correct the instrument's internal time to UTC standard time.
This capability eliminates any time difference between instruments to allow analysis that preserves the simultaneity of phenomena measured with multiple instruments.

Analyze data and generate reports with HIOKI’s PQ ONE power quality analysis software

Group data from different measurement locations, times, and dates into folders and view them together.

< Quick Report function >
Group together trend graphs for multiple data sets and output them as a report.
This feature is useful when you wish to compare dates from a repeat recording run or data from multiple locations.

< Display a list of analytical data >
Display detailed measurement data, including event statistics, an event list, and event graphs.
Simply choose the parameters you need to output to the report.

Event list < PQ ONE >

Display statistics about events by date or time of day.
This feature makes it easy to discover power supply anomalies that occur at particular times of day or on particular days of the week.

Event statistics < PQ ONE >

Display statistics about events by date or time.
This feature makes it easy to discover anomalies that occur at particular times of day or on particular days of the week.
In addition, you can perform ITIC (CBEMA) curve analyses (using tolerance curves), which are used by power quality management standards in the U.S.


EN 50160 judgment function < PQ ONE >

Evaluate whether data complies with the EN 50160 standard by analyzing it and generating a judgment based on voltage fluctuations during the trend interval.
You can also customize the judgment criteria and parameters.

PC Application Program < GENNECT Cross for Windows >

*Future update of the PQ3198 scheduled in order to provide compatibility.

Simultaneously monitor all data in real-time

Connect measuring instruments to PC with LAN cable*
Software automatically recognizes LAN-connected measuring instrument
Display acquired data as graphs in real-time
Manage and save results with software
List MAX, MIN and AVG values (Display time of MAX & MIN data)
*Operation guaranteed for up to 15 units. Please contact your nearest Hioki distributor for connections exceeding 15. Efisiensi Energi Listrik

Basic specifications (Accuracy guaranteed for 1 year, Post-adjustment accuracy guaranteed for 1 year)

Measurement line typeSingle-phase 2-wire, Single-phase 3-wire, Three-phase 3-wire or Three-phase 4-wire plus one extra input channel for voltage, current, power measurement (AC or DC measurement)
Voltage rangesVoltage measurement: 600.00 V rms
Transient measurement 6.0000 kV peak
Current ranges500.00 mA to 5.0000 kA AC (depends on current sensor in use)
Power rangesVoltage: ±0.1% of nominal voltage
Current: ±0.1 % rdg. ±0.1 % f.s. + current sensor accuracy
Active power: ±0.2 % rdg. ±0.1 % f.s. + current sensor accuracy
Measurement items1. Transient voltage : 2 MHz sampling
2. Frequency cycle : Calculated as one cycle, 40 to 70 Hz
3. Voltage (1/2) RMS: one cycle calculation refreshed every half cycle
Current (1/2) RMS: half-cycle calculation
4. Voltage swell, Voltage dips, Voltage interruption
5. Inrush current
6. Voltage waveform comparison
7. Instantaneous flicker value: As per IEC61000-4-15
8. 200 ms frequency: Calculated as 10 or 12 cycles,40 to 70 Hz
9. 10 sec frequency: Calculated as the whole-cycle time during the specified 10 s period, 40 to 70 Hz
10. Voltage waveform peak, Current waveform peak
11. Voltage, Current, Active power, Apparent power, Reactive power, Active energy, Reactive energy, Power factor, Displacement power factor, Voltage unbalance factor, Current unbalance factor, and efficiency
12. High-order harmonic component (voltage/ current): 2 kHz to 80 kHz
13. Harmonic/ Harmonic phase angle (voltage/ current), Harmonic power: 0th to 50 th orders
14. Harmonic voltage-current phase angle: 1th to 50 th orders
15. Total harmonic distortion factor (voltage/ current)
16. Inter harmonic (voltage/ current): 0.5 th to 49.5 th order
17. K Factor (multiplication factor)
18. IEC Flicker, Δ V10 Flicker
RecordRepeated ON: 1 year, Maximum recording event: 9999 × 366 days (up to 9999 events per day)
Repeated off: 35 days, maximum recording event: 9999 events
InterfacesSD/SDHC memory card, LAN (HTTP server function / FTP function), USB2.0 (for communication)
Display6.5-inch TFT color LCD (640 × 480 dots)
Power supplyAC adapter Z1002 (100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, rated current 1.7 A), Battery Pack Z1003 (Continuous use: 180 minutes, Charging time: Max. 5 hr 30 m with AC adapter)
Dimensions and mass300 mm (11.81 in)W × 211 mm (8.31 in)H × 68 mm (2.68 in)D, 2.6 kg (91.7 oz) (including Battery Pack Z1003)
AccessoriesInstruction manual ×1, Measurement guide ×1, Voltage Cord L1000 ×1 set (Red/ Yellow/ Blue/ Gray each 1, Black 4, 3m (9.84ft) length, Alligator clip ×8), Color clip, AC Adapter Z1002 ×1, Strap ×1, USB cable (1 m 3.28 ft length) ×1, Battery pack Z1003 ×1, SD Memory Card 2GB Z4001 ×1, Application software (PQ ONE) ×1
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