Power Analyzer - Prodigit 4016 - Introduction

To analyze AC/DC power source, it requires a lot of parameters. Such as voltage(V), current(A), power factor(PF), Total Harmonic Distortion(THD), Crest Factor(CF), Inrush current, etc. To meet power saving regulation, the standby power measurement must be done. In this video I will show you how to operate this Prodigit Power Analyzer 4016. Furthermore, I explain what the parameter's meaning.

The following table with the timestamp is for each feature topic in the video.

1:17 Connection

       14:23 Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - full function

4:29 TureRMS

       17:11 Inrush Current

7:41 Watt(W)/ Reactive power(Var)/ Apparent power(VA)

       20:10 AC Standby Power

9:06 Power Factor

       22:33 DC AHr/Whr Accumulator

10:14 Total Harmonic Distortion(THD) - percentage

       24:24 Data Logger

11:27 Frequency/Vpk,Apk/Max,Min of V/A/W

       25:27 On/Off Cycling

12:20 Crest Factor (CF)

  • The 4016 is a new generation digital power analyzer designed specifically for single channel AC/DC power measurement. The 3.5” TFT LCD display screen provides graphics display and digital display, capable of meeting the IEC 61000-3-2 harmonics measurement requirements. Oscilloscope function of 4016 digital power analyzer for using many kinds of measurements such as harmonic distortion, It can directly capture the waveforms, values and can provide the harmonic values, the graphics amplitude of each harmonic, providing highly accurate and convenient power measurement.
  • The Energy Star's standby power measurement has to meet IEC62301 equipment requirements. The 4016 digital power analyzer is designed to comply with IEC62301. It offers complete measurement requirements, including Power Integration minimum current range to 2mA (resolution 0.1uA) and the minimum measurement power of 0.0001uW, meet the specification requirements of 0.03W standby power measurement.
  • The 4016 digital power analyzer current measurement range is rich wide. It can provide 18 selectable current ranges from 2mA to 200Apek and provide 6 selectable voltage ranges up to 800Vpeak. For the larger range of current and voltage measurement, it can also be combined with external CT (Current Transformer) or shunt, such as Prodigit 7550A,1000A and use with the PT(Potential Transformer) together to meet the measurement requirements.
  • In order to understand the stability of the UUT(unit under test), the 4016 provides the Data Logger function, which is 256 states store for Vrms, Arms, Watt, PF, VTHD, and ITHD. If PC is available, there will be no limit states stores quantity. 
  • It provides a convenient and accurate power measurement of UUT stability.
  • In addition, to understand the effect of the UUT (unit under test) on long-term repeated ON/OFF. The 4016 built-in a power switch can control the ON/OFF angle of the input signal, test period and repetition times to 9999 times, such as  turn ON and turn OFF every 10 minutes continuously, the longest repeat test period can be longer than 138 days.
  • 9942 measuring fixture box is an optional accessory to adapted plug/socket of UUT that easily connect 9942 with 4016 digital power analyzer to test many different kinds of plug/socket UUT.
  • For remote operation, the 4016 digital power analyzer provides 4 optional interfaces GPIB / RS232 / USB / LAN data capture and storage.


  • 6 Selectable Voltage Ranges:
20 Vpeak / 0.001V,40 Vpeak / 0.001V,80 Vpeak / 0.01V
200 Vpeak / 0.01V,400 Vpeak / 0.01V,800 Vpeak / 0.1V
  • 18 Selectable Current Ranges:
0.002 Apeak / 0.1uA
0.004 Apeak / 0.1uA
0.008 Apeak / 0.001mA
0.02 Apeak / 0.001mA
0.04 Apeak / 0.001mA
0.08 Apeak / 0.01mA
0.2 Apeak / 0.01mA
0.4 Apeak / 0.01mA
0.8 Apeak / 0.1mA
2 Apeak / 0.1mA
4 Apeak / 0.1mA
8 Apeak / 0.001A
10 Apeak / 0.001A
20 Apeak / 0.001A
40 Apeak / 0.001A
50 Apeak / 0.001A
100 Apeak / 0.01A
200 Apeak / 0.01A
  • Voltage/Current Frequency Range: DC, 20~1000Hz
  • Embedded high-speed DSP, and V/A 16 bits Analog/Digital converters to provide continuous gapless measurement with max sampling rate up to 409.6kHz
  • Input Range up to 800Vpeak / 200Apeak
  • 2mA minimum current range & 0.1uA Current resolution
  • 0.0001uW minimum power resolution and 0.03W standby power integration mode are meet ENERGY STAR / IEC62301 requirement
  • Color TFT LCD digital numeral and graphic display
  • Display voltage, current by digital and graphics
  • Capable of meeting the IEC 61000-3-2 harmonics measurement requirements and up to 50th Harmonics resolution.
  • Data Logger mode:
·  Up to 256 records for Vrms / Arms / Watt / PF / VTHD measurements
·  External PC for no-limit records q'ty for long-term quality monitoring
  • Built-in power switch to control
·  The input signal ON / OFF angle (0~359̊) / 1°
·  Test period and repetition times up to 9999 times
·  Repeat test period can up to more than 138days
  • Inrush Current and Voltage measurement
  • Support external CT and PT measurement functions to expand the measurement range of current and voltage
  • Support external shunt measurement function: Can be used with Prodigit 7550A and 1000A to expand the higher measurement current and power integration Whr, Ahr measurement function demand
  • Optional Interface :GPIB、RS232、USB、LAN
  • Optional :9942 Measuring Fixture BOX


4016 AC / DC Digital Power Analyzer(800Vp, 20Arms / 200Ap)9942 AC Test Fixture
9943 DC Test Fixture4016 rack (19”) accessories
GPIB CardRS-232 Card
USB CardLAN Card