Manta Test Systems Videos

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MTS-5100/5000 Basics: Using the “Fault Type” key to simplify testing
This video explains why you should select a specific fault type (phase-to-neutral, phase-to-phase, three-phase) instead of “Arbitrary” when testing relays using Manta’s MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System and earlier MTS-5000. Selecting the appropriate fault type using the F8 key makes it very easy to test protective relay elements that respond to specific fault types. For example, the testing system calculates all of the individual current and voltage phasors for you. The video explains several advantages of the technique. The technical articles mentioned in the video are available clicking “Technical Articles” at http://mantatest.com, or directly at http://articles.mantatest.com.

MTS-5100 Wireless Operation
Manta’s MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System and earlier MTS-5000 can be used without connecting a PC. Sometimes you want to hook up your laptop, though, and this video shows you how to do that wirelessly. I wrote a detailed blog article on the subject, as a companion for this video. You can read that article at http://www.mantatest.com/wireless.

MTS-2000 Meter/Transducer Test System: Quick Product Tour
This video introduces Manta’s MTS-2000 Panel Meter and Transducer Testing System. For more information, see http://www.mantatest.com/mts-2000_meter_and_transducer_test/ The MTS-2000 is ideal for testing panel meters and transducers, as well as relays and SCADA systems that expect a transducer signal, and this video provides a brief introduction to its basic features. If you think the MTS-2000 could meet your needs, you can contact Manta to arrange a product demonstration. In North America, you can call 1-800-233-8031. Additional contact information appear on our website, http://www.mantatest.com.

MTS-5000/5100 Advanced Operation: Custom Waveforms
This video shows you how to generate non-sinusoidal waveforms in Manual Test on the MTS-5000 and MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing Systems (http://www.mantatest.com/mts-5100-relay-testing/). The custom waveform feature lets you specify any waveform shape you like, and that waveform will be generated using the RMS magnitude, phase angle and frequency settings in Manual Test. Not shown in the video is that you can also apply automatic ramps to the custom waveforms, as described in the “Automatic Ramping” video (http://youtu.be/SWNzYtWJwno). The feature can be a real problem-solver if you have to generate saturated waveforms, waveforms captured using a relay or waveforms consisting of a fundamental plus multiple harmonics. The spreadsheet demonstrated in the video is available for download by registered users in our customer forum: http://www.mantatestforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=375. If you have any comments about the spreadsheet, you can reply to that forum post.

MTS-5100 Basics: Front-Panel Controls
This video shows you how to use the front-panel controls on the MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System (http://www.mantatest.com/mts-5100-relay-testing/). The MTS-5000 works almost the same way as the MTS-5100, and I point out the differences between those products in the video. The idea is not to show you how to use any specific feature of the test set software, but rather to show the different functions of the front-panel buttons and rotary dial. I also demonstrate a few little tricks, such as pressing and holding a specific key to take a screen capture.

MTS-5000/5100 Advanced Operation: Automatic Ramping
This video shows you how to configure automatic ramps in the MTS-5000 or MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System. You can use this feature to smoothly and simultaneously ramp currents, voltages, phase angles and frequencies. The precision of automatic ramps means they’re repeatable, so you get exactly the same ramp rates every time you run the test. That simplifies pickup testing, especially when more than one value has to be adjusted during a simulated fault. Precise ramps are of course also important when the element being tested responds to “rate of change”. Usually that would be frequency rate of change, as found in frequency relays such as the ABB SPAF 140 C and SPAF 340 C, GE DFF or RMS 2H34. Frequency rate-of-change (81R) elements are also found in multifunction relays such as the Beckwith M-3401 and M-3520, SEL-351A, SEL-751A, as well as GE UR-series relays such as the F60, D60 and T60. For more information about the MTS-5000 and MTS-5100, see “Products” on our website: htt…

MTS-5000/5100 Basics: Displaying Calculated Values
This video shows you how to configure up the Manta MTS-5000 or MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing system to display calculated values in Manual Test. You can place these values, such as Impedance, Power, or Symmetrical Components, on the main test screen, and those values can be included in your test reports. For more information about symmetrical components, see “Symmetrical Components Made Easy” in our blog: http://www.mantatest.com/protective-relay-testing-blog/ The video uses a distance relay (SEL-321, GE D60, ABB KD-10 or KD-11, etc.) as its main example, showing you how to make the test set calculate impedance for you in real time. The same methods apply to other calculated values.

MTS-5000/5100 Productivity Modes: How to use Meter Test Mode
Meter Test Mode in the Manta MTS-5000 and MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing Systems is optimized for testing panel meters and the metering capabilities of digital relays, and it can also be used to test transducers. Customers have asked us to provide information about Meter Test Mode, and this video shows you how to use that mode. Manta also has a dedicated product for testing meters and transducers, the MTS-2000 Panel Meter and Transducer Test System. You can find out more about the MTS-2000 at http://www.mantatest.com/, under “Products”. In this video, Meter Test mode is used to test a 400A panel meter and a GE SR750 Feeder Management relay. There’s also a practical tip on how to accurately test analog panel meters, as well as some information about transducer testing. If you’re testing a different digital relay, such as an SEL 751 or ABB REX 521 or Beckwith M-7651 or M-3410A, the procedure is essentially the same.

How to Use the MTS-5160 Six Current Amplifier
The MTS-5160 Six Current Amplifier works in conjunction with a Manta MTS-5000 or MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System, adding six 30A current channels. This video provides instructions on its use. If you require further assistance connecting or operating the MTS-5160, please use the contact information and technical support forms on our website, http://www.mantatest.com/.

MTS-5000 / MTS-5100 Basics: Introduction to Manual Test
In this tutorial, I show you the basics of using the Manual Test mode on the MTS-5000 or MTS-5100 test set. More information about the MTS-5100 is available at: http://www.mantatest.com/mts-5100-relay-testing/ The MTS-5100 and older MTS-5000 Protective Relay Testing Systems allow you to test in a lot of different ways. This video shows the most basic testing approach, in which you configure the specific currents and voltages to apply, then assess the pickup point and operate time of the relay under test.

MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System Quick Product Tour
This video introduces Manta’s MTS-5100 Protective Relay Testing System. For more information, see http://www.mantatest.com/mts-5100-relay-testing/ The MTS-5100 is ideal for testing the single-phase and three-phase protective relays found in power utility substations, and this video provides just a brief introduction to its basic features. In future videos, we’ll focus on specific features and testing scenarios, explaining how to use the test set.

Welcome to the Manta Test Systems YouTube Channel
This inaugural video introduces the Manta Test Systems YouTube Channel, and briefly introduces our products, which are used for testing protective relays and related activities. For more information, visit our website: http://www.mantatest.com Products shown in this video include the MTS-5100 and MTS-5000 Protective Relay Testing Systems, as well as the MTS-2000 Panel Meter and Transducer Test System and the MTS-1010/1030 Substation Power Meter. Future videos will provide more details about our products, including tutorials to help you use them more effectively.