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Model RVM 5462 Advanced Recovery Voltage Unit

The Recovery Voltage Method is based on established knowledge: the phenomenon of the polarization of oil paper impregnated insulation.

Many "high-voltage-working people" have made this painful experience: of short-circuiting a high voltage capacitor (which was previously charged with a DC voltage), and measuring a voltage more or less than zero (0) volts and so believing that the capacitor is completely discharged, and when touching the connectors of the capacitor receive a shock. This shock is due to the polarization of the insulation.

There are different types of polarization. In case of moist oil paper insulation, there is a polarization due to the water molecules contained in the insulation. By applying a DC voltage, these molecules (which were electrically neutral) acquire a polarity and try to drift in the direction of the electrical field. This means, molecules are now energized. We can short circuit and afterwards open the circuit. Some energy is still stored in the molecules. We can measure a voltage due to this stored energy, which is called the "recovery voltage".

By this method, insulation condition is examined by tracing the polarization spectrum from results of the recovery voltage measurements.

Model RVM 5462 Advanced Recovery Voltage Unit



  • LCD screen shows results in alpha-numerical and graphical form.
  • Measurement methods: charging voltage, recovery voltage, initial voltage rise slope, peak recovery voltage, time to peak, insulation resistance, polarization index, polarization current, interference voltage.
  • Automatic microprocessor-controlled measurement.
  • Definable test procedure helps in reducing the test time.
  • Built-in thermal printer.
  • Built-in test box for self testing.
  • RS-232 interface for computer connection.


  • Non-destructive diagnosis of the state of paper-oil insulation systems.
  • Easy to use, ready to measure on power transformers without any knowledge about geometrical or electrical configurations.
  • Clear results indications, as water content in paper and recommended maximum temperature on the transformer.
  • On-site diagnosis of oil paper insulation on power transformers.
  • Factory detection of non-convenient power transformers drying procedures.



16 x 40-character back-light Black and White graphic LCD



Emergency Switch


Built-in Thermal Printer


External Printer Connection


Built-In Test Box


Thermal Overheating Protection



Test Voltage

Measuring Range

50V to 2000V DC (adjustable in 1V steps)

Basic Setting

2000V DC

Max. Deviation from set Value


Current-Carrying Capacity

5mA (permanent)

Max. Short Circuit Current

200mA (100ms)

Delayed Short-Circuit Protector


Charging and Discharging Time

tc, td, 10ms to 99.999s

Charging/Discharging Time (tc, td)

0.1 to 10, Basic setting 2

Charging/Discharging Current
Measurement Capability

20mA .....10pA (max. resolution: 1pA)
Error Limits: 1% +5pA

Resistance Range

1MΩ to 1000GΩ
Error Limits: (to 100GΩ)  1.5%


Electrometer Data

Measuring Range

-200 V to +1000V

Error Limits


Current Input



Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0C to 40C

Storage Temperature

-20C to 70C

Recommended Test Object Temp.



General Specifications

Power Supply

85 Volts to 260 Volts AC. 50/60Hz, 40VA max.


47cm (L) x 37cm (D) x 19cm (H)


10 kg


Reference and rated operating conditions as per IEC 359, rated range of use I.

Designed in accordance with safety requirements VDE 0411/part 1. and IEC 348 safety class


Scope of Supply

Qty 1

RVM 5462 recovery voltage meter with incorporated RS-232C interface, Thermal printer, Built-in test box, and External printer connection.

Qty 1

20 meter Tri-axial measurement cable

Qty 1

10 meter Grounding Cable

Qty 2

Rolls thermal paper

Qty 1

User Manual

Qty 1

Test Certificate

Qty 1

Mains Cable

Qty 1

Software for data acquisition

Ordering Information

Haefely Hipotronics RVM 5462

Advanced Recovery Voltage Meter (includes Scope of Supply as above)


Optional Accessories

Haefely Hipotronics Data Link

3-meter Data Link for RS-232C interface

Haefely Hipotronics 5462/SWRVM2

Software for data analysis


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