HVPD’s PDS Insight™ 2 is a handheld On-line PD detection unit for condition-based maintenance and substation access safety.

Simple to use, with minimal set up required, this handheld device can be place in the palm of your hand for safe, reliable testing of MV electrical assets.

Can be used on the following assets:


Phased Resolved Partial Discharge (PRPD) Feature

The Phase Resolved Partial Discharge (PRPD) feature in the PDS Insight™ 2 helps to differentiate misleading background noise from true PD sources, helping to ensure you avoid in-service failures and costly unplanned outages.

Built-in Sensors and Barcode Scanner


Compatible with HFCT sensor for measuring PD activity in Cables

OLPD Manager™ Software

Analyse and report PD Data using the OLPD Manager™ Software. This software is a dedicated application enabling historic PD Data to be reviewed at any time. With data transfer via USB, the software enables asset and substation registration, PD data analysis, benchmarking and trending of PDS Insight™ 2 data.

Reviewing of PD data and trend information helps to determine if further investigation is required. Pinpointing of fault location may be required using the HVPD Kronos® Spot Tester.

Available in two kit options to suit your PD Testing requirements


Kit 1: A basic kit that includes headphones & battery chargers for PD detection of switchgear and transformers.

Kit 2: This kit includes everything in Kit 1 and an HFCT sensor which allows you to test for PD in cables.

Optional Accessories Available

HVPD Indoor Acoustic Search Probe

For measuring PD in difficult to reach areas such as vents and seams where the acoustic signals emanate from inside the MV air – insulated switchgear.


HVPD Outdoor Acoustic Parabolic Receiver

For measuring the surface and corona discharge from overhead outdoor insulation in outdoor HV Switchyards.

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