Tap the power of the Super Beast Tester

For nearly 50 years, HJ Arnett Industries has manufactured top-of-the-line utility instruments for troubleshooting neutral issues and other service issues. The Super Beast helps utility troubleshooters identify if their service drop is providing proper voltage/load.  The efficient use of the Super Beast will quickly identify if customer complaints are on the line side (utility) or consumer side.

Used by over 500 utilities across the US, the Super Beast testers are known for excellent reliability, ease-of-use, and have set the industry standard for troubleshooting utility service problems.

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Super Beast Pulse- Pulsing 20 amp load - HJA-469-P - HJA-469-PSCO | HJ Arnett Industries | Service Conductor Tester | (503) 692-4600NEW! Pulsing Feature

After using the Super Beast to test per normal application, the new feature allows the unit to pulse the 20A load ON/OFF every 5 seconds. The user may utilize an ammeter, a common field tool for measuring amps, positioned around the secondary pedestals or the padmount transformer to identify the 20A raise/fall, indicating the conductor tested by the Super Beast.  This pulsing feature allows single-user cable identification, cutting down the manpower needed to troubleshoot power issues. With the Pulse attached to the meter socket, the troubleshooter uses an ammeter and looks for a 20 amp rise and fall at the different connection points (See Below, Points of Connection Diagram)

Part#: HJA-469-PSCO

  • 20 Amp Conductor Tester (Line Side)

  • • Indicates problems on secondary service; imitates load from household
  • • Detects open neutral quickly, and accurately
  • • Isolates and identifies overhead or underground complaints on utility side (line side)
  • • Product is very durable and portable, allowing for efficient troubleshooting.
  • • Verifies condition of secondary conductors and associated connections (see points of connection diagram download)
  • • Proudly manufactured in the USA for nearly 50 years; used by over 500 utilities

Other Features:

Voltmeter Test Jacks: The banana jacks on the front panel are used as test points to measure A.C. voltage with a digital voltmeter or analog meter. The white test point (neutral, ground) is common to both the red and black test points on the Super Beast meter; connect it to the common of the digital voltmeter. To measure the voltage across the right meter, simply touch the other lead of the digital voltmeter to the “Right Conductor” test point on the Super Beast face plate. Repeat the process with the “Left Conductor” to measure voltage across the left meter.

Meter Base Adapter (Super Beast)- HJA-469-5003-Phase Application: The Super Beast can be used effectively on 120/208 volt 3-phase Wye systems using a Portable Meter Base Adapter as follows:

  1. Connect clips of the adapter to neutral, line 1 and line 2.
  2. Take readings on line 1 and line 2.
  3. Move on clip lead from either line 1 or line 2 to line 3.
  4. Take readings again. Interpret the results the same as for single phase operation.

*Note: The Super Beast is not designed for use on 120/240 volt 3-phase delta, because 208 volts are present between ground and “High Phase” of a standard 3=phase delta system.

History of the “Beast”

The Beast of Burden is the original service conductor tester (load box) from HJ Arnett Industries, invented nearly 50 years ago in Portland, Oregon by Herb J. Arnett. It has since developed into a line of load testing devices: the Super Beast, Mega Beast, Mega Beast 240V, and Mini Beast. Originally 10 amps and with a black face plate, the Beast of Burden is widely recognized in the utility world, known for being very simple, durable, and effective in troubleshooting power/neutral issues. Utilities have expressed the need for more amps, so we increased the 10 amp Beast to the 20 amp “Super” Beast.

Initially only available with analog meters, we released the Super Beast with digital meters to satisfy customers’ demand. Likewise, the Mega Beast was introduced to the utility industry as a result of a California utility’s expressed need for more amps. The idea is that with more amps, troubleshooters can save time identifying problems. Our newest addition is the Super Beast Pulse and the Mega Beast 240V. The Pulse has an added feature that our other products don’t: it pulses the load every 5 seconds. This helps with cable identification. The Mega Beast 240V allows troubleshooting on 240V systems.

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Super Beast Ordering Info

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We listen to and appreciate customer feedback, as we are always trying to offer the best products. We welcome you to approach us with any thoughts, improvements, and suggestions: information@hjarnett.com or (503) 692-4600

Super Beast Digital | secondary service conductor tester | HJA-469-D | HJA-469-DSCO HJ Arnett Industries | (503) 692-4600Digital readings quickly and accurately display the condition of the secondary service conductor:

  • • Indicates problems on secondary service; imitates load from household
  • • Detects open neutral quickly, and accurately
  • • Isolates and identifies overhead or underground complaints on utility side (line side)
  • • Product is very durable and portable, allowing for efficient troubleshooting.
  • • Verifies condition of secondary conductors and associated connections (see points of connection diagram download)
  • • Proudly manufactured in the USA for nearly 50 years; used by over 500 utilities

Part#: HJA-469-D

Other Features:

Voltmeter Test Jacks: The banana jacks on the front panel are used as test points to measure A.C. voltage with a digital voltmeter or analog meter. The white test point (neutral, ground) is common to both the red and black test points on the Super Beast meter; connect it to the common of the digital voltmeter. To measure the voltage across the right meter, simply touch the other lead of the digital voltmeter to the “Right Conductor” test point on the Super Beast face plate. Repeat the process with the “Left Conductor” to measure voltage across the left meter.

Meter Base Adapter (Super Beast)- HJA-469-5003-Phase Application: The Super Beast can be used effectively on 120/208 volt 3-phase Wye systems using a Portable Meter Base Adapter as follows:

  1. Connect clips of the adapter to neutral, line 1 and line 2.
  2. Take readings on line 1 and line 2.
  3. Move on clip lead from either line 1 or line 2 to line 3.
  4. Take readings again. Interpret the results the same as for single phase operation.

*Note: The Super Beast is not designed for use on 120/240 volt 3-phase delta, because 208 volts are present between ground and “High Phase” of a standard 3=phase delta system.

 

History

The Beast of Burden is the original service conductor tester (load box) from HJ Arnett Industries, invented nearly 50 years ago by Herb J. Arnett. It has since developed into a line of testing devices: the Super Beast, Mega Beast, Mega Beast 240V, and Mini Beast. Originally 10 amps and with a black face plate, the Beast of Burden is widely recognized in the utility world, known for being very simple, durable, and effective in troubleshooting power/neutral issues. Utilities have expressed the need for more amps, so we increased the 10 amp Beast to the 20 amp “Super” Beast.

Initially only available with analog meters, we released the Super Beast with digital meters to satisfy customers’ demand. Likewise, the Mega Beast was introduced to the utility industry as a result of a California utility’s expressed need for more amps. The idea is that with more amps, troubleshooters can save time identifying problems. Our newest addition is the Super Beast Pulse and the Mega Beast 240V. The Pulse has an added feature that our other products don’t: it pulses the load every 5 seconds. This helps with cable identification. The Mega Beast 240V allows troubleshooting on 240V systems.

Super Beast Digital | PN: HJA-469-DSCOSuper Beast Combo

  • • Purchase by itself: Part# HJA-469-D
  • • Purchase as a combo unit: Part# HJA-469-DSCO
  • • Combo includes: Storage/carrying bag and meter base adapter.

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Super Beast Analog | PN: HJA-469-S | secondary service conductor tester | HJ Arnett Industries | (503) 692-4600Analog readings quickly and accurately display the condition of the secondary service conductor:

  • • Indicates problems on secondary service; imitates load from household
  • • Detects open neutral quickly, and accurately
  • • Isolates and identifies overhead or underground complaints on utility side (line side)
  • • Product is very durable and portable, allowing for efficient troubleshooting.
  • • Verifies condition of secondary conductors and associated connections (see points of connection diagram download)
  • • Proudly manufactured in the USA for nearly 50 years; used by over 500 utilities

Part#: HJA-469-S

Other Features:

Voltmeter Test Jacks: The banana jacks on the front panel are used as test points to measure A.C. voltage with a digital voltmeter or analog meter. The white test point (neutral, ground) is common to both the red and black test points on the Super Beast meter; connect it to the common of the digital voltmeter. To measure the voltage across the right meter, simply touch the other lead of the digital voltmeter to the “Right Conductor” test point on the Super Beast face plate. Repeat the process with the “Left Conductor” to measure voltage across the left meter.

Meter Base Adapter (Super Beast)- HJA-469-5003-Phase Application: The Super Beast can be used effectively on 120/208 volt 3-phase Wye systems using a Portable Meter Base Adapter as follows:

  1. Connect clips of the adapter to neutral, line 1 and line 2.
  2. Take readings on line 1 and line 2.
  3. Move on clip lead from either line 1 or line 2 to line 3.
  4. Take readings again. Interpret the results the same as for single phase operation.

*Note: The Super Beast is not designed for use on 120/240 volt 3-phase delta, because 208 volts are present between ground and “High Phase” of a standard 3=phase delta system.

 

History

The Beast of Burden is the original service conductor tester (load box) from HJ Arnett Industries, invented nearly 50 years ago by Herb J. Arnett. It has since developed into a line of testing devices: the Super Beast, Mega Beast, Mega Beast 240V, and Mini Beast. Originally 10 amps and with a black face plate, the Beast of Burden is widely recognized in the utility world, known for being very simple, durable, and effective in troubleshooting power/neutral issues. Utilities have expressed the need for more amps, so we increased the 10 amp Beast to the 20 amp “Super” Beast.

Initially only available with analog meters, we released the Super Beast with digital meters to satisfy customers’ demand. Likewise, the Mega Beast was introduced to the utility industry as a result of a California utility’s expressed need for more amps. The idea is that with more amps, troubleshooters can save time identifying problems. Our newest addition is the Super Beast Pulse and the Mega Beast 240V. The Pulse has an added feature that our other products don’t: it pulses the load every 5 seconds. This helps with cable identification. The Mega Beast 240V allows troubleshooting on 240V systems.

Super Beast Analog | PN: HJA-469-SCOSuper Beast Combo

  • Part# HJA-469-SCO
  • • Combo includes: Storage/carrying bag and meter base adapter.

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Accessories include:

  • Carrying Bag, Protect your equipment. PN: HJA-469-501 made-in-america
  • Meter Base Adapter, Add 7′ extension to your unit, for hard to reach services. PN: HJA-469-500 
    • Need a part?

    • Call us at (503) 692-4600

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Super Beast Padded Bag | PN: HJA-469-501 | (503) 692-4600 Super Beast Meter Base Adapter | PN: HJA-469-500 | (503) 692-4600 Super Beast Meter Base Adapter | PN: HJA-469-500 | (503) 692-4600

 

Super Beast Repairs

Arnett services all Super Beast testers.

made-in-americaIf you would like repair work done or a repair quote (evaluation fee applies), print off the form below, and send it to this address:

  • Attn: Repair Department / Mike
  • 20460 SW Avery CT
  • Tualatin, OR 97062

HJ ARNETT REPAIR FORM

Repair parts are available for purchase, please email information@hjarnett.com for pricing and availability. 

 

 

  • Interested in a quote? Need repair or replacement parts?