The Tinker & Rasor Model CS-1 Mag Anode Simulator is a portable, adjustable current supply capable of delivering up to 1.5 amps of DC current depending on load conditions. The output voltage is fixed at 1.7 volts DC, making the CS-1 ideal for use as a magnesium anode simulator. The CS-1 has a digital display to show the amount of current impressed and to check the internal DC battery level.
The CS-1 Mag Anode simulator simulates one (1) magnesium anode in a cathodic protection system. It should be possible, based on the results of a pipe-to-soil survey, to extrapolate how multiple magnesium anodes would affect the system
For convenience in the field, the CS-1 Mag Anode Simulator uses four replaceable “D” cell batteries to provide current, plus a replaceable 9 volt battery for the meter display. For best performance, Tinker & Rasor recommends the use of alkaline batteries.
- Connect the test leads provided to the plugs located on the side of the CS-1 case.
- Connect the clips on the other end of the test leads to the pipe/structure under test.
- Turn on the CS-1.
- Turn the Amps / Volts switch to Amps.
- Adjust the current to the desired level.
- Read the value on the digital display.
When not in use, the test leads can be stored in the CS-1 case. To replace the batteries, remove the two Phillips screws located on the control panel of the CS-1. Lift the control panel from the case to access the batteries.