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Continental Control Systems to Demonstrate Enhanced Electric Power Meters and Current Transformers at SPI '14
BOULDER, Colo. — Sept. 2, 2014 — At Solar Power International (SPI) 2014, booth 1656, Continental Control Systems will preview the latest improvements to its revenue-grade electric power meters and introduce the latest addition to the ACT line of high-accuracy, split-core current transformers. One of the key highlights at the show will be the company's WattNode® Revenue meters, which are compliant to ANSI C12.1 and will be fully compliant to ANSI C12.20, ensuring the highest possible precision for applications demanding revenue-grade accuracy and revenue-grade requirements. Designed with affordability and functionality in mind, the standard line of WattNode energy meters provide line-powered single- and three-phase, wye, or delta configurations of up to 600 Vac and loads to 6000 Amps.
WattNode Revenue meters are based on a
compact design at a competitive price making them an ideal OEM
design-in for PV production monitoring. Featuring support for the
Modbus®, BACnet®, or LonTalk® communications protocol or a pulse
output, these cost-effective energy and power meters complement the
company's line of high-accuracy, revenue-grade current transformers
Furthermore, WattNode Revenue meters are designed for 120/208/240 Vac or 277/480 Vac applications and are UL- and CE-marked. This next quarter, WattNode Revenue meters will be calibrated using NIST-traceable equipment following the procedures specified by the ANSI C12.20 metering standard — each will then be supplied with a certificate of calibration. In addition to revenue-grade, bidirectional energy (kWh) metering, the networkable WattNode Revenue meters provide dozens of additional measurements, including bidirectional power, demand, peak demand, reactive power, voltage, current, power factor, and line frequency.
Also on display will be the WattNode
Pulse Opt.PV, which offers an innovative, inexpensive way to receive
three independent pulse outputs from a single meter. The WattNode Pulse
Opt.PV measures energy from the grid, (energy consumed), energy from
the inverter (energy produced), and the bidirectional energy being
returned to the grid (net energy).
In addition to its WattNode meters, the
company will showcase its expanded line of the ACT® revenue-grade,
split-core current transformers (CTs). The ACT product line provides
IEEE C57.13 class 0.6 revenue-grade accuracies along with a UL listing
for energy management equipment in accordance with UL 2808 and
CSA/Canada 61010-1. The result is current transformers for use on loads
up to 600 Amps that combine the ease of installation of an opening
current transformer with the accuracy normally associated with
solid-core current transformers. With their 333.33 mVac output, they
are an ideal companion to the WattNode Revenue meter for revenue-grade
electric power metering applications. The company's new ACT-1250 offers
an innovative oblong design and small footprint, enabling users to
accommodate larger parallel circuits than the standard sized CT.
For more information about Continental Control Systems, visit www.ccontrolsys.com.
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