Ethernet connectivity for power meters


Rueil-Malmaison, France — (METERING.COM) — December 5, 2007 – Schneider Electric has announced a web-enabled Ethernet communications card option for its compact Square D PowerLogic PM800 series power meters, designed to optimize the monitoring of electrical installations in industrial, commercial or critical power environments.

The transparent ready Ethernet port offers fast access to a meter’s 3-phase energy and power quality data using a standard web browser, email or power and energy management software. Facility and operations personnel can use the power meters as part of a complete PowerLogic solution to help reduce energy-related costs and avoid power disturbances or other conditions that put equipment and productivity at risk.

The PowerLogic PM800 series includes three meter models with option modules, representing an incremental set of features including power quality analysis; alarming; data logging; digital and analog inputs and outputs; and multiport serial or Ethernet communication features supporting Modbus protocol. The meters are designed to be fast to install and set up, with a small footprint and shallow mounting depth to fit into space-limited panelboards or equipment cabinets. Data can be viewed using the large, intuitive LCD interface or can be uploaded for further analysis to software such as PowerLogic System Manager, PowerLogic PowerView software, PowerLogic ION Enterprise or third-party automation systems.