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NEW ENERGY METER FROM SQUARE D IS POWERFUL TOOL FOR COMMERCIAL TENANT METERING
September 27, 2000


A new energy meter for the POWERLOGIC® Power Monitoring system from Square D is a cost-effective submeter solution for commercial tenant metering. The POWERLOGIC Energy Meter is easy to install and high on features that let building managers recoup their energy costs.

“This is a quantum leap advancement in submetering,” said Gary Jones, Director of the Power Monitoring Organization within Square D. “With a system accuracy of plus or minus one percent, the Energy Meter is a valuable tool for owners to capture the amount of energy that tenants are using. Armed with this information, managers can make informed decisions on how to charge tenants based on real-time consumption.”

The meter comes with an infrared download capability for a Palm OS organizer, eliminating possible transcribing errors. The high-resolution backlit LCD display provides easy-to-read energy data, diagnostics and alarms without the need for applying multipliers. The submeter has a local display and optional MODBUS® protocol communication board, allowing it to be used as a standalone meter or tie into a monitoring system.

A unique factory-assembled, split-core CT design eliminates the need to remove electrical conductors, vastly reducing installation time. The POWERLOGIC Energy Meter automatically detects and corrects for phase reversal, eliminating the need to be concerned with CT load orientation during installation. CTs and voltage terminals are color-coded, further simplifying installation with easy matching.

The meter has +/-1% system accuracy from 2 percent to 100 percent of the CT rating, which meets ANSI c12.1 metering accuracy standards. It is available in two models: the basic model (240V) and the extended range model (600V).