Continental Control Systems Featured Product Highlights at Intersolar 2013

WattNode® Electric Power Meters — Now With a Revenue-Grade Option

BOULDER, Colo., July 8, 2013 -- At Intersolar 2013, Continental Control Systems will highlight its recently announced line of revenue-grade electric power meters, the WattNode® Revenue along with its revenue grade, split core current transformers. The WattNode Revenue meters are fully tested and compliant to C12.1 and are considered to be the most economical revenue-grade meter on the market. Because of their economical price point and compact design, WattNode Revenue meters are an ideal OEM design in for PV production monitoring.


WattNode Revenue meters are designed for use in any application requiring revenue-grade accuracy, revenue-grade requirements which are usually required by each State. The WattNode Revenue meters meet the accuracy requirements of ANSI C12.1 and support Modbus®, BACnet®, or LonTalk® communications protocol or a pulse output. These compact and cost-effective energy and power meters complement the company's line of high-accuracy, revenue-grade current transformers (CTs). The WattNode Revenue meters are designed for 120/208/240 Vac or 277/480 Vac applications and are UL and CE Marked. Each meter is calibrated using NIST-traceable equipment following the procedures specified by the ANSI C12.1 metering standards, and is 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: bidirectional power, demand, peak demand, reactive power, voltage, current, power factor, and line frequency.

The standard line of WattNode energy meters provide line-powered single and three phase, wye, or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and loads to 6000 Amps. The newest member of the family, the WattNode BACnet meter, which was recently 100% tested and listed by the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL), supports full self-discovery of the meter and all of its objects, offering more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8K.

The WattNode Pulse Opt.PV, another member of the standard line, offers an innovative way to receive three independent pulse outputs from a single meter thus measuring energy from the grid, (energy consumed), energy from the inverter (energy produced), and the bi-directional energy being returned to the grid, (net energy).

"The pricepoint and capability of the PV meter is outstanding. The Pulse WattNode with the PV configuration replaces three meters in one for under $200." — Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales at Continental Control Systems

Company Quote:

"Now that we are tested and compliant to ANSI C12.1 accuracy, our WattNode Revenue and Accu-CT current transformers are the design-in choice for all PV production metering and net metering applications".

— Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales at Continental Control Systems

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