SPI 2014 - Continental Control Systems to Demonstrate Enhanced Electric Power Meters and Current Transformers at SPI '14
"As one of the industry's premier solar power events, SPI '14 is a great opportunity for Continental Control Systems to showcase a higher valued meter with more features and increased accuracy, as well as an extended line of high-accuracy current transformers"
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.
"As one of the industry's premier solar power events, SPI '14 is a great opportunity for Continental Control Systems to showcase a higher valued meter with more features and increased accuracy, as well as an extended line of high-accuracy current transformers," said Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales for Continental Control Systems.
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 (CTs).
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.