Flexible power meter range simplifies installation

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By Nick Flaherty

The EM4200 series Enercept meters is aimed at energy management, tenant sub-billing and demand response applications in existing retail stores and shopping centres, commercial offices, hotels and other types of buildings, and provide a total, unique retrofit solution for measuring energy via a single device. The small form factor enables retrofit installation into existing panels to save wall space, installation time and material cost.

“The Enercept series meters solve the challenges that organizations are currently facing in creating more efficient buildings in retrofit environments,” said Mark Nolan, director, offer management and marketing, Schneider Electric. “With the extended line of Enercept series meters, contractors can significantly cut down on installation time, and building managers can quickly commission and utilize data from the meters to improve energy use and costs over a building’s lifecycle.”

The EM4200 system-calibrated meters simplify ordering and come with pre-wired low voltage (LVCT) or Rogowski coil current transducers, as well as pre-wired fuse packs. Ordering a single part number provides a system calibrated 1 percent overall accuracy metering system for 100A-, 200A-, 400A- or 5,000A-range applications.

The Enercept Flex is compatible with standard 0.333 volt split and solid core low voltage current transducers, or rope-style Rogowski coil current transducers.

When installed, the meters automatically integrate with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions via auto-detect software to provide building managers with data that can improve energy efficiency by up to 20 percent. The meters are compatible with other building management system (BMS) software and are equipped with BACnet and Modbus protocols. With a swizzle feature, the EM4200 meters can quickly correct installation errors directly from BMS software, improving maintenance, installation and downtime costs.

Additional features of the EM4200 Enercept series meters include uni-directional and bi-directional metering. The bi-directional feature is an essential solution for solar and other renewable applications, and measures import, export and net energy transfer. The meters have ANSI C12.20 0.2 percent accuracy and IEC 62053-22 Class 0.2S and support 90 to 480V AC supplies, which eliminates the need for contractors to keep additional models in stock.

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