Deliver Accurate On-Demand
PowerScout™ 3 Plus is a single-point 3-phase submeter that is
compatible with either BACnet or Modbus communications protocols. It was
designed to provide timely and accurate consumption data necessary to gain the
upper hand on electrical costs in today's escalating energy market. These
meters can capture kWh/kW energy and demand data as well as virtually all
relevant energy parameters for diagnostics and monitoring. PowerScout 3 Plus meters meet the stringent ANSI C12.20-2010 Class 0.2 accuracy standard.
PowerScout's flexibility, size, and ease-of-use make them ideal tools
for gathering detailed consumption information in commercial, industrial,
government and retail environments.
Installing the PowerScout
3 Plus is simple thanks to color-coded voltage leads and clearly labeled CTs.
DENT's patented PhaseChek™ circuitry includes a three LED indicator
display that confirms proper CT-to-phase installation. The PowerScout 3 Plus
automatically adjusts for CT orientation, greatly reducing set-up time and all
but eliminating installation errors.
The PowerScout 3 Plus uses direct
connections to each phase of the voltage and various pre-wired CT options such
split-core current transformers or
flexible Rogowski coils (for large loads or large
cables and busbars) to monitor current on each phase.
The communications interface to
the PowerScout 3 Plus is an RS-422/485 serial connection that uses
the BACnet Master Slave Token Passing (MS/TP) protocol or Modbus protocol for
sending commands and retrieving data. A separate BACnet client (Data Logger, or
Building Management and Control System) is usually connected to the
PowerScout 3 Plus for BACnet. A separate remote
terminal unit (RTU), Data Logger, or Building Management and Control System is
usually connected to the PowerScout 3 Plus for Modbus mode. This
separate unit provides data recording and trend logging plus a human interface
Up to 127 PowerScout
3 Plus meters may be connected to a single BACnet client for monitoring
and recording power usage at multiple locations within a single site. Up to 254
meters may be connected to Modbus.