DENT Instruments Launches PowerScout 3 HD Submeters


DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, announced the introduction of a new single-point submeter: The PowerScout 3 HD.

This updated meter, which replaces all models of the PowerScout 3037, monitors voltage, current, power, energy, and many other electrical parameters on single or three-phase systems.  This single-circuit meter builds upon the already successful multi-circuit 12 & 48 channel HD meter family.

The PowerScout 3 HD is equipped with several key, new features including a USB port for quick setup and a display for diagnostics and reading real-time values, which can be an invaluable troubleshooting tool in the field. In addition to Modbus and BACnet communications, Serial RS-485 and Ethernet communications are standard on all models. Easily toggle between communication methods, protocols, and other parameters in the field using the USB port and ViewPoint HD software. The ViewPoint HD G.U.I. offers the user the same features, setup, and configuration as our 12 & 48 channel multi-circuit meters which provides a seamless transition from the old platform of the PS3037.  The PowerScout 3 HD meets ANSI C12.20-2015 Class 0.2 revenue grade standards for accuracy and can be paired with a variety of revenue-grade current sensors making it the ideal meter for applications where accuracy is paramount.

The PowerScout 3 HD is available in two product configurations to match a variety of site requirements. Users can choose a DIN-Rail Mount enclosure (PS3HD-R-D-N), which is designed to be placed inside a separate enclosure near the service to be measured. Or, they may select a Wall Mount enclosure (PS3HD-C-D-N) which features built-in conduit connections and can be mounted directly on the wall near the electrical panel.

Kevin Pack, Director of Sales and Marketing at DENT Instruments said, “The PowerScout 3 HD is the newest recent addition to our submetering lineup and brings our single-point meter to the HD platform. With an identical register list, it’s now even easier to add a single-point meter to ecosystems where PowerScout 12 HD and PowerScout 48 HD meters are currently operating. All PowerScout HD meters can utilize the full range of DENT split core or RōCoil (Rogowski) current transformers, are line-powered, and can be used on a wide range of voltage services up to 600VAC.”

The PowerScout HD Series networked power meters are designed to provide timely and accurate consumption data to gain the upper hand on electrical costs in today’s escalating energy market. PowerScout HD meters can capture kWh/kW energy and demand data as well as virtually all relevant energy parameters for diagnostics and monitoring on three-phase or single-phase circuit installations. The PowerScout HD’s flexibility, size, and ease-of-use make them ideal tools for gathering detailed consumption data in commercial, industrial, government, and retail environments.

DENT Instruments is the leading supplier of an array of precision measurement instrumentation and analytical software in the field of energy management.  For over 30 years, DENT has specialized in helping customers manage energy costs and since 1988, DENT has provided the highest quality instruments that are the the preferred choice for energy management professionals workers worldwide.