[VIDEOS] Tips for Getting Started with the PowerScout 48 HD Meter

48 Revenue Grade Metering Points. Smart, Intuitive Software. Take control of your facility’s energy consumption with the PowerScout 48 HD. Use Rogowski or Split Core CTs to easily add 48 revenue-grade metering points on single and three-phase systems. BACnet and Modbus on board make it simple to integrate within connected products to any building management system (BMS) software. BACnet Testing Laboratory […]

Selecting a Power Meter: Find the Right Tool for the Job

“I need a meter.” This is where the majority of customer conversations begin at DENT. When you learn that your project includes metering or logging energy consumption, it’s clear that you’ll need some piece of equipment to make that happen. Here’s a list of questions to help you decide which DENT meter is the right one. QUESTION […]

PowerScout 3037 to PowerScout 3 HD Migration Guide

This guide defines key differences between the PowerScout 3037 and the updated PowerScout 3 HD meters. It is intended for current PowerScout 3037 users who are either replacing a PowerScout 3037 with a PowerScout 3 HD or working in an environment with both meter types. For questions outside the scope of this guide, please refer […]

Optimizing Performance from Rogowski Coil Current Transformers

WHAT IS A ROGOWSKI COIL? A Rogowski coil, named after Walter Rogowski, is an electrical device for measuring alternating current (AC) or high-speed current pulses. It consists of a helical coil of wire with the lead from one end returning through the center of the coil to the other end so that both terminals are […]

Migration Guide: Switching from the PowerScout to PowerScout HD Series Meters

Are you an existing PowerScout user who is looking up add the PowerScout 12 or 48 HD to your toolkit? Or, maybe you’re swapping out a PowerScout 3037 and upgrading to a multi-channel PowerScout 48 HD? Before you do, you should note that there are important differences between the PowerScout and PowerScout HD Series meters. […]

Measuring DC Loads with an ELITEpro XC

The ELITEpro XC current input channels can accept +/-1VDC. The ELITEpro XC Portable Power Data Loggers analog channels can accept any sensor that has a 0-10 V or 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA signal. What does this mean for DC measurements? Non-DENT sensors may be used on the current and/or analog inputs to measure DC loads. Note that […]

How to Update the Firmware on the ELITEpro XC Power Meter

Firmware is software that is used as the control program for the microprocessor in your ELITEpro XC power meter. Firmware updates provide new features and bug fixes for the meter and can be field-installed on the ELITEpro XC (as opposed to needing to come back to the factory for an upgrade). Here’s how you can make […]

Extending the Leads on Your DENT Current Transformer

One of the most frequently asked questions in our tech support department is this: “Can I get CTs with longer leads or extend the leads myself? What’s the maximum length for CT leads?” Standard lead length for a DENTcurrent transformer is 3 meters (with a 7 meter option available for some models). Occasionally, because of electrical room […]

Easy Steps to Choosing the Right Current Transformer

  There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving at the project site to complete a meter installation only to realize you do not have the right current transformer in your toolkit. Not having the right tools for any job is a waste of both time and money. To avoid this, a little pre-planning goes a long […]

Connect to a Remote ELITEpro XC Using Port Forwarding

What happens if your ELITEpro XC Portable Electric Data Logger is on a local area network at a remote project site, but you’re hundreds of miles away, at your office, and need to download data off the meter? Port Forwarding makes it possible to complete the download. And, with a little planning, you probably already have everything you need […]