DENT Instruments Launches New BACnet PowerScout 3 Plus Power Meter – Sub Meter

DECEMBER 6, 2011

PowerScout 3 Plus Power Meter Sub Meter(DENT Instruments, Bend, OR) — DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, announced the introduction of the PowerScout 3 Plus Power Meter. The PowerScout 3 Plus submeter is compatible with the BACnet data communications protocol. BACnet is a standard developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for building automation and control networks. Christopher Dent, President of DENT Instruments said, “The newly updated PowerScout 3 Plus submeter is user-switchable between Modbus and BACnet communications protocols, which allows it to be utilized in an even wider range of submetering applications.” The PowerScout’s flexibility, size, and ease-of-use make them the ideal tools for gathering detailed consumption information in a commercial, industrial,government, or retail environment. The PowerScout series products have earned a solid reputation among energy professionals as a rugged and reliable power meter for single-point three phase submetering projects. The PowerScout 3 Plus requires no external power and can work on voltage services ranging from 80-600V. DENT’s patented PhaseChek™ circuitry includes a 3 LED indicator display that confirms proper CT to phase installation—greatly reducing set-up time. Up to 127 PowerScout 3 Plus meters may be connected to a single BACnet client for monitoring and recording power usable at multiple locations within a single site. Up to 254 meters may be connected to Modbus. DENT Instruments is a leading supplier of an array of precision measurement instrumentation and analytical software in the field of energy management.