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PANELTRACK

The PanelTrack energy management instrument is a panel mount energy recorder designed to provide detailed information of a specific electrical feed. Extensive communications capabilities (local & remote) enable fast and accurate information retrieval and the software provides a graphical interface for quick and easy analysis of recorded data.

Product summary

PRODUCT SUMMARY


The digital display and RS485 communications port of the PanelTrack enables it to be used in a stand-alone mode or as a remote kWh/kVA meter in a distributed sub-metering or energy management system. The unit has the following main functions:

  • Complete kWh and kVA demand metering (Thermal & Block) with 12 month history
  • Extensive load profiling, recording per phase and summated parameters
  • Panel meter, displaying instantaneous values on the graphical screen
  • Setpoint Control with 4 relays for switching loads

ENERGY MEASUREMENT


The PanelTrack is suitable for any three-phase metering applications.

Energy consumption is accumulated into an internal grand total non-resetable counter and the kVA demand is registered and saved in month-end blocks.

There are up to 13 energy blocks (current + 12 history) stored in memory and the demand can be calculated over 15, 30 or 60 minute intervals. These demand blocks can then be reset using the keypad, via remote communications or via the onboard clock.

Technical information

TECHNICAL INFORMATION


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS:

 

Dimensions:144 x 144 x 80mm
Voltage Input Range:85V ac - 260V ac (Phase to Neutral)
Current Input:0 - 5Amp ac
 0 - 1Amp ac
Communication Interface:1 x RS232 Port
 1 x RS485 Port
Communications Protocol:Modbus RTU
Accuracy:Class 1
Clock Accuracy:Accurate to ±4 Minutes/Year (-40°C to +85°C)
 Accurate to ±1 Minute/Year (0°C to +40°C)

 

DISPLAY

 

Type of Display:128 x 64 Graphical LCD with backlight & contrast control
Instantaneous Displayed Values:Line Current (Per Phase)
 Phase Voltage (4Wire/3Watt Only)
 Line Voltage
 kW (Per Phase & Summed)
 kVA (Per Phase & Summed)
 kVar (Per Phase & Summed)
 Power Factor (Per Phase & Summed)
 Frequency
Measuring Method3Watt/4Wire or 2Watt/3Wire

 

PROFILE RECORDING

 

Memory Capacity4 MB
Memory TypeNon Volatile Flash
Parameters RecordedV, I, kW, kVA, kVar and Power Factor (Per Phase & Summed)
Recording Intervals1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 Second(s) or Minute(s)
Recording MethodAverage over recording period
Recording BufferContinuous buffer (FIFO)
Typical Recording Time22 Hours 45 Minutes @ 1 second
 9 Days 11 Hours 35 Minutes @ 10 Seconds
 8 Weeks @ 1 Minute
 2 Years 17 Weeks @ 15 Minutes

 

ONBOARD STATISTICS AND MONTH END DATA

 

VoltageHighest and Lowest Voltage
CurrentHighest Current
Energy (Meter Grand Totals)Active Energy Import
 Active Energy Export
 Reactive Energy Capacitive
 Reactive Energy Inductive
Month End Demand12 Month History + Current
Month End Energy12 Month History + Current

 

BOOLEAN AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS

 

Programmable Relay Outputs4
Programmable Digital Inputs4
Programmable Set-point Control8
Cyclic/Periodic Timers8
Delay Timers8
4 Inputs Boolean AND Gate8
4 Input Boolean OR Gate8
Inverter8

General information

GENERAL INFORMATION


VOLTAGE AND CURRENT INPUTS

 

The PanelTrack is connected in the standard four-wire or three-wire configuration. The voltage inputs of the instrument can be factory set for input voltages of either 380V or 110V AC. The current inputs interface to the supply system through external 5A current, but can also be manufactured to accommodate flexible coils allowing for easy installation.

 

RS485 COMMUNICATIONS PORT

 

The PanelTrack features a RS232 and RS485 serial communications port using the ModBus RTU protocol. The RS232 port can be used for local communications to a portable computer for on site configuration. It also serves as a communications interface for remote metering applications. The RS485 port is utilised in distributed systems where each PanelTrack is ModBus addressable in the range 1-255.

 

RATE INDICATOR

 

The PanelTrack employs a 2 rate indicators in the form of flashing light emitting diodes. These indicators flash once for every 1Wh and 1Varh (multiplication factor of unity) of energy consumed. The rate indicators are also used for on-site verification of meter accuracy.

 

LOAD PROFILE RECORDING

 

The PanelTrack records all power parameters, per phase as well as summed, at selectable intervals of 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 minutes/seconds. These recorded values can be viewed analyzed via the PanelTrack or PowerServe Software.

 

SETPOINT CONTROL

 

The PanelTrack comes equiped with 4 relay outputs and 4 digital inputs which can be utilized for setpoint control. The setpoint control switches the relays when a pre-programmed condition occurs. The condition connected to a specific relay can be selected from a list of power parameters (kVA, kW etc.) where a threshold value is pre-programmed or the 4 digital inputs and power parameters can be used in conjunction with various boolean equations (and gates, or gates, invertors, delay timers and periodic timers).

  • Class 1 Accuracy

  • Large Onboard Memory

  • Energy Parameter Display

  • Software Programmable

  • RS485 + USB Comms

  • LED rate Indicator

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