EIG Launches New Critical Power Monitoring Meter

Posted on October 29, 2008

Westbury, N.Y.-headquartered Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has introduced the Nexus 1500 meter for monitoring critical power applications such as data centers, hospitals and wafer-fabs as well as high voltage transmission and electrical distribution automation. The Nexus 1500 meter provides a variety of power monitoring functions which are designed to provide a total picture of energy usage and power quality from any metered point in a power distribution network.

Users can manage peak demand electrical power usage creating logging and trending data. Recording systems events such as resets, programming changes, password access changes, time changes, power up/down or charge of firmware, provides security for the power network as well as programmable passwords throughout the system.

Data is reported through dual 100Base T Ethernet or serial communications for user selectable access to multiple networks. Eight simultaneous connections via the Ethernet are allowable with the option of a second Ethernet port.

With the Rapid Response Ethernet, the Nexus 1500 can supply data 20 times faster than older generation meters, EIG said. With a 1 GB memory, the Nexus 1500 meter provides plenty of storage for logging and recording. It can create eight historical logs with up to 128 parameters per log and take 166,000 samples per cycle which EIG said allows data to be logged for years.

Real time information is displayed on the Nexus 1500’s 256 color touch-screen. The display features TFT glass and LED backlight user interface for real time viewing of voltage, current, power and demand. EIG has engineered the Nexus 1500 meter to be ModBus, ModBus TCP/IP, ASCII/RTU and DNP 3.0 communication compatible.