Electrical Power

Meter simplifies power quality data The 7600 ION digital power meter reduces complex power quality data into simple pass/ fail indicators.

11/01/2000


Meter simplifies power quality data

The 7600 ION digital power meter reduces complex power quality data into simple pass/ fail indicators. It can verify compliance with international or industrial power quality standards. Voltage and current disturbances are monitored. The meter is available with RS-232, RS-485, and optical ports. An internal modem and Ethernet ports are optional. Power Measurement Ltd.; www.pml.com

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Probe measures voltage and current without contact

KWIK-I-E measures voltage and current through the insulation of the wire. The compact probe has dual ranges and a bar graph display, making it easy to read. It is both UL and CE approved. The probe is available in both 50 and 60-Hz versions and uses a 9-V alkaline battery. Amprobe; www.amprobe.com

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Power quality recorder eliminates threshold setting

InSite power recorder offers comprehensive measurements, predictive analysis, and internet connectivity. The self-contained package is designed for permanent installation and network communications. Parameters measured and recorded include true RMS voltage, RMS current, RMS sags/swells, frequency, VA, VAR, true and displacement power factor, kW, and kWh. Reliable Power Meters; www.reliablemeters.com

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Time delay fuse keeps fingers safe

CUBEFuse improves system safety by maximizing component protection while minimizing arc flash energy. The fuse is finger safe because installation and replacement features provide added protection from accidental contact. Its white viewport goes black and stays that way when a circuit fault occurs. The rectangular construction optimizes mounting space. Cooper Bussman; www.cubefuse.com

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UPS system provides 30 sec of full-load protection

PureWave low voltage UPS system has a small footprint and can be installed indoors or outdoors. The maintenance-free batteries are guaranteed for 5 yr. The unit is quiet, easily expanded, and more than 98% energy efficient. It provides 30 sec of protection at full load and up to 60 sec of protection at partial loads. S & C Electric Co.; wwwsandc.com

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UPS backs up power without batteries

UPS 250 uses flywheel energy storage instead of batteries. The total system is 98% efficient, compact, and can be monitored remotely. It features minimum input current distortion, bi-directional IGBT inverter, and low heat losses. The unit is easy to install, requires little maintenance, has low noise, and high overload capability. Caterpillar, Inc.; www.CAT-electricpower.com

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Monitor captures critical events

Signature system captures critical events and enables multiple users to view the data simultaneously in real time. Developed in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute and Tennessee Valley Authority, a typical system is built from one or more data gathering instruments, which measure, monitor, compute, and transmit information for processing and visualization. Dranetz-BMI; www.signaturesystem.com

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Power conditioner rides through sags

Sag ride through power conditioner responds in a 1/8 cycle to boost voltage or correct phase shift. It offers continuous sag correction and does not re-quire time to recharge capacitors. The unit operates with a 3-ms response and 99% efficiency; and is designed for 10 to more than 700 kVA. Eaton Corp.; www.cutlerhammer.eaton.com

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Fusible interlock indicates blown fuses

IEC 309 fusible mechanical interlock comes with time-saving light emitting diodes that illuminate to indicate a blown fuse. A hinged access door with windows allows for a clear view of the indicator, and an integral fuse puller is enclosed to aid in replacing a blown fuse. The product comes in a nonconductive, watertight, corrosion and impact-resistant enclosure that satisfies NEMA 4X and 12 ratings. Pass & Seymour/Legrand; www.passandseymour.com

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Online service analyzes energy and load profiles

A new online load profiling and energy analysis service helps users track and analyze electrical consumption and demand, from a single circuit to an entire facility. Peak demand load profiles are presented statistically and graphically. Data may be collected in 15, 30, or 60-min intervals. Data are archived for 25 mo to allow year-to-year comparisons. E-MON Corp.; www.emonenergy.com

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UPS offers equal power

distribution among modules

Nfinity UPS uses current sharing technology to provide equal power distribution among modules, which can be swapped while circuits are energized. Diagnostics simplify maintenance and troubleshooting. The unit also offers multiple communications paths to monitor and control the unit for in-band and out-of-band communications, and includes a front panel display, direct serial connection, and remote access. Liebert Corp.; www.emersonnetworkpower.com

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