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PowerScout from DENT Instruments

DENT's PowerScout™ Series networked powermeters are submetering devices designed to provide timely and accurate consumption data necessary to gain the upper hand on electrical costs in today's escalating energy market. These meters can capture kWh/kW energy and demand data as well as virtually all relevant energy parameters for diagnostics and monitoring on three-phase or single-phase circuit installations. The PowerScout's™ flexibility, size, and ease-of-use make them ideal tools for gathering detailed consumption information in commercial, industrial, government and retail environments. Installing the PowerScout™ is simple thanks to color-coded voltage leads and clearly labeled CTs. DENT's patented PhaseChek™ circuitry includes a three LED indicator display that confirms proper CT-to-phase installation. The PowerScout™ automatically adjusts for CT orientation, greatly reducing set-up time and nearly eliminating installation errors.

The PowerScout™ uses direct connections to each phase of the voltage and various pre-wired CT options such as split-core CTs or flexible Rogowski coils (for large loads or large cables and busbars) to monitor current on each phase.

Communications interface to the PowerScout™ is through an RS-485 serial connection using the industry-standard Modbus protocol. Multiple  PowerScout™ meters may be connected to a single RTU  for monitoring and recording power usage at multiple locations within a site.