Low-Cost Kit Is All You Need to Find Energy Savings
CAS Data Loggers
12628 Chillicothe Rd., Unit J
Chesterland, OH, 44026
Press release date: February 14, 2013
3-Phase Power and Energy Data Logger Kit from CAS DataLoggers
CHESTERLAND OH — Increasingly, HVAC&R companies, electrical contractors and facilities managers are getting into energy auditing to realize substantial savings for themselves and clients, but many products on the market charge extra for current clamps and memory. CAS DataLoggers and Electrocorder have the solution with the EC-7VAR Three-phase Datalogger Kit, which includes voltage leads, transducers, and a USB lead for quick connectivity. Now users can view onsite power consumption given in kilowatt hours as a result of logging. Recording at high speed on a large memory, this package is all you need to get started with your power metering project and find energy savings opportunities, locate issues with supply and equipment, and/or view power consumption for clients.
Our 3-phase power factor data loggers record both energy (kWh) and power (kW) usage, checking voltage and current variations to diagnose any related issues or to gather data, for example to make representations to power suppliers. Since the datalogger records both voltage and current, users can determine if low voltage is related to high current demands onsite, or if the low voltage is being supplied to the site.
The data logger utilizes 3 voltage channels measuring from 30V-500Vac and 3 current channels measuring up to 400A, 1kA, 2kA or 3kAac. At single phase, the logger records at a range of 30V-300V. For protection from dust and splashes, this durable logger is rated at IP43 and is available in even sturdier IP65 and NEMA 12/4 versions.
The included Rogowski coils fit around 140mm diameter cables and break open at their black joints so users can put them around the cables without needing to break the main circuit. When only a single phase voltage supply is available, users can set the EC-7VAR to monitor and record 3-phase energy using its 3 current inputs and a single phase voltage input instead of the normal 3 voltage inputs. CAS DataLoggers is now providing the EC-7VAR as part of a cost-effective kit which includes the logger itself, 4 voltage leads, 3 Rogowski coils, a USB lead for easy data retrieval, free software, and a convenient carrying case.
Many competing brands just take a single 'snapshot' sample but then go back to sleep, missing nearly all of the data necessary to find savings and spot problems. By contrast, our EC-7VAR kit utilizes a constant data sampling technique which samples every cycle multiple times for up to 300 days of continuous recording, capturing much more data and enabling truly comprehensive metering. FREE Electrosoft software is also provided in the kit, allowing users to define the voltage so they can plot power and energy, then simply upload recorded data via USB to a PC for analysis.
For more information on the Electrocorder EC-7VAR Three-Phase Power and Energy Datalogger, other current/voltage dataloggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com .
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026