Direct-Connected KWH Meter has max input of 100 A.

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Crompton Instruments 3-phase module direct-connected kilowatt hour (KWH) energy meter, DRK-3P-400-D90, features maximum input that matches current ratings of distribution boards. Requiring no maintenance, product is installed as load cable and passed vertically through case. It ensures systems remain balanced and safe, delivering class 1 accuracy in accordance with CEI-EN 62053-21. Additional features include illuminated LCD, non-zeroing total counter, and partial zeroing counter.

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Crompton Instruments Direct-Connected KWH Meters Now Rated 100A

Tyco Electronics has launched a higher rated version of its Crompton Instruments three phase module direct-connected kilowatt hour energy meter. The DRK-3P-400-D90 now has a maximum input of 100A, matching the current ratings of distribution boards.

Requiring no maintenance, the DRK-3P-400-D90 ensures that systems remain balanced and safe. This highly efficient meter is easily installed as the load cable is passed vertically through the case facilitating direct connection. The new device also features an illuminated LCD display, non-zeroing total counter and partial zeroing counter.

The direct connected kWh meters are highly accurate, easy to read and available in a space-saving package without a need to install separate CTs. Technical details include: class 1 accuracy in accordance with CEI-EN 62053-21; nominal input voltage of 3 x 230VAC L-N (400VAC L-L); with an opto-isolated pulsed output. Devices are compliant with IEC EN62052-11, IEC EN62053-21 (2003-03), EMC and LVD standards.

Main applications include switchgear, distribution systems, generator sets and control panels. Additionally, the device can also be used for energy management, building management, utility power monitoring, process control and secondary metering applications.

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and wireless systems, with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at

About Tyco Electronics - Energy Division

The Energy Division of Tyco Electronics is a global manufacturer of products and systems for the electrical power industry. Its products are extensively employed by power utilities and equipment manufacturers, in rail transport systems and in industry around the world. The Energy Division of Tyco Electronics offers a wide product range from brands such as AMP, Axicom, Dulmison, Raychem, SIMEL, Bowthorpe EMP, Crompton Instruments, Dorman Smith, including cable accessories, connectors and fittings, switching and power management devices, lighting protectors, surge arresters and insulators. http// -

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