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Surge Protective Device with Energy Monitoring Capability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198745D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 107K

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Abstract

To provide surge protection with the ability to measure and remotely monitor watts, real time current and applied voltage (as well as archiving and tracking data over time) on a LED display built into a separate module for 3 phase energy monitoring. The product would be used at the service entrance and branch panel for all facilities (residential, commercial & industrial). The unit will include surge protection, a power quality meter and network capability to transfer both the surge and power meter information to a remote location or be monitored by a building management system protocol.

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Surge Protective Device with Energy Monitoring Capability

Purpose and probable uses:

To provide surge protection with the ability to measure and remotely monitor watts, real time current and applied voltage (as well as archiving and tracking data over time) on a LED display built into a separate module for 3 phase energy monitoring. The product would be used at the service entrance and branch panel for all facilities (residential, commercial & industrial). The unit will include surge protection, a power quality meter and network capability to transfer both the surge and power meter information to a remote location or be monitored by a building management system protocol.

How is this different and/or better than the existing technology:

The unit is unique because it incorporates a surge protective device with a power quality meter that can measure energy consumed at the branch or individual circuit level. The information will then be transmitted to a remote location using a network protocol. The product will also be compatible with our existing Power Management Gateway that will be used to convert a BACnet protocol to Ethernet.

Description:

Power Quality Meter
a. The LCD meter shall have 4 digits to allow the display of current, voltage, watts as well as the sum of all load banks (for current and watts).
b. LED meters for 3-phase units shall have 1 display (of 4 digits).
c. The SPD can be monitored using a building automation system protocol such as BACnet or Modbus.
d. The LCD meters shall also have a toggle switch to move between current, volts and watts.
e. The offering also includes a networked SPO approach using wireless communication between SPO's (BACnet over Zig Bee or Z-Wave)
f. The wired network approach includes "daisy chaining" where all the SPO's will be daisy

change from the "Power Management Gateway. The daisy chain approach does not allow a single pOint of failure. If a SPD fails all other SPD's remain functional.
g. The Power Management Gateway can monitor the current a individual or duplex receptacle mounted anywhere in a facility or dwel...