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NFMT 2012 New Product - Overview Booth 2559
March 13-15


NEW PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT:
WattNode® BACnet® Energy Meter
Latest Addition to WattNode® Family Boasts Low Price, Compact Design, and Easy Installation

At NFMT 2012, Continental Control Systems will highlight its new WattNode® BACnet® meter (MS/TP), a cost-effective energy and power metering solution for building automation systems requiring the BACnet communications protocol. Supporting full self-discovery of the meter and all of its objects, the WattNode BACnet meter offers more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8 K, including an auto-baud setting. The new BACnet WattNode meter complements the company's Modbus® and LonWorks® meters, enabling almost any building automation system seamless accessibility to real-time electrical measurements including power, energy, voltage, current, and power factor. Designed to be the most compact and cost-effective networkable energy meters on the market, all WattNode meters provide line-powered single- and three-phase, wye, or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and 6000 A.

Also at NFMT 2012:
WattNode® AC Power and Energy Meters
In addition to the new BACnet® energy meter, Continental Control Systems will also showcase its complete line of WattNode AC power and energy meters, including the WattNode® Modbus®, WattNode Plus for LonWorks®, and Advanced Pulse WattNode.

The WattNode® Modbus® is a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) meter that communicates over a Modbus RTU protocol via RS-485 or RS-232, and measures single or three phases with voltages from 120 to 600 Vac and up to 6,000 A in delta and wye configurations. The WattNode Plus for LonWorks® communicates over FT10 twisted-pair networks and measures 35+ electric power-related measurements, including power (kW), energy consumption (kWh), voltage, current, power factor (PF), frequency, demand, peak demand, and time of peak demand. The Advanced Pulse WattNode offers a low-cost option for bidirectional power and energy measurement with pulse output (solid-state relay closure) proportional to kWh consumed, for submetering, energy management, and performance contracting applications. All WattNode energy meters operate with safe, low-voltage 333 mVac current transformers and are line powered, eliminating the need for a separate power supply.

Continental Control Systems Current Transformers
Continental Control Systems' WattNode® meters use low-voltage (333 mVac) current transformers (CTs) to provide a safe, easy-to-install measurement up to 6000 A. At NFMT 2012, the company will show its Accu-CT™ revenue-grade, high-accuracy split-core CT along with its complete line of solid and split-core transformers. 

Accu-CT™ Revenue-Grade Split Core CT
Engineered for use with any low-voltage input energy meter, the Accu-CT™ offers an unprecedented 0.5-percent linearity over a wide range of the rated current (1 percent to 120 percent of rated current). The Accu-CT complies with the linearity and accuracy requirements of ANSI C57.13 for tenant submetering and billing. Its low-voltage output (333 mVac or one Vac at rated current) allows for safe installation without shorting blocks. The UL-recognized CT is available in rated currents of 5 A, 20 A, 50 A, 100 A, 200 A, and 250 A, with inside dimensions of 0.75 inches by 0.75 inches (20 mm by 20 mm), and features eight-foot, 22-AWG twisted-pair leads.


CatNet Systems Globalcon 2012 New Product - Overview Booth 121
March 7-8


NEW PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT:
WattNode® BACnet® Energy Meter
Latest Cost-Effective Addition to WattNode® Family Features Compact Design and Easy Installation

For building automation systems requiring the BACnet® communications protocol, Continental Control Systems will be highlighting its new cost-effective WattNode® BACnet (MS/TP) energy and power meter at Globalcon 2012. The new BACnet WattNode meter complements the company's Modbus® and LonWorks® meters, allowing almost any building automation system to access electrical measurements seamlessly, including power, energy, voltage, current, and power factor. The most compact and cost-effective networkable energy meters on the market, all WattNode meters provide line-powered single- and three-phase, wye, or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and 6000 A. Supporting full self-discovery of the meter and all of its objects, the WattNode BACnet meter offers more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8 K, including an auto-baud setting.

Other Products on Display at Globalcon:
WattNode® AC Power and Energy Meters
Continental Control Systems will showcase its range of WattNode® AC power and energy meters, including the WattNode Modbus®, WattNode Plus for LonWorks®, and Advanced Pulse WattNode AC power and energy meters.

The WattNode® Modbus® is a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) meter that communicates over a Modbus RTU protocol via RS-485 or RS-232, and measures single or three phases with voltages from 120 to 600 Vac and up to 6,000 A in delta and wye configurations. The WattNode Plus for LonWorks® communicates over FT10 twisted-pair networks and measures 35+ electric power-related measurements, including power (kW) and energy consumption (kWh), voltage, current, power factor (PF), frequency, demand, peak demand, and time of peak demand. The Advanced Pulse WattNode offers a low-cost option for bidirectional power and energy measurement with pulse outputs (solid-state relay closure) proportional to kWh consumed, for submetering, energy management, and performance contracting applications. All three operate with safe low-voltage 333 mVac current transformers and are line powered, eliminating the need for a separate power supply.

Continental Control Systems Current Transformers
At Globalcon 2012, the company will highlight its Accu-CT™ revenue-grade, high-accuracy split-core current transformer (CT), along with the company's complete line of solid and split-core transformers. The low-voltage (333 mVac) CTs are used by Continental Control Systems' WattNode meters to provide a safe-to-install measurement up to 6000 A.

NEW Accu-CT™ Revenue-Grade Split-Core CT
Designed to be used with any energy meter requiring a low voltage input, the Accu-CT™ offers an unprecedented 0.5-percent linearity over a wide range of the rated current (1 percent to 120 percent of rated current). The Accu-CT complies with the linearity and accuracy requirements of ANSI C57.13 for tenant submetering and billing. Its low-voltage output (333 mVAC or 1 VAC at rated current) allows for installation without shorting blocks. The UL-recognized CT is available in rated currents of 5 A, 20 A, 50 A, 100 A, 200 A, and 250 A, with inside dimensions of 0.75 inches by 0.75 inches (20 mm by 20 mm), and features 8-foot, 22-AWG twisted-pair leads.

Company Overview:
Founded in 1995, Colorado-based Continental Control Systems specializes in electric power metering equipment for the measurement of energy and power production and consumption. The company's meters are designed to provide kW and kWh information in a variety of communication protocols including BACnet®, Modbus®, LonWorks®, and pulse outputs. Applications for the WattNode® meter include building automation, LEED certification, tenant submetering, measurement and verification, evaluation/diagnostics, and energy management.

All Continental Control Systems products are listed or recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. with a Dual Safety Certification for use in both the United States and Canada (cUL).
All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

For more information about Continental Control Systems visit  http://www.ccontrolsys.com/w/Home




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