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Welcome to the Continental Control Systems’ support pages. This section contains articles to assist with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and using our WattNode meter and current transformer products. Information on other products, accessories, and services that are sold by other companies that work with WattNode products are also list here.

AC Power Measurements for LonWorks Networks:

Real Power (kW) & Energy (kWh)
Bi-directional Net Metering
Reactive Power (VAR)
Power Factor
Individual Phase Measurements

WattNode Plus for LonWorks

The WattNode Plus is a kilowatt-hour (kWh) energy and power meter that communicates on a LonWorks network and measures 1, 2, or 3 phases with voltages from 120 to 600 Vac and currents from 5 to 6,000 amps in delta (line-to-line) and wye (line-to-neutral) configurations. For built-in data logging, see the WattNode Logger for LonWorks.

Measurements

  • Net Real Energy: kilowatt-hours – kWh (Phase A, B, C, sum of all phases)
  • Positive Real Energy: kilowatt-hours (sum of all phases)
  • Bidirectional Real Power: Watts (Phase A, B, C, and sum of all phases)
  • Reactive Power: VARs (Phase A, B, C, and sum of all phases)
  • Power Factor: PF (Phase A, B, C, all phases)
  • Reactive Energy: kVAR-hours (All Phases)
  • AC Frequency
  • RMS Voltage: (Phase A, B, C)
  • Computed RMS Current: (Phase A, B, C)
  • Demand
  • Peak Demand

Features

  • Supports LonWorks TP/FT-10 free topology twisted-pair network using Echelon’s® LonTalk® (ANSI/CEA-709.1-B-2002) network protocol.
  • LonMark 3.4 Certified
  • Small form factor for easy installation inside most electrical panels, see a sample installation diagram.
  • Pluggable screw terminals for easy wiring
  • 0.5% nominal accuracy (see manual for details)
  • True RMS power even with leading or lagging power factor and chopped or distorted waveforms
  • Monitors variable speed drives, pumps, and motors
  • Safe CT’s (current transformers), output 0.333 Vac at rated current.
    • Split core CTs for quick installation
    • Solid core CTs are less expensive and prevent tampering
    • Custom and standard Bus Bar sized CTs
  • Assembled in USA, qualified under the Buy American provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
  • Five year warranty

Safety Note

Warning: Hazardous Voltages – Only qualified personnel or licensed electricians should install the WattNode meter and current transformers.

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