The GLS-EM-MCU is an Ethernet-based power metering control unit, designed to log overall electricity usage in real time. It measures and tracks actual energy consumption by attaching to the incoming electrical service and branch circuits. The GLS-EM-MCU also works in unison with the GLS-EM-CTI and GLS-EM-CT to provide more detailed data by tracking individual branch circuits in a home or office. This data is then displayed on a touch panel, mobile device or computer for viewing by users. Additionally, the GLS-EM-MCU system interfaces with Fusion EM® Energy Management Software to provide reports with greater detail, showing total building consumption.
The main control unit (MCU) monitors both voltage and current to provide complete statistics of a building's electricity consumption. To achieve this, the MCU connects to line voltage of each phase (up to 3) and neutral. Current transformers (GLS-EM-CTs) clamp around each of the incoming feed wires. These CTs then wire into the MCU's inputs. With the voltage and current data, the MCU calculates power usage.
Individual Branch Monitoring
In many cases, users may want to monitor consumption by area, or even device. The main control unit, in conjunction with the current transformer interface, enables metering of multiple branch circuits. GLS-EM-CT current transformers are placed around the feed wire of each circuit, and then connected to the GLS-EM-CTI current transformer interfaces. Up to four (4) GLS-EM-CTI can connect to a single GLS-EM-MCU for monitoring of up to 84 branch circuits.
Current transformers are vital to metering power. Crestron® offers various split core models that work with 600, 400, and 200 Amp feeds. These devices clamp around main feeds. Solid-core models exist for 50 and 20 Amp circuits. The wire must be routed through the closed loop of the core.
Real-time and Logged Data
Inherent to the GLS-EM-MCU is the ability to provide both real-time and logged power usage data. Real-time data can be used on touch panels or lobby displays to show instantaneous usage. The energy usage screen within Fusion EM software provides attractive charts and graphs that illustrate the facility's energy consumption. Additionally, logged data can be shared with Fusion EM for more detailed reporting. The GLS-EM-MCU stores the logged data in non-volatile memory to prevent data loss.
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