Multi-function power and energy meter
Electro Industries releases Shark 50 electrical panel meter in the 0.5% accuracy class.
Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the Shark 50 multifunction power and energy meter. This new unit is designed to be a cost-effective, easy-to-install and use electrical panel meter that meets 0.5% accuracy requirements. It’s aimed at OEM, industrial, and commercial applications.
The meter’s low component count and DSP design make it highly reliable and superior for long life operation. It can be equipped with an optional Modbus RS485 serial port for digital communication of energy usage data and a KYZ Pulse to quantify energy usage. The product is perfect for metering specific areas, large machines, low voltage panel board metering, and other high volume deployment.
Edited by Peter Welander, email@example.com
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