Use existing low voltage controls:The ecu.LV is designed specifically to monitor a single phase load and control it via an existing control loop such as a sensor driven switch. It has to be connected to the power supply of the load being controlled with a two-wire cord. The unit also has an external CT sensor coil that has to be installed around the wiring for the circuit or load to be managed. The unit has two low voltage relays on board, which can control an existing low voltage switch such as a thermostat to shut off the load. This unit is ideal for controlling thermostat or time clock controlled devices such as pool pumps, air conditioners and water heaters. The unit can easily be installed by a qualified cabling technician and requires minimal electrical wiring.
The ecu.LV is designed to be installed in parallel to a load with no electrical connectivity wherein the high amperage, high voltage load does not run through the unit. It is powered by a 110V-250V source which is converted into a 6V AC supply by an on-board, UL listed transformer. The unit is housed in a UL rated plastic case and contains a printed circuit board based monitoring, analysis and communication system. The unit has connectors where low voltage cables are attached to feed signals from an external coil to take measurements from existing electrical wiring. There are also connectors for the on board relays to an external control loop such as a thermostat. The unit has an on-board FCC compliant radio to provide data via a wireless network and can also be paired wirelessly to other Akida hardware.
HOW THE ecu.LV WORKS
The product uses an external current transformer to detect and monitor the electricity in the power cable. The unit can be installed to monitor and control one single-phase electrical device that has a control loop to turn it off. The on board TARAS digital energy metering card is able to provide real-time data on more than fifty parameters for electricity. This data is then relayed using RF wireless frequency of 2.4GHz to a remote Energy Gateway processor in an EMP or a Control Server. When the on-board, micro- relays receive the appropriate signal from the Energy Gateway Processor, they will open to turn the load off. The ecu.LV, when integrated into a system such as e.LOK will help in understanding of the cost of operating electrical equipment/appliances in a building and help the user manage consumption and therefore save on energy costs.