This is our latest intelligent mains distribution unit, a future proof unit that represents the pinnacle of mains unit design.
At IBC we presented a unit that monitored individual current outlets and displayed power consumption in 0.1W steps! Why? In an intensive research programme we identified power consumed by equipment can be surprisingly constant while the current waveform varies dramatically due to faulty power supply components. With this unit connected to Bryant's eyePower Software, our technology highlights an outlet's unusual current waveform due to failing power supply components. Our innovative current signature analysis earned recognition in TVB Europe's list of top fifty products at IBC.
We took a very busy year of further development to respond to feedback from IBC. Unlike systems integrators who develop equipment to suit their own projects, we have such a variety of customers world-wide that we have to provide the most flexible units on the market. For those who wanted local display of unit voltage and current, individual outlet current, various power and power factor measurements we have added an OLED display with push button driven menus. At the other extreme for those who did not want to connect RS422 data, we now offer an Ethernet data connection allowing rapid deployment, remote control and monitoring of outlet status, fuse status, voltage and current measurements over TCP. Connecting Bryant eyePower Software over RS422 or Ethernet provides our ground breaking current signature analysis for those units fitted with individual output current measurement.
The long list of product codes breaks down quite simply. Each of the options can be specified with changeover for two mains inputs, using our design that has been the reliable market leader for nearly twenty years. Units with RS422 can be fitted with an Ethernet control board.
The most basic unit BFU measures input current and live/neutral voltage, earth/neutral voltage and live/neutral imbalance (aka earth leakage). These are displayed on the full colour OLED display, with buttons to select parameters such as power factor, real kW and apparent kVA power. All units offer this minimum functionality.
The next unit adds BSU output relays with a basic sequence on and sequence off operated by the front panel (soft) power switch. A remote start function from a contact closure can be enabled by linking two pins on the rear panel mounted D connector.
RFU does not have output relays but gains an external Dallas 1-Wire™ connection for environmental sensors such as temperature and humidity. This connection allows for a large numbers of sensors, allowing temperature measurements throughout an equipment rack and beyond, for example to check air conditioning or temperatures outside an OB truck. 1-Wire™ allows for GPI expansion too. Alarms for minimum and maximum voltage/current and temperatures/humidity can be set, with the user alerted via the full colour OLED display or the RS422 port using Bryant eyePower software or your own control system.
RPU has everything so far with output relays, RS422, 1-Wire™. Relay sequences and timings are fully programmable like our successful SMS units. We suggest you read about those earlier in this section.
RFI does not have output relays, but does offer individual current measurement on its outputs. Setting alarms is simplified using eyePower over RS422, with output current alarms joining alarms for unit voltage/current and 1-Wire™ measurements.
RPI is fully loaded. The standard unit measurements and OLED display, fully programmable output relays, serial control, 1-Wire™ and individual output current.
Admittedly all of the above is quite confusing, so we have provided a selection table with the prices below. If you are still confused, then please contact our Technical Department for assistance.
Please Note: These units are designed for EU mains or similar, 230VAC +/-10% with neutral and earth nominally at the same potential. They are not for use on lower mains voltages, for example 100-120VAC, although custom builds are possible for larger orders. The units should never be used on rare 'balanced' mains where live and neutral are centred on earth, L/N measuring similar voltages to earth. Balanced mains requires fusing in both live and neutral distribution.