The Cashpower Power-
Cashpower Power-Rail PLC Prepaid Meters Features
- Compact meter design, with DIN rail-
- Ideal for new reticulation in areas where low installation cost is a primary concern
- Proven Cashpower keypad technology
- Power Line Carrier communication between meter and the customer interface unit
- Quick and easy to install, making use of existing household wiring which is ideal when additional communication wiring is inconvenient.
- Significant Reverse Energy (SRE) detection
- Programmable software power limit
- STS Compliant
independent user interface
- SABS 1524-
Full Description of the Cashpower Power-Rail PLC Prepaid Meter
The Cashpower Power-
Cashpower Power-Rail PLC Split Metering Functionality
The split prepaid meter consists of two parts, the meter and the customer interface unit (keypad). Communication between the meter and the customer interface unit is by means of PLC communication using existing household wiring. No additional communication wires are required.
The customer interface unit is a compact unit with a user-
The prepayment meter contains all critical metering, number decryption and load control functionality. It operates independently and is immune to any form of tampering on the customer interface unit.
The meter is usually installed in a secure, locked enclosure, typically a pole-
A key feature of the Cashpower Power-
The benefits include lower cost of installation as no new cabling needs to be laid and speed of installation. The keypad or customer interface unit is simply plugged into any existing mains outlet and after a simple commissioning procedure, the unit communicates with the remote meter up to a distance of typically 200 metres. The maximum communication distance is dependent upon network attenuation and interference.
The customer interface is connected by a power cord to an existing mains outlet in the household. Under normal conditions when there is sufficient credit in the meter, the customer interface unit operates directly from mains voltage. However in the event that the meter credit expires and the meter disconnects power to the house, the customer interface unit is fitted with two standard AA Alkaline batteries to allow the customer to re-
The customer interface has a large backlit display with configurable functionality. The customer or field technician can access meter parameters by entering specific register information using the keypad. In addition, the customer interface unit has audible low credit warning tones that can be silenced with a key press.
Meter status and diagnostic indicator
The meter includes a LED status indicator. This allows a technician to view the operational status of the meter without the need for specialised interrogation tools or having to gain access to the consumer’s premises. Information such as power limiting, commissioned status and credit status are available.
As a standard feature, the Power-
The split configuration of Power-
The meter also has a feature allowing detection of Significant Reverse Energy. If the line and load wires are swapped during installation, the meter will continue to operate and decrement credit but can be factory-
Disconnect on Power Fail
The meter is capable of “upstream” communication to a concentrator at a kiosk, low-
This feature enables the Cashpower Power-Rail PLC meter to be remotely accessed by the utility to check the remaining kilowatt-
Communications capability can be implemented by using the Landis+Gyr PLC Remote Access Terminal which can be fitted into a secure enclosure or substation to provide connectivity via wireless technology to a power utility’s back office.
By means of the concentrator, bi-
Prepaid / Credit feature
The meter can be switched between credit mode and prepayment mode when necessary, using a 20-
The Cashpower Power-Rail PLC meter is supplied with a surge arrestor that is capable of sustaining up to 30kA during transients.
We also offer a Cashpower Power-Rail Wired split prepaid meter (click here) if you prefer not to use the PLC technology, but still want the DIN rail-mounted split prepaid meter option.