AMI Functionality in a Secure Elevated Metering Cluster

In some countries customers feel entitled to electricity and are compelled to find creative ways to acquire free energy. As a result, distribution utilities are compelled to find creative ways to stop them. Some Distribution Utilities have resorted to clusters of electric meters on top of utility poles to divert creative methods of theft.. This is very unattractive but necessary and makes meter reading difficult along with disconnection and reconnection. HAWKEYE by Vision Metering is an attractive alternative and provides a complete AMI solution for about the same cost. HawkEye is read and controlled from EndSight, a control system which provides switching capabilities of each meter and is packed with many advanced features including Prepaid Metering. The HawkEye is available in five packages from 10 meters to 50 meters. In addition to being more attractive than the clusters of ANSI meters, the enclosure provides many levels of security and anti-theft methods to keep your revenue secure.

The HawkEye meter is a variation of a socket type meter with a designation of 2SM. It is equipped with two current transformers to detect imbalances of load when one customer is stealing from another. Each line has a 100 amp switch and both switches act simultaneously when given an “Open” or “Close” command from the EndSight software. The meters housing is made of polycarbonate and can be sealed in four locations. The optical port on the rear of the meter is used to communicate with the EndSight software through the RadioGate located inside the aluminum enclosure.

 

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Meter Specifications:

Voltage:
Available in 120 or 240 volts
Frequency: 48 to 62 HZ
Class: 100
Current Sensing 2 Internal CT’s
Form: 1SM or 2SM
Accuracy +/- 0.2%
Temperature Range: -40 to + 85 Degree C
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condencing
Communication: Optical on Front and Rear
Enclosure: Polycarbonate
Seals 4 Locations for meter seals
Switches: 2 100 amp

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