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Nexus 1500+ Next Generation Power Quality Revenue Meter


Today we are highlighting the Nexus 1500+ Next Generation Power Quality Revenue Meter. Let’s go over some highlights about this piece of technology.

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The Nexus® 1500+ meter is designed to be a primary and testable revenue meter that additionally provides advanced power quality analysis functions. It records every aspect of electrical power, including power quality and transients, and gives you access to this information both in real time and through reports on the quality of the electrical circuit in compliance with the IEC 61000-4-30 Class A and EN 50160 international standards. In this way, the Nexus® 1500+ meter provides you with a comprehensive picture of your circuits’ power usage and reliability.

The Nexus 1500+ meter is a technology leading revenue and power quality meter. With Constant Calibration™ architecture, the Nexus 1500+ meter is designed specifically for high accuracy applications, providing 0.06% accuracy throughout its calibration range, from 0.1 A to 20 A. Using the auto-calibrating Constant Calibration™ architecture circuit, this meter offers superior accuracy and stability through its temperature range.  The meter is intended for substation and critical load metering applications.

The Nexus 1500+ meter provides a host of communication options for substation SCADA and energy management communication. This allows a user to bring back data via multiple options, including serial, Ethernet and USB. Multiple protocols are available simultaneously, including Modbus (RTU, TCP), DNP 3.0, IEC 61850, FTP, SMTP, SNTP, HTTP and more. The meter has dual Ethernet ports that can be operated on separate networks. Using EIG’s port control, protocols and ports can be independently controlled to limit access and provide internet security.

There is no threat of a failed heating element or pilot light going out with the Nexus 1500+. The Nexus 1500+ is pre-wired and configured as an advanced class “A” power meter. It has expandable switchgear capabilities, allowing the user to meter critical circuits without any time consuming and expensive panel redesign. The meter is pre-wired with shorting blocks and fuses leaving little chance of error when installing. To prevent the chance of tampering, the system has a locking mechanism. The Nexus 1500+ has 40 MHz acquisition speed, and more memory speed.

The V-Switch Key Technology means you can upgrade the meters functionality even after installing it. Purchase what you may need now and upgrade it later. This is the ideal meter of choice for power generation, grid automation, industrial, and commercial / data centers. Visit us at https://electroind.com/ On our site, we have case studies and product information to help you learn more about our meters.

The Top 3 ways Electricity is Generated


Electric energy is a form of energy based on the generation of electrical potential differences between two points, which allow establishing an electric current between the two. By appropriate transformation it is possible to obtain that such energy is shown in other final forms of direct use, in the form of light, movement or heat, according to the elements of energy conservation.

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It is one of the forms of energy that mankind uses most today, thanks to its ease of transportation and low rate of energy loss during conversions.

1) Thermoelectric (TEG)

The thermoelectric plant, produces energy from the burning of coal, natural gas, fuel and oil in a boiler. The heat that is generated turn into steam. The water present in the pipes located on the walls of the boilers under high pressure, causes the turbine to rotate and thus generate electricity.

This mode of energy generation is much criticized due to the great pollution caused to the environment, due to the release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect.

2) Wind

It performs the transformation of wind energy into electric energy using wind turbines, which are large turbines placed in windy regions, in the shape of a windmill or vane. Such equipment produces the movement of a propeller, this movement generates a magnetic field, thus producing electricity.

It is considered one of the most promising forms of production, as it is a natural, renewable source that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect, and does not generate waste. Despite its good points, not everything is flowers. In addition to the high cost, nowadays, it is necessary to study the region to measure and predict the winds, making it an energy source not as reliable as some others.

3) Solar

The energy obtained through the light and the heat of the Sun, used by different technologies like: solar heating, photo-voltaic solar energy, etc. The most commonly used way to get electricity is from photo-voltaic panels, which convert light into electrical energy, and these panels are made of semiconductor material. It works as follows: sunlight hits the photo-voltaic cell and part of it is absorbed. When absorbed, the luminosity is converted into electricity. We can conclude that the greater the intensity of sunlight, the greater the flow of electricity.

Ways to Cut Energy Costs in Your Business


6 Ways to Save Energy Costs in Your Business

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Saving energy is one of the biggest ways to save money at home or at the office. When you own a business, you have to think about many things from employee and client issues to overhead costs. One of the most significant ways to put extra money in your pocket, though, is saving on energy costs. Your water, heat, electricity, and cooling bills can all be reduced if take a few simple steps.

1. Get rid of those old fluorescent lights. Those big old tubes in the ceiling are costing you a lot more money and wasting energy. Switch to LED tubes or LED lamps around the office. Your eyes and your wallet will thank you.

2. Make a habit of switching off major equipment when it’s not in use. If you only use your printer or that ancient fax machine once in a while, don’t just turn them off, pull the plug or flip the power switch at the power strip. Ghost power eats up a lot of extra volts and it’s the one place where you can save some extra dollars.

3. Install an automatic thermostat. Don’t leave the heat running high all night just because someone will be in early. Instead, install an automatic thermostat system that you can program to go down to a cooler temperature at night and then starts to warm up an hour before everyone comes in for work.

4. Make your overall at work temperature lower. If you have a busy office, setting the thermostat above 70 might be more heat than you really need. A lot of people will run hot and others will run cooler. However, the more bodies in an area, the less heat you need to run. Try and keep the office at a lower temperature, like 65 degrees Fahrenheit and if you can, purchase everyone a lightweight jacket with the company logo in case they get chilly.

5. Buy energy efficient devices like LED monitors for computers or better yet, smaller laptops, that are quick to charge and don’t need to run constantly like large desktop computers and big monitors. For those folks that really need extra power, like graphic designers, invest in energy efficient equipment with the EnergyStar logo.

6. Get an energy audit. Call the utilities you use and have them come and look for leaks in window frames and insulation issues or other areas where you could save energy and money.

 

A Brief History on Electro Industries


An excerpt from our site: “Electro Industries/GaugeTech celebrated its 40th birthday in 2015. It seems like just yesterday that we launched our first digital power meter. Over the last 40+ years we have grown in size and capability through our dedication to excellence, responsiveness to our customers’ needs, and pursuit of innovation.”

Founded in 1975 by engineer and inventor Sam Kagan. Electro Industries / GaugeTech changed the face of power monitoring technology. He introduced a breakthrough easy-to-use AC power meter that was affordable to consumers. Sam believed that this industry needed a solid state meter. One that could communicate data and provide engineers the ability to make power management decisions. Because of EIG’s early DOS software and microprocessor-based meters released in the late 70’s were incorporated world-wide. Here are examples of orders placed in the 1970s.

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EIG strives to be on the cutting edge, here are a few noteworthy firsts of advancing technology applied to our inventions.

  • 81′, EIG released one of the world’s first micro processor based power monitors.
  • 94′, the first 1 megabyte memory high-performing power monitor was released. The standard home PC had 4 megabytes of ram at the time.
  • 2001, the first automatic calibrating meter under glass debuted.
  • 2005, the first sub-meter with WiFi capabilities surfaced.
  • 2012, the Shark® 100B multifunction power and energy meter with native BACnet/IP was released.

40+ years later,  Electro Industries/GaugeTech continues to revolutionize the industry. Producing the highest quality, cutting edge power monitoring, and control technology on the market. EIG sets the industry standard for advanced power quality and reporting. EIG also takes part in revenue metering and substation data acquisition and control. EIG’s products can be found on-site at almost all of today’s leading manufacturers, industrial giants and utilities. EIG’s ongoing success is due to the pursuit of innovation, strengthening relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our offerings and to find out how we can help saving you money today!

Top 5 Reasons to Buy from EIG


EIG is the leader in power monitoring and smart grid solutions. We have been around 40+ years making digital power meters. We celebrated our 40th birthday in 2015.  Here are a few reasons to buy from EIG for your next project.

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Reason #1: We have installed hundreds of thousands of power metering instruments.  When you are opening a new business, starting a new project, or you’re in need of replacing outdated meters, contact us at EIG, and we will get the job done correctly the first time.  

Reason #2: We offer an unparalleled 4 year warranty on our products. While most other manufacturers have one or two year warranty policies, we back our product with confidence, and have extended ours to four. Quality is our most important goal. We design our products and system from the ground up for extremely high reliability and for a long life. We insure that our instruments are free from defects when shipped and operate for many years in service. 

Reason #3: We here at EIG are constantly improving and distributing new products. Our most recent innovation is the Shark® 270, recently released in September of 2017. The meter is ideal for utility, commercial, and industrial metering, power generation, transmission, and distribution. It is also useful for submetering, cost allocation, and demand reduction programs. You can read more about the Shark® 270 HERE.

Reason #4: Electro Industries has collected all the data and put in the work to bring our potential customers the data they need for potential new projects. Featured on our site is case study information for: Data Centers, Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities, Multi-Use Commercial Buildings, Multi-Use Residential Buildings, Universities & Educational Facilities, Shopping Malls, Factories, Utility & Substation SCADA, and Telecommunications Companies. View more HERE

Reason #5:  EIG offers training for your company. Electro Industries/GaugeTech power meters are an essential part of your company’s operation. The more effectively and efficiently you are able to use our meters, the more they will be able to contribute to the success of your endeavors. Our training programs are specifically designed to help you get the most out of the technology you have installed. To take full advantage of the product functions that work best for you, your staff needs to know all of the available features, and how best to use them in daily operations. EIG product training programs furnish the required information and knowledge to make this possible. For more information regarding At-Your-Site training, call:  Technical Support Manager Tel (516) 334-0870

Ready to get started? You’re in good hands. Give us a call today 866-928-7908 to learn more about our products and services.

CPU 1000 Series Frequently Asked Questions


We frequently receive questions about our CPU 1000 Series. We are here to answer the most common questions that might also be on your mind.

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Q: What is the CPU 1,000 series?

A: The CPU-1000 is the component of the Futura+ that you connect the monitored voltages and currents to. It is the ‘black box’ where all the analog to digital conversion and digital signal processing, and data logging takes place. It houses any optional memory and event inputs and relay output circuitry. In addition to the CPU-1000, a typical installation adds one or more display modules.

 

Q: How many displays can I connect to the Futura+?

A: The Futura+ can directly power up to four display modules from the internal power supply of the unit. Many more displays can be driven if an external power supply, such as our Power Brick PB1-9VO available with voltage input range of 12 to 60 VAC/DC (D) or 90 to 240 VAC/DC (D2), is used to supply power to the displays.

 

Q: What happens if the meter is defective?

A: It is highly unlikely that the meter is defective. EI customer support can usually get it working with you over the telephone. If you are using these metering devices with an external modem, there are many additional configuration issues that need to be addressed. Since this is a daunting task, EIG designs a Modem Manager product that is an RS485 to RS232 converter with built in functionality so that you do not need to program the modem. You can purchase this product at the factory. We can rush one out to you ASAP to solve any modem programming issues.

Have additional questions about your CPU 1000 Series? Feel free to give us a call at 866-928-7908. The friendly staff at Electro Industries/GaugeTech is always ready to help you out!

Analyze Power On The Go


Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a tool that allowed you to monitor power quality on the go? You’re in luck! The PDA 1252 was designed to make your life easier by doing just that! Say goodbye to diagnosing power quality the traditional way and say hello to your new best friend!

Analyze Power On The Go | Electro Industries

How Does The PDA 1252 Work?

The PDA 1252 is a portable power quality analyzer designed to monitor, isolate and troubleshoot power system disturbances. Using our advanced analysis software, the Communicator EXT™ application, view real time data presented in a simple and powerful format. Maximize the Communicator EXT™ application’s power with the optional AiReports to generate disturbance solutions and advanced power reports.

When To Use A Power Quality Analyzer

The unit is ideal for load surveys, program, monitoring transformer banks and indoor/outdoor electrical monitoring. The PDA 1252 Power Quality Analyzer is mounted in its own watertight carrying case and uses watertight connectors to connect voltage and current leads. Based on the Nexus 1252 platform, the PDA 1252 is easy to use and operate.

Special Features:

  • Isolate and Troubleshoot: complex power quality problems.
  • Prevent: costly equipment damage and downtime.
  • Display: real time data including waveforms
  • Power Quality: CBEMA compliance.
  • Load Flow: and historical trending capability.
  • Watertight outdoor enclosure.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

The Most Important Pieces of Energy Monitoring Equipment For Your University


The Most Important Pieces of Energy Monitoring Equipment For your University | Electro Industries

Did you know that university campuses play an integral role as leaders in energy consumption? Not only can reducing energy usage have an impact on a college’s bottom line, it can also provide the student body and the surrounding environment with tremendous benefits. Not sure what you’ll need to get started? We’ve laid out the most important pieces of energy monitoring equipment for your university, below:

Critical Load Point

Nexus® 1500+ – Advanced Power Quality Analyzer and Energy Meter
Example Installation: Utility Entry Points, Critical Loads, High Power Sensitivity
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Large Loads (400 Amps or more)

Shark® 200 – Data-Logging Energy Meter for Load Profiling
Example Installation: Typical Building Loads, Substations, Control Panels.

Economical WiFi Submeter

Shark® 200S – Advanced Data-Logging WiFi Submeter
Example Installation: Administrative Offices, Dorms, Departmental Buildings.

Smaller Loads (200 Amps or less, high-density)

MP200 Metering System – 8 Three Phase Input Meters
Example Installation: Smaller Panel Boards, High-density Circuits.

Base Data Collection Software

Communicator EXT™ 4.0 Software

For configuring meters, automatically collecting data, and studying power quality.

Energy Dashboard and Billing Software

EnergyReporter EXT 4.0 Software

For energy dashboarding, generating usage reports and automated submeter billing.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Meters Added to Electro Industries’ BACnet and LonWorks Converters


Westbury, NY (Friday, November 3, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the addition of its new revenue meter, the Shark® 270 meter and GE’s PQMII panel meter to the list of meters supported by its ProtoCom/ProtoCom-Lon protocol converters. The Protocom converts meter data to BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP and other popular Building Management System (BMS) protocols. These gateways will communicate with most EIG meters and provide BACnet or LonWorks output.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the addition of its new revenue meter, the Shark® 270 meter and GE’s PQMII panel meter to the list of meters supported by its ProtoCom/ProtoCom-Lon protocol converters. The Protocom converts meter data to BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP and other popular Building Management System (BMS) protocols. These gateways will communicate with most EIG meters and provide BACnet or LonWorks output.

4 Ways To Free Up Your Finances This Fall


4 Ways To Free Up Your Finances This Fall | Electro Industries

Cooler temperatures are making their way into town and that means homeowners across the country will be digging into their pockets to shell out funds on energy bills. Why be like everyone else this fall when you can keep some extra money in your wallet, or at least spend it on other things besides energy? See below for a few tips from the experts on how to free up your finances this fall when it comes to your energy bills:

  1. Make Use of Free Energy Sources: believe it or not there’s one key source of energy that’s free for all to use – the sun. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to heat your home via your furnace, open up blinds, shapes and drapes on sunny days to let the warm rays in. You’ll be surprised at how quickly the sun can heat your home.

  2. Do Some Research Before You Shop: we all know the holiday season is synonymous with shopping. This year, do lots of research before you head out to purchase new appliances. Look for models with the Energy Star symbol and compare different options with energy efficiency top of mind.

  3. Hotter Isn’t Always Better: the average U.S. household spends nearly $600 per year on water heating alone. Consider lowering the temperature setting on your heater a few degrees and wash your clothes in cold water. Hint: cool water will get your clothes just as clean!

  4. Cut Non-Essential Energy Use: this is one way to watch your utility bills drop before your eyes. Reduce your television’s brightness a few notches, unplug chargers from the wall while they’re not being used and turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.

All of the above will help you save on residential utility bills, and when it comes to your business we’ve got you covered! Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

3 Simple Ways Shopping Malls Can Reduce Energy Consumption


3 Simple Ways Shopping Malls Can Reduce Energy Consumption | Electro Industries

Did you know most retail buildings (shopping malls) consume $20 billion or more in energy every single year? Although that’s quite an astonishing statistic, what’s even more alarming is that these costs could be reduced by $3 billion a year by making just a few simple changes and being a bit more cautious. See below to find out 3 ways shopping malls can reduce energy consumption with very little effort:

  1. Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Through Submetering: it’s difficult to cut back on energy consumption if you’re unaware of how much you’re using in the first place. Submeters can help you keep close tabs on the amount of energy the shopping mall is using which can promote the conscientious use of energy and yield savings of up to 15%.

  2. Identify Areas Where Energy Savings Can Be Attained: a few common areas often noted to be inefficient include common areas, HVAC systems, food courts and more. One you have submeters installed, you’ll be able to easily identify these areas and come up with a plan for specific loads or individual tenants.

  3. Implement Energy Reduction Programs and Monitor Progress: for several years, the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has issued energy savings guidelines that include the implementation of submetering with energy tracking and reporting, and the formalization of energy goals and processes. Every shopping mall owner and tenant must be engaged to take advantage of energy management and energy efficiency initiatives.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

5 Alarming Facts About Energy Waste in the U.S. That Will Make You Cringe


It may not be a surprise to most of you that the United States in among the leading energy consumers in the world. What might be a bit surprising though, is that we’re also one of the top energy wasters in the world. Back in 2013, the United States only had an efficiency rating of 42% which means that 58% of the energy we produced went to waste. See more of the alarming facts, below:

5 Alarming Facts About Energy Waste in the U.S. That Will Make You Cringe | Electro Industries

  1. Vampire energy is among the leading causes of energy waste in the United States. It accounts for nearly 10% of a home energy bill any given month. Remember to unplug your devices when they’re not in use!

  2. Large appliances continue to use roughly 85% of the energy they use while they’re on, even when they’re left in standby mode. Adding to that stat, the average U.S. household leaves 7 – 9 appliances in standby mode every single day.

  3. If the U.S. switched over entirely to LED light bulbs over the next 20 years, the nation could save nearly $250 billion and avoid nearly 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions.

  4. Lots of the energy waste comes from throwing electronic devices away. Each year, Americans throw away almost 50 million tons of old computers, televisions, stereos and mobile devices.

  5. Businesses and industrial facilities can make a huge impact by making a few minor adjustments. Small changes like limiting the time air conditioners run, installing smart meters to monitor energy consumption and turning off computers and printers can help save millions of dollars each year.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Do Universities Really Need Power Monitors?


Take a second to think about all of the classroom buildings, dining halls, residence halls and athletic centers found on college campuses. Now think about how much power it takes to keep all of those building operating at full capacity. It’s pretty alarming if you ask us and for that reason, every university should be equipped with advanced power monitoring systems. Learn more about the benefits, below:

Do Universities Need Power Monitors? | Electro Industries

Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Campus-Wide

Submeters are a critical element for measuring energy consumption. The installation of submeters has been shown to foster energy savings simply through the awareness of energy consumption they provide, which promotes the conscientious use of energy and yields savings of up to 15%.

Identify New Areas Where Energy Savings Can Be Attained

Submeters provide key energy data that allows facility engineers and financial managers to identify areas within the campus buildings that are energy inefficient and need improvement. Areas often noted to be inefficient are student housing, main campus buildings, science and technology buildings, libraries, cafeterias and leased restaurants, teaching hospitals, and campus retail stores among others that you’d probably never think of!

Meeting Energy Reduction Guidelines

Both from the standpoint of reducing costs and of improving its impact on the environment, energy reduction is a win-win situation for any educational institution. Installing EIG’s submeters as part of an energy reduction plan lets the campus community see the details of their energy use and inspires personnel and students alike to be smarter energy consumers.

For over four decades, EIG has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Ready to get started? Give the leaders in energy monitoring at Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today at 866-928-7908, we’re waiting to hear from you!

5 Smart Gadgets You NEED For Your Office


5 Smart Gadgets You NEED For Your Office | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries

If you’re a business owner, or if you’re the person in charge of finances for a business, you probably have some idea about how much your company spends on energy bills each year. If you’re like most businesses out there, you also probably know that you’re spending a fortune on energy bills when that money could be used in lots of other places instead. With that said, here are a few gadgets you’ll want to incorporate into your workplace right away – after all, their job is to help your job save money!

  1. Smart Thermostat: unlike most thermostats on the market that only record temperatures in the physical room they are located in, the good smart thermostats sense the temperature in other rooms to keep the entire building more comfortable. With that said, smart thermostats only kick on when they’re needed and they do so automatically so you don’t have to remember to turn them up or down manually.

  2. On/Off Outlets: rather than equipping your office with standard outlets that draw some energy at all times, smart on/off outlets let you control internal power outlets individually via smartphone app. With certain models, you can even control Amazon’s Echo or Logitech’s Harmony devices.

  3. Smart Lighting: if you haven’t switched over to LED light bulbs, that is a must! But you can take it a step further and switch to a smart lighting system that can be controlled via mobile app. Under normal office conditions, smart bulbs will last 10+ years so most businesses are saying it’s well worth the investment.

  4. Energy-Efficient Printer: some businesses have already made the move over to “print-free” environments, but not all have jumped aboard. If you still print on the regular, an energy-efficient printer is vital. Some models reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.

  5. Kitchen Appliances: most offices these days have rather elaborate break rooms or kitchens. If you’re still using old appliances, do yourself a favor and make the switch over to Energy Star-rated products. This includes everything from the fridge to the toaster oven, to the coffee machine and everything in between!

Looking to keep better tabs on the amount of energy your office is using? You’ve come to the right place. Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

DM Series Power Monitor FAQs


Sometimes, owner’s manuals just don’t give us enough information. Oftentimes, there are questions that come about that nobody thought of previously or strange situations that occur that might be unique to a specific individual. Well, we understand that our power monitors might be a bit confusing to those who aren’t super familiar with them – so we’ve put together a quick list of frequently asked questions about our DM Series monitors:

DM Series Power Monitor FAQs | Electro Industries

Q: How do I program the DMMS350 with my desired IP address?

A: Start by connecting your equipment directly to a computer via the ethernet port with a crossover cable. Verify that a network connection has been established and then follow these steps to program your DMMS350.

Q: Is there a quick flow chart for the DM Series meters?

A: Yes. This should make programming easier: download here.

Q: How do I troubleshoot wiring errors with the DMMS300+?

A: The DMMS 300+ is capable of troubleshooting wiring mistakes. If the meter is in Delta mode you will need to program it, temporarily, to WYE. If you have negative power readings, low power factor, large amount of neutral current, you can use certain functions of the DMMS 300+ to determine the cause of the problem.

Have additional questions about your Nexus Power Monitor? Feel free to give us a call at 866-928-7908. The friendly staff at Electro Industries/GaugeTech is always ready to help you out!

Industrial, Commercial, Government: Are Power Meters For You?


If you work in the industrial, commercial or government sectors you probably know that your company and your building use lots of energy, there’s nothing mindblowing about that. But did you know that you could save tons of money each month and each year if you paid closer attention to the actual amount of energy you were consuming? How? It’s much easier than you think – the answer: a power monitor.

Industrial, Commercial, Government: Are Power Meters For You? | Electro Industries

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll receive when you equip your business with a power metering system:

Power Quality Management

  • Real Time Power Quality Monitoring
  • Control/Manage Energy Consumption More Efficiently
  • Optimize Loads
  • Respond to Events
  • Pinpoint Problems with Power Quality

Operations and Facilities Management

  • Improve Operational Efficiency of the Power System
  • Increase Productivity/Reduce Downtime
  • Discover Unused Energy Capacity
  • Manage Capital Expenditures
  • Extend Equipment Life
  • Schedule Maintenance Efficiently
  • Manage Larger Quantities of Energy
  • Expand Metering Abilities Geographically

Energy Cost Control

  • Verify Accuracy of Energy Bills
  • Negotiate Future Energy Costs
  • Avoid Utility Penalties for Exceeding Usage
  • Allocate Interdepartmental Costs Accurately
  • Reduce Operating Costs/Identify Waste
  • Plan Budget and Usage Projections More Accurately

So, what are you waiting for? Give Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out more information about how our power monitoring and smart grid solutions can put some money back in your pocket today!

4 DIY Projects That Can Help You Save BIG This Fall


4 DIY Projects That Can Help You Save BIG This Fall | Electro Industries

Cooler temperatures are on their way as we’re officially in the midst of fall. That means it’s time to find new ways to save energy in order to keep utility bills down as much as possible. Contrary to popular belief, there are lots of small projects most homeowners can conquer in a few hours or less that will really make a difference this season. See below to get started!

  1. Insulate Ducts: it’s very simply and inexpensive to add insulation around ductwork. All you need is a few rolls of fiberglass insulation and some electrical tape or string to tie it together. This will help prevent air from leaking and make sure it’s delivered to the desired areas of the house.

  2. Turn Off The Lights: this one is surprisingly simple, but surprisingly effective. Turn things off when they’re not in use. This includes lights, appliances and electronic devices of all shapes and sizes.

  3. Close Closet Doors: we don’t necessarily recommend closing off certain rooms or areas of the house, but it is a good idea to keep closet doors shut. Why? It lowers the square footage that your heating system needs to heat which can save you upwards of $50 per year.

  4. Time Is Of The Essence: keep track of when you tend to use electricity most often. Remember, using it during off-peak times can really save you a fortune. Washing clothes and dishes at night is highly recommended.

For over four decades, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Electrical providers worldwide rely on data captured and recorded by EIG meters to monitor, protect and improve the reliability of electrical power.

Meet The Founder: Sam Kagan


Meet The Founder: Sam Kagan | Electro Industries

Engineer. Inventor. Entrepreneur. These are just a few words that describe our incredible founder, Sam Kagan. It was back in 1975 when it all started – when Sam realized the need for an affordable, easy-to-use AC power meter system and it didn’t stop there!

Sam believed that this industry needed a solid state meter that could communicate data, and provide engineers the ability to make power management decisions, and most engineers in the industry couldn’t agree more. He went out and made that an industry reality. With early DOS software and microprocessor-based meters released as early as 1979, his inventions were, and are incorporated worldwide.

He was known by power meter users for his keen understanding of three-phase power systems. Users would call all day, not just for power meters, but also for questions on anything related to power systems. Sam Kagan helped thousands of users solve energy dilemmas and improve the reliability of their electrical power.

More than 40 years later, Electro Industries/GaugeTech, the Leader In Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions, continues to revolutionize the industry with the highest quality, cutting edge power monitoring and control technology on the market today.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified company, EIG sets the industry standard for advanced power quality and reporting, revenue metering and substation data acquisition and control. EIG’s products can be found on-site at virtually all of today’s leading manufacturers, industrial giants and utilities.

Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our offerings and to find out how we can help saving you money today!

How To Move Your Business Over To The Smart Grid


Have you heard of the Smart Grid? Maybe you saw it on the news or maybe you heard about it from your local energy provider, but not everybody understands what the “smart grid” actually is. Today, we’re going to focus on explaining what it means to switch over to the smart grid and some of the best ways to make the transfer; see below:

How To Move Your Business Over To The Smart Grid | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries

What Is The Smart Grid?

While some people try to make the smart grid out to be a complex or intricate thing, we’re going to keep it simple. The grid refers to the electric grid, or a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and a few other components that deliver electricity to your home or business. What makes it “smart” is the new digital technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers – in other words, you.

How To Move Your Business To The Smart Grid

If you’re ready to start cutting costs and making more of a profit, it’s time to make your way over to the smart grid. What does this mean for you and your business? It means you need to start tracking your energy consumption to find out where you can make vital changes. To do so, it starts with smart meters, or power monitors that allow you to see how much energy you’re using, when you’re using it and how much it’s costing you. After all, properly managing your electricity consumption is the ultimate way to save money.

Ready to get started? You’re in good hands. Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Call us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter!

The Hidden Dangers of Using Fossil Fuels For Energy


“We need to stop using up fossil fuels.” You’ve probably heard that hundreds of times over the last couple of years, but it’s important to understand the “why” behind the thought. What most people don’t realize, is that there are some significant hidden costs that come along with utilizing fossil fuels as a source of energy – and there are plenty of alternatives out there.

The Hidden Dangers of Using Fossil Fuels For Energy | Electro Industries

What Are Fossil Fuels?

Let’s start with a quick discussion on what actually qualifies as a “fossil fuel.” Put simply, they are rock-like, gas or liquid resources that are burned to generate power. Some of the most common fossil fuels include coal, natural gas and oil and they’re used as a variety of energy sources including the electricity and transportation sectors.

The Hidden Costs

We could speak for days about the hidden costs of burning fossil fuels, but today we want to focus on global warming emissions. All fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide and other harmful air pollutants when they’re burned. And you guessed it, when these toxins become airborne, they have negative effects local, regional, national and global levels.

Healthier Alternatives To Fossil Fuels

Back in 2014, nearly 80% of U.S. global warming emissions were energy-related. On the other hand, alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal contribute less than 1% of the total energy related global warming emissions. Big difference, right?

Well, in honor of National Pollution Prevention week, we’re asking you to take a stand. Making a conscious effort to reduce fossil fuel consumption can really go a long way. The first step is to take your energy consumption into account and if you’re wondering how you can track it, you’ve come to the right place!

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out how we can help!

MV-90 TIM Released for Electro Industries/GaugeTech’s Shark® 270 Meter


Westbury, NY (Friday, September 15, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of a translation interface module (TIM) that enables the Shark® 270 meter to support Itron’s MV-90 system. The TIM was developed by Itron in partnership with EIG.

The Shark® 270 revenue energy meter mounts into a standard ANSI form meter enclosure. This 0.2% Class meter provides extensive load profiling, I/O, and power quality recording. In addition to communication for meter readings, the Shark 270 has extensive SCADA output capability including DNP 3.0 and IEC 61850 protocols. The meter communicates data via a multitude of ports including RS485, Ethernet, USB and ANSI optical.

MV-90 has been widely used for over 30 years, and is installed in over 600 utilities. It is used to collect interval data that Electrical utilities typically use to measure electrical parameters for billing and load profiling. MV-90 supports interval meters from multiple vendors. The TIM for the Shark® 270 meter enables this meter to be used in any utility’s existing or new MV-90 installation.

Information about the Shark® 270 meter can be found on EIG’s website:

https://shark270.com

Types Of Businesses That Consume The Most Energy


Let’s face it, most businesses, whether they’re in the corporate world, the retail industry or somewhere in between, consume higher levels of energy than most people could ever imagine. But there are some that stand out among the rest and can be crowned for being the largest energy consumers. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut back, but figuring out how much you’re actually consuming is the very first step.

Types Of Businesses That Consume The Most Energy | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Grocery Stores, Restaurants and Convenience Stores

These three categories of businesses are among the highest energy consumers. Just think about all of the power it takes to keep food refrigerated, keep appliances running and the amount of energy that’s wasted for a plethora of reasons. Not to mention lighting and hvac costs.

Car Dealerships

Most of them are open for a majority of the day and night and lighting is absolutely key in this type of business. They need light to show off cars both inside and on the lot and customers rely on adequate lighting so they can see the cars correctly. They also use lots of energy when it comes to powering computers and security systems. It’s estimated that even a reduction of 10% in power consumption could result in savings of nearly $139 million.

Office Buildings, Residential Buildings, Hotels and Motels

This probably isn’t much of a surprise to most people – just think about all of the lighting, the appliances, the heating and cooling systems, etc. found in each of these types of buildings. In order to keep tabs on energy consumption, power monitors are often used in establishments like these.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out how we can help you save!

Nexus Series Power Monitor Frequently Asked Questions


Ever try to read something that was written in a language other than your native tongue? You probably didn’t understand much, right? Well, we understand that power monitoring probably isn’t the most familiar topic, so we want to take some time to explain a few things about our high performance monitoring systems – the Nexus series:

Nexus Series Power Monitor Frequently Asked Questions | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Q: What is a sample rate of High Speed inputs?

A: The Nexus 1250 meter will sample the HS inputs at up to 2 independent rates, depending upon the configuration of the unit. The HS inputs can be used for either pulse accumulation or for status change to record a waveform. The HS inputs are always sampled at 100 times per second, and debounced for 2 sample times.

 

Q: How Can I Communicate With The Nexus 1250 Meter?

A: The Nexus 1250 meter has four communication ports, three are designed to use the RS485 interface, and one is bidirectional between RS485, and RS232. For direct connections, it is easy to use the RS232 port, and a standard serial extension cable (straight), or using an RS485 to RS232 converter, such as our Unicom 2500, connect to any of the RS485 ports.

 

Q: What Is The VAUX Input Used For?

A: This is an independent voltage input that has all the capabilities of the other voltage inputs (recording, triggering, trending, etc.). A typical use would be in synchronizing a line closure.

Have additional questions about your Nexus Power Monitor? Feel free to give us a call at 866-928-7908. The friendly staff at Electro Industries/GaugeTech is always ready to help you out!

How To Completely Change Your Multi-Unit Residential Building For The Better


How To Completely Change Your Multi-Unit Residential Building For The Better | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries\GaugeTech

If you own or manage a multi-unit residential building, we’re going to guess that you’re constantly looking for ways to save money in order to make more. Well, it all starts with identifying areas where energy savings can be attained and boy, do we have the perfect solution for you! See below to find out how advanced metering can put you head and shoulders above the competition with regard to making your building more efficient:

The First Step

Right off the bat, you’re going to need to identify areas where you can save energy. EIG’s advanced and highly accurate meters and submeters will help you do just that. Our technology will allow you to see energy used by a specific apartment or common area of the building so you can make the necessary changes.

The Second Step

Now that you’ve identified these areas, it’s time to implement a reduction program and monitor your progress. After all, you won’t get very far unless you’re looking closely at the results. Of course, the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has issued energy savings guidelines that include implementation of submetering with energy tracking and reporting and EIG’s software is one of the most-effective ways to tackle this process.

Why Is It Important To Monitor Energy Consumption?

By identifying times of greatest use, and areas where energy may be saved, you can cut consumption and start to realize energy savings. And along with this, by measuring the reliability of the power coming from the utility, you can be sure that you are getting the quality of power you are paying for, it’s as simple as that.

Ready to get started? Contact us for conformance specifications and engineering design assistance. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has on-staff dedicated application engineers to provide comprehensive support and make your project a success.

Rest Assured With Our 4 Year Warranty


Quality. That’s our most important goal at Electro Industries/GaugeTech and to achieve that goal, we provide a multipoint approach. Not only do we use advanced standards, we provide factory tours and special training events across the country. And when you choose EIG, you can rest assured because we offer a 4 year warranty.

Rest Assured With Our 4 Year Warranty | Electro Industries Warranty | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

BECAUSE OF EIG’S TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

At EIG, we strive to lead the pack to make the exact product that customers want and need using both industry leading innovation and good old fashioned engineering. EIG has been issued almost 40 US Patents in metering technology spanning a period of decades. Our inventions cover metering and communication topics such as auto-calibration, power quality, transient detection, web servers, WIFI and much more.

BECAUSE EIG STANDS BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Quality is our most important goal. We design our products and systems from the ground up for extremely high reliability and for long life. EIG’s products are used extensively and repeatedly by the Military, by Governments, and by many of the largest Power Utility companies in the world.

BECAUSE OF EIG’S GLOBAL SUPPORT OFFICES

With support offices around the globe, you can be sure that there is always someone available to support you and help make your project a success. EIG has long been regarded for its commitment to engineering service and support.

BECAUSE USERS ALWAYS USED EIG METERS

EIG has been manufacturing digital meters since 1975. We are one of the oldest digital meter manufacturing companies in the world. With such a long history, we have had plenty of time to practice. It is quite likely that our meters are already installed and running in your facility and have been for many years.

BECAUSE EIG PRODUCTS ARE SIMPLY EASY TO USE

EIG meters are easy to use, support multiple protocols and work readily with 3rd party packages. They are well documented and intuitively designed.

At Electro Industries/GaugeTech, we test extensively so that users can be confident that when they receive an EIG meter, it is one of the best in the industry. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our products and services.

Electro Industries Careers


Electro Industries Careers | Electro Industries\GaugeTech

At EIG, we don’t hire the position. We hire the person. Why? We think it’s much more important to foster a great place to work and that all starts with the employees. We pride ourselves in being an industry-leader and the constant recognition we receive shows that our efforts are second to none. Ready to start your career with us?

Life At EIG

We can describe it in three words – exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Employees freely interact with their managers and collaborate with their peers in other departments.

Benefits And Perks

Like the sound of paid vacations? How about 401K, profit-sharing and excellent health care coverage? They’re all on the table here at EIG and bonuses and other rewards are readily available for exemplary work. In addition to all of that, annual pay raises are the rule, not the exception.

Actions Speak Louder

Many of EIG’s employees have been here for 10 years, and quite a few have been here for 20 years or more. At EIG, we reward excellence and we help you build your career. After all, your excellence is our future.

Creativity From Every Corner

Whether you are an electrical engineer, a software programmer, a marketing professional, or an administrative assistant, you will find your place to shine at EIG. EIG prides itself on its innovation. New ideas are both encouraged, welcomed, and rewarded.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply online today or call us at 866-928-7908 to learn more about the leader in power monitoring and smart grid solutions. We’re celebrating 40+ years making digital power meters!

8 Ways To Master Going “Green” At Home And At Work


Make it a goal of yours to save energy no matter where you are. Sure, you can swap out old light bulbs and clean your HVAC filters at home, but what are you doing at work to make a difference? When you save energy, you save money and you also reduce the demand for fossil fuels – it’s a triple threat if you ask us! See below for a few surefire ways to conserve energy both at home and at the office:

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At Home

  1. Pay attention to your refrigerator settings. We’ll bet you can get away with raising the temperature a few degrees in both the refrigerator and the freezer without causing any of your food to go bad.

  2. Don’t wash your clothes in hot water. Simply switching to warm can save nearly 500 pounds of CO2 each year.

  3. Insulate your ceilings and walls for year ‘round savings. It’ll help keep your home cool during the summer months and warm during the frigid winter months.

  4. Replace old windows with newer, energy-efficient models. Double-glazed glass really makes a difference.

At Work

  1. Have employees shut down their computers at the end of the day. If shutting them down completely is not a feasible option, at least put them into “sleep” mode to save electricity.

  2. Ride your bike to work. Not only will it save you in transportation costs, you’ll get a great exercise in, too!

  3. Have a kitchen in your office? Make the upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and have your employees unplug the devices when they are not in use.

  4. Install power monitors so you can easily keep track of the energy your company is consuming.

Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Why Is Technical Support So Important?


Ever purchase something only to realize a few minutes or hours later that you have absolutely no idea how to use it? Can you remember a time where you bought something and it needed to be repaired a few months or years later and you couldn’t find anyone who knew how to fix it? That it was what we call a “poor service experience” and at Electro Industries, we never want you to experience that!

Why Is Technical Support So Important? | Electro Industries

In addition to offering free training programs at our New York headquarters and around the United States, our qualified technicians can also service your products – whether they are in in-house or out in the field. Our rates are dependent on the type of service that is required and your geographic location. Keep reading to learn more.

IN HOUSE REPAIRS

We charge a flat rate for our in-house repairs, which also include free upgrades to specific hardware and firmware levels. Our rates are as follows:

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $205.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $300.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $493.00
  • Portable Units: $932.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

IN HOUSE CALIBRATION

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $195.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $250.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $350.00
  • Portable Units: $550.00
  • Calibration Certification with Point to Data: $100.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

FIELD SERVICE

Our technicians can also come to you. If you are interested in our field services option, please refer to the chart below for our rates:

  • Local Rates (within 100 miles of Westbury, NY): $150.00 per hour
  • National Rates (outside 100 mile service radius): $1,2500 per workday, $700 per travel day, $225 per hour of overtime (after 10 hours)
  • Outside the United States: $2,500 per workday, $800 per travel day, $225 per hour overtime (after 10 hours)

These are not firm quotes, actual costs may vary. Special conditions apply. Want to learn more? Check out our product line or give Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call at 866-928-7908 today.

The One Thing You Need In Order To Change Your Medical Facility


Did you know that the average healthcare facility in the United States spends over $6.5 billion on energy costs every year? This is an astonishing number and it’s only predicted to increase over the next couple of years. Well, if you want to start tracking how much energy you are using in order to find areas where you can cut back, we’ve got a simple solution. It’s time to install EIG’s world class power meters.

The One Thing You Need In Order To Change Your Medical Facility | Power Monitor | Electro Industries

Why Choose Electro Industries?

If you’re the person in charge of running a healthcare facility – listen up. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has manufactured high-quality power monitoring systems to help you track and reduce energy consumption. The bottom line? You can start saving a fortune today!

Benefits of a Power Monitor:

  • Accurately monitor power consumption. Through the use of our power meters, you can track how much energy your facility is using. Take this a step further by installing submeters, which allow you to further pinpoint your consumption down to specific departments, floors, or machines.
  • Identify areas where energy savings and be attained. Using data gathered from our power meters, you can analyze critical information and identify inefficiencies. On average, our products can help you reduce your energy consumption by 15%!
  • Implement and track energy savings programs. Once you have determined where you are wasting power, you can design and implement an energy-savings program for your facility. Better yet, you can even use our meters to track the progress of your program to see how successful it is!
  • Analyze power quality to improve system reliability. In a medical facility, one small blip in the power supply could be the difference between life and death. Our meters also function as power quality analyzers, meaning you can ensure that you are receiving reliable power where it matters most.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the leaders at Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today to find out what you need in order to get started. To learn more about our variety of power monitoring products, check out our online catalog. Or you can speak with one of our trained associates by calling 866-928-7908.

How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps


How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps | Power Monitor | Electro Industries

Since you don’t own your apartment, you can’t control how much energy your home uses, right? Wrong. Even though some aspects are controlled by the landlord, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and keep your bills to a minimum. The best part is, most of these ways are quick, easy and inexpensive.

  1. Swap Out Your Thermostat – if your apartment is still using a traditional thermostat where you have to manually set the temperature each time you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to upgrade. A programmable model gives your more control of your heating and cooling levels which can help reduce your energy use.

  2. Put An End To Air Leaks – inspect the area around your windows and doors and look for any possible ways air can escape. Fill cracks and gaps with caulk or weatherstripping for best results.

  3. Unplug Your Devices – chances are, you’re not using all of your electronic devices at the same time. Therefore, you can unplug some of them while they’re not being used. A quick and easy way to stop power to multiple devices at once is to use power strips.

  4. Replace Old Light Bulbs – if your apartment is still filled with old incandescent light bulbs, you’re wasting lots of your hard earned money. Switch to LEDs or CFLs and watch your energy bills plummet before your eyes. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive upfront, but trust us when we tell you it’ll be worth it in the long run.

For over four decades, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Electrical providers worldwide rely on data captured and recorded by EIG meters to monitor, protect and improve the reliability of electrical power. Call us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our services.

3 Reasons to Invest In a Power Monitoring System


There are countless reasons why property owners can benefit from installing a power monitoring system. You’ll reduce your energy consumption and operating costs as well, as your impact on the environment.

Below we’ve highlighted just a few more reasons you might not have considered:

Increase Your Power Factor

The power factor is the term used to describe the quality of power that is being delivered to your property. You always want to aim for a power factor of 100 — and if your power factor is between 60-90 there is likely a lot you can change to become more energy efficient. By installing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to identify and remedy inefficiencies and get real-time data regarding your power factor.

Accurately Allocate Your Energy Budget

A power monitoring system helps you to understand how much power you’re actually using each month. This allows you to set more realistic budgets when it comes to energy costs.

Reduce Your Peak Demand

If you use a large amount of energy during peak times,  you’ll pay for that in your power bill. Power monitoring systems will show you exactly where your energy is being consumed. This way you can more effectively run your equipment reducing peak demand.

Electro Industries has been a leader of power monitoring equipment for more than 40 years. Our instruments are currently being used by businesses around the world, both big and small. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about how we can help YOUR business.

How Our Products Can Help Your University


Have you ever wandered around a college campus? Night and day, massive amounts of energy are required to keep a university running. In fact, Energy Star estimates that educational institutions spend on average, $14 billion on energy per year, and guess what — 30-percent of that energy goes to waste due to inefficiencies!

By integrating a power monitoring system by Electro Industries, we can help you significantly minimize energy waste, reduce your carbon footprint, AND lower your power bills.

Read on to learn more about how our products can help your university:

Identify and Address Inefficiencies

Our products provide key insights into your campus’ energy consumption habits. Facility engineers and financial managers will be able to work together to identify just how energy is being used and eliminate any inefficiencies. Some common problem areas across colleges include:

  • Cafeterias
  • Common Areas
  • Retail Stores
  • Science and Computer Labs
  • Student Housing

Qualify for Government Funding

Is your university committed to the environment? Do you want to potentially qualify for more government funding? By installing one of our power monitoring systems, you have a better chance of being named a  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building.

Spread Awareness

By taking steps to become a green campus through energy conservation, you’ll be raising awareness both on-campus and within the community. This can further help you reduce energy consumption, as students, staff, administrators, and campus-visitors jump on board with your goals and become more conscious of their bad habits. This could help you save an additional 15-percent.

Still not convinced? Check out this University of Buffalo case study to learn more about the practical application of our products.

Electro Industries has been a worldwide manufacturer of power monitoring systems for over 40 years. We’ve helped colleges and universities across the globe reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and their carbon footprint. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 for more information.

How Can Electro Industries Help Data Centers?


If you’ve ever set foot in a data center, the amount of information being processed can be overwhelming. We’re sure you can imagine how much energy it takes to power this type of business — maybe you’re even paying the bills, but did you know that the NRDC projects that by the year 2020 data centers will consume 140 billion kilowatt-hours per year? That equates to the combined output of 50 power plants and about $13 billion. Not only is this expensive, but it has a significant impact on the environment.

That’s why data centers all over the world are investing in energy management systems from Electro Industries. Here’s how they can help:

Save Money

An energy management system will give you more insight into how much energy your data center is consuming. You’ll be able to identify and address inefficiencies in real time. After installing one of our systems, our customers have reported a savings of 20-percent or more in energy costs.

Improve Customer Experience

A key metric used by data centers to measure the amount of time their equipment is active is called uptime. Most data centers aim for an uptime of 99-percent or greater with little to no downtime. Our energy management systems help minimize downtime and will keep your data center running smoothly.

Help the Environment

In addition to saving money and running your business more efficiently, Electro Industries energy management systems also help you save the environment. This means you can work on improving your public image by promoting your green efforts.

When data centers all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we are a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Visit our website to learn more or call 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our professional associates.

What Makes Power Monitoring So Important?


It’s easy to see why power monitoring systems have become so popular over the years. They are used by businesses to monitor, control, and optimize the energy consumption of your property. Read on for three comprehensive reasons your business should invest in a power monitoring system:

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Cut Back On Energy Consumption

Ultimately, one-third of the energy consumed in the United States is wasted. When it comes to energy consumption, a power monitoring system can help you identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your property.

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Reduce Your Environmental Impact

In addition to the high price tag that comes with consuming energy, it also has a hefty impact on the environment. The more electricity a plant needs to produce to power your business, the more pollution you’re releasing into the environment. By utilizing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to implement green efforts that help the environment — AND make you look great in the eyes of the community.

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Save Money

When it comes down to it, we all want to save money and a power monitoring system will help you improve your bottom line. When you lower your electrical expenses, you’re improving your profit margin.

 

For more than 40 years,  Electro Industries has been a leading supplier of power monitoring equipment and software to businesses all over the world. Our energy management experts would be more than happy to discuss how our products can help you save money, or you can head to our case study library and see for yourself. Want to better manage your business’ energy consumption? Contact us today at 866-928-7908.

Electro Industries Releases Terminal Breakout Box Kit for Use with Shark® 270 Meter’s I/O


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, July 5, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) released the CONN20163-KT Terminal Breakout Box kit that can be used to connect the Shark® 270 meter to a customer’s existing equipment in a simple, one-step process, letting the customer access the capabilities of the Shark® 270 high accuracy socket revenue meter while utilizing their current wiring scheme.

The customer simply uses the kit’s CAT6 cable to connect from one of the meter’s RJ45 I/O connectors to the RJ45 port on the CONN20163 unit. The CONN20163 converts the RJ45 cable connection to an 8 pole screw terminal receptacle that can be used for connecting wires to existing equipment, saving time and providing a convenient point of termination.

The CONN20163-KT comes with the CONN20163-KT unit, a 3 foot CAT6 cable, and labels to identify the specific I/O being connected.

Information about the CONN20163 and the Shark® 270 meter can be found on EIG’s website:

https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-270-energy-meter-io-terminal-breakout-box-kit/

https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-270-energy-meter/

Trust Electro Industries with Your Power Monitoring Needs


For over 40 years, the world has turned to Electro Industries for high-quality energy meters, submeters, and power quality analyzers. Whether you’re interested in saving money or making your commercial property more environmentally friendly, we’ve got you covered!

Founded in 1975

Founded in 1975, Sam Kagan had a single goal — to create the first multifunctional power meter. Since accomplishing this task, Electro Industries has stayed committed to their mission. To innovate and produce the world’s best energy management technology.

Reliability

We’ve installed our products in hundreds of thousands of properties across the globe. From business organizations to government entities, you’ll find Electro Industries products in all corners of the world. Some of our most popular customers are: Florida Power & Light, conEdison Energy, and the United States Army.

Results

Our customers have reported a decrease of 20-percent energy consumption upon implementation. That’s millions of dollars per year. The long list of customers that have benefited from our power monitoring technology includes: property owners, energy suppliers, and more. Take a look at our library of case studies for yourself.

4-Year Warranty

Here at Electro Industries, we’re 100-percent confident in our products — and we’ve built them to stand the test of time! That’s why we offer an industry-leading warranty with every purchase at no extra cost.

Seamless Integration

Our expertly designed hardware works seamlessly with our thoughtfully designed software.

Are you ready to take the plunge and start saving both money and the environment with Electro Industries? Learn more today about how you can reduce your energy consumption, operating costs, and carbon footprint. Contact us at 866-928-7908.

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