DC² - DC Power monitoring

To give a total overview of your power consumption, Racktivity has complemented its product line with a new family of power meter and monitoring devices.

DC² - DC Power monitoring

To give a total overview of your power consumption, Racktivity has complemented its product line with a new family of power meter and monitoring devices. The DC²Meter addresses the needs of telecommunications, broadband, wireless and broadcast service providers. The meter can be installed at the DC power distribution board or in distributed remote locations such as PoPs, base stations, and head ends. The unit features a DIN rail mountable design and Ethernet connectivity and features 12 inputs for current measurements.

The DC²Meter also supports our E²Sensor range to offer a granular set of environmental monitoring including temperature, humidity and motion sensing as well as smoke detection, water leak detection under raised floors and dry contacts for rack door intrusion detection.

The meter is fully compatible with our DCPM, a Service Provider Infrastructure & Data Center Performance Management System, allowing you to remotely monitor and manage power and critical environment metrics in your data centers and/or smaller distributed infrastructures.

The DC²Meter provides you with the missing element for a complete power monitoring solution and solves any issues with large or distributed estates of DC powered equipment. With this addition, Racktivity gives you the tools to measure and analyse your data in order to prevent downtime and reduce your carbon footprint.

Benefits

  • A split-core current transducer can be used in existing environments ensuring no power is cut off during installation
  • DC monitoring and more (Amp range, etc)
  • 12 external DC current sensors & 2 external DC voltage sensors can be mounted
  • Programmable thresholds for alarms and warnings
  • Works on both -48V and +48V
  • Ultra low energy consumption (< 2 W)
  • DIN rail mountable
  • Full-feature and easy integration with our Data Center Power Management software
  • Compatible with the E²Sensor, Racktivity’s environmental sensor which provides highly granular energy information including power distribution and environmental status

Features

  • Server-based authentication and direct ethernet connection
  • Event driven logging
  • OLED display & control with 4 input buttons (monitor read-outs, change network settings…)
  • Flash upgradable, for future PowerQuality analytics

Technical specifications

MEASURE

  • Billing Grade Accuracy +/- 2%
  • Per Current Sensor : Current (A), Real Power (W), Energy Consumption (kWh)
  • Per SUM Group : Total Current (A), Total Real Power (W) and Total Energy Consumption (kWh)
  • Per 3Phase Group : Neutral Current (A), Total Real Power (W) and Total Energy C onsumption (kWh)
  • Detailed event logging
  • Measure DC voltage
  • On 2 feeds: A and B
  • Input range: 36 - 60 VDC
  • Measure DC current
  • On 12 inputs: 6x A & 6x B
  • Input range: up to 800A (depends on current transducer)
  • Works on both + and - 48V
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • 100% galvanic separation between the 2 feeds
  • Power supply via A and/or B feed for redundancy

CONTROL

  • Ethernet 10100 Mbps auto detecting, half/full duplex connection
  • Racktivity R-BUS connectors for connecting E²Sensors™
  • Remote access web interface through web browser
  • CLI (Command Line Interface) over Telnet and Telnet secure remote access
  • Display: monitor voltage, current and power

SECURE

  • SNMP TRAPs, SETs, GETs support
  • Integrated secure web site (HTTPS)
  • SSL certificate
  • Customisable thresholds & alarms
  • Warning level for Voltage, Power, Current, Temperature and more
  • Extensive logging
  • Server-based authentication/authorization

MECHANICAL

  • Form-factor: DIN rail 4M
  • OLED with 4 control buttons
  • LED power ON/OFF per feed
  • CE/RoHS Compliant

Look & Feel

Documentation

Racktivity product sheet DC²Meter.pdf