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Nov 13, 2017 10:46:41 AM

Introducing the New Power Battalion 48 Power Meter

We are proud to introduce Setra's newest networked power meter -- the Power Battalion 48.

The New Setra Power Meter Roll Call:

Like the Power Patrol and Power Squad 24, the Power Battalion 48 is a ANSI C12.2 revenue grade power meter capable of capturing both high and low voltage loads. This meter offers additional options when planning your next building automation project. The Power Battalion 48 adds flexibility by combining two different voltage sources, allowing the user to monitor both high voltage loads (480V, 600V) for chillers and compressors while also capturing low voltage loads (120V, 208V) for lighting grids. The dual voltage references eliminate the need to have more than one multi-circuit meter– all for less than $100 per metering point. 

Why Setra Power Meters ExcelSetra Power Battalion 48

  • Multi-circuit meters eliminate the need for multiple enclosures or breakers; an installer can mount 16 traditional single circuit meters with individual enclosures and fuse disconnects – or they can just install one Power Battalion 48! A single 15 amp, 600 Volt rated breaker can protect all 48 circuits being monitored.

  • Setra’s family of Power meters are UL610.10 rated for installation inside main distribution panels without having to install them in a UL508 enclosure – eliminating costly labor and conduit runs.

    A USB interface allows the Setra Power Battalion to be set up with a  laptop prior to installation.

  • A USB interface allows for setup via a laptop prior to installation.  The Setra Power Battalion 48 is also equipped with a web browser-based setup, eliminating the need to suit up in personal protective equipment (PP/Arc Flash suits) while setting up the meter parameters. The utilization of one meter, which provides full data stream metering via common Building Automation System (BAS) platforms allows for the user to choose the right communications protocol needed for the application. Supported protocols include:

    • BACnet IP & BACnet MS/TP (BTL Certified)

    • Modbus TCP & Modbus RTU

    • Two pulsed outputs

  • Every Setra power meter is equipped with the unique functionality of being installed on 90-600 Volt services without having to know your voltages ahead of time. Each meter can work with small 20 amp CTs at 0.333 MV output or Rogowski CTs from 5-5000 amps at 108mV/1kA. Setra’s Patrol Flex Rogowski coils exhibit industry-best accuracy at 0.5% (positional) while only weighing about half a pound each.

Where are Setra power meters being used now?

User-owned power meters are increasingly installed as standard practice in most industrial and commercial new construction. With environmental sustainability becoming a growing concern, a lot of new construction projects are following LEED certification guidelines. Advanced LEED power monitoring requirements include frequent logging of power usage and demand via a BAS, monitoring of power factor, and submetering among many other factors.


Increasing energy costs are frequently the largest variable expense for commercial and industrial facilities; the installation of submeters can provide numerous benefits to the facility manager.  Real-time submetering data can help facility managers drive savings by highlighting opportunities to optimize equipment and site performance.  This data can provide feedback on energy consumption; how much energy is being used throughout the day and identify which areas are consuming more energy than necessary.

Learn more about the Power Battalion 48

Topics: Energy Management, HVAC/R

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