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Aclara’s kV2c commercial and industrial meter family provides reliable and accurate revenue metering combined with advanced real-time instrumentation, true power quality monitoring and real cost of service measurements. The Aclara kV2c meter family is one of the most widely accepted ANSI meters in eh market today, with more than two million units deployed.

The Aclara kV2c product family includes two models for flexibility and deployment options:

  • Aclara kV2c metering solution for demanding applications offers revenue-grade metering and advance power quality monitoring for polyphase metering.
  • Aclara kV2c+ AMI/AMR metering solution is ideal extremely harsh environments. Building on the kV2c design, it includes a more robust power supply and is suitable for 600V applications.
  • AMR/AMI Plug and Play to accommodate: RF, power line carrier, cellular (GPRS/CDMA) networks, and Ethernet Smart configuration with advanced metering options and versatile programmable soft switches.
  • Robust revenue-grade watt-hour and demand metering with advance recording options.
  • Complete range of S-base and A-base forms.
  • Four-quadrant industrial or substation measures.
  • Powerful functional upgrades provide 4-channel 64 kb, 20-channel 192 kB, or 20-channel 384 kB recording for voltage, current, energy, apparent power, reactive power, distortion power, power factor, THD, TDD, DPF.
  • Per phase AC instrumentation (amps, volts, and frequency.

The Aclara kV2c product family includes two models for flexibility and deployment options:

  • Aclara kV2c metering solution for demanding applications offers revenue-grade metering and advance power quality monitoring for polyphase metering.
  • Aclara kV2c+ AMI/AMR metering solution is ideal extremely harsh environments. Building on the kV2c design, it includes a more robust power supply and is suitable for 600V applications.

Highly Accurate Measurement

Measured at +/- 0.2 percent, the Aclara kV2 family of meters provides outstanding accuracy.* Combined with the low starting watts, utilities can have confidence in the metered value and measured electricity usage.

* 0.5% for A-Base

Broad Communications Support

The kV2 meter family allows for interchangeability of AMR/AMI modules and covers the broadest range of possible AMI communication technologies including RF mesh, cellular, power line and Ethernet. Modules can be added at the Aclara factory, or replaced with another compatible module if the meter is redeployed.

Billing and Smart Applications

Traditional billing continues to be a vital role for today’s solid state meters, but they are also now a critical part of your grid operation. Leveraged strengths and knowledge in distribution automation, volt-var control demand optimization, and distributed generation the Aclara kVA2 line of meters provide the integration and critical information to optimize grid operation solutions.

Versatility

The kV2c meter family is a versatile metering platform for commercial and industrial applications. The kV2c meter offers easy and powerful functional upgrades with a unique combination of soft switches and option boards for rapidly evolving smart metering space. The kV2c starts as a bi-directional, coincident demand meter with five demand measures, real time pricing, and real time data monitoring.

Soft switches are available to add such functions as TOU, transformer and line loss compensation, power factor, four quadrant measurements, instrument transformer correction, and increased recording channels. Power Quality

Aclara kV2c meters offer advanced power quality tools to measure compliance to power quality agreements or gather data to set power quality requirements. These tools include:

  • Programmable sag and swell monitor that logs voltage sag and swell duration down to one cycle, minimum or maximum voltage, coincident current, and date and time of occurrence.
  • Voltage and Current THD per phase, TDD (Total Demand Distortion), distortion power factor, and displacement power factor, distortion kVA, and distortion kVAh (all recordable).
  • Harmonic analysis (MeterMate 5.00 and above) plots odd and even harmonic magnitudes and phase angles).
  • Programmable diagnostics for voltage imbalance, distortion, current imbalance, reversed polarity, high neutral current. These events may be logged, set an alert, and initiate a call-in.

Inventory Management

The kV2c wide range voltage power supply (120V to 480V) combined with the Aclara FitzallTM feature enables a significant meter inventory reduction while covering all applications. Fitzall is an Aclara exclusive tool for commercial and industrial electronic meter inventory reduction, which allows two meter forms, 9S for transformer rated and 16S for self-contained to meter any service type.

Installation Verification and Tamper Detection

The Aclara Site GenieTM Monitor provides a simple, automatic way to catch errors, tampering and wiring changes before billing problems occur. Site Genie also provides the phasor information and diagnostics needed to fix the problems it finds.

Cost of Service Measurements

Knowing what it costs to serve a site is key competitive information for both generation and distribution utilities. The kV2c family of meters simultaneously measures all of the components of service cost (real and reactive – with and without harmonics, distortion, and vector apparent power).

kV2 c+ AMI/AMR Communication for Extreme Conditions

The kV2c product family includes the kVA2c+ meter equipped with a more robust power supply for demanding power requirements of today’s AMI communications. This model is also available with a 57 – 120V auto-ranging power supply for low voltage applications or a 600V power supply for 3-phase 3-wire 600 volt distribution applications.

  • Features & Benefits (in addition to kV2c features)
  • Enhanced power supply to support a variety of AMI technology
  • 57-120V auto-ranging power supply for low voltage applications
  • Ability to serve 600V applications
  • The Revenue Guard option preserves billing integrity when a phase voltage is lost
  • Available in switchboard form (Z base)