Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Schneider Square D PowerLogic BCPM split-core CT option
By Anthony Capkun
October 8, 2010
Schneider Electric announced a new option for the Square D PowerLogic branch circuit power meter (BCPM) family that monitors branch circuits and mains in power distribution units and remote power panels. The PowerLogic BCPM was previously available only with solid-core CT strips; now, there’s a split-core CT option, offering “more installation flexibility” and making it “ideal for retrofit applications”. Both versions of the BCPM give a granular view of power and energy use for maximum uptime, accurate cost allocation, and infrastructure optimization in a data centre environment. The PowerLogic BCPM provides an in-depth view of an electrical system, reducing the possibility of a breaker trip. Customizable alarms let operators set sensitivity parameters so an alarm is triggered any time that the load approaches the breaker limit.