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GLS-EM-MCU

Crestron Green Light® Power Meter Control Unit

Main control unit for power metering up to 3-phase 347 Volt service and 84 branch circuits.

The GLS-EM-MCU is an Ethernet-based power metering control unit, designed to log overall electricity usage in real time. It measures and tracks actual energy consumption by attaching to the incoming electrical service and branch circuits. The GLS-EM-MCU also works in unison with the GLS-EM-CTI and GLS-EM-CT to provide more detailed data by tracking individual branch circuits in a home or office[1]. This data is then displayed on a touch panel, mobile device or computer for viewing by users. Additionally, the GLS-EM-MCU system interfaces with Fusion EM® Energy Management Software to provide reports with greater detail, showing total building consumption.

Three-Phase Monitoring
The main control unit (MCU) monitors both voltage and current to provide complete statistics of a building's electricity consumption. To achieve this, the MCU connects to line voltage of each phase (up to 3) and neutral. Current transformers (GLS-EM-CTs) clamp around each of the incoming feed wires. These CTs then wire into the MCU's inputs. With the voltage and current data, the MCU calculates power usage.

Individual Branch Monitoring
In many cases, users may want to monitor consumption by area, or even device. The main control unit, in conjunction with the current transformer interface, enables metering of multiple branch circuits. GLS-EM-CT current transformers are placed around the feed wire of each circuit, and then connected to the GLS-EM-CTI current transformer interfaces. Up to four (4) GLS-EM-CTI can connect to a single GLS-EM-MCU for monitoring of up to 84 branch circuits.

Current Transformers
Current transformers are vital to metering power. Crestron® offers various split core models that work with 600, 400, and 200 Amp feeds. These devices clamp around main feeds. Solid-core models exist for 50 and 20 Amp circuits. The wire must be routed through the closed loop of the core.

Real-time and Logged Data
Inherent to the GLS-EM-MCU is the ability to provide both real-time and logged power usage data. Real-time data can be used on touch panels or lobby displays to show instantaneous usage. The energy usage screen within Fusion EM software provides attractive charts and graphs that illustrate the facility's energy consumption. Additionally, logged data can be shared with Fusion EM for more detailed reporting. The GLS-EM-MCU stores the logged data in non-volatile memory to prevent data loss.

Key Features

  • Power metering across 3 phases (main legs)
  • Reports data to control system and Fusion EM®
  • Monitors and logs RMS Voltage, current, and active power
  • Monitor up to 84 individual branch circuits for more detailed data
  • Installs next to electrical panel
  • Operable with 100-347 Volt, 2- and 3-phase systems
  • Non-volatile memory reliably stores internally logged data

Notes:

  1. To prevent wire noise, the maximum distance between a GLS-EM-MCU or GLS-EM-CTI and a GLS-EM-CT should not exceed 50 feet (15.24 meters). This maximum distance applies to the following product models: GLS-EM-MCU, GLS-EM-CTI-* and GLS-EM-CT-*.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Green Light, and Fusion EM are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Awards

2013 Electronic House Products of the Year

Crestron was honored with three 2013 Electronic House Products of the Year Awards. EH Products of the Year Awards recognize the best technology, products and services for the electronic connected home. Electronic House is one of the most prestigious trade publications in the custom electronics industry.

The winning Crestron products are:

Motorized Window Treatments
Crestron Shading Solutions - Decor Series

Multiroom Audio
6x4 DigitalMedia™ Distribution Center

Energy Monitoring Devices and Services
Crestron Green Light Power Meter

 
2012 CEDIA Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation Awards

The CEDIA Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation Award competition recognizes a transformative technology (hardware, software, or service) that either aids in reducing consumption of energy and natural resources or represents an environmentally responsible approach to the power usage, production methods, or packaging of traditional goods. The following Crestron energy management technology was selected as a winner of:

CEDIA Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation Award:

Crestron Green Light® Power Meter (GLS-EM-MCU)

 

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2014

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©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.