KWH Metering System

EKM RS-485 to USB Converter

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Our USB Converter, translates the RS-485 signal from the meters to a signal that can be understood by your computer and our EKM Dash software. This is an inexpensive device that will work well if you are fine reading your meters locally on-site. You can connect up to 256 meters on 4000 feet of twisted pair wire to this converter.



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This converter uses a chip that is manufactured by FTDI, which is much more robust, reliable, and easier to use than competing chips. The terminal blocks are tiny, you will need a very small flat head screwdriver to tighten them.

Works with all of our RS-485 smart meters including our v.2 smart meters and our v.3 Omnimeters These are very easy to connect and wire up (requires a tiny 2mm flat head screwdriver). Be sure that you have the FTDI USB Drivers installed. Connect a twisted pair wire from A+ on the USB converter to "RS-485 A" on up to 256 EKM Meters, connect B- to "RS485 B" on the same meters.

 

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Description USB to RS-485 Converter
Hardware FTDI Chip
Advantage Easy to Install and Easy to Use

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EKM iSerial v.2 TCP/IP Ethernet to RS-485 Serial Converter

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The EKM iSerial works well if you are reading a few meters and have strong knowledge of computers and networking (this is also the only way to read v.2 or v.4 meters over the internet). If you are going to be reading more than a few meters or have limited experience with networking, we will recommend that you go with the new EKM Push system for its scalability and ease of use.



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The iSerial is versatile and easy to place. One or more of these converters can be placed wherever it is convenient for connection to the meter(s), and conveniently located for a connection to a TCP/IP(ethernet) network.

Our EKM iSerial allows flexible access to your meter data. Any computer, either on a local area network(LAN) or connected via the internet from anywhere in the world, can read and configure the meters using our EKM Dash software.

A string of up to 256 daisy chained meters can connect to an ethernet network through this device, and are then ready to be read remotely. No on-site computer is necessary.

This device comes pre-configured for 9600 baud, which will work well with our EKM-Omnimeter. If you are using a v.2 meter this device will have to be preset to 1200 baud. For more information about how to setup your iSerial and how to make changes in the iSerial settings, please refer to: The Complete Guide to EKM Metering

 

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Description TCP/IP (Ethernet) to RS-485 Converter
Advantage Use this converter to be able to read your meters over the internet from any computer in the world.

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EKM-Push Communication System

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We are proud to introduce an entirely new communication system with unprecedented capabilities and ease of use. It is designed to work in conjunction with our v.3 Omnimeters, in order to maximize their capabilities and data readability.



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All you have to do is plug it in! -- the EKM Push gateway handles all of the meter communication, parses the meter data, and inserts the reads into our distributed database network. This completely eliminates all of the configuration issues of firewalls, dynamic IP, and having a computer running all the time to make it happen. Data is available seamlessly and immediately from a known, fixed location. The data can be accessed in a number of ways but is most easily pulled using our EKM Dash software. Up to 256 EKM-OmniMeters v.3 meters can be daisy-chain connected to each EKM Push on up to 4000 feet of wire. The entire system has been designed to be a robust metering system, with an easy plug-and-play installation. We feel that we have designed a rock solid metering communications system that is scalable, and with the reliabity needed to build a business around. The EKM Push system does NOT currently support our v.2 meters or new EKM Omnimeter Pulse v.4. We are working to add this functionality but is not net implemented.

There is nothing like this available; whether you are metering a single cottage or an international electric car charging network with tens of thousands of metered points, we believe the EKM Push will be the backbone of the next generation of metering. It represents a whole new era for meter data communications.

Our intent is to provide our customers with FREE, seamless, and unrestricted access to their data in real time. You can then use your data in ways that serve you best, whether it is logging for billing purposes, or dashboards to track your energy use and/or generation. We will provide a basic user interface, but our intent is not to get into the data storage business. Instead we are offering the most robust and capable hardware available, with easy, reliable access to the raw data. You will be able to retrieve your data from our database on a regular schedule, and then use it in any way that you choose. We store the latest 1000 meter reads (1-minute interval is the default) Again, this service is FREE and intended to give you the most reliable data stream available.

 

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Featured Product
Description Instantly Push Meter Data to the Web!
Platforms Ethernet, RS-485, Power
Export One Minute Interval Meter Data
Version EKM-Push

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EKM Dash — Software Registration Key

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Please consider this to be a beta product that is under development at this time. Please understand that the Dash may experience the hiccups that are to be expected with a product in beta.



Product Description

Our new user-friendly software allows you to read meters which are connected to your computer, whether it be a PC, Linux box, or a Mac running OS X, and whether the meter is connected directly with one of our USB to RS-485 converters, over a LAN network, or over the internet with the iSerial TCP/IP to Serial Converter. From this application you can, read all of the meter parameters, set meter numbers (addresses), set passwords, reset demand to zero, and, have meter usage logged to a file and have monthly reports e-mailed to individual users or formatted for printing and mailing. This is a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. It features all of the same functionality and more, in a much more stable and easy to use package.

This is a completely new software build that is intended to be a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. The current version is still in development and should be considered a Beta release. We continue to make adjustments to increase stability and we plan on adding a lot more features and functionality in the future. As it is still in Beta, we would appreciate any feedback that you can give us on your experience with it. It will work with both our v.2 and v.3 meters. The software is pre-configured to read a few test meters here at EKM Metering. For reading your own meters, just make the appropriate preferences and other configuration changes.

The dashboard is available as a free 30-day trial that you can download here: EKM Dash. You can then purchase the User Key at any time to enable the unrestricted version. This key will give you unlimited use of the unrestricted EKM Dash. The unrestricted version provides logging of meter reads to .csv files. It also can generate automatic monthly reports emailed to individual meter users. Once purchased, all updates to the software are free.

The software will work with V.2, V.3 and the new v.4 smart meters. Meter reads give Total kWh, Reverse kWh and Maximum Demand, plus Instantaneous Current, Voltage, Power, Power Factor, as well as 6 months of monthly records stored on board the meter, including 4 Time-of-Use Rates for 4 Daily Time Periods and 6 Seasons.

 

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Featured Product
Description Meter Reading Software
Platforms Windows, Mac, Linux
Export .csv Files
Version Beta

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EKM Dash — Software Registration Key

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Please consider this to be a beta product that is under development at this time. Please understand that the Dash may experience the hiccups that are to be expected with a product in beta.



Product Description

Our new user-friendly software allows you to read meters which are connected to your computer, whether it be a PC, Linux box, or a Mac running OS X, and whether the meter is connected directly with one of our USB to RS-485 converters, over a LAN network, or over the internet with the iSerial TCP/IP to Serial Converter. From this application you can, read all of the meter parameters, set meter numbers (addresses), set passwords, reset demand to zero, and, have meter usage logged to a file and have monthly reports e-mailed to individual users or formatted for printing and mailing. This is a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. It features all of the same functionality and more, in a much more stable and easy to use package.

This is a completely new software build that is intended to be a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. The current version is still in development and should be considered a Beta release. We continue to make adjustments to increase stability and we plan on adding a lot more features and functionality in the future. As it is still in Beta, we would appreciate any feedback that you can give us on your experience with it. It will work with both our v.2 and v.3 meters. The software is pre-configured to read a few test meters here at EKM Metering. For reading your own meters, just make the appropriate preferences and other configuration changes.

The dashboard is available as a free 30-day trial that you can download here: EKM Dash. You can then purchase the User Key at any time to enable the unrestricted version. This key will give you unlimited use of the unrestricted EKM Dash. The unrestricted version provides logging of meter reads to .csv files. It also can generate automatic monthly reports emailed to individual meter users. Once purchased, all updates to the software are free.

The software will work with V.2, V.3 and the new v.4 smart meters. Meter reads give Total kWh, Reverse kWh and Maximum Demand, plus Instantaneous Current, Voltage, Power, Power Factor, as well as 6 months of monthly records stored on board the meter, including 4 Time-of-Use Rates for 4 Daily Time Periods and 6 Seasons.

 

Additional Information

Featured Product
Description Meter Reading Software
Platforms Windows, Mac, Linux
Export .csv Files
Version Beta

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