Packet Power Blog

When good enough can be great: Current-only vs Full Power monitoring

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Packet Power Team

You've decided to monitor energy use in your facility. The good news is that you've got a number of options to do this. The not-so-good news is that the options can sometimes seem overwhelming. One such choice is to monitor current only or full power.  So when is current alone good enough?

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Topics: branch circuit monitoring, selective circuit monitoring, Power basics, power monitoring, Packet Power

Split core CTs and why size matters

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Packet Power Team

Current transducers (CTs) are a critical component of power monitoring. They come in a variety of formats, sizes, current ratings and accuracy levels.  The aspect we would like to focus on here is size, specifically inside diameter.  

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Topics: branch circuit monitoring, selective circuit monitoring, Power basics, power monitoring, Packet Power, Current Transducers (CTs)

Packet Power launches new compact wireless multi-circuit monitors

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Packet Power Team


The new monitors offer an easy way to add monitoring to some or all of the circuits on switchgear, panelboards, HVAC units, generators and other devices. 

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Topics: power monitoring, data center monitoring, Packet Power, data center power monitoring, wireless monitoring, selective circuit monitoring, New product launch

A low cost way to monitor high-value circuits

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Alan Katz

There are many reasons to monitor power in data centers ranging from monitoring the state of critical equipment to calculating energy efficiency metrics such as PUE. So what do you do when the data you need isn't available because the switchgear, panel board or RPP housing the circuit is not monitored and you can't afford to upgrade it? Our Selective Circuit Monitoring delivers an easy, cost-effective solution.

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Topics: selective circuit monitoring