PowerDIN 4PZ DIN Rail Mount Energy Meter

SKU: POWERDIN-4PZ
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PowerDIN 4PZ is a dual 240Vac/16A electricity metering device (A, W, Wh, TPF, V, Hz) with LAN/Wi-Fi 33 and I/O connections for installation on a DIN rail.

The PowerDIN 4PZ can be remotely controlled and monitored via a web interface and the NETIO Cloud or an Open API. Each of the 4 outputs can be switched ON/OFF independently. The DIN rail mount device has two dry contact digital inputs (DI – including S0 pulse counts) that can be read remotely. Integration with third-party systems can be achieved via standard protocols including JSON, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, MQTT-flex, and Telnet. A NETIO Cloud ‘welcome credit’ is provided free of charge for each connected device, calculated to cover about 3 years of operation.

PowerDIN 4PZ Features

  • Two metered 240Vac outputs that can be switched OFF via a built-in relay for remote reboots
  • Two relay outputs with NO/NC relay contacts
  • Two digital inputs (DI) to connect push-buttons or SO meters
  • LAN or Wi-Fi connection with NFC configuration
  • Built-in web interface
  • Channels 1, 2: metering + relay
  • Channels 3, 4: relay contacts
  • Open API: MQTT-flex, Modbus/TCP, Telnet, JSON, XML, SNMP
  • Energy metering tracks the energy flow in both directions separately (with two separate kWh counters); an additional, user-resettable counter is also provided
  • PowerUp State: defined output states after power-up and remembers the last state
  • PowerUp Delay: with outputs switched ON after a delay) to allow a switched sequence after a power outage
  • Firmware can be upgraded over the Web, configuration can be imported and exported
  • Independent Output Control (IOC)
  • Zero Current Switching Outputs (ZCS) on relays 1 and 2 to extend their mechanical working life
  • Mobile app: NETIO Mobile2 (Android)
  • Internet Service: NETIO Cloud

Typical Applications

  • Electricity Metering and Distribution: in a DIN electrical cabinet
  • Remote Energy Consumption Monitoring: in one or two circuit branches
  • Measuring Electricity Consumption above 16A: by connecting the pulse output of a 3-phase electricity meter to In1 or In2
  • Output Control: each output can be switched ON/OFF or power-cycled (e.g. to restart all appliances connected to the same circuit branch) from the web interface or the NETIO Cloud service
  • Battery Charger Control: for example for e-bikes, caravans, boats and other devices with energy storage up to 3.6kW (230Vac/16A)

Relay Outputs and Digital Inputs

  • DO (Digital Outputs) 1 and 2: two independently-metered 230Vac channels whose power output can be switched ON and OFF with a built-in ZCS relay
  • DO (Digital Outputs) 3 and 4: are general-purpose NO/NC relay contacts that can be controlled remotely – the two outputs do not support ZCS, and are not connected to the supply voltage
  • DI (Digital Inputs) In1 and In2 : can be used to connect any dry contact – SI input states are shown in the Open API and each input includes an S0 pulse counter for monitoring a water or electricity meter
Digital Output Measurements Switching Max Voltage/Current
Out 1, Out 2 A, W, Wh, TPF, V, Hz Relay (ZCS) 230Vac / 16A
Out 3, Out 4 Relay 230Vac/2A, 48Vdc/2A

Power and Energy Measurements

The PowerDIN 4PZ measures electrical parameters for outputs 1 and 2 separately. The measured values can be displayed via the web administration interface and are accessible via M2M protocols. Measurement accuracy is within +/- 1% over a wide operating temperature range.

  • Current (Amps A)
  • Load (Watts W)
  • Energy (Watt Hours Wh) with a user-resettable counter
  • Energy Out (Wh) using MID-compliant metering to record energy taken from an electricity grid
  • Energy In (Wh) using MID-compliant metering of energy supplied to an electricity grid
  • True Power Factor (TPF)
  • Phase shift -180 to +180°
  • Voltage (V)
  • Grid frequency (Hz)

LAN/Wi-Fi Connection

PowerDIN 4PZ can be connected to one network at a time. If a live IP/Ethernet (RJ45) connection is detected, the DIN rail mount device uses the LAN. If the RJ45 is disconnected PowerDIN 4PZ switches to the Wi-Fi connection. For Wi-Fi, PowerDIN 4PZ has an internal antenna; limited range if installed within a metal cabinet.

The Wi-Fi connection can be configured to use AP mode, or with the NFC interface and the NETIO Mobile2 app.

  • For Wi-Fi setup without NFC, PowerDIN 4PZ has a built-in Wi-Fi___33 AP as well as a wizard guide Wi-Fi network selection and connection configuration
  • With the NETIO Mobile2 app and an NFC-capable phone, PowerDIN 4PZ can be connected to a Wi-Fi network in 60 seconds

Event Scheduler Function

The Scheduler Function allows the powering ON or OFF of each output to programmed into a weekly day schedule at specific times. This can be a useful features to save energy and periodically reboot connected devices.

  • Each output socket has its own schedule
  • The scheduler works without an internet connection; a time source (NTP server) is needed such as a local ADSL broadband or WiFi router
  • Netio Cloud can also be use to control the outputs when the scheduler is active