Connectors and cables
Connectors and cables which connect directly to the eGauge meter.
2-pin CT Plug
Original manufacturer part number: Tyco model 284506-2
Do not connect unsupported sensors to eGauge meter inputs or damage may occur.
- CTs purchased from eGauge already have 2-pin connectors affixed
- The eGauge Core and Pro meters already have a 2-pin plug connected to the DC voltage port
Sensor port connector with 2 positions. Accepts one positive and one negative wire. Used to connect CTs and supported sensors to the eGauge, as well as DC voltage to the EG4xxx DC input. Replacement component for eGauge meters.
- 2-pin Plug
The two-pin plug is secured to the ends of a sensor lead for connection to the eGauge. May also be wired to DC output to power and/or take DC voltage measurements to the EG4xxx DC voltage input.
Suggested screw torque for the 2-pin plug is 2.7 in.-lb.
Power Whip (208V or 277V)
SKU: Power Whip
The Power Whip is an installation component used to connect the eGauge meter to a breaker panel.
Each Power Whip includes a 5-pin Power Plug and four 8’ lengths of THHN #12 stranded copper wire for Neutral, L1, L2 and L3.
Available in 208V (white, black, red blue) and 277V (white, yellow, orange, brown).
- 5-pin power plug (heat shrinking around wire terminations)
- 4x 8' segments of THHN #12 wire (NEC color coded for US voltage)
- THHN #12 stranded copper wire
- 208V Coloring scheme:
208V Color Connection White Neutral Black L1 Red L2 Blue L3
- 277V Coloring scheme:
277V Color Connection White Neutral Yellow L1 Orange L2 Brown L3
- 240V or 208V single-phase coloring scheme:
Single-phase Color Connection White Neutral Black L1 Red L2 Blue [REMOVED]
The 5-pin power plug is connected to the 4 segments of wire with heat shrinking at the base. Trim the wire segments to length and connect the appropriate colors to the correct breaker and neutral connections. Insert the 5-pin power plug to eGauge when complete.
If the 208V whip is used on a single-phase 208V or 240V system, the blue wire (L3) should be removed from the whip assembly.
Twisted Pair Wire
18ga black and white twisted pair wire for extending CT leads or other signal wiring. Twisted pair wire is 18 AWG rated at 600V. Wire is sold without connectors or other hardware.
CTs may also be extended without splices or soldering using the eGauge Sensorhub as a CT extension kit.
If extending CTs, do not use wire nuts to connect extensions. Wire nuts will degrade and interfere with the low-voltage CT signals.
- 18 AWG
- 600V rated
- UL Style 1015
- 105C rated
- Twisted pair wire (per foot, or full spool of 500 feet)
For extending CT leads:
- Ensure black/white wires are connected consistently
- Remove the existing 2 pin CT plug from the CT lead.
- Splice in the required length of twisted pair wire. Soldering the splices is recommended (butt splice connectors are a secondary option).
- Reattach the 2 pin CT plug. Ensure the polarity on the plug is correct.
5 Pin Power Plug
Current manufacturer information: Adam Tech EBH-05-G
Voltage terminal connector block with 5 positions. Accepts three line voltage conductors (L1, L2, and L3) and a neutral conductor. Split-phase installations use the L1, L2, and N terminals. Single phase installations use the L1 and N terminals.
This is a replacement part for eGauge meters. Every eGauge meter includes a 5-pin plug with it.
- 5-pin power plug
- Follow all warning and safety procedures when operating with high voltage.
- Do not apply greater than 277Vac between any line and neutral terminal, and greater than 480Vac between any line and line terminal.
- Do not attempt to power eGauge meters without an appropriate neutral terminal connection.
- Pay attention to correct terminals; switching line inputs or neutral connections can result in damage.
Connect appropriate voltage measurements to the screw terminals and tighten securely. Do not connect anything to the "Unused" terminal. If wiring a single-phase system, leave the L3 terminal unused.
Suggested torque for the 5-pin power plug is 5 in.-lb.
Test Power Cable
When measuring AC power, the AC voltage inputs must be utilized, power cannot be calculated otherwise. The Test Power Cable may be used to power an eGauge while it is measuring high voltage, but the AC inputs (L1/L2/L3/N) must be connected to the system being monitored.
|eGauge Test Power cable|
- 100Vac to 240Vac input
- 12Vdc output @ 0.42A
- UL Listed
- AC to DC power supply
- 2 pin plug (attached)
- 4x Receptacle adapters
The test power cable may only be used with EG40xx meters (Core and Pro).
The test power cable is suitable for testing and programming an eGauge, and cannot be used when measuring power.
The test power cable is rated for 120-240Vac. It cannot be connected to higher input voltages.
The test power cable must be connected to the Ldc terminal. If connected to a Sensor/CT input damage may occur
- Select the appropriate receptacle adapter.
- Clip the receptacle adapter into the body of the power supply.
- Connect the two pin plug to the Ldc terminal (next to the five pin power plug.