AC Split-Core CTs with CTid

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  • These are the new CTid-enabled CTs produced by eGauge Systems. An EG4xxx series meter is required for CTid functionality.
  • The CTs rated current should be the smallest available rating that is at least as high as the maximum current of the rated circuit.
  • The CTs may not be installed in equipment where they exceed 75% of the wiring space of any cross-sectional area within the equipment.
  • Do not install CTs where they may block ventilation openings.
  • Do not install CTs in the area of breaker arc venting.
  • Not suitable for Class 2 wiring methods.
  • Not intended for connection to Class 2 equipment.

The ECS20 series CTs may be used to measure bare (non insulated) conductors and on service entrance conductors.

AC split-core CTs measures the amperage of a conductor on an AC (alternating current) system. Combined with voltage measurements, this allows calculation of power and energy values. AC CTs provided by eGauge are split-core, meaning they can be wrapped around a conductor instead of having to disconnect the conductor and feed it through the CT.

The eGauge ECS20 CT series have CTid technology and contain a locator LED that can be blinked to identify which CT is connected to a given sensor port. This is useful if the CT leads cannot be traced.

eGauge ECS20 CTs are also UL2808 certified and may be used on bare metal or insulated wires up to 600V in Category IV environments.

ECS20 CTs are available with 1% accuracy (ECS20-xxx) and 0.5% accuracy (ECS20-xxx-R).

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eGauge ECS20 Split-Core AC CT. The CTid LED can be seen through the transparent window on the bottom of the CT.

Specifications

Full specs (data-sheet PDF)

  • Accuracy: 1% and 0.5% models available
  • Amperage rating: 100A, 200A, and 300A models available
  • Frequency: 50–60Hz
  • Temperature range: -40 °C to 75 °C (-40 °F to 167 °F), 95% RH non-condensing
  • Working voltage: 600VAC, Category IV
  • Indoor use, Pollution Degree 2, Altitude up to 3000m
  • Output: 333mVrms at rated amperage
  • UL2808, UL61010-1, RoHS
  • CE Pending

Hardware included

  • 1x ESC20 AC CT with built-in 8 foot leads and 2-pin plug affixed

Assembly/installation information

The ECS20 series CTs are a CTid enabled sensor. They are physically installed in the same manner as conventional CTs, but are configured using CTid. See this article for more information on configuring CTid enabled sensors.

See the Installation Overview Tips to get started.

  1. To reduce risk of electric shock, open or disconnect circuits from the power distribution system (or service) of the building before installing or serving CTs.

  2. Open the CT by gently pulling on the latch and then rotating the top open. Do not touch the polished ferrite core surfaces. Any oils or debris in that area worsens accuracy.
  3. Slide the CT over the conductor of the circuit to be measured. Make sure the arrow on the CT points in the direction of the primary current flow (the current flow that should yield a positive power reading).
  4. Close the CT by gently pushing down on top of the CT until the latch engages.
  5. Verify that the CT is fully closed by squeezing together the top and bottom parts of the CT.
  6. Optional: secure the CT to the conductor with a cable tie.
  7. Route the twisted pair wires of the CT to the meter such that they do not directly contact live terminals or bus bars.
  8. Plug the 2-pin terminal at the end of the twisted pair wires into an unused port on the meter.
  9. When connected to an EG4xxx meter, use the CTid® scanning feature to automatically detect the sensor type and its current rating. If using an older model meter, use the drop-down method to Configure the sensor input.
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CTs connected to eGauge meter.

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