PECU Logger

Unmetered electricity is used by street lights, traffic lights and other similar electrical equipment. In total, unmetered energy accounts for about 1.25% of the UK’s total electricity consumption. The largest volume of unmetered energy is consumed by street lights.

Recent changes to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) regulations mean that local authorities can save in the region of 1% of their street lighting energy cost by investing in a PECU Logger to calculate their unmetered energy consumption based on ‘Dynamic Half Hourly data’.

Dynamic Half Hourly is the most accurate trading method available for unmetered supplies. It uses the data available from a PECU Array to accurately calculate kWh consumption each day. It is referred to as ‘Dynamic’ because it is set up to dynamically record the actual switch on / off times of lighting units within the Customers inventory; Meter Administrators use this information for the energy usage calculations.

PECU Logger Mk4 (Patent Applied For)

EGS is the UK’s leading provider of PECU Loggers to street lighting authorities and is pleased to introduce the latest in PECU pecu logger 1Logger technology, the PECU Logger Mk4. Building on our experience and the success of the Mk1,2 and Mk3 PECU Loggers, we have made use of the latest micro computer technologies whilst crucially retaining compatibility with legacy metering software and offering future proofing capabilities to protect your investment.

The Mk4 integrates a GSM modem for wireless connectivity, whilst still providing support for any customers with a legacy wired telephone connection. This simplifies and reduces the cost of installation by not requiring a landline connection to the roof.

The new Mk4 also introduces a more accurate clock than previous systems utilising ‘Cellular Network Time’ as a clock reference. There is also the option to implement a M2M connection or if there is a requirement in the future to utilise a ‘Cloud’ based data transfer model.

Following revisions to the ELEXON BSCP520 document, we have been able to make the light meter optional thereby reducing the initial cost of the system and also removing the cost of on-going calibration.

Further details can be found in the data sheet

 

Design & Manufacturing Services

We Design, Manufacture and Supply at the level of Integration to meet your business needs.

EGS specialise in be-spoke electronic and software solutions design and manufacture. The key to the success of EGS is thepick place 3 range and depth of the technical skills available within the company. These skills encompass Electronic Design, Software Design and Mechanical design.

With our in-house manufacturing capability we can offer a complete design and a small to medium volume supply service for OEM's, with the facility for high quality in-house Rapid Prototyping of boards and systems.

Scope of Services

•    Conceptual design
•    Schematic design to specification
•    PCB layout and manufacture (IPC Class2, IPC Class 3)
•    Rapid Prototyping
•    Cost optimisation and EOL component management
•    Software Development, embedded and enterprise solutions
•    Mechanical and Electrical design
•    Thermal testing
•    Shock and Vibration testing
•    Integration Services
•    Turnkey Systems (Gold Disk pre load)
•    Logistics (Drop Ship to customer)

Design Examples

COM Express Carrier design and manufacture
We have designed many COM-E carriers for a diverse range of applications using both Type 2 and Type 6 modules. The designs have embraced Military specifications, Thermal and size constraints, mobile computing and the vagaries of Industrial systems.

Asset Management
Utilising combinations of RFID tagging, GPS location tracking and Bar Coding in conjunction with SQL Database management of the data.

Mobile Data Terminals
Used in various fleet operations for security, dispatch, logistics, vehicle management and delivery monitoring. Utilising the latest Microcontrollers interfacing to CAN Bus, Displays, GPIO and PMR.