Dent PowerScout PS24-D-S
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Dent PowerScout PS24-D-S

Model: PS24-D-S

PowerScout with serial communications and enclosure. Capable of use with up to 24 CTs and able to monitor a combination of single or three-phase electrical devices.

$1,250.00 USD

1 to 2 Weeks

Dent Instruments PowerScout PS24

Providing maximum flexibility for high-density monitoring. A versatile multi-channel instrument that allows for monitoring multiple electronic circuits or for current only monitoring of branch circuits.

The PowerScout PS24 can be supplied with virtually any combination of DENT's internally shunted split-core CTs. Allowing you to monitor any combination of up to 8 three-phase or 24 single-phase electrical devices.

Data updates every 1 second and accuracy that is better than 1%, mean the PS24 is well suited for data center monitoring, tenant sub-metering, and for accountability metering in commercial, retail, and industrial facilities.

Communications: Industry Standard Modbus or BACnet

Communications interface to the PowerScout 24 can be accomplished through standard serial RS-485 or USB, or optional Ethernet. The PowerScout can use either the BACnet IP or MS/TP protocol or Modbus TCP or RS-485 protocol for sending commands or retrieving data.

Fool-Proof Installation

The PowerScout series instruments are line powered and do not require external power. Its power supply can accommodate service voltages ranging from 80-600V (phase-to-phase). DENT's patented PhaseChek™ circuitry includes a 3 LED indicator display that confirms proper CT-to-phase installation.

Other Standard Features

Pulse Output
The PowerScout 24 features 8 digital outputs - one per meter element. Use these digital outputs to send kWh or other pulses to a pulse counting device, such as a datalogger.

Pulse Input
The PowerScout 24 has two digital input ports which are used to count, accumulate, and scale pulses received from non-DENT external pulse initiating meters such as gas, water, or other electrical meters.

Power Out
In addition, the PowerScout 24 has a 5VDC, 200mA power out to power other devices such as a radio or gateway device.

PowerScout PS24 Features

  • NEW! USB Port for Quick & Easy Setup: Simply connect the PS24 to a PC, then use ViewPoint software to configure CT type, communication protocol, and other parameters.
  • NEW! Choose between Serial or Ethernet interface
  • Over 50 measured parameters for energy measurement, monitoring and diagnostics. Monitors voltage, current, power, energy, and many other electrical parameters on single and three-phase systems.
  • 24 channels for multi-circuit monitoring
  • Single or 3-phase energy and power meter for submetering applications
  • Mix-and-match a full range of Split-Core or RoCoil™ Rogowski-style current transformers
  • Patented PhaseChek™ LED indicators ensure correct CT orientation during installation
  • Line-Powered; 60-600V Phase-Phase Power Supply (Use on 120/240V, 208/120V, 480/277V, or 580/335V, 380/220 volt services; 50 or 60 Hz
  • Equipped with industry-standard Modbus and BACnet Communications
  • Data updates occur every 1 second
  • UL
  • CE Mark


Service Type Single Phase, 3 Phase - 4 Wire (WYE), 3 Phase - 3 Wire (Delta)
Power From L1 Phase to L2 Phase. 80-600VAC CAT III 50/60Hz, 70mA Max. Non-user replaceable .5 Amp internal fuse protection
Power Out Unregulated 5VDC output, 500 mA Max
Voltage Channels* 80-346 Volts AC Line-to-Neutral, 600V Phase-to-Phase, CAT III
Current Channels 3 24 channels, 0.67 VAC max, 333 mV CTs, 0-5,000A
Maximum Current Input 200% of current transducer rating (mV CTs) Measure up to 5000A with RoCoil CTs
Measurement Type True RMS using high-speed digital signal processing (DSP)
Line Frequency 50/60 Hz
Waveform Sampling 12 kHz
Parameter Update Rate 1 second
Measurements Volts, Amps, kW, kWh, kVAR, kVARh, kVA, kVAh, aPF, dPF
Accuracy 1% (<0.5% typical) for V, A, kW, kVAR, kVA, PF.
Resolution 0.01 Amp, 0.1 Volt, 0.01 watt, 0.01 VAR, 0.01 VA, 0.01 Power Factor depending on scalar setting
LED Indicators Bi-color LEDs (red and green): 1 LED to indicate communication, 3 LEDs for correct CT-to-phase installation (per meter element).
Pulse Output Open Collector, 75mA max current, 40V max open voltage
Direct User selectable Modbus/BACnet Master Slave Token Passing protocol (MS/TP) or (optional) BACnet IP/Modbus TCP over Ethernet.
Max Distance 1200 meters with Data Range of 100K bits/second or less
Baud Rate 9600 (Modbus default), 19200, 38400, 57600, 76800 (BACnet default), 115200
Data Bits 8
Parity None, Even, Odd
Stop Bit 2, 1
Data Formats Modbus or BACnet
Operating Temperature -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Enclosure (optional): PC UL 94 5V
Weight (Excluding CTs) PS24 Without Enclosure: 369 g (13 oz)
PS24 With Enclosure: 610 g (21.5 oz)
Dimensions PS24 Without Enclosure: 25.5 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm (10.0" x 6.5" x 1.3")
PS24 With Enclosure: 27.8 x 18.8 x 13.0 cm (10.9" x 7.4" x 5.1")
ViewPoint Software
Operating System Windows® 8, Windows® 7 (32/64 bit), Windows® Vista (32/64 bit), or Windows® XP
Communications RS-485 & USB standard. Ethernet available. One USB Port required on PC.
POWERSCOUT 24 N Serial UL Recognized, CE Mark
Conforms to UL Std 61010-1
Certified to CSA Std C22.2 No. 61010-1
POWERSCOUT 24 D Serial UL Listed, CE Mark
Conforms to UL Std 61010-1
Certified to CSA Std C22.2 No. 61010-1
POWERSCOUT 24 N Ethernet UL Recognized
Conforms to UL Std 61010-1
Certified to CSA Std C22.2 No. 61010-1
POWERSCOUT 24 D Ethernet UL Listed
Conforms to UL Std 61010-1
Certified to CSA Std C22.2 No. 61010-1
Modbus Register/BACnet Object Descritpions
System True Energy +/- (kWh) Individual Phase to Phase Voltages
Instantaneous Total True Power +/- (kW) Individual Phases True Energy +/- (kWh)
Peak Demand (Adjustable Window) (kW) Individual Phases True Power +/- (kW)
Maximum Instantaneous Power +/- (kW) Individual Phases Reactive Energy +/- (kVARh)
Minimum Instantaneous Power +/- (kW) Individual Phases Reactive Power +/- (kVAR)
System Reactive Energy +/- (kVARh) Individual Phases Apparent Energy kVAh)
System Apparent Energy (kVAh) Individual Phases Apparent Power (kVA)
System Apparent Power (kVA) Individual Phases Apparent Power Factor (aPF)
System Displacement Power Factor (dPF) Individual Phases Displacement Power Factor (dPF)
System Apparent Power Factor (aPF) Individual Phases Line to Neutral Voltages (Volts)
Average Line to Line Voltage (Volts) Individual Phases Line to Line Voltages (Volts)
Average Line to Neutral Voltage (Volts) PS3037: Net system true energy (kWh)
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