To simplify the ordering process, we have bundled together our individual products into a complete package for your 120V 2-wire (1 hot and 1 neutral) electrical system. The products are separated into two categories: Required and Recommended.
How to Set Up and Order a Metering Package:
Required Items for a 120 Volt Metering System:
1x EKM Omnimeter: These are our universal kWh meters that are capable of accurately and reliably metering nearly any electrical system. They are perfect for your 120 Volt 2-Wire electrical system.
1x Current Transformer: The Current Transformer (CT) is the little donut shaped device that goes around the hot wire being read. For a 120V system, the meter will not function properly without one of these. Which CT is right for you will be determined by the diameter of your wire and the amperage of your electrical system.
Recommended Items for a 120 Volt Metering System:
1x EKM Push: This is the communication device that sends your meter data to the cloud. It works by simply connecting it to your meter(s) and internet router. The device will instantly begin to send your meter data to the cloud. There is no setup or network configuration needed (plug and play).
1x EKM Dash: This is our software interface for your meter and Push data. It will allow you to monitor and store your meter data on your own computer. You can change meter settings, schedule alerts and emails, export to CSV, and more, from within the EKM Dash. This software can be used with an unlimited number of meters. No monthly or annual fees.
1x Meter Enclosure: If you aren't mounting your meter in an existing panel or breaker box, we recommend you mount it in one of our enclosures.
1x USB Adapter: This little adapter allows you to connect your meter directly to a computer. This is an optional connection that may not be necessary depending on your needs but it will allow you to read your meter directly with the EKM Dash, change meter settings, etc.
1x Fuse Holder w/ 1A Fuse: The fuse holder is mounted inline on the hot wire that taps into the main hot line and runs to your meter. It is intended to protect the meter in case of a power surge or some other unforeseen anomaly.
2x Piercing Connectors: These will allow you to easily tap into your hot and neutral wires, and to run wires directly to your meter. These are the wires that power the meter and give it a voltage reference.
Sticker Label Sheet: Will allow you to clearly label the CT and all electrical, CT and communications wires.
50ft Cat5 Cable: This wire contains four twisted pair wires. Only one of the twisted pair wires is required for the communications side of the metering. This is the wire that will be used to connect your meter to the EKM Push and/or the USB Adapter. If there are multiple meters in the system, they can be connected to each other in a daisy chain.
1x Ethernet Cable:: If You are planning to use the EKM Push system, you will need an Ethernet cable to connect the EKM Push box to your internet router.
Additional items you may need from your local electrical supplier:
2x Wires (16-18 AWG): These are to tap into your hot and neutral lines and then run to your meter. This is most easily done in conjunction with the Piercing Connectors listed above.
Customize your metering package by choosing your products from the drop-down lists and check boxes above. If you would like to order additional products that aren't available in this package, please select them from the appropriate category of the Products Menu.
For more information about our products and services, we encourage you to visit our online Knowledge Base, which provides spec sheets, videos, tutorials, FAQs, diagrams, and more.
The Omnimeter in conjunction with the EKM Push system provide rich real-time and historical data. The Widgets below provide a couple examples for how you can view your data.
How to install an Omnimeter (it is a v.4 Omnimeter in the video but v.3 Omnimeters are installed in a similar way):
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