Engineered Systems Magazine

Current transformers: Continental Control Systems

March 12, 2012

Continental-Control-Systems-03-12-2012-body.jpgThe Accu-CT ™high-accuracy split-core current transformer is the latest addition to the company’s current transformer portfolio.

Continental Control Systems has launched its new Accu-CT ™ high-accuracy split-core current transformer. Engineered for use with any of the company's WattNode® energy meters, the Accu-CT offers an unprecedented 0.5% and (.75% on standard models) linearity over a wide current range (1% to 100% of rated current).

 “If you’re looking for a cost effective, revenue-grade metering solution, we’ve got it with the Accu-CT said Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales for Continental Control Systems. “The performance of this new current transformer is outstanding. The Accu-CT has a distinctive design and color that make it easy to identify a high-accuracy, revenue-grade installation. We’ve also designed in a unique latching mechanism to ensure safe single-handed installation.”

Designed specifically for revenue-grade requirements, the Accu-CTmodels meet ANSI C57.13 Class 0.6 and Class 1.2 standards with a 0.333 Vac output at full-scale.  The voltage limited output eliminates the need for shorting blocks. Use of the Accu-CT can enable metering manufacturers to meet ANSI C12 revenue-grade metering standards with a split-core current transformer. 

The UL recognized and CE marked* current transformer will be available in rated currents of 5A, 20A, 50A, 100A, 200A, and 250A, with inside dimensions of 0.75 in. by 0.75 in. (20 mm by 20 mm). Rated for use on conductors carrying up to 600 Vac, the devices will come standard with 8-ft 22AWG twisted-pair leads.