Distribution Series 3 Dual Bus 160A
Dual DC Distribution Panel 12V 24V 48V with Remote TCP/IP Monitoring
The Distribution Series 3 Dual Bus DC Distribution Panels are designed to be used in 12, 24 or 48VDC applications. All models feature either 12 fuse- or breaker-protected outputs (model dependent) with ATO FKS 80 volt rated fuses, or hydraulic/magnetic breakers (breakers sold separately). Dual voltages and polarities can be run simultaneously.
Each independent bus has six outputs rated at up to 30 amps max (at 12/24VDC), or 15 amps max (at 48VDC). Fused models feature LED indicators on the front panel, enabling easy identification and replacement of blown fuses. An integrated security-protected Ethernet communications port (select models) allows the panel to be monitored from a remote site using an industry-standard web browser. HTTPS and SNMP V1/V2c/V3 protocols are supported. System current, system voltage, individual output currents and breaker status can be monitored, and alarms can be sent to multiple email accounts.
DC outputs can be turned on and off remotely (select models), allowing connected loads to be power-cycled using the Ethernet connection. Automatic load-shedding can be defined to protect critical loads. A network watchdog feature will ping up to two IP addresses and power-cycle loads such as routers which may need rebooting to restore communications with the site. The 1RU design saves valuable rack space, and fits all standard 19 inch racks. Each bus has its own independent Form C alarm contacts.
Low Cost of Ownership and Site Maintenance
All models come with a 2 year warranty. Intelligent models are I.P. enabled for remote monitoring and remote shutdown or power cycling of individual outputs, potentially saving unnecessary service call-outs. Intelligent models also come with five digital input contacts for site monitoring sensors such as door, smoke, and water detection. Each input can be custom labeled to provide descriptive email alerts. All Distribution Series 3 models feature independent Form C outputs to monitor and report alarm conditions for each bus.
Remote TCP/IP Monitoring
The Intelligent models are TCP/IP enabled, and utilize a built-in Ethernet connector with integrated web server to allow users to remotely monitor load conditions at the panel. System voltage and current, as well as the current reading of each output, can be monitored. This can provide an indication of a problem with the system power, or with individually connected devices such as a radio, repeater, or RF amplifier. Text or email alerts will be sent when an alarm is triggered. Up to 30 days of data logging is provided.
Remote TCP/IP Power Control
Intelligent models allow the individual DC outputs to be turned on and off remotely using the TCP/IP connection. This allows connected devices to be power-cycled or shut down, potentially averting the need for an on-site service visit. The Network Watchdog feature pings a designated I.P. address and will restart an assigned output automatically, allowing devices such as routers to be power-cycled without the risk of losing communications to the site. Load shedding is provided with user-definable settings for each output, allowing non-essential loads to be automatically shut down in order to prolong power to priority loads.