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AcuDC 240 - Configuring & Reading Meter Data

This guide will walk users through configuring & reading data on the AcuDC 240 Energy Meter.


View Readings on AcuDC

Metering data can be viewed from the “Metering Data Screen”, users will be able to see readings of voltage, current, power, energy, electric charge and clock information.

Screen 1: Metering data, voltage, current, power.

Figure 1: Metering Mode

Press “F” to go to the second screen.


Screen 2: Metering data, Energy.

Figure 2: Import Energy

Press “F” to go to the third screen.

You can press “V/A” on the energy screen to switch between different types of energy.

E1 = Import Energy E2 = Export Energy E3 = Total Energy E4 = Net Energy


Screen 3: Metering data, Electric Charge.

Figure 3: Import Charge Screen

You can press “V/A” on the electric charge screen to switch between different types of charges.

Ah1 = Import Charge Ah2 = Export Charge Ah3 = Total Charge Ah4 = Net Charge


Screen 4: Clock Information.

Figure 4: Date Screen

You can press “V/A” on the clock information screen to switch between the date and time.

View Meter & Load Running Time

If you press down the “F” button for about 3 seconds while in the metering data mode, you will get to the meter information display mode. You can press “F” to exit the meter information display mode.

In this meter information display mode, you can press “V/A” to switch between the meter running hours and load running hours. “r” means meter running hours while “L” means load running hours.

Figure 5: Meter Running Time

Figure 6: Load Running Time

View Meter Serial Number

If you press down the “V/A” button for about 3 seconds while in the metering data mode, you will get to the serial number display mode. You can press “V/A” to exit the serial number display mode.

Figure 6: Serial Number

Note: This screen displays the last 8 digits of the meter’s serial number.

Accessing Acuvim L Readings via Meter Dispaly

Note: Some of these settings will vary depending on the model number and firmware version of the meter.


Accessing AcuDC Settings

You can change settings from the meter’s display by going to the Setting mode. Press “F” and “V/A” simultaneously while on the meter data mode to get to the settings mode.

In the setting mode:

  • “V/A” can be used to confirm changes or go to the next screen
  • “F” can be used to change a setting or enter edit mode. A digit will begin to flash in edit mode. When in edit mode:
    • Press “F” to increase the number of the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor should stop flashing.

Once you are in the settings mode, you will be required to type in a password on the “PASS” screen.

  • Enter your password or leave it as default “0000” if it wasn’t changed
  • Press “V/A” to enter the system parameter settings mode

Figure 7: Password Screen

Note: This screen displays the last 8 digits of the meter’s serial number.

Configure AcuDC to work with Shunt

You will have to configure the settings in the AcuDC so that it can read accurately from the shunt. Tochange the settings from the meter’s display go to the Setting mode.

  • Press “F” and “V/A” simultaneously while on the meter data mode to get to the settings mode.
  • A password screen will display. Leave the password as default “0000” and press “V/A” to enter the setting mode; the communication address ‘AddR’ screen will display next.
  • Press “V/A” until you get to the “I In” screen. Enter the rated current input of the shunt in this screen.
    • Press “F” to change this setting. A digit will begin to flash and you will enter the edit mode.
    • Press “F” to increase the value of the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” when on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Figure 8: Full Range Current Setting

  • Press “V/A” to go to the next screen. This will be the “I o” screen. This setting corresponds to the output range of the shunt.
    • Press “F” to change this setting. The first digit will begin to flash and you will enter the edit mode.
    • Press “F” to increase the value of the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” when on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Note: The setting can be configured in the range of 50-100mV.

Figure 9: Full Range Shunt Setting

Configure AcuDC to work with Hall Effect Sensor

You will have to configure the settings in the AcuDC so that it can read accurately from the Hall Effect Sensor. To change the settings from the meter’s display go to the Setting mode.

  • Press “F” and “V/A” simultaneously while on the meter data mode to get to the settings mode.
  • A password screen will display. Leave the password as default “0000” and press “V/A” to enter the setting mode; the communication address “AddR” screen will display next.
  • Press “V/A” until you get to the “I In” screen. Enter the rated current input of the Hall Effect Sensor in this screen.
    • Press “F” to change this setting. A digit will begin to flash and you will enter the edit mode.
    • Press “F” to increase the value of the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” when on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Figure 10: Full Range Current Setting

  • Press “V/A” to go to the next screen. This will be the “I P” screen. This setting corresponds to the output range of the Hall Effect Sensor.
    • Press “F” to change this setting and to select required output.
    • Press “V/A” to confirm this setting; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Note: The default setting is “0” for 4-20mA/0-±5V. The other mode is “1” for 4-12-20mA/0-±4V.

Figure 11: Current Hall Effect Sensor Setting

Configure the AcuDC to work with your Current and Voltage Hall Effect Sensor

You will have to configure the settings in the AcuDC so that it can read accurately from both Hall Effect Sensors. To change the settings from the meter’s display go to the Setting mode.

  • Press “F” and “V/A” simultaneously while on the meter data mode to get to the settings mode.
  • A password screen will display. Leave the password as default “0000” and press “V/A” to enter the setting mode; the communication address “AddR” screen will display next.
  • Press “V/A” until you get to the “I In” screen. Enter the rated current input of the Hall Effect Sensor in this screen.
    • Press “F” to change this setting. A digit will begin to flash and you will enter the edit mode.
    • Press “F” to increase the value of the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
    • Press “V/A” when on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Figure 12: Full Range Current Setting

  • Press “V/A” to go to the next screen. This will be the “I P” screen. This setting corresponds to the output range of the current Hall Effect Sensor.
    • Press “F” to change this setting and to select required output.
    • Press “V/A” to confirm this setting; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Note: The default setting is “0” for 4-20mA/0-±5V. The other mode is “1” for 4-12-20mA/0-±4V.

Figure 13: Current Hall Effect Sensor Setting

Press “V/A” to go to the next screen. This will be the “U In” screen. Enter the rated voltage of the Voltage Hall Effect Sensor.
  • Press “F” to change this setting. A digit will begin to flash and you will enter the edit mode.
  • Press “F” to increase the value of the flashing digit
  • Press “V/A” to switch the flashing digit
  • Press “V/A” when on the last digit to confirm the change; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Figure 14: Full Range Voltage Setting

  • Press “V/A” to go to the next screen. This will be the “U P” screen. This setting corresponds to the output range of the voltage Hall Effect Sensor.
    • Press “F” to change this setting and to select required output.
    • Press “V/A” to confirm this setting; the cursor will stop flashing at this point

Note: The default setting is “0” 0-±5V. The other mode is “1” for 0-±4V.

Figure 15: Voltage Hall Effect Sensor Setting

Viewing Real-Time Readings in AcuView
  • From the left navigation panel click on the “Readings” tab and then click on “Real-Time Metering” to view real time data such as voltage, current, power, energy, electric charge etc.
  • You can also view the maximum and minimum values for voltage, current and power, as well as information relating to relay output, digital input and analog output.

Note: The information on this screen will vary depending on the model number and firmware version of your meter.

Figure 16: Real Time Readings

View Logged Readings from the Data Log
  • From the left navigation panel click on the “Readings” tab, and then on “Data Log” to read and save the data logged on the meter’s memory.

Note: This is available only on meters with the data log function.

You can read different number of records or save the log to a file; you can also clear the data log.

Figure 17: Data Log

View Information (Device type, hardware, software version)
  • From the left navigation panel click on the “Readings” tab and then on “Device Information” to view information such as the device type, hardware and software version of the meter, as well as the Device Clock, Load Run-Time and Device Run-Time.
  • You can reset the meter’s run and load time from this section.
  • You can also set the device’s clock from this section.

Figure 19: Device Information