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Feb 08, 2016

September 2015

New Metered Distribution Board from Havells Features MID-approved Meters as standard

Havells is pleased to announce the launch of its new range of Metered TPN MCB distribution boards which are supplied with MID-approved Electricity meters as standard. The new boards are Ideal for use in commercial buildings where the property is sub-let, and the billing of electricity is required based on kWh used by each tenant.

The Electricity Act (1989), which is incorporated in the Utilities Act (2000), requires that all meters used for recharging must be of an approved type. Beyond 2015, an ‘approved type’ refers to an MID approved meter. As well as being MID approved, the meters provide multiple communication outputs as standard, assuring simple connectivity to the majority of energy management systems.

Mike Lawrence, who helps to bring innovative solutions to Havells, comments: “It is a fact that the requirement for MID approved meters on many projects is often overlooked, and in many circumstances not fully understood. We have addressed this issue with our TPN MCB range in the hope of simplifying the specification and installation process. It’s now an offence to bill tenants from a non-approved meter, with maximum penalties of £1000 per metering offence, so the new range ensures that this requirement is not overlooked on the project. By building in both common communication options (pulse output of kWh and modbus over serial RS485) common integration problems are also avoided.”

Havells metered TPN MCB distribution boards are available in 6, 12 and 18 TP ways. For applications requiring larger cables or higher loads, a 250A TPN distribution board range is also available to suit these needs, which is available with an MID approved meter kit.

The integrated PS6 Energy meter is certified to annex B and D of the EC Directive 2004/22/EC and has been tested and certified for single or three phase systems for both import and export active
energy (kWh). Pulse and RS485 Modbus communication comes as standard, reducing the risk of compatibility issues with systems integration.

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