Multifunction power and energy meter SHARK 200

Multifunction power and energy meter SHARK 200

Amperis introduces a new standard in panel mounted power metering. The Shark® 200 metering system is an ultra-compact power metering device providing industry leading revenue metering functionality combined with advanced data-logging, power quality, communication and I/O traditionally found only in high performance and high cost systems. This product is designed to incorporate advanced features in a cost eective, small package for large scale, low cost deployment within an electrical distribution system.

Industry Leading Performance

  • Highly Accurate Metering Technology
  • Expandable I/O with 100BaseT Ethernet
  • V-Switch™ Technology Upgrade
  • Extensive Data Logging
  • Power Quality Recording
  • Up to 512 Samples/Cycle
  • Embedded Web Server

Basic Features Summary

  • 0.2% Class Revenue Certiable Energy and Demand Metering
  • Meets ANSI C12.20 and IEC 687 (0.2% Class)
  • Multifunction Measurement
  • 3 Line .56" LED display
  • % of Load Bar for Analog Perception
  • Standard RS485 (Modbus and DNP 3.0)
  • IrDA Port Enables Laptop PC Reading and Programming
  • Ultra-Compact
  • Fits both ANSI and DIN Cutouts

Advanced Features Summary

  • High Performance Waveform Recorder
  • Up to 4 Megabytes Flash for Historical Data Logging & PQ Recording
  • Extremely Congurable Field Upgradable I/O
  • 100BaseT Ethernet – Rapid Response™ Technology
  • V-Switch™ Technology 0.2% Class Revenue Certiable Energy and Demand Metering
  • Meets ANSI C12.20 and IEC 687 (0.2% Class)
  • Multifunction Measurement
  • 3 Line .56" LED display
  • % of Load Bar for Analog Perception
  • Standard RS485 (Modbus and DNP 3.0)
  • IrDA Port Enables Laptop PC Reading and Programming
  • Ultra-Compact
  • Fits both ANSI and DIN Cutouts


  • Utility Metering
  • Commercial Metering
  • Substations
  • Industrial Metering
  • Power Generation
  • Campus Metering
  • Submetering
  • Analog Meter Replacement
  • Power Quality Studies
  • Disturbance Recording
  • Load Studies
  • Voltage Recording

Accuracy and upgrade switches


The Shark® 200 meter is equipped with EIG's exclusive V-Switch™ technology. This technology allows users to upgrade and add features by using communication
commands as needed, even after the meter is installed.

  • Utility Block and Rolling Average Demand
  • Adjustable Demand Profiles
  • Max and Min Available on Most Other Parameters
  • Voltage Provides Instantaneous Max and Min for Surge and Sag Limits

V-Switches Include the Following Features:

Feature V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6
Multifunction Measurement
with I/O Expansion
2 Megabytes Data-Logging OK OK OK
3 Megabytes Data-Logging OK
4 Megabytes Data-Logging OK
Harmonic Analysis OK OK OK OK
TLC and CT/PT Compensation OK
Limit and Control Functions OK OK OK
64 Samples per Cycle Waveform Recorder OK
512 Samples per Cycle Waveform Recorder OK


Measured Parameters Accuracy % Display Range
Voltage L-N 0.1% 0-9999 Scalable V or kV
Voltage L-L 0.2% 0-9999 V or kV Scalable
Current 0.1% 0-9999 Amps or kAmps
+/- Watts 0.2% 0-9999 Watts, kWatts, MWatts
+/-Wh 0.2% 5 to 8 Digits Programmable
+/-VARs 0.2% 0-9999 VARs, kVARs, MVARs
+/-VARh 0.2% 5 to 8 Digits Programmable
VA 0.2% 0-9999 VA, kVA, MVA
VAh 0.2% 5 to 8 Digits Programmable
PF 0.2% +/- 0.5 to 1.0
Frequency +/- 0.03 Hz 45 to 65 Hz
%THD +/- 2.0% 1 to 99.99%
% Load Bar +/- 1 Segment (0.005 to 6) A

Note: Applies to 3 element WYE and 2 element Delta connections. See full accuracy specications in Shark® 200 Meter User Manual. Neutral current 2% accuracy.

Traceable Watt-Hour Test Pulse for Accuracy Verication

The Shark® 200 device is a traceable revenue meter. It contains a utility grade test pulse allowing power providers to verify and conrm that the meter is performing to its rated accuracy. This is an essential feature required of all billing grade meters.

  • Utility Block and Rolling Average Demand
  • Historical Load Proling
  • Transformer Log Compensation
  • CT/PT Compensation

Extensive data-logging capability (V2 and Higher)

The Shark®200 meter offers the capability of having 2 Megabytes of data-logging to be used for historical trends, limit alarms, I/O changes and sequence of events. The unit has a real-time clock that allows for time stamping of all the data in the instrument when log events are created.

Historical Logs

  • 3 Assignable Historical Logs
  • Independently Program Trending Profiles
  • Up to 64 Parameters per Log

System Events Log

To protect critical billing information, the meter records and logs the following with a time stamp:

  • Demand Resets
  • Password Requests
  • System Startup
  • Energy Resets
  • Log Resets
  • Log Reads
  • Programmable Settings Changes

I/O Change Log

  • Provides a Time Stamped Log of any Relay Output
  • Provides a Time Stamped Log of Input Status Changes
  • 2048 Events Available

Limit/Alarm Log

  • Provides Magnitude and Duration of an Event
  • Includes Time Stamps and Alarm Value
  • 2048 Events Available

Limits Alarms and Control Capability (V4 Option)

Limit Events

  • Any measured parameter
  • Up to 16 Limits
  • Voltage Imbalance
  • Current Imbalance
  • Based on % of full scale settings

The unit records up to 512 samples per cycle for a voltage sag or swell or a current fault event. The unit provides the pre- and postevent recording capability shown in the table below. Waveform records are programmable to the desired sampling rate. V5 provides up to 3 Megabytes storage and V6 provides a total of 4 Megabytes.

The meter's advanced DSP design allows Power Quality triggers to be based on a 1 cycle updated RMS. Up to 170 events can be stored until the memory fills. The meter stores waveform data in a first-in/first-out circular buffer to insure data is always recording.

  Samples per Cycle Pre Event Cycles Post Event Cycles Max Waveform per Event Number of Stored Events
V5 16 32 96 256 85
32 16 48 128 85
64 8 24 64 85
V6 128 4 12 32 170
256 2 6 16 170
512 1 3 8 170

Note: Sampling rate based on 60Hz systems. For 50Hz systems, multiply by 1.2.

Waveform Scope

The unit uniquely offers a waveform scope to view the real time waveform for voltage and current. Waveform scope allows the meter to be used as a basic oscilloscope throughout a power system.

Independent CBEMA Log Plotting

The meter stores an independent CBEMA log for magnitude and duration of voltage events. This allows a user to quickly view total surges, total sags and duration without retrieving waveform data.

Harmonic Recording to the 40th Order

The Shark® 200 meter provides advanced harmonic analysis to the 40th order for each voltage and current channel in real time. Using the
stored waveforms, harmonic analysis is available to the 255th order.

The Shark® 200 meter provides two independent communication ports with advanced features.

  • RS485 - This port allows RS485 communication using Modbus or DNP 3.0 Protocols. Baud rates are from 9600 to 57.6k.
  • KYZ Pulse - In addition to the RS485, the meter also includes Pulse Outputs mapped to absolute energy.

Front Mounted IrDA Communication

Uniquely, the Shark® 200 meter also has an optical IrDA port, allowing you to program it with an IrDA-enabled laptop PC.

100 base t ethernet (inp 100s)


Amperis Rapid Response™ Ethernet card allows for high speed Ethernet communication utilizing a 100BaseT protocol communicating with up to 12 connections with Modbus TCP. The card supports a static IP address and is treated like a node on the network. The Shark® 200 meter provides fast and reliable updates to HMI packages, SCADA and COM EXT download software. The Web Server allows access by almost all browsers over the Internet.


This transducer version of the Shark® 200 meter does not include a display. The unit mounts directly to a DIN rail and provides an
RS485 Modbus or DNP 3.0 output and the expandable I/O.


The unit mounts directly in an ANSI C39.1 (4" Round form) or an IEC 92 mm DIN square form. This is perfect for new installations
and for existing panels. In new installations, simply use DIN or ANSI punches. For existing panels, pull out old analog meters
and replace them with the Shark® 200 meter. The meter uses standard voltage and current inputs so that CT and PT wiring does
not need to be replaced.

Typical substation solutions

Traditionally, voltage recording meters were relegated to high cost metering or monitoring solutions. The Shark® 200
meter can be placed throughout an electrical distribution network. The meter provides one of the industry's lowest cost
methods of collecting voltage information within a Utility power distribution grid.

  • Voltage reliability analysis insuring proper voltage to customers
  • Compare voltage reliability throughout transmission or distribution networks
  • Monitor the output of substation transformers or line regulators
  • Initiate

Low cost substation telemetry

The Shark® 200 meter allows you to log substation data over time with regard to electrical usage, demand, voltage, current, PF and many other parameters. This enables a complete analysis of the power system over time.

  • Provide revenue accurate load profiling
  • Determine substation usage
  • Analyze feeder capacity and utilization
  • Provide time based load profile for planning one estimation
  • Data trend PF distribution

Field expandable i/o and communication capabilities

The Shark® 200 meter offers unequaled I/O expandability. Using the two universal option slots, the unit can easily be configured to accept new I/O cards even after installation. The unit auto-detects installed I/O option cards. Up to 2 cards of any type can be used per meter.

  • 1. INP100S: 100BaseT Ethernet Capability The meter can provide 100BaseT Ethernet functionality. Using this card, a user can connect to 12 simultaneous Modbus TCP/IP connections.
    • Embedded web server
    • Network Time Protocol (NTP) Support
  • 2. 1mAOS: Four Channel Bi-directional 0-1mA Outputs
    • Assignable to any parameter
    • 0.1% of full scale
    • 0 to 10K Ohms
    • Range +/- 1.20mA
  • 3. 20mAOS: Four Channel 4-20mA Outputs
    • Assignable to any parameter
    • 0.1% of full scale
    • 0 to 850 Ohms at 24VDC
    • Loop Powered using up to 24 Volts DC
  • 4. RO1S: Two Relay Outputs / Two Status Inputs
    • 250VAC/30VDC - 5A Relays, Form C
    • Trigger on user set alarms
    • Set delays and reset delays
    • Status Inputs – Wet / Dry Auto Detect (Up to 150 VDC)
    • Must be used with V4 or higher
  • 5. PO1S: Four Pulse Outputs / Four Status Inputs
    • Programmable to any energy parameter and pulse value
    • Form A: Normally open contacts
    • Also used for End of Interval pulse
    • Can function for manual relay control and limit based control (V4-V6 Options)
    • 120mA continuous load current
    • Status Inputs - Wet/Dry Auto Detect (Up to 150 VDC)
  • 6. FOVPS or FOSTS: Fiber Optic Card
    • Amperis exclusive Fiber Optic Daisy Chain switchable built‑in logic mimics RS485 half duplex bus, allowing you to daisy chain meters for lower installation costs. Full duplex is also assignable.
    • ST Terminated Option (-FOST)
    • Versatile Link Terminated Option (-FOVP)
    • Modbus and DNP 3.0 protocols available
Substation voltage recordingSimultaneous data connectionFront mounted irda communicationdin rail mounted transducer

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