Saturn South

Saturn South specialises in circuit-level switching and metering products for the remote management and monitoring of electrical loads and generators.

The Saturn Energy series of products constitute a complete hardware platform for the next generation of Energy Services; including consumer insight into energy consumption, energy efficiency services, and distributed Demand Management programs.

These retrofitable ZigBee devices are designed to be installed into switch boards next to each circuit breaker on the din rail.

Energy management should be autonomous with little to no interaction from a consumer and by integrating energy monitoring to Control4 the system gets the ability to determine how much a certain circuit is using or generating.

Chowmain has integrated the Saturn South SS9000, SS9005 & SS9007 meters into Control4 to enable instantaneous energy monitoring, management and control.  Chowmain has also developed a virtual ESBox to simulate ESBox funcitonality to upload data to any ESCo cloud based energy monitoring server.

If you connect the devices to the incoming mains Control4 will get insight into how much the whole home is using/generation.  If the home is generating and exporting power to the grid it is more beneficial to utilise that energy for services around the home or perhaps store that energy by converting it to heating for your hot water cylinder.  It can also add safety to your home by monitoring for high or low voltage peaks/dips or warn the home owner if say an oven or other heavy duty appliance has been left on for extended periods of time.

Usage Scenarios

  • Automate white goods start up upon high PV solar/wind energy production.
  • Automate energy savings when energy usage is too high by dimming lights and setting back HVAC set points.
  • Shut down delicate electronics upon over or under voltage detection.
  • Detect faulty equipment early and warn the home owner should excessively high or low energy usage readings occur.
  • Warn the home owner if they have left the oven on for too long.
  • Upload and view data on ESCo cloud based servers (eg ourgreenhome.com.au)

SS9000/SS9007 Features

  • Live Energy Feedback for:
    • Voltage Level
    • Frequency
    • Current & Power usage
    • Power Factor
    • Cumulative Energy Import
    • Cumulative Energy Export
  • Definable Minimum Watt Event
  • Definable Maximum Watt Event
  • On/Off/Toggle for versions with Relay built in
  • Safe State Mode (What happens when communication lost to Control)
    • Relay On
    • Relay Off
    • Relay On (Report)
    • Relay Off (Report)
  • Online Zigbee Firmware Update (via Saturn South Token)
  • Link Quality Indicator Feedback

SS9005 Features

  • Live Energy Feedback for:
    • Voltage Level (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Frequency (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Current & Power usage (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Power Factor (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Cumulative Energy Import (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Cumulative Energy Export (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
    • Phase Angle A-B
    • Phase Angle B-C
  • Definable Minimum Watt Event (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
  • Definable Maximum Watt Event (Phase A, B, C & Total D)
  • On/Off/Toggle for versions with Relay built in
  • Safe State Mode (What happens when communication lost to Control)
    • Relay On
    • Relay Off
    • Relay On (Report)
    • Relay Off (Report)
  • Online Zigbee Firmware Update (via Saturn South Token)

Virtual ESBox Features

  • Upload multiple SS9000,SS9005,SS9007, eGauge EG3XXX energy information to an ESco
    • Uploads instant data every 5 seconds
    • Sends a device snapshot every 5 minutes
  • Used to log live and historical data in an ESCo cloud based server.  The server will be able to show you live and historical data and depending on the ESCo it may be able to show you how much your energy has cost you.

Download SS9000/SS9007 Driver Installation Guide

Download SS9005 Driver Installation Guide

Download Virtual ESBox Driver Installation Guide

Download Driver / Purchase Licence

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