Ideal for solar energy modbus applications, the KTL-279 inclcudes inputs for air temperature, solar panel surface temperature, and a solar radiation sensor to accurately calculate solar panel efficiency.
The KTL-279 is an interface primarily designed to read Ambient KTA-TEMP-50 and Maxim/Dallas DS18S20 and DS18B20 temperature sensors and store readings in Modbus Holding Registers so they are made available for SCADA, PLC or PC monitoring.
Solar Radiation and Wind sensors designed for use with the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 Weather Station can also be used with the KTL-279 without the need of an entire weather station unit.
The use of a Solar Radiation sensor and two temperature sensors can then be used to calculate Solar Collector Efficiency. As well as having this information available to the monitoring system the optional LCD can be used to display the data locally.
The KTL-279 provides a ModBus interface for solar radiation, wind speed / direction, and multiple temperature channels, perfect for renewable energy applications (sensors ordered separately).
Identify efficiency and maintenance schedules of your solar array or wind turbine for incorporation into your PLC.
The measurements are stored in Modbus registers, ideal for SCADA, PLC or PC monitoting. In addition, inputs are provided for 0-20mA and battery voltages up to 30V for a complete monitoring system.
This version includes a programmable LCD Display.
The system is expandable (order sensors below).
Order the Pyranometer Mounting Bracket (PYRAMOUNT) to attach the pyranometer or UV sensor to a pole or any flat surface. Pole mounting solutions can be found in the "May we also suggest" section below. Consider the WEATHERMOUNT for variable angle mounting. Order the SRS100LX to shield the air temperature sensor from the sun, if it can not be placed in the shade.
Add the 50' stainless steel tip temperature probe to measure ambient temperature or surface temperature.