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EnerMatic System Controller

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EnerMatic Controller

Introduction to Energy Automation

The EnerMatic Controller integrates and automates all monitoring, regulation and control of small energy systems. The parameters of the main energy bank are continuously monitored, and the acquired data is used to control solar, wind, and engine driven chargers. The auxiliary engine is started when necessary, and shut off when the batteries no longer need it. The EnerMatic Controller is compatible with Ample Power bio-diesel battery chargers, rated up to 300 Amps, and may be used with AC generators driving inverter/chargers.

All control actions are automated according to user programmed parameters. Programming the EnerMatic is easily done using any personal computer, VT100 terminal or other device that can emulate a VT100. The user interface is based on menus, forms, and selections ...the kind of interfaces used on the Internet.

The EnerMatic is rich in features, highly accurate, and operated by firmware which can be upgraded any time a new version is released ... without removing the unit from the system. Simply download the latest version from the Internet and install it!

The EnerMatic has been designed to take the place of a myriad of other controllers, regulators, and monitors. If you presently have an energy system, or plan to own one in the future, the choice has never been simpler ...EnerMatic.

Automatic Energy ...your system

The EnerMatic Controller does it all ...

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup starts/stops the auxiliary generator;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors engine RPM;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors engine water temperature;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors engine oil pressure;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup controls engine oil exchange pump;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors engine oil level;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors fuel level;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup regulates auxiliary and/or main engine alternators;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors battery Volts, Amps, and temperature;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup monitors alternator current;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup controls solar and wind chargers;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup optionally regulates solar panels;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup controls starter battery cross charge solenoid;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup diverts excess solar/wind energy to primary/secondary loads;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup computes Amp-hours consumed;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup computes Ah remaining using Peukert's equation;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup interfaces to your Windows/Mac/Linux computer;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup interfaces to web server;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup interfaces to a GSM phone modem;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup operates redundantly with other EnerMatics;

Features and Benefits Galore

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup fast, powerful, yet low energy microcomputer:


\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup programmable in high level language;

$\rhd$ enough memory to provide a simple user interface using VT100 terminal emulater;

$\rhd$ flash based firmware for easy upgrades to newer Internet downloadable versions

$\rhd$ firmware upgrade via ubiquitous xmodem protocol

$\rhd$ two serial ports for computer plus network

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup smart, temperature compensated, multi-step alternator regulation:

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup a safe fast, full charge;

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup minimizes engine hours and fuel consumption;

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup extends battery life;

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup real time clock/calendar with supercap backup:

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup quiet times when the engine is not allowed to run;

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup event time stamping for historical analysis;

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup high resolution analog circuits;

$\rhd$ accurate Amp-hour computations of consumed and remaining;

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup complete engine monitoring, starting and stopping:

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup shutdown on loss of oil pressure, or overheating;

$\rhd$ automatic start and stop based on battery state-of-charge;

\bgroup\color{black}$\rhd$\egroup automatic stop if alternator/regulator fails;

$\rhd$ operates remote radiator fan and/or hot water circulation pump;

$\rhd$ start/stop based on voltage/time, temperature, remote contact closure or combinations of these conditions;

Applications

\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Remote Homes;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Remote Telcom Sites;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Recreational Vehicles;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Pleasure and Commercial Vessels;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Towed Barges;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Offshore Platforms;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Ocean Research Buoys;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Network Systems Backup;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Wireless interface;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Refrigeration Systems Start/Stop;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Orchard Freeze Prevention Blowers, Start/Stop;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Mountain Top Radio Repeater Site;
\bgroup\color{black}$\bullet$\egroup Portable First Response Systems;

Web Server Option

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EnerMatic Web Server

The EnerMatic Controller has two serial ports. Both serial ports provides complete access to all data and functions of the unit.

One serial port provides a terminal interface to be used with any PC or laptop computer.

The other serial port communicates via a Remote Access Protocol that allows another computer to interact with the EnerMatic. The RAP protocol is published so that anyone can write a program to communicate with the EnerMatic.

Ample Power provides a small, very low power web server, called Rap-Web which communicates with the EnerMatic and formats information into web pages that represent data and control panels. A user can aggregate data and control functions into panels of their own choosing.

Rap-Web has an ethernet port, USB ports, and additional serial ports. It can be connected to an intranet, and routed to the world via a firewall/router.

The user can also select data items to be logged and plotted periodically for web presentation. This allows tracking parameters over time, such as battery voltage, engine RPM, or alternator Amps.

Rap-Web software uses javascript to build web pages and has been tested with popular browsers for compatibility.

EnerMatic Controller ...Ordering Information

Model # (Volts) List Price ($)
EMC-12 2,599
EMC-24 2,899
EMC-48 3,199

Shunts and Battery Temperature Sensor ...Ordering Information

Product Part Number List Price ($)
Battery Temperature Sensor #2018 54.00
Shunt, 50mV at 200A #SH200-50 40.00
Shunt, 50mV at 400A #SH400-50 44.00

Rap-Web Sever ...Ordering Information

Item List Price ($)
RAP-WEB-SERVER 3,999