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Chowmain - Saturn South Zigbee Power Meter Driver Set 

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. 

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) 
  • Link Quality Indicator Feedback 

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. 

FAQ 

Where can i purchase the hardware from? 

Please contact Energis ltd if you want to purchase any Saturn South hardware compatible with Control4. 

How do i install the hardware? 
Please refer to the Saturn South Installation Guide for more installation process. 

How do i view the historical data? 
This driver can be used with the Virtual ESBox driver to upload data to an ESCo service like OurGreenHome.com.au for recording and viewing of historical data. 

What benefit do i get from using an ESCo? 
By using an ESCo you can easily view live usage data and historical data via any web browser in the world. You do not have to be connected to your local network to view this data. This data is quite useful for optimising your energy usage patterns. 

Why can't i just get an ESBox by itself rather than use Control4? 
By integrating Saturn South meters into Control4 you can automate your home around energy consumption and generation. This can be turning on heavy duty appliances when high generation is detected or by load shedding when high generation is detected. 

Can i pair a saturn meter to an ESBox and Control4 at the same time? 
Zigbee will not allow you to join a device upto multiple meshes. As such we have created this driver to eliminate the ESBox and send the data direct to the ESCo server. 

How do I find out more information about the driver? 
Please see the links below for more information about the driver. 

Chowmain Website

How do I buy the driver? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 

Download Driver / Purchase Licence

Who do i contact for technical support? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 

Support

Do you provide trial licences? 
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. 

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