Wattics Portable Unit Start Guide

This Start Guide explains how to set up and use your Wattics portable units for energy audits, ISO50001 certification, and other energy efficiency projects. The steps below should be followed for 3-phase 4-wire (three phases with a neutral) Wye/Star electrical systems typical to European member states, UAE, Malaysia, China and more. Separate installations steps should…

Wattics GPRS/3G Router Setup Instructions

Internet access will typically be needed for each installation to allow measurements taken from meters and sensors to be pushed online to Wattics. In sites where the existing IT infrastructure cannot be reused for logistics or security reasons, the deployment of a GPRS/3G Router is necessary to provide an independent Internet point dedicated to energy…

Configuring your Octopus Gateway with the Wattics Octopus Software Tool

This post outlines the configuring steps for the Wattics Octopus Software Tool, for configuration of data collection for your Wattics Octopus. This document should be used to: Familiarise yourself with the Octopus Software Tool. Quickly start using the Octopus Software Tool to commission and operate your Octopus Gateway and I/O Extension units   NOTE: Read…

Connecting RS485 Modbus devices to the Wattics Octopus

This post outlines the wiring steps for connecting RS485 Modbus devices (e.g. Modbus meter) to the Wattics Octopus. Before you start please make sure you have all material available: Modbus device (e.g. Modbus meter) Octopus Gateway unit RJ12 interface cable, to connect the Modbus device to Octopus Gateway unit     RS485 (Modbus) pinout The…

Connecting pulse outputs to the Wattics Octopus

This post outlines the wiring steps for connecting pulse units to the Wattics Octopus Gateway and I/O Extension units. Pulse units may come from pulsed meters such as Utility electricity/gas/water meters, electrical, water, gas and heat submeters, PLCs and other production control systems. Once the pulse units wired, the Octopus devices must be configured to…

Connecting temperature probes to the Wattics Octopus

You can connect the 2-wire temperature probes to the Octopus Gateway or I/O Extension units in any available analog input. NTC probes with resistor values from 5k and up (NTC5k, NTC10k, etc) are recommended, with 0-10V or 4-20mA output. Depending on the output of our temperature probe (0-10V or 4-20mA), you will need an Octopus…

Installing your Wattics Octopus

This post explains how to supply power to your Wattics Octopus, and outlines the main device configurations and hardware interfaces.   The Octopus is a data logger that is built around the following components: Gateway Unit with network, serial and I/O interfaces; (optional) I/O Extension units if more I/Os are required; (optional) GPRS Extension if…