SATEC PM180 High Performance Analyzer

High Performance Analyzer for Versatile Uses

  • High performance Power Quality Analyzer (PQA)
  • Digital Fault Recorder (DFR)
  • IEC 61850 and GOOSE messaging
  • Disturbance Direction Detection
  • Synchrophasor and frequency measurements (PMU)
  • Sequence of Events (SoE)
  • Supports IEC 61131 PLC Configuration (LD, FBD)

SATEC eXpertMeterTM PM180 is a high performance analyzer that allows versatile uses. The high performance of the PM180, together with the unique flexible design of the expansion cards and the versatile installation on DIN rail, 4” round or 92x92mm cutout, enables its use in a large variety of applications, in which it can substitute several other devices—saving costs, space and complexity.


The unique modular design of the PM180 ensures its adaptation to changing needs, through a selection of numerous plug-in options for multiple customer applications. The PM180 can have up to 3 expansions modules. See Models & Accessories below.

Features Diagram

Fast Data Logging Recorder
  • From ½ cycle RMS to 2-hour envelopes
  • Programmable post fault on any internal and/or external trigger condition
Waveform Capture
  • Provides simultaneous capture for all voltage and current channels with choice of sample rate, up to 256 (1024 with Transient Module). Selectable pre-fault / post-fault recording length. Disturbance capture recording up to several minutes
  • Transient capture (>78/65μs—50/60Hz)
Harmonic Analyzer
  • Total Harmonic Distortion for Voltage and Current and up to the 63rd individual harmonic for V, I, P, Q
  • Including directional power harmonics (Load or Source)
  • V-I angle, TDD and K factors
Multi-Function Power & Energy Meter
  • Real time cycle-by-cycle measurement of high accuracy, true RMS voltage, current, power, demand and energy
  • Revenue accurate meter
  • Exceeding Class 0.2S (IEC 62053-22 / ANSII C12.20)
  • Advanced Time Of Use (TOU) feature (16 Energy sources include external digital pulses, up to 4 seasons, 4 daily profiles, 8 Tariffs, flexible automatic calendar) for any complex billing scheme
  • KYZ or KY output and LED indication for calibration and test (via optional display)
  • Vector diagram and symmetrical components
Real-Time Clock & Synchronization
  • Real-Time Clock with maximum 5 seconds drift per month @ 25°C
  • Provides 1 msec time resolution via IRIG-B time code input or satellite clock for common time base (requires IRIG-B module)
  • As an SNTP client, it can accept periodic synchronization of the meter clock from an SNTP server
  • Time sync from digital input with 1ms accuracy
Wide Range Voltage Inputs
  • Three impulse galvanic isolated AC voltage inputs
  • Impulse dielectric withstand 6kV
  • Wide range application up to 828V
  • AC/DC voltage input: station battery monitoring (up to 300V DC)
Wide Range Current Inputs
  • 4 dual purpose current inputs (3-phase + Neutral)—1A/5A for measurement CTs with Class 0.2S revenue grade accuracy to 10A/20A and 50A/100A (5A/HACS) for protection CTs (10/20x)
Communication Platforms
  • 3 independent built-in Ports plus 3 optional:
    • IRIG-B and RS-422/485 port
    • TXFX (fiber optic)
    • 2G/3G cellular modem
  • Communication Protocols:
  • Modbus RTU, ASCII, DNP 3.0,
  • Modbus/TCP, DNP3/TCP, IEC 61850 (option), IEC 60870-5-101/104 (option)
Digital & Analog I/O Options

expansion slots for a wide range of plug-in modules:

  • 16 high speed digital inputs, total up to 48 DIs
  • 8 dry contact relay outputs, total up to 24 ROs
  • Mixed 4 analog inputs and 4 outputs, total up to 12 AI/12AO
Logging, Recording & Programming
  • Standard onboard memory: 256 MB
  • Programmable controller: up to 64 control setpoints, up to 8 conditions OR, AND, arithmetical functions logic, extensive triggers, programmable thresholds and delays, relay control, event-driven data recording
  • 8 fast waveform recorders: simultaneous 8-channel AC, one DC: up to 48 digital inputs in a single plot
  • Waveform sampling rate 32, 64, 128 or 256 samples per cycle; up to 20 pre-fault cycles (2 cycles of 1024 samples per cycle or 4 cycles with 512 samples per cycle with Transient Module)
  • Up to 3.5 min. of continuous waveform recording
  • 1-ms resolution for digital inputs
  • 16 fast Data Recorders (16 parameters on each data log): From ½ cycle RMS to 2 hour RMS envelopes; up to 20 pre/post-fault cycles; programmable data logs on a periodic basis and on internal or external trigger
  • 32 digital internal counters
  • 16 internal programmable timers (½ cycle to 24 hours)
Models & Accessories
Automation & Control Modules

Digital Inputs

16 inputs (total up to 48 DI)
Optically isolated dry/wet contact
Scan time: 1ms @ 60Hz, 1.25ms @ 50Hz
24/125/250V DC

Relay Outputs

8 relays (Total up to 24 RO)
8 relays rated at 8A/250V AC, 5A/24V DC, 0.25A/250V DC

Analog Inputs/Outputs

4AI and 4AO (Total up to 12AI / 12AO); Ranges:

±1mA (with 100% overload)
0-1mA (with 100% overload)

Accuracy Class 0.2S FS
Scan/update time: 2 cycles

Communication Modules

Communication Ports

IRIG-B module

  • Optically isolated IRIG-B port
  • Second RS-422/485 COM port

TXFX module

  • Redundant Ethernet port
  • 10/100 Mbit with RJ45 connector
  • 100Base FX with SC connector

2G/3G cellular modem

  • Antenna connection: SMA
  • Supports UMTS/HSPA+ bands: 800/850/900/AWS/1900/2100


Measurement / Fault Channels

Transient Recorder Module

Records voltage transients of up to 2kV (L-G) at 1024 samples/cycle per channel


Fault Recorder Module

Additional current input offers separated metering & protection CT connection, records current faults of up to 200A (40*In)


PMU Functionality

Phasor measurement unit (PMU) provides synchrophasor and frequency measurements compliant with the IEEE C37.118.1 P performance class, and real-time cyclic exchange of synchronized phasor data with the substation phasor data concentrator (PDC) based on the IEC 61850-9-2 sampled value (SV) service.

Redundant Power Supply Module

Auxiliary Power Supply

  • 50-290V AC and 40-290V DC, 20W
  • 9.6-35 V DC, 20W

(max. one auxiliary power supply per PM180)

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