Panel builders have many opportunities to incorporate smart, connected devices to make panels more functional and desirable to customers. In this article, we will examine the benefits and applications of 4 potential motor-protection-device configurations.
Facility managers with backup-power systems are like skydivers; they can’t know if the backup actually works until they need it. Using smart devices in power-control-system panels greatly increases backup-power system reliability.
John Belshe & Kevin Jordan
Product Marketing Managers
ABB Electrification Products Division
More and more panels are incorporating smarter breakers with sensors that can provide alerts and take action when they detect an issue. Panel builders can choose from 3 levels of device monitoring, taking a good/better/best approach to providing their customers with these benefits.