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GridAdvisor optical sensor

Eaton's GridAdvisor optical medium-voltage and current sensor system uses an all-optical measurement platform for unparalleled accuracy and precision of both voltage and current across multiple voltage classes. Available in a variety of easy-to-install packages with a standardized interface, Eaton’s optical sensors are the ideal solution to retrieve real-time site metrology and intelligence on today’s electrical distribution system, substations and underground distribution locations. The GridAdvisor optical sensor is one of Eaton's grid automation system solutions.

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All optical design
No saturation or ferromagnetic resonance
Flexible and modular
Plug-and-play modules
Unmatched data fidelity
Future-proof grid monitoring

Core features

  • Voltage and current accuracy of +/- 0.5% with no loss of accuracy or precision over entire measurement and temperature range
  • Harmonic response up to the 50th harmonic
  • Power quality and fault measurements
  • Analog and digital outputs for integrating to both legacy and new systems

Empower your applications with high quality data

The GridAdvisor medium voltage optical sensors deliver industry leading voltage and current accuracy of +/- 0.5 %. Now combined with Eaton’s m410 optical system processor to provide connectivity to your automation applications, this solution enables better characterization of fault events for improved reliability, better understanding of the impacts of renewables and Distributed Energy Resources, and increased efficiencies and savings from Volt-VAR control programs.

Enhance grid visibility with submersible optical sensor platofrm

Page 19 of the Fall 2018 edition of ENSC magazine outlines a customer experience deploying the optical sensors to yield data to use toward ensuring feeder reliability and avoiding failures that can affect customer service.

Quickly and easily make your substations SCADA-ready

Bringing unmonitored substations online with metering and communications has great operational benefit for utilities. The GridAdvisor optical sensor system provides an easily installed, yet highly accurate monitoring system with built-in communications capability for retrofits or new construction.

Gain insight into underground networks

Underground networks are notoriously difficult and time-consuming to troubleshoot and fix. The GridAdvisor optical sensor platform has solutions to provide highly accurate measurements to identify problems that arise and potentially even predict cable failures before they happen.
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