Lucy Electric launches expansion module for its Gemini 3 mini RTU

first_imgLucy Electric has launched a range of expansion modules for its highly successful Gemini 3 Mini remote terminal unit (RTU) range. Featured image: Stock Future-proof scalability for RTU with Lucy Electric The modules will allow flexible, plug and play expansion without the need to replace the unit. The units are also available without switch control for ‘monitoring only’ applications. Generation Tim Spearing, Automation Product Manager at Lucy Electric, said: “Our Gemini 3 Mini RTU range has one of the smallest footprints on the market and the new expansion unit adds future-proof scalability to its capabilities. BRICS Read more:Grid edge technology’s evolutionary pathwayCapture greater reliability on your 36kV networks The new module’s switchgear control uses the same proven, secure multi-stage switching sequence with safety interlocks common to the Gemini range. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter With many network operators choosing this RTU as a cost-effective solution for major projects such as large-scale automation, without compromising on quality or functionality, the new expansion modules provide the building blocks for extending smart grid functionality with minimum disruption.  Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGSdistributionLucy Electricswitchgear Previous articleSouth Korea’s KEPCO cancels South African coal plant investmentNext articleWorld Trade Organisation addresses environmental issues ESI Africa RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy This scalability is easily achieved with a ‘plug and play’ installation for lower cost and quicker upgrade times without removing the unit from the system. It can be user-configured to suit network needs and can support an additional expansion unit as well as multiple Analogue Measurement Modules (AMMs) via a CAN bus expansion port. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The secondary power distribution solutions company’s new expansion unit comprises an expansion processor (EP) accommodating up to three more sub-assemblies (DI, DIO, SW) allowing the RTU to control up to six switches. “With a growing network demand, this latest addition to the Gemini products ensures ease-of-use and hassle-free installation with built-in flexibility.”last_img

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