Using the display on Elster A1140 meters

Default display mode in auto-scroll
  • The display on the A1140 will cycle through the total import kWh, total export kWh and GSM signal strength.  A chevron will identify what reading is being display for the import and export.
  • When the display is scrolling through the import, export and GSM signal strength, the chevron on the lower portion of the display will be above the import and export labels, indicating what register is currently shown.
  • When “GSMSGNL–” is displayed, the current GSM signal quality is indicated by the 2 digit number, on a scale of 0 to 31 (31 being maximum).
  • The meter installer should use the display to make sure the meter is operating normally and has sufficient GSM signal strength.

 

Display Layout
Elster A1140 Segments

When the display is scrolling through the import, export and GSM signal strength, the chevron on the lower portion of the display will be above the import and export labels, indicating what register is currently shown.  When “GSMSGNL–” is displayed, the current GSM signal quality is indicated by the 2 digit number, on a scale of 0 to 31 (31 being maximum).

The meter installer should use the display to make sure the meter is operating normally and has sufficient GSM signal strength.

'Utility' Mode
Elster Display

Using the buttons next to the display, as shown in the above image, you can step through detailed power quality information for each phase.

Press the left hand button once to show ‘UTILITY’.  Then with single presses of the right hand button, the display will start stepping through a pre-configured sequence of registers.

After 10 seconds the display will revert to auto-cycle mode.

  • Voltage on phase A
  • Voltage on phase B
  • Voltage on phase C
  • Current on phase A
  • Current on phase B
  • Current on phase C
  • kW on phase A
  • kW on phase B
  • kW on phase C
  • Phase angle phase A
  • Phase angle phase B
  • Phase angle phase C
  • Phase rotation
  • Power factor phase A
  • Power factor phase B
  • Power factor phase C
  • Power factor system
  • Network frequency
  • Current Time
  • Current Date
  • Segment test
  • GSM Signal strength