Electrical & Lighting
BlackWire unveils SafePlug electrical load controller 1313
November 8, 2013 - BlackWire Designs has launched the ZigBee-certified electrical load controller model 1313 from SafePlug. With the ability to monitor real-time energy consumption, control electrical loads and enable load-shifting, the new electrical load controller provides automated On-Off control of pumps, water heaters, HVAC, lights, fans, heaters and other loads based on schedule, remote commands or local button pushes. For remote control and demand response, the SafePlug load controller uses the ZigBee standard radio communication. Suited for residential installations, model 1313 offers control over 220V x 30A appliances, including common household items such as an electric water heater or electric dryer. It is available in different versions for one, two or three loads for 120V (single or three-phase) or 277V (three-phase) and 30A current; enabling control of one or two-speed motors up to 3hp. For even larger loads, the load controller can also drive external relays for more than 30A.