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Digital Measurement of Electricity is a Game Changer

The trust value of electricity measurement data is largely related to how accurately the analog signal is converted to a digital signal. The 3DFS R&D Group has developed a unique analog to digital conversion method that produces a perfect digital replica of an analog signal in a few nanoseconds. The system requires 26 separate channels acquiring data at 24 bit resolution at MHz frequencies.

This layer of fidelity in conjuction with the powerful data processing capability of the real time computing system allows for power non-intrusive load monitoring capabilities that accurately identify every single device or event in an electrical network.

Digital mapping of electrical networks is only the beginning. All of humanity's achievements that have gotten us to today have been done with the analog measurement of electricity. Just imagine what is possible with digital...

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Chris Doerfler

For more information and the complete animated gif, see

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Marlys Roddy

Great article Chris- welcome to Energy Central!

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Chris Doerfler

Thank you Marlys!