The SD card module is DIN-rail-mounting (1 DIN module, 17.5mm); it receives data
from an MID approved energy meters through the infra-red interface. Its purpose
is to store data (a configurable set of data) coming from the MID approved energy
meters with Tapko protocol syntax into a removable SD card. The size of the SD
card and the interval period between 2 records storage are also configurable. The
power supply is provided by means of a IMQ safety approved DIN rail mounted
transformer (1 DIN module, 17.5mm, 230V AC /12V AC - 4 VA).
In case the whole set of data is stored in each record, it is possible to store approx
1.250.000 records per gigabyte. The smaller the number of data per record, the
larger the number of records that the module can store inside the SD card. The
SD- card can be removed from the module at any time and inserted in a PC with
suitable reader to access the saved data. The format is an CSV file.
The SD card is inserted in factory inside its receptacle on the front side of the SD
card module. Inside the SD card a configuration file is written, thus allowing the
selection of the parameters to be saved, of the rate of recording, etc. In case
SD-module detects the presence of an SD card without any configuration file, it
assumes that the dimension is 1 Gigabyte, the rate of recording is 5 minutes, the
time/date is 00:00:00 01/01/2010 and the set of data is the main energies group.
The module can manage SD cards of 1G, 2G, 4G and 8G sizes.