Available in both single- and multi-phase versions, the CL-7 Smart Grid Ready regulator controls from Cooper Power Systems are able to easily integrate into an existing system providing monitoring, communications, and voltage regulation of all three phases without requiring the expense of additional controls. The CL-7 multi-phase controls expand on the intelligence of the single-phase CL-7 controls, combining smarter hardware and intelligent firmware to direct communications between a bank of up to three voltage regulators with advanced regulation modes and aptitude.
The CL-7 control transcends a successful long line of CL Series controls keeping familiar popular traits. Featuring a common look and feel consistent with the Cooper Power Systems CBC 8000 capacitor control and Form 4D switchgear controls, the extensive line of CL-7 controls can be used with single- and multi-phase pad-mounted and substation voltage regulators, or distribution voltage regulators. These integrated controls, which include a modular, universal design, are capable of being deployed with various communication configurations to meet diverse application needs.
Providing flexible, easy-to-use communications, the CL-7 is specifically suited for remote operation and retrieval of field measurement data for analysis by way of integrated volt/var applications. It easily integrates with a variety of communication radios, radio networks, SCADA, and modems, and is available radio-ready. The CL-7 also includes additional features such as communication loss fail-safe modes for grid stability, unsolicited reporting of state change, field alarms or threshold violations for easy monitoring, and password protection for increased safety.