The M-BUS to LoRaWAN converter is an IOT sensor that reads and transmits energy consumption data from energy meters (gas, electricity, heat, water) for Smart Metering projects. This converter allows a reading of 10 “utility counters” compatible with the European standard M-BUS (“Meter Bus”).
Heat meter “Teplouchet-1”, Heat meter “STE 21 “Berill”, Heat meter “ELF-M Teplovodomer”, Heat meter “Landis Gyr T230”, Heat meter “Sharky 775”, Heat meter “Pulsar”, Heat meter “Calec ST II”, Heat meter “Calec ST II_2”, Heat meter “Sensonic II”, Heat calculator “ZENNER_MULTIDATA_WR3”, Heat meter “Pulse STK-15”, Heat meter “Hiterm PUTM-1”
What is the M-BUS standard?
It is a European standard defining the transport and data layers of a communication bus, for reading energy consumption on gas meters, electricity, but more generally also heat consumption meters, water…
The principle is that thanks to 2 wires (as for a telephone line), it is possible to interrogate different connected meters. And so to recover the energy consumption, in Wh (watt-hour), but also coolant temperatures (before and after), the volume of fluid …
The operating principle of M-BUS consists of a Master (here the M-BUS converter to LORA) transmits requests to the counters, the Slaves, by referencing them through secondary addresses encoded in the MBUS-LORA converter.
Like all our LoRa sensors, the 4..20 mA industrial converter has an internal temperature sensor.
Use Cases of the M-BUS to LoRaWAN Converter
- gas meter
- electricity meter
- eat meter
- water meter
Technical Specifications of the M-BUS to LORAWAN Converter
- Up to 10 connected meters. Different types !
- Digital Inputs / Safety Inputs: 2
- Digital Outputs: 2
- Built-in temperature sensor
- Direct data transfer or storage and subsequent transmission.
2 Modes of operation
In transparent mode, the converter sends an M-BUS command to a counter and receives the response.
In query mode, the converter generates requests autonomously. The following heat meters are supported in query mode:
- Heat meter “Teplouchet-1”
- Heat meter “STE 21 “Berill”
- Heat meter “ELF-M Teplovodomer”
- Heat meter “Landis Gyr T230”
- Heat meter “Sharky 775”
- Heat meter “Pulsar”
- Heat meter “Calec ST II”
- Heat meter “Calec ST II_2”
- Heat meter “Sensonic II”
- Heat calculator “ZENNER_MULTIDATA_WR3”
- Heat meter “Pulse STK-15”
- Heat meter “Hiterm PUTM-1”
Most other M-BUS meters can be supported. But the Converter will send the whole MBUS frame, without formatting / removing unnecessary overhead.
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