You can use the EKM Dash to change settings in your meters if you are using a USB Converter or iSerial to read your meters. The settings you can cnage are things like CT Ratio, Meter Time, Reset Max Demand, Set Demand Period, Change Meter Number (NOT recommended), Change Password (Super NOT recommended), Set Time of Use, etc.


Below are the steps to change some of these settings.


 To Set the CT Ratio (set to 200A by default unless indicated by a sticker on the meter):

  1. Make sure you have good meter communications.  You want to be sure that your EKM Dash is reliably reading your meter with the USB Converter or iSerial and is getting good meter data.
  2. From the main window in Dash click the meter you would like to edit in the Meters listbox in the upper left.
  3. From the main Dash window, click the "Meters" icon in the upper left corner.
  4. Click "Edit meter..."
  5. Click the "Advanced" icon at the top of the window.

  6. At the bottom of the window is now a drop-down list where you can select the correct CT Ratio for the CTs you are using with this meter.
  7. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  8. It will prompt you the enter the password. The default password is "0"

  9. It will let you know if changing the setting was successful. If it was, great. If not, try again. It sometimes takes a few tries to complete successfully, especially if you are reading multiple meters with one USB Converter or iSerial.



To Set The Meter Date and Time:

  1. Make sure you have good meter communications.  You want to be sure that your EKM Dash is reliably reading your meter with the USB Converter or iSerial and is getting good meter data.
  2. From the main window in Dash click the meter you would like to edit in the Meters listbox in the upper left.
  3. From the main Dash window, click the "Meters" icon in the upper left corner.
  4. Click "Edit meter..."
  5. Click the "General" icon at the top of the window.

  6. At the top of the window are now a couple of text boxes where you can enter a specific date and/or time. However, the easiest way to get the current time is to click the "Now" button.
  7. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  8. It will prompt you the enter the password. The default password is "0"
  9. It will let you know if changing the setting was successful. If it was, great. If not, try again. It sometimes takes a few tries to complete successfully, esspecially if you are reading multiple meters with one USB Converter or iSerial.



To Set The Demand Period or Reset Max Demand:

  1. Make sure you have good meter communications.  You want to be sure that your EKM Dash is reliably reading your meter with the USB Converter or iSerial and is getting good meter data.
  2. From the main window in Dash click the meter you would like to edit in the Meters listbox in the upper left.
  3. From the main Dash window, click the "Meters" icon in the upper left corner.
  4. Click "Edit meter..."
  5. Click the "General" icon at the top of the window.
  6. At the middle of the window is a drop-down menu that will allow you to set you demand period. It is set to 15 minutes by default.
  7. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  8. It will prompt you the enter the password. The default password is "0"
  9. It will let you know if changing the setting was successful. If it was, great. If not, try again. It sometimes takes a few tries to complete successfully, especially if you are reading multiple meters with one USB Converter or iSerial.
  10. You can schedule the Dash to reset Max Demand for v.3 Omnimeters at noon or midnight. v.4 Omnimeters are different in that you can set the meter to reset it's own Max Demand on a schedule. Either way, you use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window to choose how often max Demand is Reset.
  11. Click "Set" again if you change this setting.




To Set Time of Use Tariffs (TOU):

  1. Make sure you have good meter communications.  You want to be sure that your EKM Dash is reliably reading your meter with the USB Converter or iSerial and is getting good meter data.
  2. If you are setting TOU tariffs, it is most likely because your utility bill is broken out by TOU. Your should first familiarize yourself with how exactly your utility company is doing this. What are the time periods for each TOU tariff? Are there different tariff schedules for different seasons, holidays, or on weekends? Having answers to these questions will make it easier to understand your options when you begin to set up these tariffs in Dash.
  3. From the main window in Dash click the meter you would like to edit in the Meters listbox in the upper left.
  4. From the main Dash window, click the "Meters" icon in the upper left corner.
  5. Click "Edit meter..."
  6. Click the "Rates" icon at the top of the window.

  7. Using your utility bill as a reference (TOU breakdown should be included on your bill), enter the time periods for each of up to four TOU buckets (some schedules don't use all four buckets).
  8. If your bill indicates that you have different schedules for seasons, holidays, or weekends, also set the time periods for each of up to four TOU buckets, for each schedule that is indicated on your utility bill.
  9. To assign the appropriate schedule for a season, click the "Seasons" tab at the top of the window.
  10. Set up to four seasons with the appropriate schedule. 
  11. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  12. It will prompt you the enter the password. The default password is "0"
  13. It will let you know if changing the setting was successful. If it was, great. If not, try again. It sometimes takes a few tries to complete successfully, especially if you are reading multiple meters with one USB Converter or iSerial.
  14. To assign the appropriate schedule for Weekends and/or Holidays, click the "Overrides" tab at the top of the window.
  15. The drop-down lists provided will let you select a schedule for weekends and/or holidays.
  16. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  17. To choose the specific dates for holidays, click the "Holidays" button.
  18. Select all of the months and dates for you holidays.
  19. When you are ready, click the "Set" button.
  20. If all of your TOU setting are as you want them, click "OK" to finish.