Below is our Glossary of Omnimeter Data Terms (in the order displayed in the EKM Dash software):




The following are data values that all Omnimeter models share.


Device # -- This is the number of the meter. All of our meters come with a unique 12 digit number. It is printed on the face of the meter under the LCD screen


Meter Name -- This is the name you have assigned to the meter.


Time -- This is the meter timestamp. The meter time is set in an internal clock in the meter.


Computer Date -- This is the timestamp from your computer.


kWh -- This is the Total kWh. The Total kWh is the measurement of energy since the meter was installed. It is Forward kWh + Reverse kWh. This is a cumulative value.


Forward Kilowatt Hour -- This is the kWh that has gone through the meter in the Forward Direction (towards the load). In a traditional install this would be going away from the Utility.


Reverse Kilowatt Hour -- This is the kWh that has gone through the meter in the Reverse Direction (away from the load). In a traditional install this would be going toward from the Utility in the case of renewable generation.


Net Kilowatt Hour -- This is the Net kWh that has gone through the meter. Useful for knowing if you have generated or consumed more power in the case of systems with renewable generation.


Total Kilowatt Hour T1 (TOU1) -- This is the Total kWh used in Tariff Time bucket one. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was used.


Total Kilowatt Hour T2 (TOU2) -- This is the Total kWh used in Tariff Time bucket two. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was used.


Total Kilowatt Hour T3 (TOU3) -- This is the Total kWh used in Tariff Time bucket three. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was used.


Total Kilowatt Hour T4 (TOU4) -- This is the Total kWh used in Tariff Time bucket four. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was used.


Reverse Kilowatt Hour T1 -- This is the Revers kWh used in Tariff Time bucket one. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was sent back to the grid.


Reverse Kilowatt Hour T2 -- This is the Revers kWh used in Tariff Time bucket two. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was sent back to the grid.


Reverse Kilowatt Hour T3 -- This is the Revers kWh used in Tariff Time bucket three. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was sent back to the grid.


Reverse Kilowatt Hour T4 -- This is the Revers kWh used in Tariff Time bucket four. These tariffs are set internally in the meter. You can use these to keep track of when energy was sent back to the grid.


Voltage1 -- This is the voltage reading from Line 1 to neutral. This is a real-time value.


Voltage2 -- This is the voltage reading from Line 2 to neutral. This is a real-time value.


Voltage3 -- This is the voltage reading from Line 3 to neutral. This is a real-time value.


Current1 (Amps) -- This is the current (amp) reading on Line 1. This is a real-time value.


Current2 (Amps) -- This is the current (amp) reading on Line 2. This is a real-time value.


Current3 (Amps) -- This is the current (amp) reading on Line 3. This is a real-time value.


Power1 (Watts) -- This is the power reading on Line 1. It is calculated from Volts L1 x Amps L1 x Power Factor L1. This is a real-time value.


Power2 (Watts) -- This is the power reading on Line 1. It is calculated from Volts L2 x Amps L2 x Power Factor L2. This is a real-time value.


Power3 (Watts) -- This is the power reading on Line 1. It is calculated from Volts L3 x Amps L3 x Power Factor L3. This is a real-time value.


Total Power (Watts) -- This is the combined watts from all lines. This is a real-time value.


Cos 1 (Power Factor1) -- Power Factor on Line 1. Power Factor is a power quality measurement. A perfect power factor is 1.00. Power factor is less than 1.00 when the voltage sine wave lags or leads the current sine wave.


Cos 2 (Power Factor2) -- Power Factor on Line 2. Power Factor is a power quality measurement. A perfect power factor is 1.00. Power factor is less than 1.00 when the voltage sine wave lags or leads the current sine wave.


Cos 3 (Power Factor3) -- Power Factor on Line 3. Power Factor is a power quality measurement. A perfect power factor is 1.00. Power factor is less than 1.00 when the voltage sine wave lags or leads the current sine wave.


Max-Dmd --- This is the Maximum Watts (average of the spike within the Max Demand Period) the meter has seen since the Max Demand was reset.


Max-Dmd Period --- This is the period of time use to calculate the Max Demand. This can be a 15, 30 or 60 minute time period.


CT Ratio -- This is a setting inside the meter. It should be set to match the amperage rating of the CTs that are connected to the meter. For example, if you are using 800 amp CTs, the meter should be set to the 800 amp CT ratio.


Status Byte -- This is used to track the status of the meter firmware.




The following data values are only available for v.4 Omnimeter models.


Reactive Energy -- This is the reactive version of kWh. When your power factor is less than 1.00 you will accumulate kVARh. This is a cumulative value.


Reactive Power Total -- This is the real time VARs. This is the total of VARs on each line.


Reactive Power L1 -- If Power Factor on Line 1 is less than 1.00 you will see real time VARs, it is a measure of power quality with a quantity in real time.


Reactive Power L2 -- If Power Factor on Line 2 is less than 1.00 you will see real time VARs, it is a measure of power quality with a quantity in real time.


Reactive Power L3 -- If Power Factor on Line 3 is less than 1.00 you will see real time VARs, it is a measure of power quality with a quantity in real time.


Forward RST -- This is resettable kWh.


Reverse RST -- This is resettable Reverse kWh. This value can be reset to zero internally in the v4 meter.


kWh Scale -- This is how many decimal places in the kWh values of v4 meters. This can be 0,1, or 2


Line Frequency -- This is the frequency in the AC line measured in Hz


State Inputs -- This is the real time status of the inputs. When connected to a switch it will tell you if the switch is open or closed. This is a bitmap value.


State Watts Dir -- This is the real-time direction of current on each line of a v4 meter. This is a bitmap value.


State Out -- This is the status of the relay controlled outputs. This is a bitmap value.


CF Ratio -- This is the Variable Pulse Output ratio.


kWh L1 -- This is the Total kWh on Line 1


kWh L2 -- This is the Total kWh on Line 2


kWh L3 -- This is the Total kWh on Line 3


Pulse Count 1 -- This is the Pulse Increment value on Input 1. It is a count of how many time the meter has sensed a closure/ the pulse input ratio.


Pulse Count 2 -- This is the Pulse Increment value on Input 2. It is a count of how many time the meter has sensed a closure/ the pulse input ratio.


Pulse Count 3 -- This is the Pulse Increment value on Input 3. It is a count of how many time the meter has sensed a closure/ the pulse input ratio.


Pulse Ratio 1 -- This is the Pulse Input Ratio for Input 1. This is a ratio of haw many Pulse Input counts the meter has to sense for the Pulse Count to increment by 1. If this is set to 1000:1, for example, the meter will have to sense 1000 pulses in order to increment the Pulse Count by 1.


Pulse Ratio 2 -- This is the Pulse Input Ratio for Input 2. This is a ratio of haw many Pulse Input counts the meter has to sense for the Pulse Count to increment by 1. If this is set to 1000:1, for example, the meter will have to sense 1000 pulses in order to increment the Pulse Count by 1.


Pulse Ratio 3 -- This is the Pulse Input Ratio for Input 3. This is a ratio of haw many Pulse Input counts the meter has to sense for the Pulse Count to increment by 1. If this is set to 1000:1, for example, the meter will have to sense 1000 pulses in order to increment the Pulse Count by 1.


Net Watts Line 1 -- This is the value of watts on Line1 with the direction of current on Line1 taken into account.  This number can be positive or negative.  This is a calculated value and is not available from the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 directly.


Net Watts Line 2 -- This is the value of watts on Line2 with the direction of current on Line2 taken into account.  This number can be positive or negative.  This is a calculated value and is not available from the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 directly.


Net Watts Line 3 -- This is the value of watts on Line3 with the direction of current on Line3 taken into account.  This number can be positive or negative.  This is a calculated value and is not available from the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 directly.


Total Net Watts --  This is the sum of Net Watts Line 1 + Net Watts Line 2 + Net Watts Line 3.  This is a calculated value and is not available from the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 directly.