Ram Meter Inc. - February 2021 Newsletter

February 8th, 2021:
We have just released our February 2021 Newsletter. Read on to see what we have in store this month.

FUN FACT: February is one of the most frequently misspelled words in the English language! In 2015, the White House press office even misspelled it several times over the course of the month! And from Black History Month to Groundhog Day to Valentines Day to the Super Bowl, the month of February has LOTS of special days and holidays to choose from. Similarly, here at Ram Meter Inc. we have lots of products to choose from. So read on and see what we have in store this month!

Sifam Tinsley Alpha 50A+ Touchscreen Power & Energy Meter

The Sifam Tinsley Alpha 50A+ is a compact multifunction power and energy meter which measures important electrical parameters in 3 phase 3 Wire and 3 phase 4 Wire networks and features a 320 x 240 resolution, touchscreen, color LCD display. The Alpha 50A+ measures electrical parameters such as AC Current, AC Voltage, Frequency, Active Power, Reactive Power, Apparent Power, Import Energy, Export Energy, Current Demand, KW, KW Demand, KVA Demand and more. The Alpha 50A+ is ideal for energy billing, electrical load monitoring, sub-metering, genset, test benches and laboratories.


  • Measures 1PH2W, 3PH3W & 3PH4W networks
  • Measures electrical parameters such as AC Current, AC Voltage, Frequency, Active Power, Reactive Power, Apparent Power, Import Energy, Export Energy and more
  • True-RMS Measurements
  • 320 x 240 Resolution, Touchscreen, Color LCD Display
  • On site Programmable CT/PT Ratios
  • User selectable CT Secondary 1A/5A
  • User selectable PT Secondary from 100 VLL to 500 VLL
  • Wide auxiliary Power Supply which can accept any input between 60V – 300V AC/DC or 20-40 VAC or 20-60 VDC
  • Error Diagnosis Mode
  • MODBUS (RS485) Communication (optional)
  • Pulse/Limit Switch output (optional)
  • Analog output (optional)

Can't wait to get your hands on one? Check it out on our website TODAY!

Sifam Tinsley Alpha 50A+ Touchscreen Power & Energy Meter

Red Lion Controls 6HBWDOG1 Networking Relay

The Red Lion Controls Watchdog Relay is the industry’s only rugged hardware-based solution that reliably monitors and provides fail-safe shutdown of processes controlled by RTUs, PLCs and other automation devices. This industrial automation solution helps to proactively protect unmanned processes on a 24/7 basis across industries that include oil and gas, maritime, power and energy.

The Watchdog Relay monitors the pulsing output heartbeat of a connected device to add an extra level of safety that helps protect critical processes across industrial environments that include oil, gas, maritime, power and energy. If the heartbeat stops for reasons that may include power surges, extreme weather or device malfunctions, Watchdog’s built-in Form C relay will immediately energize and provide a signal that can be used to safely shut down the process. The signal sent upon loss of control helps to avoid costly damage to materials and equipment. Built to operate in extreme conditions, Watchdog Relay supports temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 80 degrees Celsius, as well as 5 to 85 percent humidity. It carries Class I, Div II and ATEX hazardous locations certifications, and has been marine and offshore tested and/or verified to meet standards such as ABS, DNV No. 2.4 and Lloyds.


  • Rugged Hardware-Based Solution
  • Relaible, Rugged Design
    • Marine and offshore tested and/or verified to meet standards such as ABS, DNV No. 2.4 and Lloyds
  • Fail-Safe Shutdown
    • Monitors heartbeats from RTUs, PLCs and controllers
    • Automatically powers down systems when malfunction occurs
    • Adds a level of safety to the network
  • Heartbeat Monitoring
  • Hazardous Location Certifications: Class 1, Div II and ATEX Certifications
  • Extreme Operating Temperatures: -40 to 176°F (-40 to 80°C)


  • Oil & Gas
  • Maritime
  • Power & Energy

Be sure to check out the Red Lion Controls 6HBWDOG1 Networking Relay on our website NOW!

ATC Diversified UPA-100 Universal Power Alert

The ATC Diversified UPA-100 Power Alert reduces the risk of electrical arc flash by pre-verifying the electrical isolation from outside of a control panel. Hardwired to the circuit breaker or main disconnect, the UPA flashes whenever voltage is present. Engineered with redundant circuitry, the Power Alert is powered by the same voltage that it indicates.


  • Detects Single or 3-Phase AC & DC Voltage or Stored Energy
  • Redundant Circuitry
  • Verification of Zero Energy in a Panel
  • Fits 1¼" Conduit Knock-Out

Looking for a handy universal power alert for your next job? Then check out the ATC Diversified UPA-100 Universal Power Alert!

FLIR CM275 Clamp-on Meter w/Thermal Imaging

The FLIR CM275 clamp meter combines thermal imaging with electrical measurement into powerful inspection, troubleshooting, and diagnostic tools. Through Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM), the CM275 provides a reliable way to identify hot spots and overloaded circuits from a safe distance. Confirm your findings with the clamp meter’s wide range of functions plus temperature readings. The FLIR CM275 also provides wireless connectivity to upload images or data to the FLIR Tools™ app.


  • Measures: 600 ACA, 1000 AC/DCV, Capacitance, Diode Test, Resistance, Temperature
  • Scan entire targets for electrical issues with up to 160 × 120 thermal resolution
  • Safely check for live connections using non-contact temperature measurement
  • Pinpoint exact hot spot locations with laser or crosshairs
  • Easily reach difficult, dark locations thanks to narrow jaw and built-in worklights
  • Diagnose complex systems with high and low voltage measurement capabilities
  • Use advanced electrical features including VFD mode, True RMS, and LoZ
  • Expand measurement capabilities to 3000 A AC with FLIR Flex Clamp accessories
  • Rely on the protection of CAT IV-600V, CAT III-1000V safety ratings

Head on over to our website and get your very own FLIR CM275 Clamp-on Meter w/Thermal Imaging TODAY!


Did you know that it's important to run insulation resistance tests on your motors? When working with brand-new motors, the electrical insulation should be in tip top shape. However, insulation is still susceptible to classic wear and tear, as well as other villains like mechanical damage, vibration, excessive heat or cold, dirt, oil, corrosive vapors, moisture from processes, or just natural humidity, which can cause insulation failure.

Check out our blog article on HOW TO MEGGER A MOTOR to learn the importance of doing this test and how to actually perform this test.

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