Thank you, that’s very helpful. Right now we have a situation where we are sharing power with a neighboring building, so we want to use an IotaWatt to monitor their power usage to help us balance our loads on the three phases.
Eventually we would like to monitor the power at the main panel but the wire is parallel 500 mcm so it is really thick with the 2 wires on each main, 3" I think. Could you recommend a solution for what clamps we could use to accomplish this? We would be doing this for the same reason, balancing loads on the 3 phases. Would RMS amperage be good enough for this or would real-power be desired in this scenario? Forgive me for my knowledge of electrical current is limited, but I am always happy to learn more… thanks for your help!
Edit: Also the service at the main panel is 480volt, 2 of the mains are 120volt and 1 is 277volt or something like that… so this had me wondering if finding reference VTs for the main might be problematic too…
Edit2: Another of our objectives is to balance our loads and maximize our usage on each of the phases. So we would want to use the IoTaWatt to determine the amperage on each phase to make sure we’re not exceeding safe levels of current at any time of the day. Our main equipment is HVAC, dehumidification and lighting