MPG-1 Wireless Pulse Generator

MPG-1 Wireless Meter Pulse Generator

The MPG-1 wireless meter pulse generator integrates AMI smart meters with legacy KYZ pulse metering. Using Zigbee® radio technology, the MPG-1 receives streaming usage data from the meter's HAN network, interprets power usage, and converts it into KYZ pulses. With the MPG-1, pulses are synthesized without having an actual KYZ output at the meter. By doing this, the utility can implement the new advanced meters and still provide pulses to customers that may need them.

The MPG-1 features a USB input to host the Zigbee radio module “dongle” (included) and two KYZ pulse outputs. As the MPG-1 receives streaming data from utility’s meter, the data is read and interpreted to obtain the current demand information. The accumulated energy is computed and pulses are outputted according to a selected pulse value.

A 6-position dip switch provides for output mode, timing, and pulse value selection. No tools or computer are necessary for simple set-up. The output is selectable as either Form A (2-Wire) or Form C (3-Wire) and operates in either the momentary or toggle mode, respectively. The momentary mode has four pulse width time settings 50mS 100mS, 200mS or 500mS. The toggle mode toggles back and forth to the opposite state upon each new pulse being generated. There are two LED’s, one red and one green, which show output status.

Pulse values are selectable to one of eight values as follows: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 or 2000 watt-hours per pulse.

A 30mS fixed minimum-off time delay prevents pulses from occurring too rapidly. Bright red, yellow and green LEDs monitor the system communications status and provide an easy and immediate visual system check without test equipment.

The Zigbee dongle must first be paired with the meter, a process that is performed by the participating utility or on the utility’s website. Once paired with the meter, the dongle is inserted into the MPG-1’s USB port and hosted by the MPG-1.

The MPG-1 is compatible with Instrument-rated electric meters. The MPG-1's serial port may be used to enter the meter multiplier from 1 to 99999. In addition, the MPG-1 can be configured for Normal mode (delivered only) for unidirectional energy flow, or for Signed mode (delivered and received) for bi-directional energy flow.


Power Input: 120, 208-277 VAC. Burden: 10 VA
Input: USB Port (host) for Zigbee Dongle
Output: Two Form A (2-Wire) or Form C (3-wire) Solid State dry-contact outputs rated at 100mA at 120V, 800mW maximum, fused at .1A
Maximum Pulse Rate: ≈15 Pulses per second (Form C)
≈10 pulses per second (Form A)
Minimum time between output pulses:30ms
Form A Pulse Width: 50, 100, 200, 500 mS
Output Pulse Values: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000 Wh

Mounting: Any position
Size: 3.1’’ wide, 7.2’’ high, 1.5’’ deep
Weight: 1 pound

Temperature Range:

-38º C to +70º C, -38.4º F to +158º F

Humidity: 0 to 98% non-condensing

Available Options
Input Voltages:

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NEMA 4X fiberglass raintight and dustproof enclosure available. 10.0” high, 8.0” wide, 4.0” deep, includes mounting plate

All specifications are subject to change without notice.