Philippi Electrical Systems GMBH, of Remseck, Germany, is the producer of high quality marine power supply, distribution, and monitoring systems and components. All manufactured parts are developed in-house and are designed and built to withstand the harsh marine environment for many years. On this site we feature just one product from the extensive Philippi catalog. Please click on the logo above to go to the the Philippi web site, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have an interest in any of the products shown there.
PSM System Monitor
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The PSM Systems Monitor from Philippi provides the operator with comprehensive information of a vessel’s vital systems plus remote switching and other functions. Using a CAN based digital network, communication between the various components is by M12 or Ethernet cable, and is a simple “plug-and-play” installation. Monitoring is available for up to 16 batteries, 16 tanks, and multiple DC energy loads or sources. Remotely operated Battery Switches can be controlled from the Display or from separate push buttons. Multiple Displays can be connected to a PSM system, and the 2.8” x 2.1” high-color, touch-activated screen has attractive and easy-to-identify graphics and commands. Operation is simple, logical, and intuitive, with all set-up procedures being performed on the screen with no computer connection necessary. A PSM system can be as basic as one Display and one Shunt, and adding components is a simple matter of connecting them in to the Ethernet cable daisy-chain and letting the PSM logic sort out the rest. Software upgrades are made possible via a Micro SD Card reader in the PSM Display.
Typical Philippi PSM Network
All components of the network are connected with standard RJ 45 Ethernet or M12 cables in a “daisy-chain” fashion, with items on each end of the chain having a Bus Terminator installed.
Battery Shunts - Each battery being fully monitored requires an SHC Shunt in stalled in the negative cable, either of 300 amp or 600 amp continuous duty capacity. Each Shunt also has provision for two additional batteries to be connected for voltage monitoring, plus an optional Temperature Sensor. High accuracy is obtained by the use of a 16 bit processor on the Shunt.
Load or Charging Shunts - Loads and charging devices require a SHL Shunt installed in the negative line, either of 300 amp or 600 amp continuous duty capacity, and require a DC positive power supply. A 16 bit processor on the Shunt ensues high accuracy.
Tank Sensors and Flow Meters - Each tank monitored requires either a Tank Sensor installed in the tank or a Flow Meter in the fill (for water maker) or supply line. Philippi offers a complete range of UTV ultra-sonic Tank Sensors, but other types are supported. A CMT Tank Module is required for up to four tanks, and up to four CMT Tank Modules may be connected to the network.
Remote Battery Switches – A number of Remote Battery Switches FBR 260, with a 260 amp continuous duty rating, can be connected, and there is provision for a remote push-button switch to be installed in order to operate the switch independently of the PSM Monitor. For emergency use, the switch can be operated manually by buttons on the switch itself.
PSM Displays - Numerous PSM Displays can be connected into the network, each requiring a 12v positive and negative power feed.
Also Available - AC supply monitoring and switching (230v only at present). DC load switching.
Displays volts, charge/discharge amps, capacity remaining in both percentage and amp/hrs, time remaining to alarm level at present current draw, alarm level, and temperature (with optional sensor). Each fully monitored battery has user-adjustable alarm thresholds for low capacity and requires a 300 or 600 amp Shunt , and each shunt can show the voltage of a second battery, with alarm capability.
Displays liquid levels in four tanks in percentage and liters. Blue = water, yellow = fuel, gray = gray water, green = waste. User adjustable alarm thresholds for either an emptying or filling tank, plus manual reset for a tank with Flow Meter. Requires one CMT for up to four tanks, and a tank sensor or flow meter for each tank. Use Ultra Sonic Tank Sensors UTV or Flow Meter DFS. Other types supported; call for details.
Displays charge and discharge currents for individual loads and charge devices, plus individual accumulative amp/hrs charged or consumed. Charge devices shown on top row (i.e. charger, solar, wind generator, etc), and consumers on bottom row (i.e. windlass, inverter, battery, etc.). Each device monitored requires a 300 or 600 amp Shunt.
Remote Battery Switches are displayed and colored according to their status: green = operated, red = disconnected. Switches can be activated either from the Display, from a separate push-button switch, or in an emergency, on the switch itself. Low and high voltage disconnect thresholds are set on the Monitor, along with password protection if desired . Requires FBC 260 Remote Battery Switch.
Once all the components are connected and powered, the PSM Monitor will automatically find all connected items and assign network addresses for them. More components can be added later on, and they will be installed on the network automatically. There’s no “programming” involved, and no computer connection required. All parameters, alarm settings, individual preferences, etc. are accessed and set on the screen via simple and intuitive menus, and the process is so straightforward that reference to the Manual is not normally required. The Setup menu is password protected to avoid accidental or malicious alteration of the settings.
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