What is a KYZ Pulse Output?

Issue

A specification for a power meter states that it provides KYZ pulse outputs.

Product Line

TAC I/NET, TAC Vista, Andover Continuum, Satchwell MicroNet, Satchwell Sigma, TAC I/A Series, SmartStruxure Solution

Environment

Utility Meter with KYZ pulse outputs

Cause

Some meter specification sheets may state that the device outputs KYZ pulses.

Resolution

KYZ is a designation given to a relay used to create pulses for electrical metering applications. It is commonly a Form C relay (SPDT). The term KYZ refers to the contact designations: K for common, Y for Normally Open, and Z for Normally Closed.