Project Description

HOME ENERGY MONITOR 1

hem_pcb1

This project will allow the monitoring of AC voltage and current for an entire home from your desktop PC using Ethernet communications.
Enter the cost per KW from your electric bill to check if the power company is accurately measuring your POWER USAGE! It’s very interesting to visualize how appliances operate and can detect if one needs to be replaced or not working properly.
This is a great project to learn more about your power usage in the home and what appliances or people in your household that use the most electricity.
This project requires knowledge of soldering components to a PCB and installing firmware on an I.C. as well as installing software on a PC running Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 32bit.

hem_currenthem_calcs

 

HOME ENERGY MONITOR 2

wiznet4

This project is an upgraded version of HOME ENERGY MONITOR 1. Arduino and WIZ550io are used in the project. The data is sent to the Exosite Portal web site using the WIZ550io Ethernet Module as a gateway to the internet. An ethernet cable runs to the main ac voltage load center for this purpose. With this connection, the home energy usage can be accessed anywhere with Internet.

wiznet6wiznet3

HOME ENERGY MONITOR 1 : http://www.abetronics.com/?page_id=4

HOME ENERGY MONITOR 2 : http://www.abetronics.com/?page_id=288