Every wondered how much power your kettle uses in the morning?
Find out with the myPowerMonitor project.
Learn the theory behind electical power.
Put the theory into practice with the prebuilt data logger or build it up from a template.
In society today more and more emphasis is being put on energy efficiency and lowering our energy usage. The myPowerConditionMonitoring teaching tool aims to give students an introduction to electrical power measurements and how different types of appliance use power in different ways. This will give an in depth understanding of electrical power and this can be further reinforced with the myPowerDataLogger program that can be used to log power usage of any appliance that can be found around the home or workplace. This log file can then be analysed in any spreadsheet or data analysis program and graphed so extended periods of appliance run time can be seen.
Acquire, Analyze and Present Real World Signals
The You tube video below talks through some of features of this project when you want to get stuck into the project then download the .zip file below and follow the pdf instructions in the documentation folder.
230v to 9v transformer
Fused ICE socket with switch
STC-013 current transformer (voltage output)
100mA,400mA and 13A quickblow fuses
Plastic box to house it all
Cable and conectors
Due to the fact that this build will require connecting your circuity to mains power (110-230V) it is recomend that it is checked by someone suitably qualified before the suppy is switched on.