PIC power meter

Here’s an example of PyroFer’s DIY workaround to a problem:

So, after Google killed the Google PowerMeter api I got the incentive to finish my own project using it. Odd huh.

I wrote loads of code to hook into the Google API ages ago, but never got the hardware setup. Now After Google announce the death of the API I finally cracked the last part of my hardware issues and have live power monitoring of my electricity meter.

The key difference to most here is that its NOT a clamp type sensor. It counts rotations of the meter disc itself. It is therefor accurate and matches exactly what I will be charged for.

PyroFer uses a PIC UBW board as the brains of this project. Read all the details at PyroFer’s Projects.

Via HackedGadgets.

1 comment on this post.
  1. Sam Sabey:

    Well done! Getting the meaasurement, and out is the hardest part.

    With google pulling the plug on their power meter, you are very welcome to come join us at SmartEnergyGroups.com

    We have some pretty graphs, simple api amongst other things!

    Sam,
    @samotage

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