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Wireless home energy monitor

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 in project logs by DP

Here is a project that allows you to keep track of your household power consumption over a wireless connection. Jone’s energy monitor project counts electricity meter‘s indicator pulses, which the electrical distribution company uses to bill you. Once it reads 5 minutes worth of consumption data, it is broadcast to a web server over a XBee module.

Be advised that some power distribution companies don’t allow any electronics to be placed near or around their power meters.

Via the forum.

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3 Responses to “Wireless home energy monitor”

  1. Philip says:

    I have a project similar to this one – it was made for 3 – phase systems but can also be used for sigle phase systems. it gathers data through and ADE7758 energy metering chip, a PIC16F877 will then packet the data send it through a wireless transceiver. On the other end is an embeded webserver made fro man atmega32 and a wiznet module.

    heres the link if you wanna see it:http://labratsgonewild.itenthusiasts.net/wp/2011/07/liptondron-a-realtime-wireless-energy-utilization-monitoring-system/

    :)

  2. Mark says:

    An amazing piece of work, worthy of a great of praise. I have been using a similar device since early in 2009 to do the same thing. This uses an off the shelf monitor and some simple Perl code to create graphs. http://www.metphoto.net/energy/index.php Documented here http://www.metphoto.net/PDF/Current_Cost_under_Linux.pdf

    Mark

  3. asdf says:

    I wish I could access to my energy meter :(

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