8-Channel On-Board AC Current Monitor for IoT
- Particle Electron Socket (IoT Motherboard)
- Solid Core Current Sensors
- High Accuracy
- 0x2A I2C Start Address
- Expandable to 16 Devices per I2C Port
Current monitoring of your AC power loads is now possible from anywhere in the world using the Particle Electron* cellular cloud communications module.
Monitor current and keep track of your power consumption using your favorite computing platform. This controller has eight monitoring channels, precision tuned to monitor the current flow through the on-board current sensor with a 3% or 5% maximum error rate (See Technobabble below).
To use this device, simply run an AC power wire, up to 10 AWG in size, through the center of the sensors. The on-board custom designed CPU will do the rest using I2C communications.
This controller includes an I2C expansion port, allowing expansion for more current monitoring inputs or other types of I2C sensors and devices. Four on-board address jumpers allow expansion of up to 16 current monitoring devices through the I2C expansion port. Mix and match current monitoring controllers of any size to meet your specific application requirements.
Software developers can take advantage of our ControlEverythingCom GitHub repository for current monitoring and programming samples.
This device only requires a 12VDC power supply for operation, which may be plugged into the controller using a 2.1mm center positive barrel connector or on-board terminal block for direct wired power supplies.
IoT Motherboard Compatibility
This is an I²C Master Device, capable of directly connecting to any of our Cross-Platform I²C Slave Devices using the I²C Output. It is directly compatible with:
If using a Particle module, the PKFR Key Fob Receiver overlay shield may be used.
This device may be converted for direct use with:
Arduino Nano using the Arduino Nano Adapter
Arduino Micro using the Arduino Micro Adapter
Onion Omega 1&2 using the OC Adapter
Pycom WiPy using the WiPy Adapter
Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 using the Adafruit Huzzah Adapter
This device may be converted to an I²C slave device using the Slave Adapter, ideal for use with Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Arduino Uno, and BridgeX5.
Use the Slave Adapter and a Arduino Uno Interface Adapter
Use the Slave Adapter and a Arduino Nano I²C Shield
Use the Slave Adapter and plug into any Arduino Nano Master Device
Use the Slave Adapter and plug into any Arduino Micro Master Device
Raspberry Pi Interfaces:
Use the Slave Adapter and a Raspberry Pi I²C Interface Adapter
Use the Slave Adapter and a Raspberry Pi 2/3 I²C Interface Adapter
Use the Slave Adapter and a Raspberry Pi Zero I²C Interface Adapter
We use 2 different sensors for our on-board current monitoring products. The available accuracy and amperage configurations are:
- 5 Amp
- 10 Amp
- 15 Amp
- 20 Amp
- 10 Amp
- 20 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 50 Amp
- 70 Amp
These devices are tuned for reading current up to the selected amperage. Exceeding the selected amperage through the core sensor may damage the on-board CPU. For best accuracy, we highly recommend choosing a controller with the lowest possible amperage rating required for your application.
This device is designed for AC current measurement only and cannot be used to monitor DC loads. This device is typically more accurate than commercially available clamp meters and nearly as accurate as most direct wired meters. This device will arrive pre-set to a calibration value that was known to work well in our master designs.
For higher accuracy, users may adjust our recommended calibration settings. All current monitoring controllers require half of a second to analyze and compute a current monitoring result for all channels. For best performance, we suggest communications with this device no more than once per second.