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Subject: Measuring outlets; meters, converting to digital...

Date: 09/26/03 at 5:01 PM
Posted by: Bob
E-mail: mauchr[AT55]alum.rpi.edu (replace [AT55] with @ to reply)
Message Posted:

To start out, I am not that technically-inclined by any electrical-engineering means. I had an idea, and was wondering how to build it, if at all possible. I want to measure the current / energy consumption of an individual appliance (much like the electricity meter does for an entire house), send that data to a temporary storage place (microcontroller / microcomputer / ????), and ultimately upload the information to a PC in order for software to analyze the information, and perform calculations on the raw data. What would be the best way to do this? I assume I need to utilize meters, or some sort of perpetual measurement device... I really have very little clue about this, thus the reason for my posting here! Haha. I appreciate ANY and ALL feedback very much!! Thanks for your time.

Best regards,

Bob Maucher

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