Title

Save Money on Your Energy Bill: Power/Energy Meter Design by Team MSJ^2

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

Energy is money and the usage of electrical appliances has dramatically increased. Companies and consumers can take a proactive approach in efficient energy usage in the form of a device that can monitor the appliance’’s voltage, current, and power factor, and may lead to saving money and the environment. This project involves the design and implementation of such a device. The system encompasses the circuitry used to collect data from the appliance and display it on an LCD display with an accuracy of ±1% for voltage measurements and ±2% for current measurements. In addition, the device is connected to a PC, and takes a time duration input from the user, and generates a graph where the user can see a visual depiction of the power and energy absorbed. The use of this device provides valuable information that can help people make better decisions when it comes to using/designing energy efficient appliances.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2009 2:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2009 3:30 PM

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Save Money on Your Energy Bill: Power/Energy Meter Design by Team MSJ^2

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Energy is money and the usage of electrical appliances has dramatically increased. Companies and consumers can take a proactive approach in efficient energy usage in the form of a device that can monitor the appliance’’s voltage, current, and power factor, and may lead to saving money and the environment. This project involves the design and implementation of such a device. The system encompasses the circuitry used to collect data from the appliance and display it on an LCD display with an accuracy of ±1% for voltage measurements and ±2% for current measurements. In addition, the device is connected to a PC, and takes a time duration input from the user, and generates a graph where the user can see a visual depiction of the power and energy absorbed. The use of this device provides valuable information that can help people make better decisions when it comes to using/designing energy efficient appliances.