Smart Energy Meter using Atmel AVR Microcontrollers

What is Smart Energy Meter? A smart energy meter is device which can calculate the energy consumption and send it to energy provider. It must be compact, cost effective and able to communicate data by itself with the power control center. I designed a smart energy meter through an ATmega8 microcontroller with following specifications: Compact […]

3 Phase Voltage Measurement using Atmel AVR Microcontrollers

3 Phase voltage measurement is a little bit tricky task. I will start from the basics and give you details step by step. Let’s start with the basics of 3 – Phase voltage. Specification of this Project: Measure voltage of each phase Measure angle of each phase Gives Line to Line voltage as well All […]

How to make Automatic Charger for a 7Ah Battery

Importance of 7Ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery          7Ah Sealed lead acid battery is a very popular battery which people use in most places like fans, LEDs etc. The reason behind popularity of this battery is due to its medium size and medium Ah rating. By medium means, its size and ratings […]

DC/AC Current Measurements Using Hall-Effect Sensors

Hall Effect: When current passes through the conductor present in the magnetic field, a voltage is produced at the ends of that conductor. This effect is called as Hall-Effect.  Hall-Effect sensors: When you closely look upon the definition of the Hall-Effect you will find that there are two ways to use this sensor. Pass current […]

DC Current Measurement Using Shunt Resistor

The method we are going to discuss in this portion is by using “shunt resistor” but this method has  limitations itself. The biggest one is we cannot measure the high currents through this method. In this method we apply a resistor in the series of load so that whole current should flow through the resistor […]

Measurement of DC Current for different ranges Using Micro-controller

DC current measurements are little bit tricky than AC current. AC current can be measured through the current transformer without any problem but the use of transformer in DC systems is a sin. Still we have other ways to measure the DC currents of all ranges. I am going to discuss those methods here with […]