Element Monitor

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  1. RodneyB

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    Hi

    I am wanting to find out if there is a way to monitor if an element is burnt out. I want to be able to be able to be told as soon as it burns out.

    I have a GSM module that could send me a SMS but now need an Idea how to know when the element has a break in it.
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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  3. mcgyvr

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    No idea what this "element" is (light bulb? heater?)
    But you could also monitor whatever process its "doing" (maybe a temp sensor,etc...) without having to monitor the current into the element itself..
     
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  4. RodneyB

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    The element is for water heating. I am trying to find out when the element is burnt out.

    I thought there would be a way of possibly monitoring the current through the element when it has power applied. If no current is being drawn I can get an out put to a relay or something similar. then It would be able to use that out put through my GSM module to send me an SMS.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    The Honeywell are made for this and uses a simple low voltage on/off detection, and are non invasive.
    Max.
     
  6. RodneyB

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    Thank you, I looked at the link and I am going to try and work it out today
     
  7. Picbuster

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    Measure water temperature as function of switch on time and environmental temperature.
     
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