I'm trying to create a energy grid monitoring system using Arduino

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Haseeb Uddin 1

Joined Jul 11, 2017
Im attempting to use Arduino connected with a GSM shield connected to power grid.

The objective is to deploy the unit all over the city so that data can be received in almost real time so that power status can be known.

I need to understand what chip can I connect with my Arduino so that I can relay the status via gsm.

I've worked out what programming needs to be done but I'm not sure what should I be using to read logic '0" or on as power status.

Complete application of the unit is listed here.

I'm using Arduino Uno 3.

Thanks in advance.


Joined Feb 24, 2006
It's basically in his "paper" which I got as frequency, voltage and "fail".

With "smart metering" the problem is "reportable".

Generally, this works under a Zigbee network with Cellular gateways.
I know something about measuring voltage and frequency, and I would think that the evaluation of appropriate conditions on those two quantities would lead to a determination of fail. Something like:
  1. Frequency = 50 Hz. ± 3Hz.
  2. Vrms = 240 VAC ± 10 VAC
NOT 1. OR NOT 2. would be a definition of fail. Is that the idea?