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

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Haseeb Uddin 1, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Haseeb Uddin 1

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    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.
     
  2. shteii01

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    lots of words
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  3. Papabravo

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    You have not said what it is you want to monitor.
     
  4. KeepItSimpleStupid

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    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.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    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?
     
  6. KeepItSimpleStupid

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    Let's add this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter to the OP's education. Not saying he wants that, but it seems like he wants to keep the utility "honest".

    Pay attention to the "see also" references too.
     
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