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Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521

Hello everyone!

I have created a new energy monitoring breakout board based on the MCP39F521 for Arduino and other MCUs, that I call Dr. Wattson - please check out http://bit.ly/2wg2wte for more details. I have a working prototype board, and would like to consider making it in larger quantities and creating the Arduino library based on interest levels. Of course, in this forum, people may not necessary be interested in the Arduino libraries, but the board itself exposes all of the functionality and is an isolated design, so you can still integrate it into your project easily. 

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks, 
Sridhar 
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    NorthGuy
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/29 19:02:19 (permalink)
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    In many countries, things that connect directly to mains may require certification. Otherwise, you may be directly liable for all the accidents related to the use of your board. I am not a lawyer but I suggest you study the legal issues before selling your board.
     
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 11:22:01 (permalink)
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    Hi @NorthGuy, 
     
    Thanks for your reply and your suggestion! I will certainly look into legal issues and also any necessary certifications before selling this board! 
     
    I don't see how this is different from say, a relay board that one can use to control an AC supply though. 
     
    The AC side is pretty much a passthrough here - the measurement happens in an isolated manner using the transformers. 
     
    Regards, 
    Sridhar
     
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 13:19:11 (permalink)
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    Is your board open source?

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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 16:02:35 (permalink)
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    Hi katela, 
     
    Yes, it is the intention to open source the board when it is released. 
     
    Thanks,
    Sridhar
     
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 20:47:48 (permalink)
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    Seems like a nice project. Here is a link to the datasheet for the MCP39F511:
     
    http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/20005442A.pdf
     
    I like the name for your other project, "BuffI the Ampere Slayer" :)

     
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 21:05:16 (permalink)
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    Next will be an automatic tester for data cabinet wiring...
    "Game of Krones"
     
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/30 23:31:37 (permalink)
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    Hi katela, 
     
    Yes, it is the intention to open source the board when it is released. 
     
    Thanks,
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    Ok. 
    And when is the planned release date?

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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/08/31 12:40:01 (permalink)
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    Hi katela, 
     
    I have about 8 boards of my "pre-release" board for immediate consumption (but without the Arduino library). The release date will be based on the interest levels and what kind of volumes I am looking at. 
     
    Thanks,
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/09/14 18:48:45 (permalink)
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     I have created a demo video showing how easy it is to hook Dr. Wattson up to Arduino and start getting quality energy monitoring data instantly - https://youtu.be/y5l8vk85i4o
     
    Cheers, 
    Sridhar
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/09/14 23:29:23 (permalink)
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     I have created a demo video showing how easy it is to hook Dr. Wattson up to Arduino and start getting quality energy monitoring data instantly - https://youtu.be/y5l8vk85i4o
     
    Cheers, 
    Sridhar


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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/11/03 07:52:16 (permalink)
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    Hi
    could you share the arduino library?
    Thanks
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    Re: Dr. Wattson - Energy Monitoring Board for Arduino, based on MCP39F521 2017/11/14 16:36:04 (permalink)
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    Hi gpezzella, 
     
    The library is currently work-in-progress. It will be released when the board becomes available - hopefully soon! :-)
     
    Thanks,
    Sridhar
     
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