Archive for the ‘Power meters’ Category

Power meter (Part 3)

Part 1, 2, 3 Once the hardware is ready, let’s have a look at the data and the software used to read these data. The customer information can operate in two different modes: historic: for compatibility reasons with older meters, this is the default mode. standard: this new mode, available from the latest Linky meters. […]

Power meter (Part 2)

Part 1, 2, 3 I have been tumbling through the net, looking for interfaces to the TIC. So far, I found two types of reference designs: The quick, dirty, safe but questionable design The academic design Most of the interfaces described on the web are very basic. They feature a single optocoupler and a biasing […]

Power meter (Part 1)

Part 1, 2, 3 Yesterday’s electric meters were mostly electromechanical meters. They were measuring consumption, they required a technician to read the past power consumption, diagnose them and change their parameters such as power ratings Today’s electric meters are communicating meters, which means that they can receive and send data without the need for the […]