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Author Topic: AC current sensor  (Read 8973 times)

dahur

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AC current sensor
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:43:04 PM »

Anybody know of an AC current sensor I can hook up to a Powerflash? I would like to have BVC tell me when the dryer is on and off. I did searches, and Smarthome had one but it's discontinued. Nothing on E-Bay.

(My dryer has an "audible" alert when it's done. However I want to hear "Callie" tell me)



« Last Edit: December 21, 2007, 01:02:10 AM by dahur »
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jkarney

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Re: AC current sensor
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 02:34:51 AM »

Check out this post from BraveSirRobbin in the CocoonTech forum:

How to monitor an appliance on/off status via an X-10 signal.


Really informative; I use a powerflash and the CR Magnetics model 2019 CT to monitor and provide pool pump run status.

Merry Christmas.

 ;)
« Last Edit: December 21, 2007, 02:37:47 AM by jkarney »
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dahur

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Re: AC current sensor
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 11:44:05 AM »

Thanks for the information, and the link. I just ordered a model 19 from them.  I believe this is just what I was looking for.

Danny

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dahur

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Re: AC current sensor
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 04:16:06 PM »

Here's a picture of the current sensor before I taped it up. It senses a pull of 2 amps, and sends a low voltage to the Powerflash.  If you have an appliance that pulls less than two amps, each time you loop the "hot" wire through the sensor it will cut the sensoring by one half. I haven't tried that yet, but that's what my information says.
It works perfectly with my dryer.





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Charles Sullivan

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Re: AC current sensor
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 08:13:45 PM »

Good work Danny ("dahur").  That earned a 'helpful' from me.

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