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Gadget Freak Case #151: Warm up to Remote Energy Monitoring

Gadget Freak Case #151: Warm up to Remote Energy Monitoring

Does Apple's iPhone really have "an application for everything?" Benson Hougland thinks so. He built his own energy monitor for use in his home. A programmable automation controller, a power-monitoring I/O module, and two current transformers let him measure current and voltage to provide power-use data in real time. And Benson can tap into his system to collect power-consumption data from anywhere and view it on his Apple iPhone. The result? An interactive, real-time awareness of energy use that helped him save $200 a month on his power bill.

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Gadget Freak Case 151 Warm up to Remote Energy Monitoring


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SNAP-PAC-R2 Programmable Automation Controller
691-0357
1
SNAP-AIPM-3 Three-Phase Power Monitoring Module
1
SNAP-PAC-RCK4 4-Module Mounting Rack
691-0378
1
SNAP Power Supply, 110 VAC to 5 VDC
691-1011
2
Veris Split Core Current Transformer, 200A In, 5A Out, Model VS H6810-200A-5A

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