YoMo: the Arduino-based smart metering board

  • Christoph Klemenjak
  • Dominik Egarter
  • Wilfried Elmenreich
Special Issue Paper

Abstract

Smart meters are an enabling technology for many smart grid applications. This paper introduces a design for a low-cost smart meter system as well as explaining fundamentals of smart metering. The smart meter platform, provided as open hardware, is designed with a connector interface compatible to the Arduino platform, thus opening the possibilities for smart meters with flexible hardware and computation features, starting from low-cost 8 bit micro controllers up to powerful single board computers that can run Linux. The metering platform features a current transformer which allows a non-intrusive installation of the current measurement unit. The suggested design can switch loads, offers a variable sampling frequency, and provides measurement data such as active power, reactive and apparent power. Results indicate that measurement accuracy and resolution of the proposed metering platform are sufficient for a range of different applications and loads from a few watts up to 5 kW.

Keywords

Power meter Smart meter Smart plug Open-source Open-hardware Low-cost 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Lakeside Labs GmbH, Klagenfurt, Austria and funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (KWF) under grant KWF-\(20214\mid 22935\mid 24445\).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Klemenjak
    • 1
  • Dominik Egarter
    • 1
  • Wilfried Elmenreich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Networked and Embedded SystemsAlpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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