Monthly Archives: May 2013

What does Ironing look like?

As an example,  below is a graph of the electrical consumption of an iron.  You can clearly see the spikes and drops of consumption as the element of the iron switches on and off to heat itself.  The on-off switching … Continue reading

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Monitoring Home Electricity Consumption with a Raspberry Pi – part 2

1. What you need A Raspberry Pi A Current Cost Meter A RJ45 to USB converter cable 2. Setting Up the Raspberry Pi Install the latest version of the Rasbian image onto a suitable SD card, insert into the Pi, … Continue reading

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Monitoring Home Electricity Consumption with a Raspberry Pi – part 1

Preamble A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be given a Current Cost Energy Meter like the one in the photos below.  This type of device comes with a Hall Effect Sensor which goes around the Live … Continue reading

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