I have just had a look at our electricity feed, and it is very cramped, I wonder if I can get the current clamp around one of the incoming cables. So could someone please tell me how big the current clamp is so I can try to figure out if it will fit.
Thanks a lot.
It fits easely around a 2,5 sq milimeter cable and a lot bigger. My clamp is build in but I think 8 mm diameter wil fit also.
yes it fits...
Some photos here http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?p=135, e.g. you can compare it to the Ethernet plug in the same photo
well, I would like to know the exact outside size since there is very little room to work with, not so much the cable diameter. It looks like this:
The red and black cables are the incoming feed, and this is the only place it is exposed.
A picture speaks a thousand words:
i see on the picture a 50 Amps so its 5a max? Can i plug any other model?
Im in canada and we use 2 phases 120V.
my circuit box is 240V 200A (2 x 120V/100A) so i will need 2 sensors with 100A load each
We now have a batch of 100A, 250A and 500A clamps in stock. If you'd like a quote for your particular configuration, pleas contact us via the contact form.
Can you please confirm the max cable diameter for each of the current clamps?
From the image above, the 50A is obviously 10mm ... what is it for the others?
Here's the max cable diameter for the different clamp types:
What is the minimum resolution that it can mesure of each clamps?
The Analog-to-Digital-Converter utilized (an ATmega168) has 10 bit resolution on which the 0 to xA are mapped; thus the theoretical maximum resolution is Line-voltage * maxAmpereOfClamp / 1024...
This means 230V * 50A (clamp 50A-10mm) / 1024 = 11,23 VA Right?
So now the resolution minime of 11,23 VA what will means? Is it capable of mesure 0.1W stand-by or vampire energy consomption ?
11,23 VA (VoltAmpére) is somehow equivalent to 11,23 W (Watt) if the load is pure resistive (example: incandescence light-bulbs and electrical heating). Otherwise it is dependent of the Cos phi (Power factor) of the installation.
Sorry to hijack - may I ask 2 dumb questions about connecting the FLS01-50 CT to the FLM02A, please?
1. Is there a recommended maximum length of cable between the CT to the Flukso module? I want to run about four metres from the sensor to the unit.
2: can I monitor a DC power feed from a battery using the FLS01-50 CT?
There are no dumb questions, but dumb answers :-) (exceptions confirm rule)
@1) 4m should be no issue as the resistance is negligible (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_resistivity_and_conductivity#Res...)
@2) No, DC does not induce current into this kind of clamp; for this you need a different approach, probably with a shunt or a dedicated measuring unit - see https://www.flukso.net/content/monitoring-dc-pv-input
...and no, you can't directly use another type of current clamp, for example one with hall sensor, to attach it to the FLM; the internal circuit is balanced to the specific impedance and voltage output of the offered clamps - you may alter this, of course, but...
I don't think I'm up to speed on trying to change the board configurations...Think I'll follow your first advice and try to find a shunt - maybe can get some sort of Arduino feed..
Did I see somewhere on the blog about a way to record DC using a pulse on inputs 3 - 5?
If you convert to pulse by Arduino you are free to use whatever input you require; I once made a variant to attach additional clamps; you may use https://github.com/gebhardm/energyhacks/tree/master/Impulsformer and https://github.com/gebhardm/energyhacks/blob/master/Arduino/_20mA_Konver... as a source of inspiration...