Power Outage Detector

When: 2016-2017
Technologies: C/C++, ATMega, EagleCAD, analog design, power electronics, RS-485

A power outage detector is surprisingly one of the more common requests by EnterScape customers. Typical CT-based power meters don’t sample frequently enough to detect short interruptions of power, while they are otherwise useful for monitoring power quality, energy usage, demand, etc. I designed, built, and tested a prototype for such a device that could integrate seamlessly into our existing web-based alert and reporting platform.