Adafruit has this week announced the availability of a new Mini Power Meter complete with Voltage, Current, Watt’s mAh and mWh display, which is capable of supporting a wide variety of different voltages not just USB connections. Available to purchase directly from Adafruit priced at $24.95 the Mini Power Meter is perfect for controlling LED lights on your Christmas tree in a wide variety of other projects.
Adafruit explains more about the new Mini Power Meter which comes complete with 1 x 2-pin JST Connectorm, 2 x Positive Alligator Test Clips and 2 x Negative Alligator Test Clips. Watch the video below to learn more about its capabilities.
Specifications include :
Dimensions: 48mm x 29mm x 21mm / 1.8″ x 1.1″ x .8″
Voltage measuring range: 1.00 V – 100.00 V (when powered separately)
Voltage measuring range: 3.00 – 40.00V (when powered by device
Voltage resolution & precision: 0.0001V / 0.01V
Current measuring range: 0.0000 to 15.00 A
Current resolution & precision: 0.0001 A / 0.01A
Cumulative capacity range: 0 to 99999 mAh
Cumulative resolution/precision: 0.001 Ah
Power cumulative range: 0 to 999999 MWh
Power cumulative resolution/precision: 0.001 Wh
Power metering range: 0 to 299.999 W
Power meter resolution precision: 0.001 W
Impedance measurement range: 1 – 999.99 ohms
Impedance resolution/precision: 0.01 ohms
Temperature measurement range: 0 ~ 80℃
Temperature resolution/precision: 1 degree
Timing maximum time: 999h 59min 59s
Timing resolution/precision: 1 second
Measurement rate: 2 Hz
Display type: LCD module with white graphical display
Quiescent current draw: < 20mA
Working temperature: -10 to 60 degrees C
Working humidity: 10 to 80%
This Mini Power Meter with Voltage, Current, Watts, mAh & mWh Display (whew that is a mouth-full) is a lot like the USB In-Line Voltage and Current Meter we carry but can be used with a wide range of voltages (not just USB connections). Measure the working voltage and current output for any project with this really fancy power meter.
This power meter has a small LCD display that shows off voltage, watts, amps, and mAH and instantly reads the numbers out for testing devices, such as chargers, cables, and cell phones. There are a few nice extras in this very fancy monitor, such as showing the impedance of the connected device as well as calculating the cumulative Watt-hours and milliAmp-hours over a running time. Basically it’s an all-in-one power management solution that doesn’t require any calculation or data logging on your part.