RPICT8 Version 3

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Connect up to 8 current sensors to a Raspberrypi.

Rating: Choose the maximum rms current in Ampere the board can support with the associated CT. For any custom setup please opt for "other".

Master Kit:
Contain one RPICT board with 4 master stand off and microcontroller included.
Slave Kit:
Contain one RPICT board with 4 slave stand off without microcontroller.

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RPICT8 - Raspberrypi CT Adaptor


IMG_1310_small.pngConnect 8 Current sensors to a Raspberrypi



Documentation


  • 8x Current sensor ports
  • Arduino IDE programmable
  • Output Active Power/ Apparent power/ Power Factor/ Irms/ Vrms
  • Text based serial output
  • Atmega328p Microcontroller
  • View/record data using Linux/Python/Emoncms/Nodered/Grafana
  • Stackable - Up to 5 board stack on one Raspberrypi.
  • Compatible with Raspberrypi 2 & 3 & 4

Package Content

  • 1 RPICT8 Unit.
  • 4 Mounting Stand off.
  • 8 Mounting Screws.
Note: Raspberrypi and sensors are not included in this listing.

Recommended Sensors

  • Current: SCT-013-000 SCT-019 SCT-006 or any other current output CT.

Rating

The "Rating" option determines the maximum reading the board can do. the lower the rating the higher the resolution.  If you need different rating per channel choose rating "other" and email us the details of each single channels.


Default Parameters:

Node ID: 11

Scan interval: 5 seconds

Output: Space separated Values (Emonhub)


Default loaded sketch freely available on the wiki page.


Stacking boards

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The RPICT8 can be stacked with other RPICT7V1 or RPICT4V3 or RPICT8 to expand the numbers of sensors supported.  See more about stacking in the link below. Stacking Documentation


This development board/kit is intended for use for ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, OR EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY and is not considered by LeChacal.com to be a finished end-product fit for general consumer use. Persons handling the product(s) must have electronics training and observe good engineering practice standards. As such, the goods being provided are not intended to be complete in terms of required design-, marketing-, and/or manufacturing-related protective considerations, including product safety and environmental measures typically found in end products that incorporate such semiconductor components or circuit boards. This evaluation board/kit does not fall within the scope of the European Union directives regarding  electromagnetic compatibility, restricted substances (RoHS), recycling (WEEE), FCC, CE or UL, and therefore may not meet the technical requirements of these directives or other related directives.

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2020-02-10

Excellent product! 2nd to none.

This is a fantastic product and the price point is also unmatched! This is the Version 3 which has a different location of the communication pins for the atmega chip versus the older version of the board. I currently (heh) have three of the V1.3 boards stacked on top of a 3v4ct board on a raspberry pi 3 b+ (We use this for power monitoring at a non-for-profit lan party).

The old version had rst and gnd pins that needed to be shorted out to program the device, they have added an awesome button that allows you to do this without need to hook up jumper wires, as well as moved the communication pins away from the stand off hole to make it easier to stack on top of each other. Needs a bit of tinkering, but once you get it, the process is super easy. I imagine anyone looking into doing something like this will have no problem figuring out how to get everything working.

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to monitor power usage.

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RPICT8 Version 3

RPICT8 Version 3

Connect up to 8 current sensors to a Raspberrypi.

Rating: Choose the maximum rms current in Ampere the board can support with the associated CT. For any custom setup please opt for "other".

Master Kit:
Contain one RPICT board with 4 master stand off and microcontroller included.
Slave Kit:
Contain one RPICT board with 4 slave stand off without microcontroller.

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