Re: Proposal: Wattmeter project
At 02:26 PM 1/14/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Original Poster: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com
>I think every coiler could benefit from having an electronic wattmeter
>that would accurately measure their TC input power.
>The input current to a TC tends to be distorted which makes ordinary meters
Don't know what you mean here. You mean reflected power by inductive loads,
so the current read by a typical meter is higher than the actual current?
>My proposal is:
>Is there anyone on the list that enjoys building small electronic projects
>and would be willing to build a number of electronic wattmeters and
>offer them for sale for a reasonable price to other list members?
I might, depending on what liability issues I have to deal with.
>The perfect design for the wattmeter would be the one presented
>by and built by Dave Sharpe of the TCBOR some time ago. It uses
>an optocoupler IC that costs about 15 cents or so, and a few other
>components. It's a simple circuit overall. (Dave, any objections?)
I don't know what you're refering to, and the list search engine is too
scary for me to attempt a search. Can you mail me Dave's spec's?