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Can anyone help explaining this code for ACS712-20a current sensor for AC current sensing?
is there a way to increase the sensing accuracy? thanks!
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const int currentPin = A0;
const unsigned long sampleTime = 100000UL;                           // sample over 100ms, it is an exact number of cycles for both 50Hz and 60Hz mains
const unsigned long numSamples = 250UL;                               // choose the number of samples to divide sampleTime exactly, but low enough for the ADC to keep up
const unsigned long sampleInterval = sampleTime/numSamples;  // the sampling interval, must be longer than then ADC conversion time
const int adc_zero = 510;                                                     // relative digital zero of the arudino input from ACS712 (could make this a variable and auto-adjust it)

void setup()

void loop()
 unsigned long currentAcc = 0;
 unsigned int count = 0;
 unsigned long prevMicros = micros() - sampleInterval ;
 while (count < numSamples)
   if (micros() - prevMicros >= sampleInterval)
     int adc_raw = analogRead(currentPin) - adc_zero;
     currentAcc += (unsigned long)(adc_raw * adc_raw);
     prevMicros += sampleInterval;
 float rms = sqrt((float)currentAcc/(float)numSamples) * (75.7576 / 1024.0);

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