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Topic: How can I measure AC voltage in the range 0-250 VA (Read 13 times) previous topic - next topic

AquaAirMan

How can I use the Arduino to measure a variable AC voltage? The range would be 0-250 VAC.

zoomkat

You probably need to make a circuit to reduce the 0-250vac to 0-5vdc, and probably would be good to incorporate some type of electrical isolation depending on the useage.
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AquaAirMan

Any idea where I can find the circuit that would do the voltage reduction and ac/dc conversion?

P_Wood

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Aug 13, 2010, 04:48 am Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 05:21 am by prs09210 Reason: 1
Is the 250V RMS?

Isolated transformer. Bridge rectifier. Capacitor. Voltage divider for the rest?

Here's my take:


You could use a multi-tap transformer so you can have selectable ranges for better accuracy...

RuggedCircuits

DMM with serial interface:

http://www.apogeekits.com/multimeter_dvm345di.htm

Accurate measurement, no isolation/safety problems, no hardware development.

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