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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The main objective of this project is to send a message in the event of energy meter being tampered. The alert message is sent via GSM modem to the concerned authority. As electricity consumption is increasing, so is the attempt for tampering the energy meter.

Identifying a tampered meter is only possible when the electricity board’s authority manually checks it, which is a time consuming and costly method. This proposed system is a possible solution to detect meter tampering.

Energy meter is integrated with the system in such a way that if anybody opens the cover of the meter, an IR sensing arrangement sends a command to the microcontroller (8051 family).

Microcontroller then senses a change in the logical input from IR sensor and gives command to the GSM modem to send an SMS to the designated mobile phone number stored in the controller’s memory. This information also gets displayed on an LCD.

The project in future can be enhanced by having an added feature of disconnecting the supply to the load by electricity department through SMS in case of any tampering of energy meter.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Easy to use, Self-explanatory kit.
All-inclusive solution kit.
Extensive audio-visuals available.
Branding-free material.
Pre-programmed Microcontroller.
Feature - Missed Call Saving in GSM.
Call/mail for Tech Support from 10 am - 7 pm.
Can be Customized for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PIC
BLOCK DIAGRAM
Tampered Energy Meter Monitoring Conveyed to Control Room by GSM with User Programmable Number Features
Hardware Requirements
  • 8051 series Microcontroller
  • IR and Photo Diodes
  • GSM modem
  • Level Shifter IC
  • LCD
  • Transformer
  • Diodes
  • Voltage Regulator
  • LED
  • Resistors
  • capacitors
Software Requirements
  • Keil compiler
  • Language: Embedded C or Assembly.
Q & A
Q:  Which microcontroller is used in this project?
A:  8051 family 40 pin microcontroller is used in this project.
Q:  What is GSM?
A:  It stands for Global system for Mobile Communications. It is a communication standard using time division multiple access technique
Q:  What is the frequency range at which GSM operates in this project?
A:  GSM operates at a frequency range of 900MHz
Q:  What is the function of level shifter Max232?
A:  Max232 is used to shift logic level from TTL to RS232 and vice-versa
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Moowa simasiku, Mysore on 2nd June, 2015, 05:02 PM

I came to know about Edgefx when I am searching for the components of my project. I decided to buy a kit because I was short on time and Edgefx providing the fully assembled kit.The kit got delivered on time with all the right components.No Suggestions.

K. Anusha, on 30th April, 2013, 01:50 AM

I came back to purchase kit from Edgefx because we have already done the mini project at this institute. Amazing support from your team. Presently you have a system that works and is today sufficient.

Gopinadh, on 15th April, 2013, 01:50 AM

The process of doing project is straight forward and clear so it took minimum time for us. We got complete notes, material and components related to project. We recommend Edgefx kits for all those who want to manage things by themselves.

Sarathy, on 9th November, 2012, 02:01 AM

I have good feel for the project kit. it was extraordinary working and out put level is nice

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