[chbot] Electrical Meter LED pulse detection and capture

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 02:26:06 BST 2021

Hi I am not this person. Also, I have not gotten a pi to monitor the flashing. But I do know that the pulse of the LED on a digital smart power meeter is able to report various information such as current.

It is just based on the frequency of the pulses.

Hope that helps.

> On 18/08/2021, at 11:34 AM, Andrew Sands <andrew at theatrix.org.nz> wrote:
> Hi all,
> During the Q and A around the possibilities of how to use a raspberry pi to monitor a water pump, a gentleman from the group stated that he had some form of detector monitoring the power pulse LED on his mains electrical meter.
> I began a brief discussion with him (sorry, whomever you are as I completely forgot to ask your name, me I'm just one of the Andrew's) before Mark shuffled us all out of the building.
> So, now that I might have a couple of extra days of 'forced' downtime would it be possible for said gentleman to describe what he has implemented / installed to the group via this reflector or pointers to a website. Or just communicate with me via direct email, it would be very much appreciated.
> Everyone keep up the social distancing, stay safe and just go make something.
> Regards all,
> Andrew Sands
> (022)681 6655
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