Month: February 2016

AC Current Monitoring, Current Transformers and Burden Resistors

In past articles we have covered monitoring DC current for solar and wind based applications. Monitoring AC (grid or grid tie solar) is a bit trickier as voltage flows bidirectionally, and it’s harder to insert a shunt inline. We use what is called a Current Transformer, or CT. It clips over your existing wires into …

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Arduino and Raspberry Pi Educational Resources

I’ve been a fan of Packt Publishing technical books for a long time. I’ve purchased quite a few volumes for my Arduino and Raspberry Pi library, and even had the honor of being a technical editor. Now you can get a years access to their complete library of titles: With PacktLib subscription service, you have …

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