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Re: power strip with individually monitorable outlet current

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Tue Aug 09 21:38:42 2005

Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
> >
> I had moderate success with this suggestion.  Their technical support said
> the only product they had that does this is the 4 outlet RPC5 or RPC6
> (ethernet version vs serial version).  Unfortunately, it costs $644 each
> (lowest price I've found so far) and accomplishes it's individual
> monitoring by replicating power in and power out plus an ethernet port 4
> times.  Still, if it's the only one out there I guess they win (although
> at $150 per outlet, ouch, that goes over my $4000 budget for this).


If you can live w/o true watts, I'd bet someone has a Hall effect
sensor package that could tell you just amps. Such would be
non-contact and would thus skirt the US issue, I'd bet.

Trouble is, switcher loads are not nice & linear & low PF....

Still; I think I'll ask in sci.electronics design...

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