Energy Monitoring Systems – How They Work

1. Sensors measure voltage and branch currents

  • Current sensors are installed to each breaker wire in your circuit panel.
  • Voltage is sensed using a specialized AC adapter.
  • Measurements from the current and voltage sensors are used to determine “true” power and energy.

2. Measured data is forwarded to the Data Host

  • The energy monitor is connected to your network (or directly to a computer).
  • Configure to send to a data host of your choice.
  • The data host interprets the incoming data and converts it into meaningful information.

*Data Host is any of the variety of services/software supported by our hardware.

3. The Data Host stores the data for viewing via Dashboards

View your consumption data on your data hosts dashboard.

  • Figure out where your power is going.
  • Find any “phantom power” being used while idle.
  • Compare your appliance usage to new energy efficient appliances.

Use the data to reduce your power usage and save money.

Brultech Research Inc.