- Low power consumption
- Better Amperes display resolution while using low value drop resistor.
- Much smaller PCB size, only 5cm x 5cm. Still no SMD components.
- Easy calibration, only one voltage adjust and one ampere adjust preset, no voltage out detection.
Voltage supplied by my 12Volt benchtop PSU(The resistor at output terminal is disconnected.
The 10Ohm resistance is connected and is burning :P. Voltage dropped to 8.75~8.80V and hence Amperes would be 0.875~0.88Amps and it is displayed here as 0.90Amps. It’s perfect as the meter is having 100mA resolution.
Callibration and usage:
- Connect a 5V DC supply to the voltage input. And short pin 1 and pin 3 of the LM7805 regulator.
- Now tune the rightmost preset to show 5.00V on the LCD.
- Now connect any real power supply of say 12volts. Connect a load at output, say a auto lamp, Measure current with multimeter, or calculate Amperes, and then tune the 2nd rightmost preset to show that reading of Amperes on LCD.
Software is written in WinAVR and Peter’s LCD library is used.The code below.
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