WiFi AC Current Monitor for Microsoft® Azure®
NCD set out to build the world’s best WiFi AC Current Monitor for Microsoft® Azure®. In doing so, NCD now incorporates a precision Split Core AC Current Monitoring Sensor with a WiFi Module and Control Board. This WiFi AC Current Monitor makes it easy to monitor AC current flowing through the sensor and receive alerts when the AC current value exceeds the preset limits.
NCD’s WiFi AC Current Monitor for Azure® IoT samples current at a high data rate and calculates the RMS value. Immediately after, the module transmits this data to the Azure cloud. Therefore, once connected to Azure, sampled AC current sensor data can be streamed and monitored over any available WiFi network.
NCD’s WiFi AC Current Monitor is made to be directly accessible from Azure®. As one of the world’s most popular IoT platforms, Azure is an essential tool for a wireless sensor device. Therefore, connectivity of the NCD ecosystem of IoT wireless sensors remains a top priority for the NCD engineering team. Note that this device will need to be externally powered and is capable of using a 6-32VDC power supply.
When it comes to AC current monitoring, nothing compares to the ease of use, low price, high accuracy, operational temperature range, or security features NCD has to offer.
To begin, access the product guide under resources to learn how to use Microsoft® Azure® in conjunction with this WiFi AC Current Monitor.
Monitor AC Current with Microsoft® Azure® Cloud Shell
Microsoft® Azure® is a IoT cloud computing platform that allows for effortless data streaming through a built in cloud shell feature.
Cloud shell is used for data streaming in an easy to read format. Furthermore, aspects of sensor data and how it is received is customizable in the Device Twin section.
A user friendly guide on how to setup this WiFi AC Current Monitor is provided under the Resources Tab. This guide will cover how to use the basic testing function. However, Azure® has more to offer so explore the IoT platform and learn how creatively visualize sensor data.
This sensor automatically reports AC Current data samples straight to the Azure® cloud. For many industries IoT sensors like this are absolutely essential in nearly any field.
Below is just a sample list of applications for NCD’s WiFi AC Current Monitor. However, the ability to accurately monitor AC current from a remote location with little effort creates an extensive list of applications worldwide.
Web Interface for Sensor Configuration
Upon connecting to the WiFi Sensor for use with Azure®, a Web Interface will automatically appear on screen. This Web Interface is where the settings can be configured for the sensor. Settings such as preferred WiFi Network, Passwords, Device to Cloud Topic, and Azure Account Credentials are found here.