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Re: microcomputer for power monitoring (BPME)
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Subject: Re: microcomputer for power monitoring (BPME)
From: "Marcos O'Rourke" <mo@kwve.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:36:43 +0000
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Bird also has a hardware display that connects to the in line wattmeter. 

That display has alarm relays and analog outputs for connection to a remote control. 

On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:23 Scott Todd <stodd@kloveair1.com> wrote:

Got an idea for a project suggested to me by one of my contractors.  At all of our high power stations we have a Bird power monitoring system called a BPME.  Unlike the old Bird Wattchers it doesn’t have any physical meters or analog sample outputs. Data is available via IP (RJ45) and a serial output on a 15 pin connector.  Our NOC monitors via IP, but for a local engineer it would be handy to have a microcomputer connected permanently to check output so he doesn’t have to drag a laptop to the site.

 

There’s a program that goes along with the BPME called BPMEPC and here’s where you folks come in-  I need to know which of the microcomputers would be most likely to have an operating system compatible with it.  Physical configuration would be serial to USB adapter to microcomputer with BPMEPC loaded into it; microcomputer would have a LED/LCD monitor “hat” on it.  I don’t need any analog inputs.  So should I be looking at Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone Black, or some other unit?

 

Scott Todd

 

 

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