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Measure up to 500A DC Current with Shunt and Arduino- TM1637 Display

How measure Any DC Current up to 500A Shunt using Arduino ARDCC-03 and TM1637

Using this code and video is about measuring DC current up to 500A using the 75mV and any Shunt Resistor. The current is displayed on TM1637 4 Digits LED Display.

This video requires two videos and ocde

1-Introduction to TM1637 LED Display
2-How to measure Current with Any Shunt Resistor

Resources for this sketch and video


 /*
 * This Arduin to measure DC Current using The 75mV Shunt up to 500A
 *  50A 75mV, 100A 75mV, 200A 75mV, 300A, 500A 
 *  and display the current on TM1637 4 Digit LED display.
 * 
 * Watch Video instrution for this code: https://youtu.be/M6IFUdVoDT4
 * 
 * Full explanation of this code and wiring diagram is available at
 * my Arduino Course at Udemy.com here: http://robojax.com/L/?id=62

 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on May 15, 2020 at 03:19 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. www.robojax.com
 * 

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*/

const int inPin =A0;//can change
const float SHUNT_CURRENT =100.00;//A
const float SHUNT_VOLTAGE =75.0;// mV
const float CORRECTION_FACTOR = 2.00;
const float minimumCurrent =5.0;

const int ITERATION = 50; //can change (see video)
const float VOLTAGE_REFERENCE = 1100.00;//1.1V
const int BIT_RESOLUTION =10;//and 12 for Due and MKR
const boolean DEBUG_ONCE = true;

//***** TM1637 Settings Starts

#include <TM1637Display.h>
// Module connection pins (Digital Pins)
#define CLK 5
#define DIO 6
TM1637Display display(CLK, DIO);
uint8_t blank[] = { 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0 };
float current_TM1637;
//***** TM1637 Settings Ends

void setup() {
  // initialize serial communication at 9600 bits per second:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  Serial.println("Robojax 50A Current for Arduino");
  //for line below see https://www.arduino.cc/reference/en/language/functions/analog-io/analogreference
  analogReference(INTERNAL);//1.1V internal reference
  //analogReadResolution(BIT_RESOLUTION);//only Arduino with Due and MKR
  delay(500);
  display.setBrightness(0x0f);
}

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
 //robojax.com 50A Shunt Current Measurement with TM1637
   //display.setSegments(blank); //clear display
 
   display.showNumberDec(getCurrent(), false, 4,0);
 // printDebug();
  //printCurrent();
  //getCurrent();
  delay(1000);

 
}

/*
 * getCurrent()
 * @brief gets current
 * @param none

 * @return returns one of the values above
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri for robojax.com
 * on May 10, 2020 at 03:05 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 */
float getCurrent()
{
 //robojax.com 50A Shunt Current Measurement for Arduino

    float averageSensorValue =0;
    int sensorValue ;
    float voltage, current;

    for(int i=0; i< ITERATION; i++)
    {   
      sensorValue = analogRead(inPin);
      delay(1);
      if(sensorValue !=0 && sensorValue < 100)
      {
        voltage = (sensorValue +0.5) * (VOLTAGE_REFERENCE /  (pow(2,BIT_RESOLUTION)-1)); 
        current  = voltage * (SHUNT_CURRENT /SHUNT_VOLTAGE )  ;
        if(i !=0){
          averageSensorValue += current+CORRECTION_FACTOR;
        }
        //delay(1);
      }else{
        //i--;
      }
    }    
   //IGNORE_CURRENT_BELOW
    averageSensorValue /=(ITERATION-1);
    if(averageSensorValue >=minimumCurrent){
      return   averageSensorValue;
    }else{
      return   0.0;
    }
   
}//getCurrent()

/*
 * printCurrent()
 * @brief prints  the current on serial monitor
 * @param none
 * @return none
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri for robojax.com
 * on May 08, 2020 at 02:45 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 */
void printCurrent()
{
   Serial.println("Current:");
   Serial.print(getCurrent(),2);
   Serial.println("A");
   Serial.println();
   
 
}//printCurrent()


/*
 * printDebug()
 * @brief prints  the full details of current measurement
 * @param none
 * @return none
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri for robojax.com
 * on May 08, 2020 at 02:45 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 */
void printDebug()
{
  //robojax.com 50A Shunt Current Measurement for Arduino
    Serial.print("Debug Details Measureing ");
    Serial.print(ITERATION);
    Serial.println(" Times");
    Serial.print("Reading from pin: 	");
    Serial.println(inPin); 
    
    Serial.print("Shunt Voltage: 		");
    Serial.print(SHUNT_VOLTAGE);Serial.println("mV"); 
    Serial.print("Shunt Current: 		");
    Serial.print(SHUNT_CURRENT);Serial.println("A"); 
    Serial.print("Voltage Reference: 	");
    Serial.print(VOLTAGE_REFERENCE);Serial.println("mV"); 
    Serial.print("Bits Resolution: 	");
    Serial.print(BIT_RESOLUTION);Serial.println(" bits"); 
    Serial.println();        
    Serial.println("Sensor	Voltage		Current");    
    int sensorValue ;
    float voltage, current;
    float averageCurrentValue=0;

    for(int i=0; i< ITERATION; i++)
    {   
      sensorValue = analogRead(inPin);
      delay(5);
      if(sensorValue !=0 && sensorValue < 100)
      {      
        Serial.print(sensorValue);
        voltage = (sensorValue +0.5) * (VOLTAGE_REFERENCE /  (pow(2,BIT_RESOLUTION)-1)); 
        Serial.print("	");Serial.print(voltage);  
        current    = voltage * (SHUNT_CURRENT /SHUNT_VOLTAGE )  ;
        if(i !=0) averageCurrentValue += current+CORRECTION_FACTOR;
        Serial.print("mV		");Serial.print(current);Serial.println("A");                    
        delay(100);
      }else{
        i--;
      }
    }    

    averageCurrentValue /=(ITERATION-1);
    Serial.print("Average Current: ");   
    Serial.print(averageCurrentValue);            
    Serial.println("A");  
    Serial.println();   
    while(DEBUG_ONCE);
}//printDebug  

   

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