Designing a Home Energy Monitor With LabVIEW

Monday, July 11, 2011

With energy costs on the rise, community member iangbell used NI LabVIEW software to develop a convenient, efficient way to keep your power consumption down and your monthly bills low. Using a simple energy monitor with a serial RJ45 connector and a USB to serial cable, he developed a LabVIEW program that gathers your home’s energy consumption data, displays it graphically, and allows you to check it remotely through a web server. This program earned the #1 spot in the NI Top 5 Example Codes for 2010! Check it out below, and feel free to share your comments and suggestions with the NI Community.

 

>> Download the code here: Home Energy Monitor

 

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