SmartPower2

SmartPower2 is a power-supply which has WiFi connectivity to control the voltage to and switch on/off a connected device.
You can also monitor the load current and power consumption remotely on your smartphone, tablet and PC.

Where to buy

Specifications

WiFi MCU module ESP12E
Output InterfaceUSB Host, terminal block(+, -)
Terminal Block Output Voltage DC 4 ~ 5.3V in 100mV step
Terminal Block Maximum Output Current5A
USB Host Port Output VoltageDC 4 ~ 5.3V in 100mV step
USB Host Port Maximum Output Current1A
DC-Jack Input Voltage 9~15V
MeasurementVoltage, Current, Watt, Watt-Hour
Display16×2 I2C Character LCD
WirelessWiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Dimensions 52x46mm
weight 18g, 58g(with LCD)

How to use

0. First, connect the included 15V/4A adapter and plug the output cable in the terminal block.

Without WiFi (Standalone mode)

1. Output Power ON/OFF
You can turn the output power on/off using the tact switch on SmartPower2

2. Power monitoring with 16×2 LCD
We recommend connecting the LCD after disconnecting the main power source.

With WiFi (Connected mode)

The webpage supports IE 11+, Edge 13+, Firefox 47+, Chrome 49+, Safari 9.1+, Opera 41+, IOS Safari 9.3+, Android Broswer 4.4+, Chrome for Android 53+

1. WiFi Connection

Default SSID : smartpower2, Password : 12345678

2. Access Web UI

Default webserver ip : 192.168.4.1

1. WiFi Connection 2. Access Web UI

3. Home

  • Seven Segments : voltage, ampere, watt, watt-hour.
  • ON/OFF slide : Output power ON/OFF.
  • Start/Stop slide : Watt-hour measurement Start/Stop.
  • Voltage slider : Change output voltage.
  • Save Default Voltage button : Set default voltage.

4. Settings

  • Auto Run checkbox - Output power ON/OFF automatically when you power on the SmartPower2.
  • Save Button - Save Network Configuration (SSID, IP Address, Password).
  • Default Button - Initialize User Network Configuration (Factory reset)
3. Home 4. Settings

With Telnet (Connected mode)

After connection with WiFi, you can get power data via telnet.
[Voltage],[Ampere],[Power],[Watt hour]

$ telnet 192.168.4.1
5.255,0.451,2.374,0.000
5.256,0.451,2.374,0.000

LED State

LEDStateDescription
PWR(D1)offInput power off
onInput power on
blinkOutput power on
WiFi Statusoffno WiFi connection
onWiFi connected
blinkWebpage loaded

System Reset

After boot, press the ON/OFF switch for 5 seconds to reset all settings including WiFi.

Hardware

SmartPower2 schematic - schematic_smartpower2.pdf

  • MCU - ESP8266 Espressif low power 32-bit MCU
  • USB to UART - CP2104 single chip usb-to-uart bridge
  • 3A 16V Stepdown - MP1495S High Efficiency 3A, 16V, 500kHz Synchronous Step Down Converter
  • Digital Potentional Meter - MCP4652 7/8-Bit Single/Dual I2C Digital POT with Volatile Memory
  • Current/Power Monitor - ina231 High- or Low-Side Measurement, Bidirectional CURRENT/POWER MONITOR with 1.8-V I2C Interface
  • 10A 18V Stepdown - MP8762 High Efficiency, 10A, 18V Synchronous Step-down converter

Software

Framework - Arduino, Jquery

Build Platform - Platformio

Build Firmware

This guide is working with x86 platforms only. The development tools are not available for ARM platforms.

Linux

1. Install PlatformIO

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install -U platformio
platformio --version

If you have any issue while installing it, refer this guide.
http://docs.platformio.org/en/stable/installation.html

2. Get source code

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/hardkernel/smartpower2.git

3. Build & Upload

cd smartpower2
platformio run
sudo platformio run --target upload
sudo platformio run --target uploadfs

Windows

1. Install platformIO

2. Get source code

master.zip

3. Install libraries

Install libraries with platformio library manager

  • Websocket(549)
  • Simpletimer(419)
  • LiquidCrystal_I2C(576)
platformio lib install 549 419 576

3. Build & Upload

Run CMD and move to the smartpower2 folder

cd /path/to/dir/smartpower2
platformio run
platformio run --target upload
platformio run --target uploadfs

F/W Version History

Release DateVersionDescriptionGit
Jan 22 2017v1.1Add console logging with telnet and make SSID unique to each devicehttps://github.com/hardkernel/smartpower2/tree/v1.1

F/W build tutorials

Release Note of F/W v1.1

New features

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