Smart plug prototype for monitoring electrical appliances in Home Energy Management System

Maytham S. Ahmed, Azah Mohamed, Raad Z. Homod, Hussain Shareef, Ahmad H. Sabry, Khairuddin Bin Khalid

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Abstract

Recently, the technology of Home Energy Management System (HEMS) has expanded for the purpose of reducing energy consumption. This paper presents the development of a smart plug with a wireless Zigbee sensor for measuring power consumption of electrical appliances in the HEMS. Experiments were carried out to evaluate the power consumption of a wireless sensor node in a smart plug using only Zigbee as a microcontroller. Experimental results showed that the smart plug using Zigbee is capable of processing and analyzing the analogue sensor signal with lower power consumption. In addition, the data obtained from the wireless sensor is more accurate and smoother as compared with the data obtained from the oscilloscope. The proposed smart plug has the characteristics of simple design, low cost, low power consumption and easy to control electrical home appliances by switching on/off from the HEMS controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages32-36
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 13 2015Dec 14 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/13/1512/14/15

Keywords

  • energy efficiency
  • home appliance
  • home energy management
  • power consumption
  • smart plug
  • zigbee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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