CurrentCost digital development boards

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United Kingdom
Joined: 11 Jan 2011

I have been asked what are they good for by a few people heres some suggestions of how to get started.


To start playing go to maplins and purchase YR60Q (2xaa battery holder) ne19v (pp3 battery clip) and a couple of aa batteries.


Connect to board + and -.


Pair with cc to an unused channel.


When you short the input terminals  it displays 500W on the currentcost meter. Great for testing!




Being able to tell when intruder alarm is set/unset (connection via relay)


On a solar meter there is a red light you can use a light dependant resistor and potentiometer and "detect" when light is solid no solar generation!! This is my next "project" (and I will document)


Reverse on main meter to detect if solar is enougth to feed house and grid-in other words get wife to do more washing :)


Imagination is the key.


What I want to be able to do is instead of the cc diplaying 500w (or rather my joggler displaying 500W) would be nice if it changed colour from green to red or similar for my grid sensor, so I can tell if I am drawing or giving to grid.




P.s there is stuff on internet about connecting a pot and seeing varying levels (its even videoed) I have never got this to work and suspect it was an earlier revision board.


United Kingdom
Joined: 11 Jan 2011
First doc's

How too detect light/led on or off

usefull for solar pv users to show if using/feeding grid or if solar is generating/drawing?

only got 2 boards left

Ayr, United Kingdom
Joined: 25 Sep 2011
Nice job Dean

Do you solder as well as hot glue the connections?

United Kingdom
Joined: 11 Jan 2011

solder for wiring.


hot glue keeps it in place for when you are twiddling the pot.


seriously wife has a hissy fit when i get the gun out, she says i hot glue everything!!

she worked in hat trade and when company went belly up i had a glue gun and box of glue sticks (250 of the buggers).


so if in doubt glue it out

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