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The Zio Current and Voltage Sensor is a highly accurate current and power monitor. Utilizing the INA219, it's able to read DC current and power over I2C with up to 1% precision. This is a great fit for a variety of applications, including estimating battery life, tracking solar power generation, or monitoring electricity consumption.
This sensor can measure voltage up to 26VDC and current up to 3.2A. The I2C interface makes it easy to daisy chain multiple devices and receive data via the Qwiic connect system.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Based on 2 ratings:
This is my first foray into I2C and Raspberry, and it works great! Thank you for stocking and supporting cool stuff!
I got this device to measure the voltage on a lead acid battery. I wanted a simple and accurate device and that is what this product is. It has more features than I needed but if your looking to measure DC voltage easily and accuratly this is your device.