USB Power Meter (Color TFT LCD)

This USB Power Meter is a versatile little tool that can provide voltage readings down to 0.01V and current to 0.001A, displayed on the built-in color TFT LCD, while your device is connected through it to a power source. You can also measure the capacity and power of battery packs/power banks as well as temperature and cable impedance!

In addition to the main numeric measurement interface, you can also toggle to voltage and current bar graph interfaces (because who doesn't like a good graph?), quick charge identification mode, wire group impedance measurement, and a simple settings screen. And with the recording option, you can easily record your data. Mmmmm data...

  • Input voltage: 4.5-24V
  • Input current: 0-3A
  • Capacity measurement range: 0-99999mAh
  • Energy measurement range: 0-99999mWh
  • Load impedance measurement range: 1.5-9999.9Ω
  • Temperature Measurement Range: -10°C-100°C / 0°F-200°F
  • Voltage measurement resolution: 0.01V
  • Current measurement resolution: 0.001A
  • Voltage measurement accuracy: ±0.2%
  • Current measurement accuracy: ±0.8%
  • Recording range: 0-99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds
  • PD QC2.0, QC3.0/4.0, MTK

USB Power Meter (Color TFT LCD) Product Help and Resources

Powering the USB Power Meter via USB type-C

If you notice your USB Power Meter is not turning on when connected to a USB Type-C power source that can deliver multiple voltages depending on what device is connected, simply plug in whichever device you want to measure the power consumption of and the USB Power Meter should turn on. The issue seems to stem from USB Type-C handshaking protocol to confirm the proper voltage for a device attached to a USB Type-C power supply. The USB Power Meter passes these connections through the USB C input to a device connected to one of the outputs so without a device connected to the output of the Power Meter, it does not know what voltage to request from the power supply and will not turn on.


Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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.

3 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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  • Is there a datasheet or user's guide somewhere? I have so many questions. Is it solely USB-A to USB-A? Do the two USB-C ports mean it has support for that connector as well? Can it handle all of the different USB PD modes as well as the bidirectionality? Is it independently powered via the USB micro port or does it draw power from the measuring source? Is the micro port for data collection or another option for pass-through?

    • It has USB A in + out, USB C in + out, and USB micro B in ports. The micro is another option for pass-through. Unfortunately, the only manual we could get for it at the moment is in Chinese! We've requested a translation and should hopefully have that before too long. On the bright side, the device itself has an English option (including help screens), and is pretty easy and intuitive to use. I will look into the USB PD modes and have an answer here shortly.

    • The supplier indicated it can handle PD QC2.0, QC3.0/4.0, and MTK protocols. Still working on getting an English manual.

  • What are the logging capabilities? ,which measuments/ sample rate etc and can you acces them via usb? or?

  • Is there a way to change the user interface from Chinese to English? I bought two units. One displayed English, but the other in Chinese.

  • What is the measurement frequency? Sample rate? How many samples can it remember on its flash?

  • Here's more information from another company on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tester-Eversame-Voltmeter-Ammeter-Braided/dp/B07MGQZHGM/ref=asc_df_B07MGQZHGM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309777814505&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1201375065019669462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021436&hvtargid=aud-801738734305:pla-637249909161&psc=1 Too bad this doesn't cover the full USB 3.0 PP spec, but I can understand why.

  • Ditto, ditto, ditto to all the previous comments.

  • This looks really useful!!! Please post a user guide.

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