Management System Prototype for an Electric Iron to Contribute to Energy Efficiency


In this paper, a management system prototype for electric iron is presented with the purpose of monitoring tension, current, energy and costs parameters, besides of controlling the real time turning On and Off using a web application. The objective is to reduce electric energy consumption to contribute with energy efficiency processes and home security. The prototype was developed with essential hardware and software components. Regarding hardware, Arduino® was implemented along with Ethernet Shield card, which allows to have an IP direction for bidirectional communication, additionally it is joined to a data acquisition system that takes measures of the well calibrated electrical parameters. Another characteristic is that they system recognizes the iron’s position (vertical or horizontal), in order to determine if it is being used or not, so it can be turned off automatically. Regarding the software, a web application was developed using a set of languages, which makes electrical measures monitoring and control possible, by using PLC Power Line Communication. Internet of things is used in this investigation since there is work on smarts devices and there is user-technology interaction, with the aim of giving accurate information that allows to take decisions that improve the life quality and that the population acquires higher awareness on electric energy saving.

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Alvaro Espinel, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Alejandra Clavijo, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Adriana Vega, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Nicolás Herrera, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

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Conference: IICSEEHawaii2017
Stream: Energy: Energy Economics and Ecological Economics

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