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Voltmeter Ammeter

Voltmeter Ammeter Component List: Voltmeter Ammeter Technical

1x PIC16F876A - Programmed microcontroller
1x 2x16 LCD with Green or Blue Backlight Voltage Supply: 6V - 30V
1x High quality PCB with red solder mask and plated through holes Current Consumption: ~ 100mA with LCD
1x 4MHz Resonator backlight
1x LM7805 5V Voltage Regulator Voltage Input: 0-70V / 0-500V
1x 16x1 Gold Plated Female Header (PCB) Voltage Resolution: 100mV
1x 16x1 Gold Plated Male Header (LCD) Current Input: 0-10A (or more)
1x 4x1 Gold Plated Male Header (LCD) Current Resolution: 10mA
1x 100nF Ceramic Capacitor
1x 10K LCD Contrast Trimmer Potentiometer
1x 4x10K Network Resistor
2x 100K 1% Metal Film Resistor (brown, orange, black, black, brown)
2x 6.8K 1% Metal Film Resistor (blue, gray, black, brown, brown)
1x 10 Ohm 1% Metal Film Resistor
1x 0. 47 Ohm / 5W Power Resistor

Voltmeter Ammeter Description

This Voltmeter Ammeter was designed to measure output voltage of 0-70V / 0-500V with 100mV resolution and 0-10A
or more current with 10mA resolution. It is a perfect addition to any DIY laboratory power supply, battery chargers and
other electronic projects where voltage and current consumption must be monitored. Thanks to added calibration via
SETUP, UP & DOWN buttons it is now possible to calibrate the meter to measure voltage that is higher than 70V and
current that is greater than 10A. 1/7
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The heart of the Voltmeter Ammeter is PIC16F876A microcontroller with built-in analog to digital converters (ADC) and
2x16 green / blue backlighted LCD display.

Voltmeter Ammeter uses very few external components making it possible to fit this handy meter on a small PCB. The
meter provides exeptionally accurate readings due to buit-in software based calibration and the use of 1% metal film
resistors. It needs only one supply voltage that can be acquired directly from the main power supply. Entire voltmeter 2/7
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consumes only 10mA with LCD backlight turned on and 3mA with the backlight tuned off. LCD backlight can be turned
off by disconnecting 10 Ohm resistor from the LCD display.

The voltage is sampled by using two connected in series 100K and 6.8K resistors.

Current sense 0.47 Ohm shunt resistor is connected in series with load at the negative voltage rail and is passed to
microcontroller chip through 100K resistor.

Voltmeter Ammeter PCB Layout

Voltmeter Ammeter Wiring Diagram 3/7
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Measuring 6-30V battery voltage. Using single supply to measure voltage and power Volt Ammeter kit.

Voltmeter Ammeter Calibration Process

Additionally the Voltmeter Ammeter can be easlily calibrated by temporaily connecting three (SETUP, UP & DOWN) tactile
buttons or even a piece of wire to C1, C2 and C3 PIC16F876 microcontroller ports.
To enter the calibration setup mode make sure the meter is powered off. Press and hold the SETUP button for two
seconds while powering the meter until "Setup Mode" message is displayed on LCD display.

After "Setup Mode" message disappears we will be calibrating the voltage readings and real time voltage reading will be
displayed on the display. Connect the highest voltage to Input that you will be normally measuring then connect the
commercial multimeter to input as well. We will be matching the voltage of PIC voltmeter with the commercial
multimeter. Use UP & DOWN buttons to match the voltage on both devices.

Once the voltage is matched press the SETUP button to start calibrating current readings. You can lower the voltage now
and connect a load from 500mA to axpoximately 2A in series with commercial multimeter to Output of PIC multimeter.
Again, we will be matching the current redings on both meters.

Finally press the SETUP button again and calibrating settings will be saved in PIC16F876 microcontroller's non-volatile
EEPROM memory. Calibration process is now completed. EEPROM memory is retained even if the power supply is
disconnected. Calibration only needs to be performed once. If you ever need to change the calibration settings again you
can do so be following the calibration steps. The PIC multimeter is now ready to be used in the power supply or any
other project of your choice.

Voltmeter Ammeter Kit 4/7
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You can purchase a complete premium quality Voltmeter Ammeter Kit at Electronics-DIY store. Please see the link for
more details.

Accurate LC Meter PIC Volt Ampere Meter

Build your own Accurate LC Meter (Capacitance Inductance Volt Ampere Meter measures voltage of 0-70V or 0-500V with
Meter) and start making your own coils and inductors. This LC 100mV resolution and current consumption 0-10A or more with
Meter allows to measure incredibly small inductances making it 10mA resolution. The meter is a perfect addition to any power
perfect tool for making all types of RF coils and inductors. LC supply, battery chargers and other electronic projects where
Meter can measure inductances starting from 10nH - 1000nH, voltage and current must be monitored. The meter uses
1uH - 1000uH, 1mH - 100mH and capacitances from 0.1pF up PIC16F876A microcontroller with 16x2 backlighted LCD.
to 900nF. The circuit includes an auto ranging as well as reset
switch and produces very accurate and stable readings.

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