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Seamus Devitt seamusdevitt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 01:41:01 CET 2016


Thanks for comments Stephen.
Yes, pmbus currently provides all that I want to control and monitor.
Agree with you on using shields for wifi and gsm.

On 7 February 2016 at 00:16, Stephen Church <imes.stephen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting project. Does the pmbus currently supply all the values and
> control you want or are you talking about building additional interfaces to
> monitor ? Also making it wifi or gsm enabled should just be a shield and
> some simple enough commands id imagine. Would probably consider building in
> a 2 line serial lcd and a 4/5 button interface on an enclosure for config
> and standalone value readings.
>
> --------------------------------------------
> Stephen Church
> Director
> IMES
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>
>
> On 7 Feb 2016, at 00:07, Seamus Devitt <seamusdevitt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, I recently visited Tog on your open party night, and enjoyed the
> atmosphere.
>
> I have a project that I'm interested in and wonder if it might be of
> interest to anyone?
>
>
> Internet Enabling of PMbus Power Supply:
>
> I want to internet enable a commercial power supply, and remotely monitor
> and control the power supply over an online connection.
>
> The power supply is a multiple output and configurable ACDC converter, and
> has a PMbus port for digital control.  (PMbus is similar to SMbus, which is
> a derivative of an I2C interface).
>
> I'd like to use an Arduino, and have the Arduino interface with the PMbus
> and provide a straight through link to an online application via an
> ethernet connection.
>
> The online application would allow us to send and receive messages
> directly to and from the power supply. Later, I'd want to build a GUI to
> smarten up the control and monitoring functionality.
>
> Later still, I'd like to use a wireless online connection that would use
> either WiFi or Cellular for the online connection.
>
> Anyone interested, please contact me on (086)8363014 or at
> seamusdevitt at gmail.com
>
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