Cheap Energy Monitor with ESP8266 bridge to Peacefair Pzem-004T

We are using the popular WeMos D1 Mini ESP8266 development board to build a low cost energy meter with off the shelf devices like the Peacefair Pzem-004T and EmonPi.

This is what the Peacefair Pzem-004T looks like with an easy to use split core transformer and costs around $10 including LED display.

Peacefair Pzem-004T with split core current transformer







The image below is the PCB for the WeMos and the connections from the Pzem.

ESPproMon PCB for WeMos D1 Mini








The project is all packaged up into a smartphone app for Android and iOS. In addition to energy monitoring you can hook up cheap IP cameras for video surveillance and use geo-location control of your home appliances.

ESPproMon smartphone energy monitor and control app setup page with LAN camera ESPproMon smartphone energy monitor and control app tariff page with WAN camera ESPproMon smartphone energy monitor and control app data page ESPproMon smartphone energy monitor and control app info page

Effectively it’s a cheap alternative to Hive from British Gas and Nest from Google. Why pay several hundred dollars when you can now build your own with Espressif’s popular ESP8266 for around $30.

The project and smartphone app is known as ESPproMon which is an abbreviation of ESP8266 Professional Monitor.

Full details of how to build the system are provided on the ESPproMon Community site and information regarding the smartphone app is on the Peacefair App site.

We hope you will check out our project and look forward to receiving your feedback in due course.

Paul (aka Costas the coder)

2 thoughts on “Low Cost Energy Monitor With ESP8266”

  1. Your app looks very nice, I see the link to OEM, without reading too much I assume your device falls under the OEM umbrella, and that you are not OEM yourself, just hardware for that project.

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