ZS1100A Power Meter

by ZSCircuits

A USB-based power supply that can accurately estimate the energy consumption of IoT devices

Dec 14, 2020

Shipping Update 1.2

I would like to thank you all for your efforts in making this campaign successful. These have been tough times due to the pandemic, but we were able to pull through with great effort put in from all sides. All orders have been delivered to Crowd Supply and they will be disbursed to backers as soon as possible. Read the full update.


Dec 04, 2020

Orders Are Shipping!

We are glad to be able to say that we have shipped out all of the ZS1100A kits to CrowdSupply on the 3rd of December. They should reach the USA in 5 days time and will be shipped out to all campaign backers soon. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Remember, if you missed the initial crowdfunding, you can pre-order a kit from Crowd Supply now! Read the full update.


Nov 19, 2020

Boards Assembled and Shipping Soon

We got the first batch of 6 boards assembled. The performance looks as expected and there is no variation among boards. We assembled the full kit for these 6 boards. We should receive the total batch of assembled boards by early next week (week of 23rd Nov 2020). We should be able to test them and get them shipped out by the end of the next week. Read the full update.


Oct 28, 2020

Shipping Update

There was some unforeseen delays in the components and some shipment delays due to Covid. We expect the first 6 assembled products from the assembly house in our lab by 4th Nov and the rest by mid November. We are trying our best to have it expedited and to get your product to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and our apologies for the delay. Read the full update.


Oct 02, 2020

Production Status Update

We have a 2 week expected delay in our final production run of due to late arrival of components. Tentative delivery of the kit from ZSCircuits to CrowdSupply will happen by 30-Oct-2020. Read the full update.


Sep 14, 2020

Rev4 Boards Recieved, Tested, Minor Bugs Fixed

We received the assembled Rev4 boards which had some changes made to fix bugs and some additional features. Based on the tests performed so far, the changes work as expected. We are just in time to make the deliveries in the middle of Oct 2020. Read the full update.


Aug 17, 2020

Post Campaign Production

A few quick insights on production for backers: We have received PCBs for the Rev4 prototype. We have received 30 aluminum enclosures from China. We are waiting for components, which should be in by Aug. 25th. Once the prototype is tested for the changes made the production build will start as planned. Read the full update.


Jul 28, 2020

Campaign Funded and Packaging Details

The ZS1100A campaign has successfully funded and we will be shipping units to Crowd Supply shortly. The cardboard boxes to ship the units are ready. These are packed with custom cut foam to protect the tool during transit. Read the full update.


Jul 23, 2020

Funding Goal & Future Availability

With a slight adjustment to the campaign goal and an initial stocking purchase from Crowd Supply, ZS1100A will soon be going into production! Read the full update.


Jul 09, 2020

Measurement Examples

In these five examples, we'll capture accurate measurement data of many different electronics including a remote control, a capacitor, and an ESP8266 - all with the ZS1100A. Read the full update.


Jul 01, 2020

Battery Life Estimation Example

ZS1100A is designed to accurately measure energy consumption of low-power/IoT devices - establishing a current profile for the given device. This current profile can then be used by the host software to estimate the lifespan of a particular battery were it to be used in the device. This update walks through the process, using a wireless mouse as the target device. Read the full update.


Jun 30, 2020

Ask Me Anything (AMA) this Wednesday on Crowd Supply's Discord

Join us for our AMA (Ask Me Anything) Event on the Crowd Supply Discord tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1st at 10AM PST. Read the full update.


Jun 22, 2020

New Feature - Programmable Output Resistance

ZS1100A power supply output resistance will be programmable, and can be set from 0 to 10 Ω in steps of 0.04 Ω. This is very helpful for real battery emulation. Read the full update.


Jun 12, 2020

The Campaign is Live

ZS1100A is a USB-based power supply that can accurately estimate the energy consumption of IoT devices. This tool can plot the current consumption vs time very accurately and in great detail, which can be used along with the battery model to estimate the overall battery life. The crowdfunding campaign has begun - check out the project page for more details and to place an order. Read the full update.


$16,189 raised

of $12,000 goal

134% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$550

ZS1100A Power Meter

One ZS1100A, two banana-to-alligator clip cables, eight jumper wires for the front-facing I/O, a USB cable, a flash drive with software, and a quick start guide. Power supply sold separately.


$23

AC-DC Switching Power Supply

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Switching Adapter, Level VI, Desktop, 70 Watt, 90-264VAC Input, ITE & Industrial, 15VDC Output, 5.5x2.1x12mm, Straight, DC Cable 1220mm. By Cincon.

Credits

ZSCircuits

Main area of expertise are Electro-magnetics, RF & Mixed signal board designs, RF test and characterization, Debugging board level problems like spurious emissions, noise coupling analysis, Noise reduction in electronic Systems. In addition we design software and firmware solutions for our products.


Prajay Madhavan


Mouser Electronics

Component Provider

Vinyas

PCB Assembly

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