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Electrical usage monitoring device that can be easily integrated into existing systems

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Background: Monitoring electrical energy usage is a critical component of developing sustainable cleaner energy systems. This technology is a plug-in device that uses flexible circuits to monitor current flowing through a given system. Importantly this device is compact and can be installed without special assembly wire pulling or other cumbersome installation procedures used by conventional devices. Furthermore this technology does not interfere with the operation of the systems that it is monitoring making it ideal for short-term or long-term energy consumption monitoring for a wide range of systems. Technology Description: This technology achieves seamless low cost energy monitoring by integrating into preexisting systems obviating the need for cumbersome installations. Furthermore by using an interposer the device remains compact making it ideal for energy monitoring in areas where space is limited. This adaptable device may lower energy monitoring costs. Prototypes of this device have been constructed and have successfully demonstrated the versatility and capability of the device. Applications: 1) Long term energy monitoring 2) A tool for short-term energy monitoring and energy auditing 3) Energy monitoring in spaces where space is limited including cars ships or military vehicles 4) Integration with smart devices as part of a dynamic energy management in commercial or residential settings Patent Status: Patent Pending


1) Compact size 2) Easy installation 3) Facile integration with many existing systems 4) Able to monitor systems of various sizes from individual appliances to wide areas of electrical use

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Patent pending