Password Based Circuit Breaker
The project is designed to control a circuit breaker with help of a password only. A keypad is connected to the project to enter the password. Fatal electrical accidents to the line man are increasing during the electric line repair due to the lack of communication and co-ordination between the maintenance staff and the electric substation staff.
This proposed system provides a solution, which can ensure the safety of the maintenance staff e.g. line man. The control to turn ON/OFF the line lies with the line man only. This system has an arrangement such that a password is required to operate the circuit breaker (ON/OFF). Line man can turn off the supply and comfortably repair it, and return to the substation, then turn on the line by entering the correct password.
The system is fully controlled by a microcontroller from 8051 family. A matrix keypad is interfaced to the microcontroller to enter the password. The entered password is compared with the password stored in the ROM of the microcontroller. If the password entered is correct, then only the line can be turned ON/OFF. Activation / deactivation of the circuit breaker is indicated by a lamp (ON/OFF).
Further the project can be enhanced by using an EEPROM for user to change the password for a more secured system. It can also be interfaced with a GSM modem for remotely controlling the electronic circuit breaker via SMS.
- Easy to use, Self-explanatory kit.
- All-inclusive solution kit.
- Extensive audio-visuals available.
- Branding-free material.
- Pre-programmed Microcontroller.
- Call/mail for Tech Support from 10 am - 7 pm.
- Can be Customized for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PIC
- 8051 series Microcontroller
- Relay Driver IC
- Matrix Keypad
- Voltage Regulator
- Keil compiler
- Language:Embedded C or Assembly
"I live in Hyderabad, a place that is known for engineering colleges. Went with frnd and bought a set from Ameerpet(tht hs rdymade stuff like this) and it failed just b4 viva. Thats when we got this thx to a senior who is sorta like a geek.. and let me tell u.. Its one reason why me and my frnds got thru the final sem. Works great and is useful too later.. "Ravi Teja
Order No: HYF1290
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Order No: BLR2933
"We have used it for our institution - it is available in lab and has been good for explaining various models in live during class. Strongly suggest every college dept to have it for labs as it is working well - even with regular use at lab for more than 1 year. Note:We got the unit complementarity before launch in 2014 and have later purchased few batches. The team behind it is professional and know what electronics students need and i am writing this review on their request on 13/05/2016"Mr. Ramesh Kumar Jha
Order No: BQF3698
Q: Which microcontroller is used in this project?
A: A 40 pin microcontroller from 8051 family is used in this project.
Q: What is password based circuit breaker?
A: It is a safe & secure circuit breaker which will operate through a secure password
Q: Where is this kind of circuit breaker used?
A: In maintenance of electrical lines, Lineman can turn off the supply and comfortably repair it, return to the substation and turn on the line by entering the secure password
Q: Can I replace lamps with any other load?
A: Yes, any electrical load with wattage up to 200W can be used.
Q: How can one enter the password?
A: A numeric keypad is provided to the enter the password
Q: What is the formula for calculating smoothing capacitor value?
A: There is some approximated formula .Peak to peak ripple voltage = Load current in amps / (2*line frequency in hertz *capacitance in farads). But as rule of thumb for 1 A current 1000uF is best. Thus it is load dependent.
Q: What to do when the lamp fails and what is the maximum lamp rating that can be used?
A: If the lamp fails one can use any lamp or bulb which is used in homes up to 100W. We suggest you to go for low watt bulbs.