What is prepaid energy meter
Prepaid Energy Meter (AT89S52)
A scheme of Electricity billing system called PREPAID ENERGY METER WITH TARIFF INDICATOR can facilitate in improved cash flow management in energy utilities and can reduces problem associated with billing consumer living in isolated area and reduces deployment of manpower for taking meter readings.
Every consumer can buy a memory card (is nothing but an EEPROM IC) with a password stored inside it using a MC program. The memory card is available at various ranges (ie. Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200 etc).In our project we have given the name for memory card as smart card.
When the consumer insert a smart card into the card reader which is connected kit.Then the card reader will read the stored information and delete the information from the EEPROM IC(smart card) using the MC program. So that the smart card cannot be reused by others. Suppose if a consumer buy a card for Rs.50/- he / she can insert this amount through
the card reader so that prepaid energy meter with tariff indicator kit will be activated. According to the power consumption the amount will be reduced. When the amount is over, the relay will automatically shutdown the whole system. In our project we also have a provision to give an alarm sound to consumer before the whole amount is reduced.
You can also find the Card programmer circuit and program from the download. So that you can easily create your own cards.
Here's the procedure to create the cards.
How to program a new card.
For making a unit price card for Rs 2.50
1. Insert the card into the Programmer
2. Dial 1*0250#
The format is
1 for unit price
* for start process
- Higher digit of the unit price
- lower digot of the unit price
- Higher digit of the unit paise
- lower digot of the unit paiseSource: www.8051projects.info