The display has a microcontroller that will read the current through the shunt resistance, compare it to a stable reference and display the current in Amps on a 3-digit 0.56" tall 7-segment display. It works from 4.5V up to 30V and is reverse-polarity protected so it will be good for nearly any electronic project! The meter itself draws about 20mA to power the microcontroller and display. This particular LED display is a nice contrast red, which we found very readable. To mount to your enclosure, simply cut a 45.5mm × 26.5mm rectangle and snap it in.
Since current sensors are a little more complex than volt meters, and its easy to confuse the wires, please read carefully to understand how to wire it together! The current meter has two sets of wires, one thin (red and black) and one thick (red or white, and black). The thin wire set is for powering the meter itself and must be 4.5-30VDC. There is reverse-polarity protection on these wires. The thick wire set is for the in-line current sensing. The black sensing wire is tied to the black power wire internally, so depending on how you want to use the meter, you may need a separate power circuit.
- 4.5V to 30V DC power
- 0.01-9.99 Amp DC current sensing
- 14cm long wires, 26 AWG for power wires, 20 AWG for current wires
- 0.01 ohm shunt
- 15-25mA draw
- Accuracy is about 4%, better at currents over 2A
- Red LED display
- Reverse polarity protected
- The mini trim potentiometer on the back is for calibration of the current measurement, you shouldn't have to adjust it unless the measurements are off and you have calibration equipment
- Dimensions: 48x29x21mm