Smart switch board: solution for reliability and power management
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Current energy management system calls for reliability and reduction between power supply and demand gaps. As huge development is being made in Smart Grid & Smart Metering systems, other electric switches and components requires upgrade too. This calls for the need of introducing smart switching technology. This paper represents ‘Smart Switch Board’ which is the smarter version of the traditional switch boards. It is an IoT based switching device which enables it to be controlled via apps from smart devices and this feature would become very useful for the old and handicapped persons. Besides, smart switch meter can be used to control smaller areas if it is connected with the router. In that case, it will function via router’s ip address which will make the system more secured. Again, physical contact is not required to operate it and due to the usage of electronics, ac/dc power conversion is required which ensure reliability and safety from fire accidents. The number of wire needed to connect the whole system can be reduced as smart switch meter is a wiring less system. This device is also capable of calculating the power consumption and cost and thus daily/weekly/monthly power consumptions and cost can be tracked which will be helpful for the consumers to create plans for reducing their electricity usage. Hardware components used in smart switch board are quite cheap and easy to replace. Altogether, we aimed for creating a slightly unconventional switch board with a few relatively modern features with a view to introducing a comparatively different lifestyle than the usual.