Sensors Made Simple
Our plug and play Energy Monitor design allows you to connect any sensor with any platform. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Onion and more with no soldering required. We have a full line of Energy Monitors to fit your application’s needs. Our chainable design allows you to easily add additional monitoring and control hardware in seconds.
- Plug and Play I²C Communications
- Cross Platform Ready
- Chainable Sensor and Control Options
- Compatible with:
- Raspberry Pi
- Many More
Take a look at our products and see why we’ve
been an industry leader for more than 20 years.
Our I²C Energy Monitors
We have a full line of Energy Monitor options able to cover almost any application. We have AC Current Sensors, DC Current Sensors, and Voltage Sensors. We have low power Energy Monitors and high power Energy Monitors and everything in between. Some of them are onboard sensors for a more condensed layout and some have off board for more flexible wiring. When it comes to sensors, we’ve got what you need.
Why Choose NCD?
With NCD you know you have a proven reliable, easy to use, and extensible product. This means you don’t have to spend valuable time researching how to jig-saw pieces of your project together to get them to work cohesively. Being manufactured in the U.S.A. you know you’ll get good support and a quality product. NCD also ensures you won’t have to put any time into soldering or building a PCB, just pick your boards and they click together. Just knowing that every sensor, relay controller, and component is built around the same concept will save you guess work on how well chips will integrate together. NCD really does make automation easy.
How It Works
Our idea is simple. Pick a platform. Get an adapter for that platform (usually less than $2). Connect any of our boards to that platform using the adapter. That’s it. Hardware…done. All that’s left is some code to work for your specific application. To help with that we have an ever expanding bag of libraries and code samples.
We don’t add our own proprietary APIs to make things more complicated. You can just communicate to the sensor like it was built into your platform.
I²C is a high speed communication bus popular in electronic monitoring and control applications. As it pertains to our devices you only need to worry about sending and receiving data. Each platform/language has its own library for communicating over I²C that will greatly simplify you application. Once you have that library imported you can start reading and writing data in a few minutes using our libraries and code samples as a basis.
IoT or Embedded?
Many people ask us if they can use these in an IoT application or if they’re just for embedded local applications. The answer is either. It’s really up to what your application calls for and what platform you’re going to use.
Many of our supported platforms have easy IoT integration on third party clouds. These give you a simple way to get your sensor data to anywhere and everywhere you need it around the globe.
Here are a few of our favorite cloud ready platforms:
- Particle (easy to use cloud, excellent web IDE, wifi or cellular comms)
- Onion Omega (built on linux, quick cloud connectivity)
- Raspberry Pi (powerful platform, clouds: blink, IFTTT)
Local or Embedded
Really any platform can be used for local embedded applications.
Here’s a few of our favorites:
- Arduino (proven platform, simple coding)
- Raspberry Pi (power platform, choose your own coding language)