Power (Electrical) Projects

Find all power related project ideas / topics here. Projects in this section have their operation relating to protection, electric power generation and regulation. You will also find drive projects used drive single or three phase devices or components as well as other interesting power related projects.

  • Automatic room light controller with visitor counter

    By on July 31, 2015

    Control the turn on and off of lights in a room based on the number of people in the room. This project keeps count of people entering and leaving a room to determine when to turn on or off the room light; hence saving power. The project uses an infra red beam interruption system to track the movement of people in and out of the room. An LCD displays the number of people in the room as well as other information.

  • Android home automation system

    By on July 31, 2015

    This project allows the control of any electrical home appliance through an android phone. The project interfaces with the Android phone through bluetooth. A dedicated android app allows for ease of interaction with the project by allowing the user setup control switches and timer actions. The range of the device is sufficient for control of appliances within a standard home size.

  • Temperature controlled fan with remote control

    By on June 17, 2015

    This project aims to achieve the purpose of efficient energy usage by providing an effective method of fan speed control as a function of instantaneous ambient temperature. Infra red remote control allows for manual override of the control fan speed. Users can use to remote to select any fan speed they desire.

  • Solid State Automatic Voltage Regulator

    By on June 13, 2015

    Using triacs in place of mechanical relays, this project provides automatic voltage regulation for connected AC loads and appliances. Since no relays are used, the regulator is silent and doesn’t suffer from problems of wear as with mechanical relays. A seven segment display also shows input and output voltage levels.

  • Infra red remote control for home/office appliances

    By on June 13, 2015

    Control any electrical home or office appliance remotely using this project. The project supports switching ON and OFF of up to eight appliances. This project shows the use of infra red LED and a receiver module for wireless communication. A microcontroller is used to establish the right drive signals and communication protocols.

  • Solid-State Speed Control for AC Motors

    By on June 12, 2015

    Precise control of AC motor speed is demonstrated in this project through the use of a triac, zero-crossing detector and microcontroller. Motor speed is monitored using hall effect sensors and maintained using a feedback system. Motor status is displyed on an LCD module.

  • Microcontroller Based Pure Sine Wave Inverter system

    By on June 12, 2015

    A power inverter capable of producing pure sine electrical power for powering any kind of load. The project demonstrates the use of digital synthesis for signal generation and pulse width modulation for digital to analog conversion.

  • 2 way power line communication system

    By on June 12, 2015

    An intercom is used to communicate between two people using the mains power line as a medium. This project demonstrates the use of power lines for communications and filtering techniques used to suppress 50Hz / 60Hz mains frequency and harmonics for a clear audio transmission.

  • Solar Based Lighting System for Rural Areas

    By on June 12, 2015

    This project demonstrates the use of solar panels and lithium ION based energy storage system for provision of steady and affordable lighting in rural areas. We demonstrate the principles of lithium ION battery charging from solar panels and DC-DC conversion for powering a white-LED array.

  • Automatic Borehole Water Control System

    By on June 12, 2015

    Accurate monitoring of water in storage tanks in a bore hole system allows for automatic control of the sumo pump when the tank is empty or full. A microcontroller and fuzzy logic based water level detection system allows a user to view and control the system through an LCD and push buttons.