1-Wire Product Family

Chipkin has developed multiple devices to facilitate 1-Wire communication. Our solutions read, log, convert, or push to could 1-Wire messages from a DS18b20 temperature sensor. Our 1-Wire devices require minimal configuration and can be considered a ‘plug and play’ component of any network system. It’s ready to operate ‘out of the box’ and can be installed without an engineer’s approva...
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Building Automation Systems Solutions and Custom Services

Chipkin provides personalized technical and engineering services for a variety of building automation applications. Using our expertise in BACnet and BAS software, we support, commission, and optimize building controls to maximize energy savings and occupant comfort. We also provide service agreements to ensure our clients stay on top of their systems Chipkin is the official servic...
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Get to know your Power Meter – What is Real, Apparent and Reactive Power

First – a simple questionRight or Wrong? Power = Voltage x Current that statement is correct for DC systems but there are two major complications for AC systems.The value of current and voltage keeps changing. Which value do you use ?The voltage and the current may not be in phase. Multiplying the current and the voltage when they are not in phase requires and adjustment to compensate for the phas...
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Modbus: Testing Modbus communication

Q: We want to check the communication between our device and personal computer, so we need the 232 communication software. http://control.com/thread/1026236536A: There are a few free utilities to check communications between your PC and your Modbus device. Try searching Google for Free Modbus Slave utilities. I recommended that you use CAS Modbus Scanner its pretty simple...
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Google AdWords: Actual CPC calculation

Your maximum CPC bid is different from the actual CPC paid per click and Google calculates it for each auction. The next example explains how Google calculates the actual CPC you pay for each click.AdvertiserCPC bidQuality scoreRank #PositionCPCA$0.401.8$0.4 x 1.8 = 0.721$0.37B$0.651$0.65 x 1 = 0.652$0.39C$0.251.5$0.25 x 1.5 = 0.383$0.01The table shows three advertisers running ads on the same pag...
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Force and Its Effects

Definition  A quantity competent enough to modify the size, shape, or motion of an object is termed as force. In other words “A force is an influence (such as a push, gravity, or friction) that causes an object either to change its velocity or to store energy through deformation”.1 Since force is a vector quantity, it has got both direction and magnitude. In case, a body is in motion, the e...
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Free Tool: CAS Modbus Scanner

CAS Modbus Scanner is a utility to retrieve coils, inputs, holding registers, and input registers from a Modbus enabled device. Values retrieved from the device can be viewed in many different formats including Binary, HEX, Uint16, Int16, Uint32, Int32, and Float32.This utility is great finding and debugging problems with your Modbus network.Features:Can read; coil status (0xxxx), input statu...
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Using PuTTY for serial COM connections (HyperTerminal replacement)

If you’re looking for a free and solid application to use for your serial COM connections, try PuTTY. It’s free for commercial and private use, and takes up a mere 444KB of disk space.The latest PuTTY version can be downloaded here:http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.htmlWindows Vista and Windows 7 only support the private edition of HyperTerminal. Windows 7 does not even sh...
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