How can I log power consumption on the UP board?


In the project related to image detection, I use UP-Board with the Intel CPU. There is also mounted camera via USB and Coral's USB Edge TPU for accelerate inferences of ML model.

In some situations, the board turns off. It seems to me that this is due to too high power consumption.

So my question is whether there is a possibility to monitor the power consumption so as to catch the power consumption at which activities are too high. Is it possible to use some kind of logger?


  • DCleri
    DCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 1,213 admin

    The best way would be to use external power meter.
    What kind of PSU are you using with UP Board?

    Is it the one from the UP Shop rated 5V 4A?

  • uscdadnyc
    uscdadnyc New Member Posts: 34 ✭✭

    In May 2016, I bought a "Portapow Premium USB+DC Power Monitor' priced $34.99 (USD) from Can measure 0-50V, 0-5A,
    Power:250W Max. Capacity 99999Ah(?) Max. Unit has a nice Display showing V,A,mW, and mAH. Has both USB2.0-type Supply-Feed-Adapters as well the Barrel (round) 5Vdc-connector-Adapters for UP-Board or UP-Core. IDK (I Don't Know) whether this Power Monitor is still available?

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