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1) Power Supply: While the loads will be running on AC supply, the project circuit will require 12V and 5V DC
supply. The 12V supply will be provided via a 12V DC Battery and will be provided to 12V relay and 7805
voltage regulator. The other components will need a 5V DC supply which will be provided via 7805 voltage
regulator that is converting the input 12V supply to 5V DC.

2) Transformer as Sensor: It is well known that transformer works on the principle of mutual induction. The
loads (bulbs in this case) are connected through the secondary coil of the transformer with the main line
and are parallel connected. This is similar to wiring system of houses in which all the power sockets have
parallel connections with the main supply. Therefore, in any house all the electrical appliances are basically
connected in parallel. When the loads (bulbs) starts conducting current, the current also flows the
secondary coil added transformer and due to mutual induction, some voltage is induced at the primary coil
of the added transformer. The voltage induced increases as the more number of loads are connected to the
main line. The voltage gain is feed to the comparator circuit. The comparator circuit compares the change
in voltage and sends a HIGH logic to the connected pin of the Arduino board.

Figure: Using Transformer as Overload Detector

3) LCD Display: The 16X2 LCD display is connected to the Arduino board by connecting its data pins to
pins 3 to 6 of the Arduino board. The RS and RW pin of LCD is connected to pins 12 and 13 of the
Arduino UNO respectively. The E pin of the LCD is grounded.

LCD
RS
RW
E
D7,D6,D5,D4

ARDUINO UNO
12
13
GRND
3,4,5,6 Respectively