USB meter: Juwei J7-B
I found this unit on Ebay at a dealer called directlinkz.
- USB safety monitor,protect your valuable electronic products from charging damage
- With mode key, short press to change display mode
- Long press to reset all the data
- Built-in 18 bit micro processor,automatic cutout when meet high volatage, low voltage
- With warning speaker
- Net weight: 30 g / 1.06 oz
- Size: 77 x 45 x 16 mm / 3.03 x 1.77 x 0.63 inch
- Input voltage: DC3.5-7.4V
- Current test range: 0-3A
- Voltage: 3.5-7.4V
- Electric quantity: 0-99999mAH
- Voltage resolution: 0.1V
- Current resolution: 0.01A
- Power: <20mW
- Consumed current: <0.02A
- Over-current warning: Yes
- Over-voltage warning: Yes
- Low-power warning: Yes
- Low-voltage warming: Yes
- Leakage warning: Yes
The above unit is supposed to have 3 current digit and 2 voltage digit, but the one I got had 3 voltage digit and 2 current digit.
How does it look
This meter looks rather fancy.
The meter has a button to select between the 3 displays and a buzzer for alarm conditions.
Main display with voltage and current, my version has 3 voltage digits and 2 current digits.
The Wh and Ah display, there is no indication of what display is shown, this must be deduced from the reading or the number of presses on the button.
I could just pry the box open.
On the topside we have the buzzer, the switch, the display and the 50mOhm resistor.
The resistor is much easier to see here.
On the bottom side there is a memory chip (Atmel 2402) to remember the readings and Q1/Q2 is probably the switch that is used to disconnect the output and also the reason that the device get hot and has a large resistance.
This device is very critial with voltage and will disconnect output when it is outside 4.4 to 5.8 volt range. For this reason I have not included the current measurements at different voltages.
- Own current consumption is 30mA
- Internal resistance is about 0.27ohm including connection resistance.
- Remembers Wh and Ah when power is off
- Voltage display is within 0.02 volt in the 4.0 to 6.0 volt range.
- Current display is within 0.1 ampere in the 0 to 3.0 ampere range with 5 volt supply.
- Over current alarm is at 4.9A
- Over voltage alarm is at 5.8 volt
- Under voltage alarm is at 4.4 volt
- USB data works fine.
M1: 53,1°C, M2: 41,7°C, M3: 47,4°C, HS1: 61,6°C
M1: 55,7°C, M2: 66,2°C, HS1: 70,4°C
It get rather hot
With the ability to remember Ah and Wh this device can be used to check capacity of power banks. The safety cutoff can also be useful, but I would have liked a wider input voltage range.
The fairly high internal resistance limits its usefulness at high current, it is best used at 0.5A.
With a total of 5 digits, either current or voltage is limited to 1 decimal.
Due to the high resistance, problems at low voltages and the limit on decimals, I will only call it acceptable.
How do I make the test