Configure a Fake Power Sensor

Configure a fake power sensor to test implementing a power sensor component on your machine without any physical hardware:

Navigate to the CONFIGURE tab of your machine’s page in the Viam app. Click the + icon next to your machine part in the left-hand menu and select Component. Select the power_sensor type, then select the fake model. Enter a name or use the suggested name for your power sensor and click Create.

Fake power sensor configuration panel in the Viam app. No attributes are configured.

  "name": "<your-sensor-name>",
  "model": "fake",
  "type": "power_sensor",
  "namespace": "rdk",
  "attributes": {}

No attributes are available for fake power sensors.

Test the power sensor

After you configure your power sensor, navigate to the CONTROL tab and select the dropdown panel dedicated to your power sensor. The panel contains readings for your voltage, current, and power.

An instance of the power sensor component in the control tab with voltage, current, and power readings

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