Welcome to PortPilot Technologies, home of the PortPilot advanced inline USB power analyzer.
There’s a nice review of PortPilot over at embedded systems experts The Ganssle Group’s website:
“The PortPilot is a small bit of test equipment that is placed in series with a USB host and a USB device. It measures the voltage and current supplied to a USB device, and integrates that to show total mWh consumed…”
Read the full article: http://www.ganssle.com/
A quick-start guide is now available for PortPilot. Excerpt below, download the guide here: PortPilot-Quickstart.
If you’ve received one of the new batch of PortPilots, you’ll notice that it comes with a plastic film protecting the LCD screen. To remove the film, pull on the red tab at the corner of the screen, and the film should come right off. In some cases it may be necessary to use tweezers or small pliers to initially grab the red tab.