BattOr: Portable Power Monitor for Mobile Phones

A mobile phone power monitor that stores and streams.

Researchers use several tools to measure mobile phone power consumption, including: Monsoon's PowerMonitor, lab bench multimeters, and a rig attached to a USB data logger, which we used for the Bartendr project. We found these power monitors to be useful, but inadequate. We believe that a power monitor that will be adopted by the wider mobile phone research community must do the following:

With these criteria in mind, we designed BattOr, an open source, portable power monitor for mobile phones.

If you are interested in using BattOr, please send an email to with the subject line "BattOr Request"

Firmware and Software

All firmware and software source is available on .

Hardware designs

BattOr circuit design
Nexus 5 interceptor design

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


MobiCom 2011 demo [abstract | poster]


Aaron Schulman
Thomas Schmid
Prabal Dutta
Neil Spring