Power Profiler Kit v1.0.1

Quick start

In this quick start, the Power Profiler Kit II (PPK2) measures current on the nRF9160 DK v0.9.0 or later.

  1. Prepare the nRF9160 DK for current measurements by doing some modifications to the Development Kit (DK). See the nRF9160 DK User Guide for instructions on how to do this.
    Note: If you are using a different DK, see Preparing a DK for current measurement for more information.
  2. Connect the PPK2 to the DK with a 4-pin measurement cable using the following pins:
    • PPK2 VIN to P22 VDD_nRF'
    • PPK2 VOUT to P22 VDD_nRF
    • PPK2 GND to P21
  3. Connect the DK to a computer using a micro-USB cable.
    Figure 1. Typical configuration for measuring current on the DK
    Typical configuration for current measurements on the DK
  4. Install the Power Profiler app from nRF Connect for Desktop as described in Installing the Power Profiler app.
  5. Start the Power Profiler app as described in Using the Power Profiler app.
  6. Select Ampere meter as the mode.

The PPK2 is now ready to use.