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jimmejames

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Electrical Metering
« on: January 20, 2009, 06:21:55 pm »
Here's an 'interesting' way to meter your electrical:  http://www.picobay.com/projects/2009/01/real-time-web-based-power-charting.html

But it looks like http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/163-z-wave-announces-new-smart-meter-protocol.html z-wave is going to allow for smart metering.  Anyone know anything about this?  Potential time frame, price, etc?
 

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 07:44:25 pm »
dunno, but I've played with the intermatic switch, gives W and kWh.

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 10:01:30 pm »
Hi,

yeah, could be quite interesting if my house control saves me money or costs more - but adds comfort ;)

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 01:46:36 am »
check out - this current cost monitor http://www.currentcost.com/ haven't any experience of it but as it spits out xml data should be manageable to get the data into LMCE, I haven't gotten around to doing any investigation but was thinking along the lines of something like a climate plugin I saw mentioned in the wiki - although I haven't seen it in operation, but am assuming it would display local weather conditions. In this case it would be power related data. There is another blog on it here http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=389

Someone else correct me if I am wrong but I think the seluxit viaSENS controller does the power monitoring - but only when the z-wave devices support reporting back the power info to it. The seluxit.com website seems lacking in info - thought there used to be more there??


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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 12:42:06 am »
Hi,

yes, the "current cost monitor" looks like a nice device. But I havn't got any time investigating. I should rather bee painting my walls at the moment instead of writing this ;)

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 12:53:55 am »
again, the intermatic z-wave switch (dimmer too) supports W and kWh readouts.

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 01:12:27 am »
Hi Hari,

but I assume only for things attached to the switch/dimmer. Just like the Innovus ones.

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 01:26:44 am »
damn I meant innovus :-)

yeah, you are right. Only attached loads. Iirc Seluxit has special devices that are attached to danish power meters.

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Re: Electrical Metering
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 11:39:12 pm »
Hi Hari,

you mean the "Viasens Master" :
http://www.seluxit.dk/index.php?id=8

I am living in Denmark ;) but I think it can only upload the information to a website - and it looks like the website is only for companies.
But I might ask them if they have a solution for private persons too and prices ;)

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