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heinola

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energy usage interface?
« on: August 07, 2009, 02:11:42 pm »
Any know of any interfaces that are linux compat for RDC ( residential demand control )
or shedding/trimming power usage in a said structure to a preset limit...

Most of them just use a simple induction coil on both phases to monitor incoming usage -or- outgoing in the case of alt energy equiped homes.

Since Linuxmce already has the structure to shed loads eg: zwave insteon ect.

If not this might be a usefull/needed function in the future...

Im sure a gc-100 unit could be used in this function...

Or i might get a STAMP kit and make start playing with my own interface  lol

any info at all is cool


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Re: energy usage interface?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 08:15:55 pm »
Are you talking about/Are you aware of this?
http://micasaverde.com/

Check it out. It seems to be similar to what you're talking about and I believe the owner of that company is very involved with LinuxMCE here...I think I've seen him post around.

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Re: energy usage interface?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 08:06:41 pm »
looking into it

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Re: energy usage interface?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 05:35:18 am »
T.E.D. 5000 is pretty sweet
http://www.theenergydetective.com/ted-5000-overview.html

The new ted 5000 system looks like it may work out of the box for us maybe. Linux compatible and has ethernet connectivity.

"Energy, Inc. has made the TED Footprints API available to 3rd party developers to create applications that present TED's energy data in different formats. Energy, Inc. does not provide support for these 3rd party applications, but simply makes them available as a convenience. Enjoy! "

The old version 1000/1001 is already integrated with My:ro control http://www.meetmyro.com/overview.asp and looks pretty nice with the way that home automation program presents it. A electric/power section would be a neat addition to linuxmce
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