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Apr 4, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Watts on

Ahhh, insider knowledge!  :-D

I have current and voltage streams too. I suppose the same goes for them.

 
Apr 4, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / More costs widgets

I've used calculated streams allright, the problem is there is only 1 widget that shows costs. And it only shows total cost for 1 day. I'm talking about cost stastics over selectable time ranges.

 
Apr 4, 2014
Icon_missing_medium ccclapp 4 posts

Topic: Getting Started / Sending Zwave/Insteon Plug Monitoring Data?

Hi  I am new here.  I've been looking for a great energy monitoring site and SEG looks/seems great.  I have a few questions before I decide that hardware/configuration to implement...

My HA controller is the Universal Devices ISY.  It is an Insteon based controller, that has recently added Zwaye.  It can also be configured for Zigbee (but not both Zwave and Zigbee at the same time, one or the other).  It is compatible with the Brultech GEM if using Zigbee.

In addition to circuit monitoring, I would like to monitor some individual plugs.  There are both Insteon and Zwave plug adapters that monitor energy use of the individule plug.  There is even a new Zwave power strip that monitors power from each plug in the strip.

My question is, does anyone know if that data can be sent to SEG and if so, how?  I know the ISY and other Insteon/Zwave controllers can track power usage data and transmit that info, but I don’t know anything about how to do it and what form the data needs to be to feed to SEG.  If anyone has information about this it would be very welcome.

Also, assuming this can be done, will I be able to "subtract" that data from the total circuit usage as sent by the GEM, so it is not double counted in my total/curtain usage?

 

Thanks!!

 

 
Apr 4, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Watts on

I believe that if you spell out Power and Energy at the end of name field in the stream name box it is not displayed in the widget names. If you just enter a "P" it gets displayed.

 

If you look at my dashboard under "watts on" for the Dryer, it simply says Dryer yet in the stream name I have it entered as Dryer Power

https://smartenergygroups.com/groups/01000377

 
Apr 4, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Groups of Streams

I thought someone might suggest a calculated Stream but didnt clarify that it doesnt solve the problem.

A calculated stream is still a single stream so no breakdown is given when it's added to a widget.

What I'm suggesting is a group of streams which can be added to a widget. When the widget is displayed it displays like a widget with multiple streams. Not a widget with a single calculated stream.

 

 
Apr 4, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Watts on

I wanted to eliminate P & E suffixes but i had to put them in because SEG won't allow the same name for multiple streams even if they have different units.

 

Lineup will be affected based on how many streams are in the widget anyway. So # of lines per stream is no different from that.

 
Apr 3, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Realtime charts don't show gaps in data

You are correct that the chart does not show the break, upon looking closely at your chart on your dashboard the x Axis (time/date) actual shows the break in time, between 19:30 to 23:32. I suspect that this chart only graphs data if it has it, which kind of makes sense because it is "real Time" No data means no x Axis nor Y Axis, once data started coming in again it just added it to what it had, key here is "real Time".

Unlike the bunch of days graphs further down in the dashboard which showed the break because I also suspect it uses past data/summed and was expecting 24 hours of data which it didn't find. Hence the gap.

 

 

 
Apr 3, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / More costs widgets

Some of this can be done using calculated stream(s)

 

check my reply to our other post on how to use them.

 
Apr 3, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Webhooks

I'm currently handling this with a ISY994i take a look at the following link at Brutech, the GEM interfaces directly with the ISY994i. 

 

http://www.brultech.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=929

 
Apr 3, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Groups of Streams

take a look at this forum write-up I think this is what your looking for.

http://smartenergygroups.com/forums/13-Brultech/topics/294-easy-one-?page=1

 
Apr 3, 2014
Tony1_medium tnakelsk 112 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Watts on

Screen real-estate comes into play, while some of the gadgets allow for a second line, line up on the dashboard sometimes gets effect by this.

 

As for your long names why don't you eliminate the "P" and "E" from your names, most widgets that are displaying "P"ower is always displayed as Watts, "E"nergy widgets show up a KWH . You will pick up one additional space.

 
Apr 3, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Watts on

The Watts on widget appends "on" or "off" to the name of the stream. This is redundant since there is already a green and red icon to indicate if it's on or off.

Also my stream names are pretty long. It's hard to create short accurate names. The Watts on widget can't handle more than about 15 characters without wrapping the text and chopping off the lower portion of the second line.

 
Apr 3, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Groups of Streams

I'd like to be able to group my Streams and add those groups to widgets.

I have a lot of widgets for which i create 2 copies. 1 for lights and plug streams, the other for appliance streams.

If i could just create those two groups and add one of them to a widget which supports multiple streams life would be soooo much easier!  :-D

 

 
Apr 3, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Webhooks

I'd like to have some webhooks so i can post events to other services via REST

Events could be something like:

  • New high (daily, weekly, monthly usage)
  • Device on/offline
  • Set some "rules" on a stream and post an event if the rules are broken
    • Example rules: 
      • On for too long of a period (i.e. somebody left it on by mistake)
      • Not supposed to be on at this time
      • Drawing more than expected power

I'm sure more ideas for events will come from the community but getting the basic functionality of being able to post to an external service would be cool.

 
Apr 3, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / More costs widgets

I'd like to have a widget that can show me costs of multiple streams.

Something like the "Stream statistics" widget would suit i think. So i can see statistics of costs over various periods.

 

Is there any way for members to contribute new widgets?

 
Apr 3, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Realtime charts don't show gaps in data

Last night i took my GEM offline to do some maintenance. The realtime charts do not shot the gap when it was offline for 4 hours. The last data point before the outage is followed immediately by the first data point when it came back online.

 
Apr 2, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Brultech / Calculated stream...

@samotage. what about getting the title problem fixed?

 

I would also like to display multiple "total cost" gadgets, but they're useless if they're all titled "total cost" rather than the titles that i assign.

 

 
Apr 2, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Brultech / Discovery on an existing device - with previously deleted channels

AHH! "discovery needs to be initiated from the same IP address as the device is sending from"

 

DOH! Missed this before my original reply.

This was not the case for me. I was initiating remotely. 

 
Apr 2, 2014
Gravatar_declan_shanaghy_com_medium declanshanaghy 15 posts

Topic: Brultech / Discovery on an existing device - with previously deleted channels

I too had a problem similar to this today as regards discovery timeouts.

I deleted an existing device from my site. Then put the site into discovery mode. The discovery continually timed out within a few seconds, so it would never rediscover my device. I must have tried discovery at least 20 times trying to get it to work properly.

I ended up using the API trace feature to manually submit a request within the few seconds that the discovery was running. The manual hit on the API created all my streams as per normal (nothing was suffixed with -1 or -2 as originally happened to R0N0B)

 
Mar 29, 2014
Icon_missing_medium jgalvez 3 posts

Topic: SEGmeter / segmeter with raspberry pi

Hi i want to build a small computer to monitor the electricity with segmeter, but i want to use raspberry pi model B.

I want to have it connected 24h, 365 days, i wan to check power use at the house.

 

It's possible to develope segmeter to be used with http://www.raspberrypi.org/

 

Thanks

Jose

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