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I have a segmeter v2.5 attached to a segbox v2.

on the Last week the wifi conecction was losted, I tried several times to reconfigure but no sucess.

So I decided to reset the segbox to defaults using the option System/Backup flash Firmware/Reset to defaults on the web interface.

I think that was not a good idea.

I lost all .lua scripts and some config files.

I put back some backuped files, but i thing that some files still missing. I have error with serial talker conection.

Starting the serial_talker!
Now : 1496070359 - Next Time : 0 - Remain : -1496070359
Time based start_data command: (all_nodes (start_data))
serial_talker is Now closing the serial client...
2017-05-29T15:06:00 - 0-1 serial: dead tubes: connected seg: connected
The SEGbox has stopped running at:
C-L: 0-2 SERsALs: dead TUBES: connected SEG: connected
the crontab should restart the program, tootles.

Serial2net is using this configuration


Is it correct?

Can you help me to put my segmeter to work again?



Hi Sam-

Quick question about billing and setup: Can I (or how do I) change my data rate reporting? Will doing so delete destroy all my past data? I poked around the site a bit and into the Tool section, etc., but it didn't seem like there was an obvious way to make that change.

When things changed to the billing/subscription model, I chose Platinum b/c I didn't really have time to wade in and figure out how my Brultech GEM and the site were working together. Now that I see that choice was costing me about $60US a month, so I decided to step down to Gold. I deleted some streams and I think I got it to fit within the subscription parameter. However, it looks like my data rate is at 30 secs. and I think the subscription says it should be at 40 secs. or more. Am I okay as set up now, or do I need to do some further tweaaking? 

(BTW, my solar installation finally got finished and just came online this month, so I'm pretty stoked about that! Let's hope the power bill will finally start to shrink.....)


Thanks for the help,


Hi Sam, when you've got a minute, can you get back to me? I'd like to find out the progress on my order through the segshop (order put in a couple of months ago) which still has not progressed. Your phone details and contact-us information all seems to go nowhere. Thanks!

Sam, whenever you're not too busy, if you could please contact me I would like to discuss bugs, widgets, and development with you.

Grimshad (at) gmail (.com)




Hi Sam, appears I have been offline for a couple of days now, guess your away or its a real problem, any idea when you might have things up and running again?

Hello Sam.  I am wondering if you can help me display my GEM in SEG as Amps rather then kW?  When I choose to change the type it does not change the value.

Thanks in advance



I noticed some strange graphing for line voltage:

This stream (https://smartenergygroups.com/streams/7520) shows the line voltage as reported by my GEM box. The graphing works fine (showing around ~120V, as you would expect in the US), except when I set the resolution to days, and the range to year: at that point the graph shows around 800V.

Is this a problem with my source data (doesn't seem to be very likely to be honest; the data is the data) or the graphing? Is there anything I can do on my end to fix this?

Thanks much,


hello sam.
I write from Spain, yesterday I wrote an email from "smart energy groups" from hegaz2002, have you received? Do you have another email address?,
thanks, it is very important to me.


Aloha Samuel!!!  Randy here on Kauai, you know, your problem child.

I have been having problems posting to the forum - niether firefox or msie gives me a window to type in. WTF?? cookies and popups from seg.com enabled....


Also, could you consider adding a search function to teh site? that would be especially helpful for the blog and forums...


BTW - channels 15 and 16 'just showed up' overnight on my device streams listing. We're you a busy little coder yesterday?


I an having the same confusion as 'greenstreets', my dakineSEGmeter stream listing shows a calculated stream (PS1-mains-loads), but no data for it. Could you have a look? 

It appears to be calculating things right, if you look at it individually.


Be well - Randy


Yo samotage...whenever I try to upload a pic I get the spinning wheel of death

and the pic upload never completes.

So I can't show screenshots to show my problem. Can I send you 3 screenshots

and maybe you can tell what's wrong with my GEM setup? What's your email addy?


i love the pushbike widget. how about an analogous energy widget with an option to pick from a list of units, such as 'number of snickers candybars' or 'jars of nutella' or 'laps in an olympic pool' or 'number of triathlons by average athlete'? or how about transforming the pushbike widget to have different units such as 'number of horses'?

hi - how can i save the dashbaords for the data from my GEM?



kudos for the hard work on SEG.  the site is very nicely done and it is head and shoulders above similar sites (thingspeak, pachube, plotwatt, enersave, etc).

I like what you are committed to doing.  Here in the States, I am trying to do my bit to conserve energy.

Thanks Sam. Looks like you are in Victoria, so feel free to contact me about coming up to Benalla for a flight in a real glider. I love gliding, but one of many of my attractions to gliding is the fact that I can fly a plane for up to 7+ hours for only 10 minutes of fuel (for the launch)... very environmental flying.

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