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Apr 19, 2017
Icon_missing_medium baxter 2 posts

Topic: Getting Started / Nothing processed

Just getting started and I can't seem to get data to process.

I run a trace and get

4 seconds ago
status: Complete
service: http://api.smartenergygroups.com/sites/005aayyy...
Request:
(site 005aayyyyxxxx (node HouseGem ? (e_1 113026.79)(p_1 688)(e_2 51064.66)(p_2 457)(e_3 863.15)(p_3 11)(e_4 16365.64)(p_4 61)(n_1 0)(temperature_1 nc)(voltage 100.3)))
Response:
(status nothing_processed)

 
34 seconds ago
status: Complete
Request:
(site 005aayyyyxxxx (node HouseGem ? (e_1 113021.12)(p_1 703)(e_2 51060.76)(p_2 439)(e_3 862.92)(p_3 0)(e_4 16365.12)(p_4 61)(n_1 0)(temperature_1 nc)(voltage 100.3)))
Response:
(status nothing_processed)

...and so on.

It's clear that data is getting to the site, but why is it not processed?

 
Apr 3, 2017
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: Smart Energy - In the home / "Energy tracking 'Numen' device could help slash home power bills"

Lols, That is very high... SEGmeter samples at 4,000 times a second before math turns that into a real number.

From what I read they must be doing some interesting stuff on board the device to sample and determine the voltage and current waveform fingerprints!

Sam, @samotage

 
Mar 25, 2017
Dargs_medium dargs001 44 posts

Topic: Smart Energy - In the home / "Energy tracking 'Numen' device could help slash home power bills"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-26/revolutionary-technology-could-help-users-slash-power-bills/8384454

The Numen samples at 256,000 times a second, and the high frequency data it gathers produces patterns of energy use.

 

Hey @sam, do you have a plan that covers 256,000 data points a second?!! :)

 
Mar 14, 2017
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: Brultech / Odd Usage peaks

Hey,

It seems that there are some large spikes being sent in the data!

for example:

Mon, 13 March 2017 08:34:51 35558.9

...a rather large half hour energy value!

Which seems like some decimal points are being misplaced in the originating data source to me...
 
One remedy is to use the ludicrous value to filter this out on the stream.
 
Set this appropriately and then hit up a re-calibration which should perform a recalculation.
 
I set this to 5000 wH per half hour on your energy stream and have done a re-calc for you.
 
Hope this works!
 
Sam @samotage

 
Mar 13, 2017
Icon_missing_medium hickory117 1 post

Topic: Brultech / Odd Usage peaks

I am seeing some very strange spikes in th energy usage graph. The "Server Room" is a pretty constant load between 650 and 790 W, so on average it uses well below 20 kwh. However in my graph I am seeing several days where usage spikes to almost 50Kwh without any good reason. Looking at the comparison below, there is no unusal spike.

Has there been any issue with aggregation recently?

Data is fed from a Greeneye Monitor directly to SEG.

 

serve room

 
Mar 13, 2017
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: SEGmeter / V2.5 Segmeter Build Log

Well done Mano!

Ahh yes... the 5V jumper ;)

Sam, @samotage

 
Mar 12, 2017
Icon_missing_medium mano_uk 12 posts

Topic: SEGmeter / V2.5 Segmeter Build Log

Could not wait, all 8 channels conneted, gadgets re-aligned to v2.5. Job done.

 

 
Mar 11, 2017
Icon_missing_medium mano_uk 12 posts

Topic: SEGmeter / V2.5 Segmeter Build Log

V2.5 Build Log

I use the v1 of the kit with 6 channel kit, purchased back in 2011 and soon after V2 with more channels started to be discussed.
6 Years later (2017), I ordered the v2.5 Segmeter and v2 Segbox as baked boards, so I can upgrade and retire the V1 setup.

The boards arrived, A red and a blue board, small and compact, neat.  Sam had pre-configured the board to use the 60Amp Blue clamp sensors, so the first task re-configure the board to use a mix of 60Amp and 5mm CSLT sensors. Sam also supplied the sketch needed specific to my supplied board.

Since 2011, 2 laptops and moved to Mac and during this lost all the details on how to configure and which version of Ardunio version is required.

Following a email chat with Sam,
We need to use version 0021 (unsupported verion) and the various support libraries from the as in the build guide.
Also, you will need a FTDI cable, correctly wired to plug onto the v2.5 board.

As I am now on OS X Sierra, initial attempts to connect the 0021 to the USB-FTDI was a challenge too far, so I cheated by running a windows client under VM and programmed the v2.5 board to my requirments.
Setting up the v2 Segbox, was easy as long as you follow the instructions.
Built a couple of 5mm CSLT sensors, and connected all the boards up and powered up.

On the Web Mydevice showed up. Hooray.

Waited for the 2 CSLT sensors to show the power going through them, waited and waited for 10mins. Nothing, just noise.
Checked the wiring on the CSLT, all looks OK but the sensors need Gnd, 5V and Signal connections. No 5Volt being fed to the sensors.

The board is small, using SMD bits, so out come the Magnifying Glass, trace the tracks and on the left just by the sensor connectors is a 5V solder connection pad, marked 5V Sensors.
Lump of solder across the pads to join, power up, Sensor's now reporting correctly.

Next Job: Crawl by the fuse-board unplug the V1, add a few more sensors and reconnect up all on V2.5, may be next weekend

 
Mar 6, 2017
Icon_missing_medium Tobias 1 post

Topic: Energy efficient products / Some questions about renewable energy suppliers

Hi all, (apologies if this is in the wrong board!)

 

After reading the various threads in this community for the last couple of weeks, I’ve finally registered as I am really just wanting to talk to members like yourself who are interested in all things renewable, green and sustainable, especially in the UK.

 

Recently I’ve joined a new start-up in the energy sector so it made sense to me to look around and get a feel for communities that talk about energy and all that entails. Green energy and sustainability is something I’ve always been a fan of, which is why this new job appealed so much to me but I was always (and still am in certain ways) sceptical about the realistic applications in normal life. I can’t tell you much about the company yet as its not a working thing yet so to speak (and I’m not here to advertise it), but what I can tell you is that the company is being set up with all the right ideas and intentions (I think).

 

Their ideas range from giving everyone more visibility around how green energy is supplied, changing the processes that are in place now to create a better experience and ensuring everyone can access renewable energy without charging more for it. They’re also looking into carbon off-set natural gas, supporting sustainable campaigns from small and large initiatives, and generally see if we can all make a genuine difference in the world.

 

The idea being that we would really look to involve the customers, or rather members, in everything we do as company. Really allow people to influence how the company is run and what it does and invests time and money in.

 

I want to make sure the company listens to its members as much as possible, as that’s how a community works in my view. So the pressure is on :)

 

Anyway, I was wondering if there are there any things that immediately pop into your head on how you’d want to get involved in a company like that? Any specific things that really bug you around how energy companies work? Or what you’d like to influence in such a company? If you’ll allow, I’d like top pick your brains. What’s wrong with the industry right now? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

 

I have some ideas of my own, and happy to share those with you as well, but would like to get an idea from you if this would be interesting to any of you.

 

Anyway, let me know your thoughts and am looking forward to getting stuck in here also if you’ll have me J.

 

Cheers for any help or comments!

 

Toby  

 
Feb 3, 2017
Icon_missing_medium mano_uk 12 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Calling Sam

Pheww... email sent via contact-us form.

 
Feb 3, 2017
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Calling Sam

Hey Mano,

I must have missed this!  Oh noes!

Send me an email from the contact form please :D

Thanks,

Sam.

 
Jan 31, 2017
Icon_missing_medium mano_uk 12 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Calling Sam

Placed an order mid-Dec last year, sent an email to Sam, no response.

Very Strange, as Sam is very prompt.

 
Jan 10, 2017
Lights_2_medium Teken 156 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Happy New Years!

Hello Sam,

I wanted to take a few moments to wish you and yours the very best in 2017. Thank you very much for providing such an incredible service over the many years. May you see nothing less than happiness, prosparity, and long life in each foot step you take.

Teken . . .

 
Aug 30, 2016
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: SEGmeter / Arduino with WiFly... so close!

Hi Mike,

Follow along with this

https://smartenergygroups.com/samotage/posts/109-Connect-your-V2-SEGmeter-to-the-WiFi

Sam, @samotage

 
Aug 29, 2016
Cyclingmike-lr_medium cyclingmike 1 post

Topic: SEGmeter / Arduino with WiFly... so close!

Sambo

How do I reboot the wi fi on my Crimea SEG meter? Cheers Mike

 
Jun 2, 2016
Icon_missing_medium shoepuke 13 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / I know it's been mentioned before, but wondering if we can get a seasonal and time of use rate widget?

Hi Sam,

I know you've got a lot on your plate, but it would be really cool to have a widget that could accomodate this.

I have 3 tiers currently.

super off peak $.055/kWh: 11pm-7am year round

off peak $.11/kWh: 7am-11pm Sept-May and 7am-2pm/7pm-11-pm Jun-Aug

peak $.22/kWh: 2pm-7pm Jun-Aug

Any chance?

Thanks!

--Craig

 

 
Mar 30, 2016
Icon_missing_medium shoepuke 13 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Streams not displaying properly

All better!  Thanks Sam.

 
Mar 30, 2016
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Streams not displaying properly

This shuold be all better now!  

Now statistical gadgets have been made and rolled, and some new ones coming.  Some small changes have been made to other stuff which caused this problem, and was fixed yesterday.

I just checked, and your labels seem ok now!

Let me know if the problems continue!

Thanks,

Sam @samotage

 
Mar 29, 2016
Icon_missing_medium shoepuke 13 posts

Topic: Comments and Suggestions / Streams not displaying properly

Anyone else have a problem with streams missing labels?

screenshot

 
Feb 25, 2016
Samotage_300_medium samotage 555 posts

Topic: Getting Started / Sending Z-Wave Energy (kwh) Data to SEG from an ISY Controller

There is plenty of imagination as what can be done with the data.  A heap of unit types exist already, and new ones can be added easy enough. which has been done in the past :)

I would recommend sending your energy data more frequently than hourly, at least with every power data point. The aggregations are done on a half hour basis and hourly would be running against the grain - as the in between half hours will be missed!

There are reports and calculations in seg to allow you to summarise things by date as well!

Sam, @samotage

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