Don’t mean to hijack this thread, but we have an outbuilding with its own breaker but uses the same meter as the main house. Can I hook the Aeon power meter up to just that building so I can get an electricity amount for it and not the rest of the main house??
Looking at your picture of your fuse box, your mains look easily accessible. Make sure the clamps go on the right way. I think I remember reading somewhere that there may be directional arrows that follow the flow of electricity, otherwise you may get some negative readings. Once you have it set up, I would recommend using this DTH (Device handler) by @johnconstanteloEDIT: Just discovered that the link to the code is broken in the thread below, do we have an updated link?
Sorry, i meant I will install it within the box I showed you (which is in my apartment) but the meter and I suspect the main breaker is downstairs in the basement. I hope I can isolate my whole apartment with that.
I determined I was getting double readings by turning on one or more devices (i.e. Hair Dryer) with known power draw. In the case of a hair dryer my consumption went up 30amps. Considering it was plugged into a 15 amp circuit without tripping the circuit, the reading obviously was wrong.
I got around to installing it this weekend, works a treat! numbers look pretty good too. My house seems to sit around 100-200w when doing nothing, fridge etc etc.
However I cannot seem to get this device to report on an interval or in any kind of sensible fashion. It seems to send an update every 6 minutes! Ideally I would like it to send evey 15-30 seconds. I have tried using the app, updating the firmware to 3.61, performing a reset by commenting out and even excluding and re-including but nothing seems to change.
Also it seems I never get a battery report?
EDIT - I also tried with the latest firmware, which is what it is currently running. Funny the numbers were way out till I did a reset on the latest firmware. This is the battery model… I wonder if that makes a difference to reporting…
yeh seems like it, do you have it plugged into the AC or just a big USB battery?
It also seems like the reports are different when running on the 4 AA batteries also. I think I only ever get the current wattage and not KWH usage. So that counter does not work if it isn’t on constant power I think…
ahh interesting. My panel is in my lounge hidden behind a painting, Hmm I might try to run it off a USB battery to see how it fairs.
The KWH is probably the most useful measurement after all.
I suppose I could have an electrician fit a socket in the cabinet but that sounds like a lot of effort right now!
That’s true if you’re comparing your measurements with the power company, but that could also be dependent upon your use case though. I’ve been tracking watts to really understand what I should be looking for in a home generator to support a “normal” day of power usage.
I can’t recommend doing this yourself, so for sure use a pro. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, and it may not be too expensive.