Energy monitor from existing CT's
Just bought a new home, and it has the Wiser energy monitor installed. I am already getting the data the "official" way since it's free for the first year. But I was wondering if I can somehow use the arduino to piggyback on the ct's going into the device using the arduino.
Here is the install guide.
http://static.schneider-electric.us/docs/Advanced Products/Efficient Homes/0200DB1302.pdf
This is the panel portion of the device. This has the CT's connected to it.
Any pointers or examples I can reference?
@gigaguy Looks like it's Zigbee based. Not sure how you would "tap" into it's signal though...
I was wondering if I could just tap into the CT directly, via arduino/mysensors.
I am doing something similar with my alarm system. leaving it intact and functional, but piggybacking off the door sensors at the panel. (uses voltage levels)
@gigaguy Here is one of my projects, it may give you are start.
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Thanks @ServiceXp That does help some.
I guess i dont understand how to connect the ct to the arduino. I see your setup (burden resistor, etc). But since these are already installed, and connected via 110v into the wiser device. I dont want to also add the 5v from the arduino.
I do have access to the CT wires coming into the device. Would I just connect at that point (while leaving them connected to wiser) and then just wire it up to arduino as if it weren't connected to anything else?
I do have some more CT's coming in the mail, and will just setup a 2nd set of CT's if I cant get it working this way. Just seems like a waste to double them up.
Measuring the ct wires via voltmeter. The only reading I got was from the 200ohm setting. The reading was 4.1. Not sure this helps. Maybe I am reading/using it wrong.
Not sure if this made any sense.
@gigaguy I don't think you will be able to run simultaneously.
@ServiceXp Thanks. Thats what I was trying to find out.
I have a sct-013-000 and I have already my board prepared with all needed resistors, followed the open energy monitor.
I would like to ask here if some one integrated this with openhab and mysensors!
Any advice will be kindly appreciated.
Here nobody too? Please help!
@ewgor I never got this working. Issue was with my board, ct, etc, not openhab. I dont see any reason openhab would have any issues with it.
@gigaguy i was asking for help building a new and simple system using one ct sensor to get 3 values in openhab: instant power in watts, energy consumption up to date in kWh and the total energy consumption starting with the app upload in kWh. I don't want to see volts or amps!
The problem is that I don't know how to combine the emoncms example with mysensors and than to create rules in openhab!
As you have already a energy monitoring in your house you just need to find a way to combine all together in one app like openhab.
@ewgor, like I said, I couldnt get mine built. Not sure what i did wrong. I got values, but they were the same whether current was going through or not. So i kind of gave up on it for a while. I too need some help getting it built.