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  # 1808727 29-Jun-2017 10:46
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mattrix:

 

Aredwood:

 

Problem is that Metrix (who are owned by Mercury) normally use the Elster Grex meters. They don't even have a blinking LED to indicate your current draw. Instead they have an icon on the same LCD screen that has the usage information on it. So alot harder to interface another device to.

 

 

There is always the CT sensor option which seems a lot easier thank counting blinks??

Here's a great post on making your own:
http://bogdan.nimblex.net/diy/2017/04/19/apartment-energy-monitor.html

 

 

 

 

That is a great article! Definitely would like to try that out. And much cheaper than off the shelf products


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  # 1809185 29-Jun-2017 20:12

@dryburn also have a look at https://openenergymonitor.org/  Im sure there are some GZ threads about it as well.






 
 
 
 




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  # 1810199 1-Jul-2017 17:56
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My first billing cycle ended 20th June. Can't see any usage since. Emailed Mercury now. Grrr.

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  # 1810228 1-Jul-2017 19:01
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scottjpalmer: My first billing cycle ended 20th June. Can't see any usage since. Emailed Mercury now. Grrr.


Lols at power companies. They're stuck in 1998.




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  # 1810231 1-Jul-2017 19:12
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scottjpalmer: My first billing cycle ended 20th June. Can't see any usage since. Emailed Mercury now. Grrr.


Lols at power companies. They're stuck in 1998.


The meter might be smartish now but everything else is still archaic.

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scottjpalmer:
davidcole:
scottjpalmer: My first billing cycle ended 20th June. Can't see any usage since. Emailed Mercury now. Grrr.


Lols at power companies. They're stuck in 1998.


The meter might be smartish now but everything else is still archaic.


So mine is happily being pulled into a real database I can play with. But it's about 3 days behind.

You need to steal some of that uranium and make a reactor for your house bro.




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  # 1810235 1-Jul-2017 19:13
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My Powershop app reports every day after the 12pm reading - so max 24hours delay... will have to try again tonight at 12:30am and see if it's updated already. Definitely updated before 7am as I have often seen 'yesterday's' readings first thing next day.

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