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Electrical system data loggers
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A few years ago I was shopping for some sort of data logging electrical system monitor and came across some really interesting solid state units that could monitor supply and usage over time. They…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William H Nickerson Jun 22, 2013.

 

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peter chang replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"OK, this is my last one. There is no free lunch. You can't fix technology with more technology. We can neither create nor destroy energy or matter. Really? Solar panels for you garage door openers? Hydraulics? Sure, because hydraulics are so…"
Dec 15, 2013
peter chang replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"Wow, I'm impressed that this one is still going. I've been thinking about it some more. As an electrician I have tried to boil it down a bit. Almost without fail, vampire loads are a concession to convenience. Being able to simply push a…"
Dec 15, 2013
William H Nickerson replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"LOL...As if Eric Holder doesn't have enough problems...."
Jun 22, 2013
peter chang replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"If I told you, I'd have to kill you, unless I wasn't, I guess."
Jun 21, 2013
William H Nickerson replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
Jun 21, 2013
Tom Conlon replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"There are lots of other low cost logger options mentioned in this LinkedIn group discussion thread: www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=2632450&type=member&item=133228250 ; Enjoy!"
Jun 20, 2013
Jim Peck replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"Great Data collection!"
Jun 20, 2013
Craig Savage replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"We put an extensive Powerhouse Dynamics system in a deep energy retrofit house in Las Vegas It does a good job of presenting discrete energy usage at the circuit breaker level. And that's the rub as well, because often circuits combine several…"
Jun 20, 2013
peter chang replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"Thanks, this is proving very fruitful. I have a lot to learn but this will get me started in the right direction."
Jun 16, 2013
William H Nickerson replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
Jun 16, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"How much detail do you want?  Kill-A-Watt can give simple loads, TED gives better details (but they can be flaky), there are multiple vendors with devices like the TEDs (The Energy Detective).  If you choose a device that can provide volt,…"
Jun 11, 2013
peter chang replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"Yes, circuit level monitoring would be great but even monitoring feeds on a given panel could be useful. For example, a refrigerator turning on or off could easily be distinguished from a water heater turning on and off and if the refridgerator is…"
Jun 10, 2013
David Meiland replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"You need circuit level monitoring for most of what you're talking about. You can monitor multiple loads over weeks or months and give them a web portal to look at cumulative usage for each load in their house. A lot of people want to know…"
Jun 10, 2013
Bud Poll replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"Definitely a different customer group as mine have always been looking for savings.  And that is one of the reason why most would be unhappy.  They would end up paying me and still have the high electric bills.  And still believe…"
Jun 9, 2013
peter chang replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"It is my contention in most of these cases that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on but the clients insist that some kind of "power surge" seems to have fried some equipment of theirs, or there is some mysterious load sucking up…"
Jun 8, 2013
Bud Poll replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"Peter, if you create a database with all things electrical and a column for ratings and measured power consumption, you will be able to accumulate information over time that will make your job easier and more accurate. With that database or…"
Jun 8, 2013

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At 8:22am on July 22, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

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