Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

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Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

I've working on a plugin for The Energy Detective 1000-Series.

Right now, it stores current kilowatt usage, today's kilowatt*hour usage, this month's kilowatt*hour usage, and current voltage. It can optionally set variables with those values.

For those who want to help test it, a direct link to the plugin is at https://github.com/jamusj/ted/zipball/v0.9.0

For those who want to access the repository, the plugin is on the indigo-5-plugin branch (https://github.com/jamusj/ted/tree/indigo-5-plugin).

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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

Wish I had one - maybe now that there's a plugin for it I'll invest... ;)

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Mon May 30, 2011 9:33 am
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

jay wrote:
Wish I had one - maybe now that there's a plugin for it I'll invest... ;)


I'd recommend looking at the 5000-series instead; it's ethernet based instead of USB based. That gives it more flexibility on where the receiver is placed. I'm also still having problems with the drivers finding all the FTDI devices after a reboot.

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Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:25 pm
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

Jamus,
Do you have any trouble with the TED power line signals interfering with INSTEON power line signals?
thanks

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loafbread wrote:
Jamus,
Do you have any trouble with the TED power line signals interfering with INSTEON power line signals?
thanks



I did !

Mike

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Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:31 pm
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

jay wrote:
Wish I had one - maybe now that there's a plugin for it I'll invest... ;)


Seriously. I will need to develop some major impulse control to resist this one. :) I just blew an hour looking at the 5000-series specs and thinking about how I would deploy it and do the plug-in for the ethernet version.

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Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:20 pm
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loafbread wrote:
Jamus,
Do you have any trouble with the TED power line signals interfering with INSTEON power line signals?
thanks


The only time TED interfered with Insteon was because the TED transmitter went bad.

I had a CFL and a nightlight interfering with TED (which didn't interfere with Insteon).

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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

Let us know when it's ready to go - and be sure to put it in the File Library so people can easily find it!

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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

I'd recommend looking at the 5000-series instead; it's ethernet based instead of USB based. That gives it more flexibility on where the receiver is placed. I'm also still having problems with the drivers finding all the FTDI devices after a reboot.


Are you planing to make a plugin fore the 5000-series?

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Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:48 am
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

peppop wrote:
I'd recommend looking at the 5000-series instead; it's ethernet based instead of USB based. That gives it more flexibility on where the receiver is placed. I'm also still having problems with the drivers finding all the FTDI devices after a reboot.


Are you planing to make a plugin fore the 5000-series?


I have no plans until someone buys one for me, or my 1000-series goes bad. :)

The 5000-series has a published API that's HTTP based, so it should be a pretty easy plugin for somebody else to write in the meantime.

Nice to see someone else having problems with the FTDI drivers. I am suspecting my USB hub, since lately I've noticed my keyboard doesn't get recognized, but I haven't had a chance to investigate.

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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

jamus wrote:
I've working on a plugin for The Energy Detective 1000-Series.

Right now, it stores current kilowatt usage, today's kilowatt*hour usage, this month's kilowatt*hour usage, and current voltage. It can optionally set variables with those values.

For those who want to help test it, a direct link to the plugin is at https://github.com/jamusj/ted/zipball/v0.9.0

For those who want to access the repository, the plugin is on the indigo-5-plugin branch (https://github.com/jamusj/ted/tree/indigo-5-plugin).



Great plugin !

I made one change; I added another entry:

(154, 'Dlr_today', "<I", 0.000001666666667),

This entry is a 4 byte double that holds the total dollars spent on a given day; It rolls over ever day.

I am going to use it to track/graph daily cost of electricity.

Mike

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Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:17 pm
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

asw24b wrote:
Great plugin !

I made one change; I added another entry:

(154, 'Dlr_today', "<I", 0.000001666666667),

This entry is a 4 byte double that holds the total dollars spent on a given day; It rolls over ever day.

I am going to use it to track/graph daily cost of electricity.

Mike


You tried the Indigo 5 plugin, right? Did you update just the hardware interface (ted.py) or also the indigo interface (devices.xml, etc)? If you've updated the indigo interface, do you want to send me your copy? If not, will you be willing to test my changes out? I don't track the daily dollar amount via TED, since my billing structure doesn't work with it.

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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

I'm having a problem with this plugin updating the variables. It updates when I reload the plugin but won't update on the schedule in the settings.

It worked correctly for a while and I;m not sure when it started having this problem.

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Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:36 pm
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Hey what a great plug-in! This is making me want to buy a TED too. Good luck with developing it further!

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Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:01 pm
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Re: Plugin for TED (The Energy Detective) 1000-Series

Ideas? Anyone?

gregjsmith wrote:
I'm having a problem with this plugin updating the variables. It updates when I reload the plugin but won't update on the schedule in the settings.

It worked correctly for a while and I;m not sure when it started having this problem.

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