Voltage Monitoring

Emporia Energy Community Product Ideas Voltage Monitoring

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    • #7701 Report Abuse
      aiannone
      Member

      New Emporia Vue2 user here. Surprised that there seems to be zero voltage monitoring. I’d like to see, and preferably log, the voltage on each leg of my split phase 240V service. The main unit has power leads on each leg (Black & Red), so I would be very surprised if the unit can’t measure voltage. Please add voltage monitoring / recording.

    • #7710 Report Abuse
      Kevin @ Emporia
      Emporia Staff

      Hey @aiannone,

      This is a common feature request for the Emporia platform. As you noted, we don’t have voltage available as a measurement at the moment but we’ll be adding it in the future. I don’t have a timeline of when that might be available, but we’re in the process of migrating some of the calculations into the cloud (off app), and once that happens that’ll open more doors for showing these values in the app.

    • #7737 Report Abuse
      shaun
      Member

      I just wanted to register my interest for this feature as well!

    • #7794 Report Abuse
      simba
      Member

      Also interested.

    • #8057 Report Abuse
      jerrybix
      Member

      also interested to monitor my utility brownouts

    • #8105 Report Abuse
      HansF
      Member

      also interested.

    • #8141 Report Abuse
      YK
      Member

      Hi I just want to cast one vote on this request – add voltage monitoring. Further more to use this voltage value as a factor to compute kWh instead of a default value. Thanks

    • #8146 Report Abuse
      Mark
      Member

      Voltage monitoring is a huge need.  I’m running a Sense at the same time and the Sense helped me identify an issue with the transformer and soon after the power company confirmed and fixed the issue.  I had one leg rock solid 120v at all times and the other bouncing from 124v to 111v.  Emporia’s advantage is the dedicated branch sensors, but Sense’s software and user experience is still more mature.  Hopefully the Emporia software adds features and matures before Sense realizes they too need a device with multiple dedicated branch monitoring.

    • #8147 Report Abuse
      YK
      Member

      Mark,

      which parameters we care? Was it instantaneous min, max, RMS or 3 seconds averaged.

    • #8148 Report Abuse
      Mark
      Member

      <p style=”text-align: left;”>All I was informed of was the split phases were monitored by the power company as being more than 5%, or 6v, apart multiple times.  Since I assume it was based on 120v as baseline, it would be RMS.  I am not aware of what measure of time the power company used.</p>
      On the Sense voltage plots, one leg was a perfect line of 120, the other was all all over the place.  It wasn’t a full swing of 124 to 111v quickly, it would hover at 116, then the next hour back to 121 ect.

    • #8149 Report Abuse
      YK
      Member

      This kind of fluctuations worth your utility company’s attention. Just open an investigation ticket with them. This could be aged wire or junction, near your home or main watt meter.

    • #8150 Report Abuse
      Mark
      Member

      They already took care of it.  They responded pretty quick too.  Neighborhood is only 11 years old and everything is underground.

    • #8166 Report Abuse
      eunbyoll
      Member

      Yes! I want it.

      And plus voltage monitor on SMART PLUG!

      then user can know voltage drop in between service panel -> receptacle.

      This kind of feature really useful if someone living in old house.

      I don’t have idea how much heats are unexpectedly consumed in inner wall wire.

      Cheers!

    • #8460 Report Abuse
      dekes1
      Member

      Yes, please add voltage to the data in the app!  The ability to track voltage helps determine utility power quality and take action to prevent appliance damage.

    • #8537 Report Abuse
      mooky
      Member

      Voltage monitoring, and if the sample-rate allows, monitoring electrical noise/spikes

    • #8540 Report Abuse
      Mark
      Member

      I wouldn’t count on any enhancements to the technical aspects of the monitoring software interface such as voltage anytime soon.  It appears the company is dedicating its resources to emerging technologies such as electric car charging and home battery systems.  I love the dedicated branch monitoring, but if Sense releases a product that is capable of having more than two dedicated circuit monitoring to go along with their AI learning, they will cover the one market advantage the Vue 2 has on them.  After using both Sense and Emporia side by side for over 18 months, I love the dedicated monitoring much more than the novelty AI of Sense; however, Sense has voltage monitoring, power quality monitoring, stalled motor detection and a much, higher sampling rate and a much more mature software interface.

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