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  • in reply to: Multiplier not applied in Amps #8583 Report Abuse
    derson
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    Thanks @emporiainfo.  It would be great to show the multiplier/voltage on the amp graph when different from the primary voltage. I was wrong about the amperage in my post above.

    in reply to: Introduce Yourself! #8553 Report Abuse
    derson
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    Following the guidance to say Hi first!  I’ve wanted to monitor my home’s energy for a long time, but I didn’t like other solutions enough to dive in. When I heard about Emporia through the Denver Tesla club, and that you are a local company, I knew I could wait no longer!  I love data, but I’m disappointed by the number of great announcements that seemed to stop at the post.  Please excuse me for reporting abuse for my excitement on so many features that aren’t here yet!  Time-Of-Use reporting for the whole house.  Notifications for Smart Plugs.  Support for Nest coming soon (18 months later, still no support). I can’t wait to grow with Emporia, but I really hope Emporia keeps growing too!

    in reply to: IFTT integration #8552 Report Abuse
    derson
    Member

    Wow… does Emporia even read the forums any more?

    in reply to: Notification Options #8551 Report Abuse
    derson
    Member

    Yes please!

    in reply to: Time of Use Billing #8550 Report Abuse
    derson
    Member

    BUMP.  Hopefully those at Emporia have noticed they are becoming more popular!  Features like time of use (and notifications for smart switches) are very important!

    derson
    Member

    Yes!  Extremely surprised And disappointed when I couldn’t find the smart plugs for notifications!   Also, if a plug is listed under a circuit, the App seems to subtract the plugs data from the circuit, so would monitoring the circuit even work?  This should be an easy fix, does Emporia monitor their forum?

    in reply to: Multiplier not applied in Amps #8546 Report Abuse
    derson
    Member

    Same problem here.  I feel the explanation above is inaccurate and I cannot believe has not been fixed for 120v 2-phase boxes.  An example: a double oven that has a single oven running pulls about 15 amps on each of the two separate 120v phases (2 x 15 x 120).  Measuring a single leg with a 2.0 multiplier correctly shows 3600 watts in the app for power of the device, switching to amps only shows 15 amps of power draw (ignoring the multiplier).

    If I had both circuits monitored and could sum their readings in the app, the app would show 30 amps of power draw across the two 120v legs. I expect the multiplier to behave the same way!

    So calculating the total amps used in the electrical box is off.  I think that is dangerous!  With a double oven, an electric cooktop, AC, a clothes dryer, an electric car, all pulling two legs (240v), a 200 amp panel could show that only 60 amps are in use with all the 240v devices turned on when measuring only individual circuits… when 120 amps would actually be in use!

    Part of me understands why they are using the multiplier on the voltage because it may look weird pulling 60 amps across the dual-40 amp breaker, but that would be more accurate when we intentionally set a multiplier!   Since it does not make sense to show voltage per circuit, applying the multiplier to amps makes more sense to me.

    At a minimum, the app should clearly show that a 240 volt circuit (or multiplier x volts) is being displayed when switching to amps… but leaving that out incorrectly shows the amps being used.

    in reply to: Clamping multiple wires #8543 Report Abuse
    derson
    Member

    What Ezra says above doesn’t make sense to me. Just flipping the direction of the wires for the phase doesn’t change the direction of the current. Looking for confirmation from others, but I don’t think power from different phases can be accurately measured. ??

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