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  • in reply to: 2 2nd Generation Vues #6825 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    If you put 2 Gen 2s on both mains, they’re both going to show the same total (whole house total) with balances that also add up to the total.

    As far as the software goes, they don’t know they’re on the same system.  By putting each only on one main each is reading half of the system giving the system total.

    Ideally, someday, the software will combine them.

    Cheers

    in reply to: 2 2nd Generation Vues #6823 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    If you did that you’d show double your actual total usage if you looked at the totals.  If you ignored the balances they should be accurate, but the whole idea of having these individual sensors is being able to not have a balance, being able to know where every bit of energy is being used if you want to.

    If you just want to know how much you’re using total or on a few devices you just need the mains or a few sensors.

     

    in reply to: Can I combine two CT sensors into one Vue port? #6778 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    that would definitely be worth a try and I wouldn’t think it would hurt anything.  An off the shelf audio splitter would put them in parallel.  I’d have to do a little research about reading amperage in parallel vs serial..

     

    in reply to: Multiple VUE2 Same Panel #6706 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    How about putting both sets on the mains and setting the multiplier on the mains to .5?

    One question I’ve had, when you have 2 units, does the app see them as 1 at all or are you looking at 2 separate systems?

     

    in reply to: Multiple VUE2 Same Panel #6704 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    Looking back at the manual, 7e shows just connecting one leg.  I’ll pull one leg on mine and see how it works just monitoring 1 leg and its associated breakers.

    https://emporiaenergy.com/Gen%202%20Emporia%20Vue%20Installation%20Guide.pdf

     

    in reply to: Multiple VUE2 Same Panel #6703 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    See my thread titled 40 circuits.  I haven’t tried it yet but wondered if only connecting 1 main would work and then only connecting to breakers that are on that leg.

     

    in reply to: Precision of Vue2? #6693 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
    Member

    I would play with the multiplier and see if you can get them closer.

    I’d assume your bill reflects what the utility connect shows?

    ryanhoelzer
    Member

    Do you only want to monitor those 3?  Or do you want it in the subpanel where you can monitor individual circuits and see what they’re using?

    You can power it from the breakers in that panel.  See 7b in the install guide.  Just double tap them on the breakers instead of the lead and split like they do there.

    https://emporiaenergy.com/Gen%202%20Emporia%20Vue%20Installation%20Guide.pdf

     

    in reply to: Precision of Vue2? #6689 Report Abuse
    ryanhoelzer
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    I noticed there’s a multiplier for the mains.  I would think all of this assumes you’re getting exactly 120V coming in.

    Do we need to measure voltage and calculate that multiplier to be more accurate?

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