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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.
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.
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..
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?
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.
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.
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?January 16, 2021 at 3:57 am in reply to: Can I install in a main panel with no 15A breakers? #6692 Report Abuse
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.
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?