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Different pump better example, screenshot #1
Posts with pictures really seem to mess things up. Will try one at a time.
The pump in these shots is new. The previous pump failed, I only knew because it tripped a GFCI that it passed through. There was a backup pump, but it apparently had a bad switch and would never shut off. These are some of the things I would like to identify with alerts, so I can proactively investigate abnormal behavior.
This feature has huge potential, however I don’t seem to understand how to set the rules. I am trying to create alerts if a pump circuit is running excessively (too long or too much draw). Here are views of normal use in minutes and seconds.
- This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by toddbecker. Reason: Picture problems v1
Linking to another post on the topic – https://community.emporiaenergy.com/topic/larger-expansion-pack-to-monitor-more-circuits/#post-6285July 4, 2020 at 5:09 pm in reply to: Green LED goes out when I connect the expansion module #6301 Report Abuse
I just recently experienced this while installing my two new Vue units. I tried many different troubleshooting options including switching expansion modules and main units. Ultimately I contacted customer support and they have sent me a replacement unit. I found email to be the best way to contact customer support, good luck.
Having a second plug on the expansion module that would allow them to daisy chain together would be ideal, each additional module that is connected would present more circuits under the same Vue. In addition, with a (optionally) longer cable to connect expansion modules together, you could possibly connect Main and Sub panels all to one Vue, eliminating the double counting that currently exists when a second Vue is added for sub panels.
@cjr doesn’t that effectively double count all of the circuits on your second Vue that does not have the primary clamps in use?
Your Main Vue reads all load from the service lines and provides details for the 8 circuits you have connected to it, showing the remaining load as ‘Balance’
Your Second Vue only reads load from the circuits you have connected, which may be some or all of the ‘Balance’ from the Main Vue.
Clearly, you can do the math yourself, but if you were to just add the load/cost from both Vue’s you would be double dipping, right?
I have a similar setup and questions. At the very least, I would like to be able to relate the two Vue’s in the app so that the ‘Main’ Vue knows to subtract the ‘Sub’ Vue’s usage from the Balance. In my case, I cannot monitor all of the circuits in either panel, but I know that the ‘Sub’ panels usage is being double counted and included in the Balance for the ‘Main’ panel.
Vue #1 – Main Panel (primary clamps on service line in):
- Furnace – Primary (15A)
- Furnace – Secondary (15A)
- Kitchen Refrigerator (20A)
- Kitchen Lights/Outlets (20A X 2) – grouping two circuits together in one clamp
- Clothes Dryer (30A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker
- Garage (20A)
- Basement Lights (15A)
- Basement Utility (15A) – Water Softener/Chlorinator/Hot Water Cycle pump
- Sub Panel Breaker (100A X 2) – not connected to Vue
Vue #2 – Sub Panel (primary clamps on leads from Main Panel):
- Kitchen Cooktop/Oven (30A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker
- Kitchen Wall Oven (30A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker
- Kitchen Wine Fridge (20A)
- Kitchen Dishwasher/Disposal (20A)
- AC – Primary (60A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker
- AC – Secondary (25A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker
- Septic Lift Pump (20A)
- Well Pump (20A X 2) – using multiplier to represent dual breaker