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    12battery for lighting - deep cycle?

    Hi,

    Another not-really HA question from me, but I figure people here know their stuff!!

    I'm about to buy a 12v sealed lead acid for some (additional) offgrid 12v lighting. The idea is a...
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    Something of a breakthrough. As posted...

    Something of a breakthrough. As posted yesterday, I just could not get data to POST into cortex.
    Try as I might, the details in Cortex manual/help wouldn't work for me:...
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    I've enabled Cortex web and from a bash prompt...

    I've enabled Cortex web and from a bash prompt I've been able to do some basic querying with http GETs
    e.g. curl "http://user:password@10.1.1.30/api/v1/json/Objects/492"
    and getting a...
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    That seems to be just the job. Thanks. The old...

    That seems to be just the job. Thanks. The old xAP-based 'glue' can go in the bin......
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    Interfacing with Cortex

    Probably a simple question but I've not been Keeping Up At The Back recently.... And it's testament to the stability of cortex that it's taken me 40 minutes of faffing to even "remember" the...
  6. Thread: Smart meters ...

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    Now I need the gas lot to change out my analgue...

    Now I need the gas lot to change out my analgue gas meter for something with a pulse LED (or should such exist, a serial out of some sort....)
  7. Thread: Smart meters ...

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    A few years ago my elec company offered a smart...

    A few years ago my elec company offered a smart meter. Interested in the idea of being able to improve on the variability of my currentcost with clamp sensor and maybe better opportunity to...
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    I like it. Times out after someones been in the...

    I like it. Times out after someones been in the 'too long' (whatever the timer is set to, but with a button for people to turn it back on again), or times out when the door gets opened.
    ...
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    Offgrid solar lighting - battery & PIR

    Hi,

    Not really "Automated"/smart home related, but this place has all the most knowledgable people...

    I've recently been involved with setting up a solar lighting kit for an off-grid toilet at...
  10. Thread: DRH LEDs

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    >IIRC ... in the Connections menu for the module,...

    >IIRC ... in the Connections menu for the module, click the radio buttons beside the connection details ... local Help explains ...
    I cant see any radio buttons -- there's no connections menu for...
  11. Thread: DRH LEDs

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    DRH LEDs

    Hi,
    I'm just in the process of installing a DRH-002 (*) that I've had sitting around for a couple of years.
    With it added to cortex I get a satisfying 'clunk' from the relay as Cortex enables &...
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    I thought I'd add to this now a couple of months...

    I thought I'd add to this now a couple of months has gone by and I've got quite a bit running.

    After the comments on here got me thinking I created the relatively "flat" schema in postgres with a...
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    I had a look at the Lutron range but still all of...

    I had a look at the Lutron range but still all of theirs (that I could find anyway) seemed to say 10w was the minimum load.
    As you say, maybe I need to wait for the manufacturers of dimmers to catch...
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    I like the idea of a new meter... We are just in...

    I like the idea of a new meter... We are just in the process of switching supplier so probably need to wait till that is completed...
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    Dimmers and low wattage LED 'bulbs'

    I have been replacing some of our bulbs with LEDs and have got round to a small room with a dimmer and 40w bulb. To replace this I have a 5w dimmable LED but all the dimmers I can find state 10w...
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    I was a bit lazy with my original post and found...

    I was a bit lazy with my original post and found a 'similar' picture on the internet. Checking it again I realise a couple of differences -- the meter is all "numberic" (ie no needles) and it's...
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    Old gas meters - Getting usage info

    I've got an old rotary dial gas meter (similar to this one here in terms of the 'display').

    Is there any way I can "read" it in an automated way?

    Or should I just moan at my supplier in an...
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    I thought I should come back and add to this...

    I thought I should come back and add to this thread since steve_the_greek replied & since I've thought about this some more...

    steve_the_greek's comments got me questioning again why I was looking...
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    All the HA type stuff I've done has been with a...

    All the HA type stuff I've done has been with a view that when we move, it'll be removed beforehand so the house is more "normal" - so no manual needed in the direct sense of the question. Having...
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    Generic data store - what to use?

    Hi,

    What's a good tool in which to store data collected from around the house - i.e database or one of the noSQL type tools.
    I was wondering what other people might use / would recommend (or...
  21. Thread: Waf

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    Ah... sorry to disappoint, but I was still on...

    Ah... sorry to disappoint, but I was still on v25, so the iPad "app" I was using was an RDP client, VPN-ing to my windows xp VM.....
    The "mobile" stuff in v26 does look interesting though...
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    Because she doesn't know that it's just not done...

    Because she doesn't know that it's just not done yet because I've not got around to it....
  23. Thread: Waf

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    >anyway, whatever, just to mention it - ie: that...

    >anyway, whatever, just to mention it - ie: that SWMBO is now taking Cortex reliability & sensibleness for granted !


    Slightly similar -- Friday, we were chugging our way homewards up the A26 in...
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    I've had a setup for a about 4 years which is not...

    I've had a setup for a about 4 years which is not dis-similar, though I was fortunate to get the radiators zoned by floor - ie zone 3 zone valve for ground first & second (loft) floor.

    I've mainly...
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    I know this is an old thread, but couldn't resist...

    I know this is an old thread, but couldn't resist commenting on this.

    So, 2007, it seems we were planning our new kitchen - I vaguely remember it.
    Early 2008, (vaguely planned) kiddy related news...
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