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    If you haven't already then have a look at...

    If you haven't already then have a look at OpenEnergyMonitor. The main unit, EmonPI, is based on a RaspberryPI and comes with two CTs with burden resistors, the unit has AC sampling to follow the AC...
  2. I get what you are saying about batteries and I...

    I get what you are saying about batteries and I accept that I am an early adopter and won't get back the money I've spent; to me, it is a hobby, an exploration of what is possible and may come in the...
  3. Westerly arrays in the Northen hemisphere make so...

    Westerly arrays in the Northen hemisphere make so much sense. Our house has Easterly and Westerly aspects to the roof, the biggest area being to the East where I have 12 panels. I soon noticed, not...
  4. Chris, How do you do this with the dishwasher...

    Chris,

    How do you do this with the dishwasher does it have an API? Our dishwasher, if turned off, would restart but not start a cycle, same goes for the washing machine. I've noticed that Bosch...
  5. Someone has created a site which connects to the...

    Someone has created a site which connects to the Octopus API to pull both historical data and the upcoming cost of electricity for the next 24 hours (16:00 to 16:00) - https://www.energy-stats.uk/ It...
  6. I can't argue with any of the points you have...

    I can't argue with any of the points you have made Karam. The idea of Smart meters making billing more accurate and homeowners aware of the power they are consuming at any given point is good....
  7. Challenger Electricity Supplier - Octopus and their Agile tariff

    Morning all,

    Has anyone looked into or changed to Octopus as their energy supplier? They are a new supplier but came top of Which? review of the market last year. One of their tariffs is called...
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    I've ordered 10 of the plastic reed switches as...

    I've ordered 10 of the plastic reed switches as they appear to meet my requirements apart from being plastic rather than metal. The gap distance seemed to be quite good at around 10 cm than some I'd...
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    Thanks Paul, these are what I am looking for so...

    Thanks Paul, these are what I am looking for so that I can tap them into position. I've sent them an email

    Cheers

    Paul
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    Thanks Karam. I think you've come to the same...

    Thanks Karam. I think you've come to the same conclusion as me, no more metal so will have to go plastic
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    Recessed Reed Switch

    Evening all,

    Can anyone recommend some recessed barrel reed switches for volt free connection to Idratek modules to detect door open / closed state? I've been using a bag I bought several years...
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    Thanks for sharing the Philips LuxSpace solution....

    Thanks for sharing the Philips LuxSpace solution. I like the idea of using potentially spare Cat5e runs for low voltage applications such as lighting. At the moment it seems a little industrial being...
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    Thanks both for the response. The run I'm...

    Thanks both for the response. The run I'm thinking about is about 2.5m. The cable is already in position and for about 75% of the run in the ceiling void the last 25% is behind drywall. Looking at...
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    Maximum voltage and current over cat 5e

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    I've been doing a bit of interweb searching and I think it would be fine to use Cat 5E cable to send 12V and 1 Amp (12W), as I understand it PoE is around 50V and up to 1 Amp so 12W...
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    Karam, Vivian and Idratek team, Thank you for...

    Karam, Vivian and Idratek team,

    Thank you for listening to the feedback and taking this into account with the rewrite of Cortex. A code refactor is a huge undertaking and significant investment...
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    Still adore my various Squeezebox. Gutted they...

    Still adore my various Squeezebox. Gutted they are no more and once the units I have die it will be the end. My rave about Sonos but they are expensive, less capable, less flexible and don't integrate
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    Karam, Glad to hear things are still doing...

    Karam,

    Glad to hear things are still doing well and the Idratek team are bringing more things to the market. "Smart" as you suggest seems to now mean connected so you can operate with your...
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    Bit quiet of late...

    Not seen a lot of activity in the Idratek forum of late. Hope that means the guys are working on something, or if not they are being kept very busy.

    Hope that things are not getting tough with all...
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    Hi rather than hijack this thread and the...

    Hi rather than hijack this thread and the information from I have created a new thread with an extended explanation of using PowerShell
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    Cortex WebAPI using PowerShell

    Microsoft PowerShell is a 'bash' like shell and scripting language that is native to Windows 10 and installable as an addition / upgrade to versions of Windows back to 7. It is worth upgrading to the...
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    Thanks for sharing this information, useful to...

    Thanks for sharing this information, useful to know the structure of interacting with the Cortex Web API. Might have a go this week using PowerShell as it is native to Windows 10. Done something...
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    I think this is and is going to become an...

    I think this is and is going to become an important topic of conversation. As Karam has said the WannaCry attack was against SMB, actually it exploited a vulnerability in SMBv1 which is a 30 year old...
  23. Sonoff do a range of devices so other solutions...

    Sonoff do a range of devices so other solutions might work for others. All, or at least most, can be re-flashed using the repo on GitHub mentioned in my original post. I also use Unifi access points...
  24. I understand your concern with WiFi and the...

    I understand your concern with WiFi and the antenna on the PCB is pretty small. Maybe a better idea would be to send the signal over the powerline? I would love an Idratek module that sits behind a...
  25. Appliance level control and monitoring at a reasonable price - Sonoff PoW

    Those that have followed my posts will probably know that I have long being looking for a solution to monitor and control at the appliance level. Historically this has been an unsolved challenge;...
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