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Typical installation on a single phase breaker panel
Setting up your energy monitor
Our transmitters use 433MHz (Megahertz) to communicate with the display monitor
The transmition rate describes how often the transmitter send a data signal to the monitor. Our transmitters using a CT sensor clamp can be set to send energy data every 10sec/15sec/20sec. For transmitters with IR sensors it send data every 30sec.
Our transmitters work up to around 40-70 meters within the home. But this will depend upon the environment in which it is working. If the building contains ironwork in the walls, thick concrete walls or floors and other wireless technology such as weather stations and wireless thermostats or other interference, then this can greatly reduce transmission ranges and possible cause the monitor to drop its link. If you have problems receiving a signal from the transmitter try moving the monitor around the building to find the optimum hi signal areas.
Really low… On average our monitors use less than 0.001 kWh.
All our monitors can display electricity consumption with a sensitivity of 1W.
All you need to do is set your voltage or imp/kWh (depending on the model), input your electricity suppliers tariff charges (Cost per kWh), and the monitor will do the working out for you!
Our Elite Classic Monitor can record data for the last 7 days, 7 weeks and last 12 months.
All information is stored in an internal memory which saves and holds the data even in case of power cut, or when you remove the batteries. On resetting the display, you will lose all information stored in the memory. However your time and date will remain unchanged.
Battery life depends upon the quality and condition of batteries used, and the intervals between transmissions. If using 2400mAh 1.5v alkaline batteries, and under ideal conditions, battery life should be approximately 18 months.
Yes. This is done by a simply adjusting in the display’s settings The monitor can be used in conjunction with economy 7 and other timed tariffs (up to 4).
Only your energy provider can supply these details. Please review your last bill or contact your provider. If you desire to set an average ‘cost per kWh’, perform the following calculation:
Take the Total Amount on your electric bill, including taxes, fuel adjustment, etc.
and then divide by the
Total kWh consumed for the month
Move the display monitor closer to the transmitter and press the Link Button (first on display then on transmitter).
If the dashes do not go away, then press the 1) Link Button on the display, 2) followed by the Transmitter Link button. If the display does not Link, then 3) press and hold the Link button on the display for 5 to 10 seconds.
If the display links, release the Link button on the display. If the dashes remain on the display this would indicate the transmitter and receiver are not communicating.
No… The backlight is on a timer to save battery life. The display should work at darker periods of the day, when any buttons are pressed. The LED backlight will be activated from 18:00Hrs to 6:00Hrs (6pm to 6am).
When the display is in the ‘Energy Now’ screen, push and hold buttons ‘Mode’/ ‘Time Period’ (depending on the model) and ‘Unit Set’ for two seconds until ‘Clr’ appears on the screen. This will clear all the data/ information and return the display back to his original factory set up, however your time or date will not be affected.
Warning! You will lose all the information stored in the memory of the display.
The sensor should fit loosely around your cable. Please do not pack it with anything to make it fit tighter. This could cause inaccurate readings and potentially be a safety hazard. If the sensor is too small for the cable you may need to purchase an XL sensor from our e-shop.
Not really…….. Our electricity monitors cannot be used as a comparison to your electricity meter, and to your electricity bill. Electricity meters have to conform to much stricter guidelines and testing procedures, which are not applicable to our range of wireless electricity receivers. All data displayed on our monitors should be for your reference only.
All our monitors show power information (kW), kWh and cost information (£, $, etc), and carbon emissions (CO2).
Factory testing of the monitors expects the reading to always be within +/- 10% of the electricity meter and being a wireless link, we should expect there is always the chance of some data not being received at the monitor due to interference. If its lower than the meter it’s possible that the supply voltage is not as high as you thought it should be (i.e. it may not be 240V) if this is the case then with too higher voltage setting in the monitor the calculations would be on the high side.
In our standard transmitters with CT clamp sensors we measure the current (Amps) flowing thru the live wire and by multiplying that with the voltage set point (in the display) to get the power (kW). We assume the power factor of the circuit to be one. ( 1 ).
Both the transmitter and the receivers work with batteries. For the Elite are needed 6xAA batteries: 3 for the display and 3 for the transmitter. In addition the monitors can be powered by 5V/100mA DC adaptor to save on the use of batteries. We recommend good quality 1.5v alkaline batteries and encourage you not to use rechargeable batteries as these will affect the performance of the monitors.
Our energy monitor models work in the same way, they display actual consumption in near “real time” kW’s and log consumption over periods of time in kWhs. They also display cost, instant or again in daily figures. The Elite model’s data can only be interrogated/ viewed manually in the display. It shows consumption data for last 7 days, 7 weeks or 12 months.
The E2 models data apart from being interrogated viewed manually can also be downloaded to the PC using our elink software. With our elink software you can view your hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly consumption data. Compare your tariffs’, view your consumption versus your set targets, generate energy reports and lots more. On display it shows consumption data for last 7 days, 7 weeks or 24 months.
‘Yes, however, the signal strength can be significantly diminished. If the transmitter is within any metal object (see ” Faraday Effect”) the signal quality reaching the display monitor might be either too weak or none at all. Thus its recommended to place your transmitter outside the metal distribution box.
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