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When I look at the node data from the ISY, all the "wattage" fields are 0. Is there a way I can load this wattage value (e.g. I know this light is 60W, so put "60" in there)? And then would I start getting data on the "Total Power Used" graphs in the ISY (kW used over time)? The goal would be to create a bit of a DIY energy management setup.

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When I look at the node data from the ISY, all the "wattage" fields are 0. Is there a way I can load this wattage value (e.g. I know this light is 60W, so put "60" in there)? And then would I start getting data on the "Total Power Used" graphs in the ISY (kW used over time)? The goal would be to create a bit of a DIY energy management setup.

 

Can you provide a little bit of back ground of what ISY you have and what fields you speak of.

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I have the ISY994i with the network module. When I dump the data from an Insteon device, I get something like:

 


SimpleXMLElement Object(    [@attributes] => Array        (            [flag] => 128        )    [address] => 33 70 52 1    [name] => Kitchen 2-Lite    [type] => 1.32.68.0    [enabled] => true    [deviceClass] => 0    [wattage] => 0    [dcPeriod] => 0    [pnode] => 33 70 52 1    [ELK_ID] => F05    [property] => SimpleXMLElement Object        (            [@attributes] => Array                (                    [id] => ST                    [value] => 0                    [formatted] => Off                    [uom] => %/on/off                )        ))

 

What I would like optimally is for that device to "know" how many watts it's using, either zero if off, or some non-zero number if on, so that I could see eithe via the ISY Admin Console a graph showing watts used over all insteon devices, or could query via REST and generate my own similar graph. RIght now, that 'wattage' field appears as zero, regardless of whether the light is on or not.

 

Thanks

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I have the ISY994i with the network module. When I dump the data from an Insteon device, I get something like:

 

 

What I would like optimally is for that device to "know" how many watts it's using, either zero if off, or some non-zero number if on, so that I could see eithe via the ISY Admin Console a graph showing watts used over all insteon devices, or could query via REST and generate my own similar graph. RIght now, that 'wattage' field appears as zero, regardless of whether the light is on or not.

 

Thanks

 

Understood, based on your reply and the information provided. The ISY can not provide the energy values you seek with out a 3rd party device like Z-Wave. Or a energy monitor that pushes the data to the ISY like the Brultech ECM-1240, Green Eye Monitor (GEM).

 

Other people have simply used RPi's that send *State Variables* to the ISY which in a round about fashion allows you to see energy values and make programs to take advantage of such.

 

I do a combination of the two above listed already. 

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Thanks Teken, I will do some reading up. One last question... so there isn't even a way I could manually store the "60" in this field for a lamp on an OutletLinc, so that a program could read that out? (since I already know when the outlet is on/off, and what light bulb I screwed in to it...)

 

I suppose if the above were possible, then folks wouldn't be doing the stuff with state variables that you suggest...

 

Dave

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Thanks Teken, I will do some reading up. One last question... so there isn't even a way I could manually store the "60" in this field for a lamp on an OutletLinc, so that a program could read that out? (since I already know when the outlet is on/off, and what light bulb I screwed in to it...)

 

I suppose if the above were possible, then folks wouldn't be doing the stuff with state variables that you suggest...

 

Dave

 

Hello Dave,

 

That is correct, if you wish to know the *wattage* or any value a state variable must be used to see and store that number. At that time you can than take advantage of that information and craft programs to react to it. It was suggested (not confirmed) that in the upcoming 5.XX Beta firmware the software will allow end users to relay (push) those state variable to other 3rd party cloud hosted sites.

 

In my use case if this is true my intent is to push all of my temperature / humidity readings to Smart Energy Groups (SEG). This would allow me to graph, chart, plot these readings for historic review etc.

 

As I am sure you can relate seeing a static number only goes so far even reacting to it. Its about aggregating that information so it can be recalled and know if any changes you have done has improved / or has not to the environment.

 

This is where I am right now on the last leg of full environmental control, monitoring, and reactive elements. 

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