I have been lurking (and OEMC forums) here a few weeks while trying to assemble my own energy monitor. I have learned so much during my journey getting a single CT running and measuring, that I realize I don’t have the skills and time to really build a good system.
I really like the IoTaWatt because of the setup flexibility, the ability to work standalone and the multiple dB options. However, I am hesitant to buy because I know that I don’t really have use for a device with so many in puts and feel like I would be wasting money buying one. I know Emontx is out there, but it really doesn’t compare to IotaWatt, since the EmonTx needs a basestation which really doubles the price.
So my question is, (especially with the potential change to esp32 being investigated) is there any thoughts on a IoTaWatt lite?
Maybe something with the same software features, but half the CT inputs? Something in the 100$ unit range for a basic package.
Thanks for the project and all the information that is freely available! I have learned so much and gained a gigantic appreciation for all the engineering that goes into projects like this!