Hello, I’m thinking about buying a new power monitor.
I have used a TED Pro 6000 (with a Spyder) system for many years. The base unit failed me 2 years ago. I have a functional MTU (2 CT) attached to a spyder (8 CT) but as the base is broken I can’t read anymore the data, so the overall system is useless. Buying a new TED base is a 100$.
Now as I have Home asistant, Mosquito MQTT and docker at my home I’m looking more towards turning to something more open source like IotaWatt. I have played with a raspberry and installed EmonCMS in it.
Before buying IoTaWatt, some questions:
- What do you think would be best for me, buy iotawatt, replace the TED base unit or look at another system(Emporia Vue) ?
- Can we buy a cheaper striped down iotaWatt unit ? (I already have some esp32 and 10 CT’s)
- Will I be able to use my 10 existing CT’s(2 of them are bigger and connected to the main) with iotawatt ? (I will solder 3.5mm plugs to them, so my guess is yes)
- What would be an ideal local software setup ? Do I send the data to EmonCMS on my raspberry ? Do I install influxDB on my docker (I feel this one may be better) ? What’s the best way to read the data (home-assistant, EmonCMS, other) ?