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FrankAu Semiconductor
19-04-2020

Re: new digital meters have internet connection?

G'day @NeilC ,That looks pretty comprehensive!I have wired my inverter (json datasets) to MRTG (automagically charting every 5 min interval) ... and my next ideal step would be to get the 1/2 hourly data from AGL via an api to round out the view. I could install independent monitoring that tracks supply to the grid but at the end of the day their meter is what counts so prefer avoid the spend. Will have to wait and see what AGL provide.
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FrankAu Semiconductor
19-04-2020

Re: new digital meters have internet connection?

Thanks for the info @NeilC To your points ..."but there are technical details that you have to think about.1. What do expect to see. The last 5, 10, 15, 24 hours or all of the data at the time you request it.2. Is their any advantage in doing so.3. There is technology now that allows you to see individual power usage in your home and AGL are trialing this I believe." 1. this an api (required) parameter ... to be fully functional it needs to enable the call to specify the period of data required. ...
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FrankAu Semiconductor
18-04-2020

Re: new digital meters have internet connection?

G'day @JeremyH , Noting that the meter records consumption in 30 minute blocks ... how frequently does it go back to base with the stats. Given it is using the 3G? mobile network ... is it utilising the RACH or CPCH channels to send the data at regular intervals ... or is it batching it up for a burst transmission at some point in the day (perhaps just past).I guess there will be some back channel to confirm safe reception and deal with collisions / packet losses etc ... as well avoid/manage co ...
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FrankAu Semiconductor
18-04-2020

Re: Thinking about getting an electric car? We'd love to hear from you!

Yes - next vehicle purchase will be an EV 100%!At a guess (80/20) it will be new rather than used,Important factors are range, cabin space and the package cost!Not opposed to leasing per se but generally expect to self fund.
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