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    Dear forum members,

    I started a trial with HomeSeer 3 and the Plugwise-pro plug-in. I am
    impressed and want to know more about the products.

    Background:
    In the Netherlands it really makes sense to try to stay within the 3x 25
    Amp electric home connection instead of a 3 x 35 Amp connection. The
    cost saving will be around 650 Euro per year. I can buy sensors and
    switches to make this work. However the HomeSeer Plugwisepro
    combination looks more flexible and programmable. Since I invested
    already in the Plugwise system, HomeSeer looks the way to go.

    Experience:
    I am not a professional programmer. I made a scripts on my PC, the same
    PC that I use for Plugwise, I saw some switching based on energy
    consumption happening. So far the script ran with manual start, the
    reoccurring script process is very unstable. The diagrams/graphics don't
    show up yet.

    My questions:
    1) once I made a test-script with several events to manage my maximum
    energy consumption, how will this be send/uploaded to the plugwise
    components?
    2 do I need a constant running pc/server?
    3) since I need this only for the purpose mentioned, what is the
    cheapest/relaiable product/offer to get this running?
    4) how to get some good examples for my project: manage a 3 phase (3 x 25A) electric consumption patron (in order to prevent overload) ?


    Look forward to hear from you.

    Best regard,

    Jan.
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