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    Wanted: Device to read voltage in HS

    I need to read my main voltage (120v x 2). The reason is that I have a solar panel system, 8.4kW that nearly shuts down at about 10AM. This started happening recently. Solaredge says it's because there's a sudden variation of voltage in my lines from the street and the system cuts back to protect itself. I have a few devices that display voltage such as Aeotec and Zooz but they never update the voltage device. Even my 220v Aeon Labs Heavy duty z-wave switch doesn't update the volts. I believe this is a HS issue as none of my devices accurately display voltage. So...

    Does sense display voltage, it seems it doesn't but I would like confirmation from users.
    Does the Aeotec Home Energy Meter display and update voltage? I would prefer something z-wave or even zigbee for the obvious reason of tying into HS.
    Is there something else I should be considering?
    Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

    #2
    You can use current transformers that clip over the wires. You can DIY this or use various commercial systems that do this.

    This is basically how systems like sense work.

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      #3
      Originally posted by racerfern View Post
      Even my 220v Aeon Labs Heavy duty z-wave switch doesn't update the volts. I believe this is a HS issue as none of my devices accurately display voltage. So...
      The voltage on my HD switches do update just fine, although my stove and dryer differ by about 9 volts, so the accuracy may not be very good, although may still do what you need. How do you have your parameter sets? My Aeotec smart switches also update the voltage on a regular basis, however, I use my APC UPS and the associated plugin for displaying my main house voltage.
      HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
      Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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        #4
        The voltage on my HD switches do update just fine, although my stove and dryer differ by about 9 volts, so the accuracy may not be very good, although may still do what you need. How do you have your parameter sets?
        Set parameters? The instructions I have do not mention setting any parameters.
        This is the switch I have: https://www.zwaveproducts.com/collec...y-switch-gen-5

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          #5
          Oh wow! I did a rescan and now I can set various parameters, before I could only set a parameter value and of course I had no idea what the various ones were. Now I can specify how often I want voltage or whatever updated. Now I know why you're sparkman !!

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            #6
            Originally posted by racerfern View Post
            Now I know why you're sparkman !!
            lol
            HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
            Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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              #7
              Thanks again, sparkman , but let me ask you, how do I get temperature to report? It's not one of the listed check boxes. I'm only curious since the device itself is nestled inside my breaker box.

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                #8
                Originally posted by racerfern View Post
                Thanks again, sparkman , but let me ask you, how do I get temperature to report? It's not one of the listed check boxes. I'm only curious since the device itself is nestled inside my breaker box.
                I have polling set up on the temperature child device. It’s been quite a few years since I set mine up so I don’t recall if I checked to see if the temp values can be auto-reported, but it’s working fine with polling. I only poll that child device every 4 hours as I have no need for frequent temp updates.
                HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
                Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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                  #9
                  I use the Aeotec Multi Sensor 6 to poll temperature every two minutes in two rooms to turn the electric fireplaces on and off. I have them both on USB so no battery power worries. I just use an event that has a occupancy and time element to it and good to go over a year now.

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