I currently have an IotaWatt at a remote site reading the mains so I can submit a monthly meter reading to the utility company as there’s rarely anyone there. When I initially set it up I had to start sending the data to Emon to create the input and then hurry and build the feed so the feed missed the beginning of the data. I know now that I can create the input via the API but I’m not entirely sure how to do that.
With the current feed, I have to take what the meter reading was when I set it up and add it to the number in the Emon feed manually every month. Every few months when someone is there I have them get the current meter reading and subtract the feed from that to get a new base number as the Iota reads a little high it seems.
After a recent power outage the Iota got corrupted and I think I’m going to have to reset it and start over, so I’d like to take this chance to rebuild the input and feed properly, with a way to put in the base meter reading so that it can be modified every few months with a new base reading so I can look at the Emon feed and get the reading to submit to the utility company without manually having to do the math.
I run a local instance of Emon in docker. What would be the best way to create the input for the Iota’s combined mains reading? And the feed with the meters base reading?
In the Iota config for Emon I have
The only input I’m sending currently is
In Emon the input is showing
Process: Power to kWh