I’ve got an old owl monitor and looked into some other suppliers and few have bi directional CTs requiring one facing in another direction to measure the feed in.
I have two questions.
Does this unity have bidirectional. I have the solar water divert but the read out unit is with the meggaflow in a hard to access cupboard. At some point the divert sensor disengaged and I lost a few months of free hot water. One way of detecting this is a complete absence of export of generated electricity. Our house runs at 500-900 watts so when there is nothing special happening and we are generating 2k, if I’m exporting 1k, I know there’s a problem with the water heating divert at least until the water is too hot for the thermostat.
I have noticed that our owl seems to be blind to the working of the Solar divert so I wonder if that operates on a pulse that the owl is simply out of time with.
The owl measures the amps in both directions so if we are generating excess it shows up on the owl as if nothing was being diverted to the hot water cylinder, but if you look in the cupboard, the expected excess is going to the hot water.
I want to invest in something that is proven to not suffer the same bugs,