I’d like to use the optical sensor on my meter which is located in a meter box outside. Rather than run a 8+ Metre cable I was thinking of getting an emonTH and locating it in the meter box. This gives me the advantage of having an outside temperature sensor ( albeit slightly isolated inside the meter box ), outside humidity sensor and a very short cable to the optical sensor.
So my questions -
Is there any issue with placing the emonTH outside the house ( albeit inside a weather protected meter box )?
I’ve seen battery consumption data relating to the emonTH but I’ve not seen anything relating to the emonTH with an optical sensor. At high usage, the meter LED could be flashing quite regularly ( meter states 1000 impulses per KW ). Does the emonTH buffer flashes for periodic updates or is it real time? Anyone know what the effect on the emonTH battery life is?
Does the emonTH monitor the battery and alert a low battery state to the App?