I think there may be a small spelling error on this page.
Note: by default the new version of the emonBase with the RFMSPI is NOT compatible with **order** hardware e.g emonTx V3 and emonTH V2. Please contact us if you would like a version which is compatible with older hardware.
I’ve updated the documentation with some of your earlier feedback @borpin
fixed this, thanks
added a note on this, thanks.
The USB-C connector orientation images are also added in now.
I’ve also modified emoncms to first fetch the available firmware list from the github repository which should after one more system update not then require further system updates just to make the latest firmware available in the firmware update list.
and improved the way the separate emonTx4, emonTx3, emoncms etc repositories are linked into that to make it much easier to install and update. Im back to using git submodules but structuring the directory differently.
Generally, searching for ‘Pulse Counting’ in the docs shows up some anomalies in the docs (no criticism - partly due to migration).
The heading Pulse Counting appears in the results 3 times, but it is unclear the context (Emoncms, emonpi and emonTX). Not sure how this could be solved! I note some results have the page name → topic. Perhaps some of these pages actually need to be combined so the context is clearer.
Overall, I did eventually find what I was after, but it took some digging and I think this could/should be easier.
Do we need summary or aggregation pages. So a ‘Pulse Counting’ page under a sensors heading perhaps that links to - Direct serial, EmonTX3/4, EmponPi, Emoncms? MIght that help to bring subject areas together?
don’t seem to have equivalent content in the Docs pages. The links direct me to the Docs pages, but there is no relevant content in the Docs/Pulse counting section… Are these topics still available somewhere?
Also these two links at the bottom of the Docs page don’t seem to work for me
I’m afraid you are. Not only is the documentation being updated, so has emonCMS in the last day or two, and don’t forget there’s ongoing work on the emonTx V4 - not counting the normal sales activity of the shop.
Trystan’s been writing to me this afternoon regarding the V4 software, I don’t know what day it is where you are, but it’s still Sunday here - so he’s not even had the weekend off.
We don’t mind these things being pointed out, but you mustn’t expect miracles.
Thanks very much for the reply, as I know you are very busy at the moment and I don’t want to add to your workload!.
The reason I was interested in the 12 input pulse sensor was that I am looking at the various ways to monitor the optical pulses from two meters (mains and solar). This would be just as a comparison to my emonTx4 measurements, which seem on a brief check to be very close to the meters, so the emonTx4 accuracy is really good. It would also save me reading the meters and writing the numbers down! My emonTx4 can monitor one pulse source, and my emonPi can measure another, but the emonPi is in the living room measuring temperature! So I was just working out what to do.
Thanks for the link to the wayback machine (internet archive) - I hadn’t thought of looking there. I did find that someone had modified the design to read several SDM120 meters (S0 contact output) that he had in his meter cupboard - so the design has been used! Although it only provides power measurement, it may be useful for heat pump installations as an alternative to modbus.
I think it would be nice to archive these old designs, as they may provide inspiration for new ideas. Also they may be useful in a historical perspective to understand the development history of the products.
In consideration of the wayback machine, I don’t know if it archives everything, or how stable its links are. On the other hand a local archive would require some extra disk space, but would be under OEM control.
Just looking at the 12 input pulse sensor article on the wayback machine, many (all?) of the links in it have not been captured by the wayback machine. It claims the links are available on the web, but it links back to https://learn.openenergymonitor.org/electricity-monitoring/pulse-counting/files/pulseDecoder.zip etc
which then directs you to the Docs … which doesn’t have the information
And the link to Create LED pulse sensors following this ‘guide by AirSensor’ seems to lead to a clothes shop
… so beware!
This is one reason (“link rot”) why we strongly discourage contributors from linking to 3rd party sources for diagrams, photos, etc supporting their post, and normally insist that the material is hosted here.