I’m looking for some advice on the best way to go with options for the various hardware choices. Hoping for some help here before loosing my marbles trying to understand the options.
What I’m looking for is something to monitor:
- Main power usage in the house
- Power usage to the garage
- PV generation
- Output from a (yet to be built) power wall.
Points 1-3 can all be measured from the one location whereas the power wall will be located c15 meters from the house.
I don’t need temperature or led monitoring. I also don’t need an enclosure or LCD screen, as the monitoring points are all relatively hidden away so all monitoring will be via the web, desktop PC or apps.
So I’m stuck on a few points…
Am I better with the emonPI + emonTX or emonTX + emonBase.
If I go with the emonPI, does this use the Pi V4 or an older version? Should I just get the shield and buy my own Pi plus sensors (works out cheaper) or is there benefit to getting the emonPI solar bundle?
I need 1-3 covered from the start with 4 being c6 months later so the emonPI solar looks a good option just don’t like paying for what I don’t need (ie lcd and enclosure).
Any help you could give would be really appreciated.