I have started a thread here, because now I understand that the rest of the answers need to come from this part of the forum. This is the other thread I am working with: EmonTX - Wireless Disable - Switch to WIFI + Change to US Mode
My first concern is that, since I do not want to use the 433mhz connection/emonTX to emonPi bridge, when I connect this device via HTTP or MQTT does it try to connect as its node ID to the emonPi?
What identifier does it use, or how do I configure this?
My second concern is which protocol is more reliable/better? Should I use HTTP or MQTT?
My last and final concern is:
I am having a hard time understanding how accurate any of these devices are, I thought that the stats were cumulative with the EmonPI, but when I was talking to @Robert.Wall on the other side of the forum, it seems that we are just recording datapoints, and then the device is adding them up/stats for the EmonTX…
How does this make sense, and how does this not affect the accuracy of the devices?
If a data point is plotted every 5-15 seconds, if there is a power spike in between that time, but normalizes before a data point record, will I not get bad results?