I’m new to the community and I am trying to wrap my head around what equipment I need to monitor my house’s power consumption.
I have been looking around the site and haven’t been able to find the answer to a couple (basic? in my head at least) questions.
- What’s the maximum number of clip-on CT Sensors supported by a single emonPi base station?
- Can you hook multiple emonPi base stations together so that you can view their combined data in the same dashboard?
The closest answer I have found for #1 was form the store page of the emonTx that mentioned.
" More than 2x emonTx units can be connected to a single emonPi / emonBase with manual change of RF nodeID. This can be done This can be done via serial node ID config"
However, it doesn’t mention the maximum amount of emonTx units that can be connected.
I am looking to monitor at least 23 (ideally 37) circuits (mix of 30A/20A/15A).
I assume this means I need 23 CT channels connected to an emonPi?
or multiple EmonPi’s?
Is this possible? Or stupid?
I have started to questioning my sizing/understanding of the emonPi when I started looking at the IotaWatt because it supports 14 CT channels right out of the box without any expansion like the emonTx.
Anyways, any help or point to the right documentation would be much appreciated.
of note: I’m in the US and have two Eaton 200A breaker boxes for my main power. I also have a solar array.