I have 4 emontx in use. Because of poor radio performance I fitted 3 of them with emonESP boards to use wifi. The first two apparently gave excellent results and the readings matched my meter in one case and PV inverter in the other. The last one I installed seemed to give good results but after a day or two I noticed big gaps in the data. I was not sure at first how to debug this but I started to record psent and psuccess in a graph. It was pretty obvious that the psent numbers were being reset to zero very frequently, sometimes restarting to count up immediately but after a long time during the data gaps.
I had already checked the wifi signal with an app and it was showing a very good signal.
Puzzled by this I looked at the emontx and I noticed the 5volt DC plug was not very well seated. On close examination I realised the aperture in the plastic was too small for the plug on the cable and this was stopping the plug going in properly. Some quick work with a file remedied this and I put the emontx back in service. I was delighted to see that the data gaps no longer occurred.
I had left the psent feed in place and could see that the number was now climbing into very high numbers with a very occasional reset to zero. I got curious about the resetting to zero and started monitoring one of the other emonesp units. To my surprise this one was resting psent to zero very frequently
Can any one tell me what this means and more important do I need to do anything about it?