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by Jameson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Water Meters
Topic: Raspberry pi pulse reader for water meter SPWM-075-HD
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Raspberry pi pulse reader for water meter SPWM-075-HD

Hello TechRanch!! Thank you so much for posting to the forum! Awesome to see what you have setup and accomplished. Should be really useful for others to get started with their own raspi! The only thing I could suggest would be to add a check valve before your meter, so that water only flows in one d...
by Jameson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: EKM Metering Systems
Topic: Not able to read meter now
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Not able to read meter now

Are you reading your meter with the EKM Dash and a EKM Blink USB converter or the EKM Push, or something else? If you are not able to read your meter over RS485, you will not be able to make meter settings either. Please explain the steps you have tried, and post screenshots showing what you are see...
by Jameson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: EKM Metering Systems
Topic: Not able to read meter now
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Not able to read meter now

Glad to hear it is working for your now. We had our SSL cert expire :roll: (which really threw a lot of things into disarray). Everything should be good now (fingers crossed), but if you see anything amiss, let us know. What do you mean by "Listed as bad site"? Thank you so much for the heads up.
by Jameson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Electric Meters
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Re: Accuracy

Hello Nielo, Great to hear that your utility meter and the EKM Meter were so close to each other. How many kWh did you measure in that time? Our meters are actually held to a much higher standard than the utility meters need to be. Our revenue grade Omnimeters are 0.5% accurate, whereas utility mete...
by Jameson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: EKM Metering Systems
Topic: Omnimeter v.4 seemingly not counting
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Omnimeter v.4 seemingly not counting

Hello Jaholmes, Just saw your post, we will work to get you going. First I would want to make sure your 3rd party water meter is producing a pulse. I would connect it to a handheld multimeter and check for continuity between the 2 wires of the pulse output. The multimeter should beep once each time ...
by Jameson
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: EKM Metering Systems
Topic: New User
Replies: 16
Views: 6483

Re: New User

Hello tacman7, We do not carry a single meter that will keep track of 2 separate USA residential electrical systems (let me know if this is not what you are asking for). If you have 2 separate tenants, you will want 2 separate Omnimeters. You can connect both meters to the same communication device ...
by Jameson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: EKM Metering Systems
Topic: New User
Replies: 16
Views: 6483

Re: New User

In order to make meter settings changes you have to connect your computer to your meter with the USB converter, you then have to read the meter to get its current settings, then you can set the settings to your desired values. There is no way to use the Dash to pre-load your desired settings into yo...
by Jameson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Electric Meters
Topic: Shorting CT outputs indefinitely
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: Shorting CT outputs indefinitely

We dont have a good way to test your CTs using something like a handheld multimeter. But a good test that you can run yourself with an Omnimeter is to put 2 CTs on the same primary wire, put them on the primary wire facing in opposite directions. Then put the black wire from both CTs into port 1 on ...
by Jameson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Developers Sandbox - Meter Data
Topic: Raspberry Pi and FTDI USB (or Serial)
Replies: 12
Views: 9564

Re: Raspberry Pi and FTDI USB (or Serial)

I would say that it is quite normal to not have 100% good data when using the 485Bees. Good communications can depend on a myriad of factors, good line of site connections, the antenna orientation, the antenna distance from the ground, other 900mHz noise in the area. If you are only getting occasion...
by Jameson
Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Electric Meters
Topic: Shorting CT outputs indefinitely
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: Shorting CT outputs indefinitely

Yes, you are correct, whenever you have your CTs installed on a primary wire with a significant amount of current in the primary, it is always best to short the two secondary wires from the CT together. You can leave them shorted together indefinitely. If you do not short them together, the CT will ...