lamplight Solar Expert Posts: 368 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
so cool

they have a kit, thinking of getting one :)


  • n3qik
    n3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: tweet-a-watt


    But I have a T.E.D. that works for me.
  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tweet-a-Watt wireless for a Kill-a-Watt P3

    just spotted this gem:

    Tweet-a-Watt is a DIY wireless power monitoring system. The project uses an 'off the shelf' power monitor called the Kill-a-Watt and adds wireless reporting. Each plug transmits the power usage at that outlet to a central computer receiver. The receiver can then log, graph and report the data. This pack contains nearly everything* necessary to build a single outlet monitor and receiver. To monitor additional outlets, you will need an add-on transmitter pack. One outlet can monitor up to 1500 Watts.

    The starter pack contains:

    * 2 XBee modules (one for receiver, one for transmitter)
    * 2 XBee adapter kits (ditto)
    * 1 USB FTDI cable (for updating, configuring and receiving data from XBee)
    * 1 bag of parts including 10,000uF capacitor, 220uF capacitor, 2 1% 10K resistors, 2 1% 4.7K resistors, 5mm green LED, 6" rainbow ribbon cable, and 2 pieces of 1/8" and 1/16" heatshrink

    * Please note, a P3 Kill-a-Watt is NOT included!
    ( XBee 802.15.4 protocol 1mW wireless module, good for point-to-point, multipoint and convertible to a mesh network point.)

    I'm NOT selling or have any connection with this company. I was looking at their site
    perusing the Ice Cube (blue vacuum display) Clock, and saw the tweet.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    gen: ,

  • Kamala
    Kamala Solar Expert Posts: 452 ✭✭
    Re: Tweet-a-Watt wireless for a Kill-a-Watt P3

    Lamplight linked to Tweet-A-Wat in April. I remember following the link to You-Tube. Worth the trip.

    And it was Adafruit.
  • BB.
    BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 33,412 admin
    Re: tweet-a-watt

    Found the original thread--combined.

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset