Home Automation

n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
With 10+ inches of snow on the panels, I placed the PV system off line. This is a good time to make upgrades. I am incorporating the PV system into a home automation system.

My goal is to combine the PV system and TED 1001, then add security, data logging, plus more.

The main component is an Advantech Adam 5000, Link: http://www.advantech.com/products/ADAM-5000-Series/sub_1-368QR0.aspx
As an industrial device, it is very flexible to meet my current and future needs.

I have just started, as such, some of the software/hardware is missing or non-working. Currently working is Heater in the HVAC Systems tab and battery Volts in the Power systems tab.


Here is a live view: http://71.59.85.35:5800/

Comments

  • notsobrightnotsobright Solar Expert Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    nice! what are your solar system specs? I guess you are content with it to be heading in this direction now. looks like it will be intresting to deal with. I'd make sure I could still operate everyhing manually to though.

    BTW that link only shows a "tightVNC" link/url, no data.

    thats cool! keep us updated.
  • n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    BTW that link only shows a "tightVNC" link/url, no data.

    I get that at times, I must restart Firefox. Looks like a Java thing.
  • n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    What is working as of 2-26-2010. Best to look at between 10AM to 3PM EST.

    Power System Tab:
    Solar Power/Solar Dump Load Block- Everything.
    Grid Power Block- L1/L2 Volts only.
    Status Block- Everything.
    Battery Charge State Block- Everything.
    History Button- Solar 24 Hour Graft only.

    HVAC System Tab:
    Heater Block- Everything.
    Air Conditioning- None
    Timer Setup Button- None

    Environment Tab:
    Basement temp. only.

    Security System:
    Night Lights only.
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 31,085 admin
    Re: Home Automation

    12.5 volts for your battery bank? May be under -0.5 amp load...

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    Currently have a battery charger holding the voltage at about 12.5-12.7 volts.
  • a0128958a0128958 Solar Expert Posts: 316 ✭✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    Ken, I think this is impressive work. Nice job!

    Best regards,

    Bill
  • mikeomikeo Solar Expert Posts: 386 ✭✭✭
    Re: Home Automation
    Ken, I think this is impressive work. Nice job!

    X2
    Ken what is your web based display software that you are using? Did you write it yourself?
  • RWBRWB Solar Expert Posts: 168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    Wow that's really nice how the software is layed out.

    How much is the equipment cost for the same thing you have there?
  • n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: Home Automation

    mikeo-
    I am using TightVNC. Very nice free software for remote control/viewing.

    RWB-
    I am at about $2100.00. Could have done it for about $1500.00 or less. Found out I did not need to buy some stuff.

    Rest-

    Thanks!!!! Work is still in progress.
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