Smart Home Energy Monitor with 16 50A Circuit Level Sensors | Vue – Real Time Electricity Monitor/Meter | Solar/Net Metering

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  • INSTALLS IN CIRCUIT PANEL of most homes with clamp-on sensors. Supports single-phase up to 240VAC line-neutral, single, split-phase 120/240VAC, and three-phase up to 415Y/240VAC (no Delta). Panels with access only to busbars will need flexible sensors available from Emporia Energy. Includes DIY instructions, though a professional electrician is recommended.
  • 24/7 ENERGY MONITORING: Monitor your home’s real power anywhere, anytime to prevent costly repairs, conserve energy, and save costs. Monitor solar / net metering. Light commercial 3 phase option available as a separate bundle. PROTECTED BY A 1-YEAR WARRANTY.
  • APPLIANCE MONITORING WITHOUT GUESSWORK: Comes with sixteen (16) 50A sensors to accurately monitor your air conditioner, furnace, water heater, washer, dryer, range, etc.
  • LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL: Gauge real-time spending and get actionable notifications to understand where you can save costs.
  • REAL-TIME ENERGY DATA: REQUIRES 2.4 GHz WIFI WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION to monitor energy use with iPhone / Android app. Vue sensors provide 1-second data and are accurate from ±2%. The Vue is UL and CE Listed for your safety. 1 second data is retained 3 hours, 1 minute data is retained 7 days, 1 hour data is retained indefinitely. Export the data whenever you want in the app.
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Can this be set up to use and view on a desktop computer or does a person have to have a cellphone?

For those of you familiar with Python or Docker, the open-source Vuegraf project allows you to pull all metrics from the vue service and store them into your own InfluxDB and build graphs in Grafana. You can set alarms to trigger when certain thresholds are breached. Search the Internet for vuegraf and it should be the… see more For those of you familiar with Python or Docker, the open-source Vuegraf project allows you to pull all metrics from the vue service and store them into your own InfluxDB and build graphs in Grafana. You can set alarms to trigger when certain thresholds are breached. Search the Internet for vuegraf and it should be the first result.

Is there a subscription needed?

No. You just get the device and download the app.

Does this work with a 240 line?

Yes. Assuming you meant a 240 VOLT load, there are settings that allow you to only need one clamp but the app will then double the readings appropriately.

Any monthly app fees?

There are no monthly fees. Works great.

2 reviews for Smart Home Energy Monitor with 16 50A Circuit Level Sensors | Vue – Real Time Electricity Monitor/Meter | Solar/Net Metering

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  • Anonymous

    Amazing, must-have unit. Minor quirks but still a 5-star product.

    I can’t bring myself to knock even one star off this review, even given the few quirks I found (see below). I love this thing so much, I bought two more and plan on buying more for my other properties.
    I won’t get too into the specifics of this unit – yes, it will monitor two and three phase power panels, and up to 16 circuits per box, and it does so amazingly well. The data goes to a free Emporia cloud account and can be used to track usage over time.
    For quirks – out of the three units, one of them insists that I have wired its power supply incorrectly, but I have 100% verified this to be absolutely false. The 2-phase unit expects to be wired to both phases (i.e. one power supply wire to leg 1 and one to leg 2) to power itself, and I verified with a multimeter that I am, in fact, on two separate legs – but the unit insists that it is only being powered from a single leg. Fortunately, the unit allows you to continue even if it detects this ‘incorrect wiring’ and go on with its life.
    Also, the connectors. OMG, the connectors. The sensors (both mains and line) use an audio jack-style plug to connect to the main unit. This is the worst part of the Emporia. With 16 cables, often crammed into a small area, the chances that one will come ‘just slightly enough’ out of its jack, to interrupt your monitoring, is extremely high. I believe I’ve partially solved this by putting some metal brackets around the connector areas and zip-tying the two sides against each other, keeping the plugs all firmly secured in their slots. Others have reported these issues – be aware of it.
    I have a critical loads panel that is backed up by a generator, and a mains panel. The critical loads panel took a 16-sensor monitor and an 8-sensor monitor to cover all its breakers, the mains took a 16-sensor monitor of its own. You can combine two or more units under a main unit – for instance, I put the second 8-unit sensor as a ‘sub-unit’ under the critical loads 16-unit unit, which allows for all those sensors to be grouped under one entity.
    Note that you DO NOT have to wire up the inlet sensors that go to the street (the larger sensors that go on the larger wires that feed the whole panel) unless you want to, it was very difficult for my setup to put two large sensors on each of the the incoming wires to my critical loads panel, so I didn’t put them on the second 8-port unit, and everything works just fine. The larger sensors would be for people that don’t necessarily want to monitor every circuit in the home, just certain ones, and then see the overall consumption (including the ones that aren’t individually monitored) by using the input sensors.
    It’s fascinating to monitor individual circuits and what they draw. This will be especially helpful for us when we monitor our place in the Caribbean, without understanding the power usage patterns, it’s not possible to judge things like peak loads, vampiric loads, cyclical loads (like tankless hot water heaters and ‘fridges), and AC loads so that I can size an inverter or battery capacity properly.
    Honestly, something like this should be in every home. Just wish the connectors had a retention screw or some other kind of connector, and the box would be about perfect!

    06/10/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Great Energy Monitor

    I love the Emporia Vue 2 energy monitor. The monitor is the only monitor that provides detailed info on each individual circuit. Most monitors provide only the mains usage. The only competitor to the Vue 2 was the Sense. However, I read too many negative reviews regarding the Sense’s ability to determine what devices were being used in the house.
    The Vue 2 gives accurate information on each circuit. The Vue 2 matches my electrical bill regarding monthly usage per day and month. The total cost is off due to variation of end of month billing dates and add on utility company charges.
    The charts are functional and fine for my purposes. You can download the raw data in CSV format if you want your own custom reporting. You can use the phone app or the website. You must login into the website to view your household information.
    I have not experienced any of the device or app issues that some people have reported.
    Tech support is awesome! They respond, know their stuff, and stay engaged until the issue is resolved.
    I did the installation myself. There are many You Tube videos that provide guidance. The instructions are simple, easy to follow, and accurate. The installation itself is easy and went relatively quickly. The breaker box will be a little crowded and messy unless you wire-mind the cables.
    I have 20 breaker slots occupied and 2 mains so my Vue 2 is full. If you have more than 16 breakers and some are dual pole breakers you can save a Vue 2 slot by monitoring 1 pole of the dual pole breaker and use a circuit multiplier of 2. If you still have additional breakers to monitor you will need a second Vue 2 and ‘nest’ the 2nd device under the 1st device. Contact Emporia support for additional questions.
    It is critical that you understand that when the main breaker is pulled the individual circuits to the house are dead BUT the mains that come from the utility pole into the breaker box are still live and dangerous. If you are not comfortable working around high voltage hire an electrician. Make sure he records the breaker number to Vue 2 circuit number. Also make sure he dresses the cables neatly. After all he is a professional!
    As you make the connections you need to record the breaker number and what Vue 2 circuit number the breaker is connected to. This is important since you will need the information to set up the circuits in the monitor software.
    Once I had the device hooked up and working I then determined what was connected to each breaker and corresponding Vue 2 circuit by turning on each household device one at a time (A/C, clothes washer, etc.) or by going to each wall outlet and plugging in a portable device that required noticeable watts. By observing what Vue 2 circuit showed an increase in usage I was able to develop a device mapping to Vue 2 circuit number and breaker number.
    In the VUE 2 software I labeled each Vue 2 circuit with the associated device name and the breaker number. This allowed me to have a breaker number to Vue 2 circuit number to device mapping.
    The only downside to the Vue 2 is the AMPs reporting. As far as i can tell the individual mains and circuits are correctly reported in AMPs. However, the total of the mains is incorrectly calculated by totaling the two mains. This can be done for Watts/KW but not for AMPs since totaling ignores whether the result is from a 120 or 240 circuit. Either use the main with the biggest AMP usage or total the individual Vue 2 circuits to get a decent estimate. Emporia support says they want to fix this issue but there is no time line.
    Yes I would buy this product again and recommend it to a friend.

    04/29/2022
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