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Readout mode

The device reads the energy meter periodically. Latest data is synchronized in the background (when a gateway is nearby) while the history of the most important data is stored in memory to be synchronized manually later.

Quick facts

data set power & energy OBIS codes (details)
period 🕑 15 min / 1 min / live (details)
time drift 2s (assuming periodic synchronization)
duration ⏱ a few seconds, < 4s typically
attempts 🔁 3 (within a few seconds interval)
interface 🔌 optical port or blinking diode (details)
protocol 📜 IEC 62056-21, SML, BLINK (details)

Interface

The device utilizes the following ports of the meter:

  • optical port — it provides the most of reading data. In this case the device reads all the available information from the energy meter and forwards it to the cloud according to the processing policy.

  • blinking diode (so called control output / impulse output) — it allows you to track the power and energy usage in real time (Live mode). In this case it counts the blinks of the diode which correspond to the energy consumed from the grid. Note: this way you cannot track the energy returned to the grid.

meter-ports

The device can only be installed using one of the approaches at a time!

You cannot switch ports freely afterwards. If you want to install the device on the second port, you have to uninstall it first and then install again.

Timings

The device starts the reading sequence from the beginning of the next 15-min period in time after installation or synchronization after battery replacement. Example below.

Legend

□ (square) — moment of installation / synchronization after battery replacement

○ (circle) — moment of readout

Timings - 15 min period

device-timings-15

Timings - 1 min period

device-timings-1

Timings - live

The device installed on the blinking diode operates in live mode. It means the power chart on cloud is updated every few seconds. Nevertheless, the device forwards to cloud the readings table according to the readout period which depends on the device configuration (See: Live mode).

Data truth

Data truth is guaranteed by an energy meter. The OneMeter device is not a meter (except you install it on blinking LED). Measurements are read from the meter directly during the readout.

Do not try to read data from the other meter than the one the device was installed on.

In case the meter was replaced by the energy operator or your willingness to move the device on another meter, uninstall it first.

Accuracy

Data accuracy is 0.01 unit (the default for given quantity), for example 0.01 kWh.

The maximal value of counter is 42949672.95 (e.g. 43 GWh approx.). In case the value is insufficient, the counters usually have a multiplier feature. In the OneMeter Cloud, there is an option to take into account the multiplier when presenting the results.

Features

DSR mode

This option is exclusive for OneMeter Enterprise.

The device is able to read data from the meter every 1 min and advertise it. Beware one-minute data will not be stored in the memory.

Note: The existing feature of 15-min readout and storage does not change.

adv-1min

Depending on the quality of communication between the device and the phone and server, there may be some gaps in one-minute data that will not be filled in the synchronization process with mobile application. Make sure that the gate has a stable internet connection and is located within range of the device.

This mode has a negative impact on battery life of the device.

Live mode

Need to install on blinking diode

blink-live-mode

In this mode the power chart on cloud is updated every few seconds. This vital feature allows you to understand the energy consumption profile of your installation depending on the devices turned on as well as to detect its errors or anomalies more easily.

The readings table will be updated on cloud with the readout period according to timings which depends on the device configuration. Energy returned to grid, tariff values, detailed power and energy information and meter identification data will not be available, because in this mode the device does not have a direct connection to the meter.

blink-table


Last update: 2023-12-01