Nest and Solar Logger Update

Nest and Solar Logger Update

Posted Saturday 12 December 2015 19:15 Page View Counter 64

It has now been a week since we installed the Nest 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat and we have been able to try the auto learning and heating / hot water schedules the thermostat offers. First impressions of the thermostat overall had been positive...

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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Posted Monday 30 November 2015 19:54 Page View Counter 169

Three years ago we designed a solar data logger based on a Raspberry Pi which monitored the solar heating and PV system in the house as well as measuring the amount of energy we were using.  This system has served us well but over time we have...

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Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Posted Wednesday 11 November 2015 21:12 Page View Counter 56

Since we solved the RF interference problems http://www.briandorey.com/post/mastervolt-soladin-rf-filtering with our Mastervolt Soladin 600 mains inverter we had planned to use the data port to link to our Raspberry Pi based home data logger...

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USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

Posted Tuesday 11 August 2015 15:34 Page View Counter 53

For the past few months we have been working on a set of new USB smart chargers which run from our off grid 12V system to be used for charging tablets, smartphones and other devices which charge from a USB port. The aim of the new smart chargers...

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Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Posted Friday 31 July 2015 22:09 Page View Counter 40

Since building the Powerpole fused distribution boards we have been planning to make a case to prevent accidental short circuits on the pcb boards when power is applied. We looked at commercial cases and found some suitable plastic boxes but we...

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Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

Posted Thursday 04 September 2014 22:39 Page View Counter 85

Following from the Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference post about the major RF interference problems generated by the Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter we have now resolved the RF interference by replacing the unscreened and...

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Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

Posted Friday 18 July 2014 18:07 Page View Counter 57

Our new Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter arrived today and we have installed it in the loft with it connected via an isolation switch to the solar panel array and a fuse and electric meter to the mains circuit. The completed install 0...

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Off Grid Solar Changes

Off Grid Solar Changes

Posted Tuesday 15 July 2014 23:07 Page View Counter 40

Last week one of our 125Ah 12 volt batteries on our off grid solar system failed after only 20 months use since we purchased the battery. Batteries and Isolator Switches Install Complete Raspberry Pi datalogger For the past two...

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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Posted Monday 22 July 2013 18:22 Page View Counter 58

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com every minute. We are...

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Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Posted Monday 10 June 2013 13:09 Page View Counter 89

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller. This is following from the www.briandorey.com/post/XBee-Central-Heating-Control-via-Raspberry-Pi blog post which detailed how the central heating...

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