|Item Weight||12.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.4 x 7.9 x 2.1 inches|
|Item model number||BLI 31100|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year replacement warranty|
Blue Line Innovations BLI 31100 PowerCost Monitor WiFi Gateway
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- Enables personal real time electricity data to be fed to applications
- Track your current and historical electricity usage
- Understand where your home's energy goes and how you can start saving today
- Engage with the Hohm community to get and share energy saving tips and to compare results
- Compatible with Black & Decker Power Monitor
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Or perhaps, you could put an "Energy Jar" in the center of the living room where you can collect funds for your next trip to Disneyland or start that fund to buy everyone extra sweaters and blankets as you crank down the thermostat during the winter.
The basic utility of the device is to show you when energy is getting used and potentially identify areas to improve. If you see something happening at 3AM every night, but everyone's asleep and it's winter, perhaps your irrigation system is still running (even though the water is turned off).
A tip: anything with an "analog" clock or timer is chewing up energy. My front-loading washer eats energy while doing nothing (there may be a solenoid holding a door lock open). My microwave eats almost as much energy as my laptop just telling me the time. How you "solve" those problems will definitely depend on how popular you'd like to be in your house.
Depending on your energy "rate structure", you may be able to identify ways to stay out of certain "zones" where things cost more. I live in a place with "Tiered" rates. When you exceed one level, the price per kWhr goes up. So, peak use doesn't matter as much as reducing the "base load" of the house.
I was able to identify a hundred watts of power vampires (and maybe more) in surprising locations, and verify their effect with this setup. By turning those things off, I might stay out of the next higher energy rate tier. If you live in a "time of use" rate area, you might use the data differently.Read more ›
nohup socat -u udp-recv:30278 create:EnergyUsage.txt,append &>> EnergyUsage.err &
socat should be in most distros (zypper in socat, sudo apt-get install socat) or here for windows [...Read more ›
Bottom line this is how you set it up.
1) Connect the USB to your Windows computer
2) Connect the AC t the bidge
3) if you want to use it with PlotWatt run this app [the link is in the comments] it will update the wifi bridge with the latst software, help you setup the wifi settings and register on the PlotWatt website.
4) press the sync button for 5 seconds on the wifi bridge and then go press the rest button on the meter sensor for 2 to 3 seconds.
I will update the review once I have had it working a month and to see if PlotWatt is accurate.
**update1** changing to 1 star
not sure if it is accurate but I think I understand the issue. I think blueline innovations has replaced this older WiFi 802.11b model with a new G version. They have removed instructions rom their website for the older b version. They have only the instructions for the new G version. The older 31100 version appears to come in old Microsot Homn packaging - if you get that version SEND IT BACK - in fact I would check with ANY seller which versions you are getting.
Given blueline innovations have dropped this like a hot potato I can neither recommend this version or any future version as it brings, in my mind, them into question wrt their commitment for their products.
this cannot be made to work with Bidgely, plotwatts disaggregation never worked, DO NOT BUY this version, buy the BLI-32000.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product is easy to install and reasonably easy to set up (if you follow the directions *exactly* - there are also several YouTube videos detailing the setup). Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Gass
Sadly, this unit does not read both consumption and production of electricity. Hence, if you have solar cells and feed energy back into the grid, this unit will measure that power... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael M
If I'm really frustrated with something I usually try and give it some time before I write a negative review.
In this case, I gave it several months. Read more
Can not use it unless the other prt I setup. That is the Bli 28000. Cannot set it up to gain the benefit.Published on November 9, 2013 by Sylvester Johnson
The setup and functioning of this device is very quick and easy. The problem at first is that it took me about 4 times of going back and forth to the sync device that I had to... Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by ------------------
I purchased this device on Amazon and cannot get it to function as intended. The support from the Manufacturer is completely useless, they understand the product even less than I... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by CanPanDave
Scored this one for around $40 at Amazon.com. Set up wasn't a breeze. You need to have an average or above know-how on ip settings, router configuration, and most of all, plenty of... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by atlas
When this unit was purchased, I was initially pleased. The unit has been in place about 6 months. Initially, had infrequent issues with the bridge dropping off line. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Dr. J. Randy Beggs