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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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Product Description

Product Description

The Blue Line PowerCost WiFi Gateway is the perfect accessory to the Blue Line PowerCost Monitor sold separately. It works with accessible wireless broadband routers sold separately, and your WiFi information is secure and protected. With the WiFi Gateway, you'll be able to analyze the energy use in your home through your computer - anywhere you have internet access. You choose which portal you want your information directed. NOTE A FREE account with either Microsoft Hohm or Google PowerMeter is required. Material Type Plastic, Thickness in. 1 1/2, Dimensions L x W x H in. 5 x 5 x 1 1/2, Color White, Mounting Hardware Included No, Power Cord Included Yes. PowerCost Monitor and the WiFi Gateway lets you determine where your home's energy goes, track current and historical energy usage in both numerical and graph presentations, then develop a plan to start saving on energy costs

From the Manufacturer

The PowerCost Monitor Wifi Gateway enables personal real time electricity data to be fed into Microsoft Hohm. The PowerCost Monitor WiFi Gateway is compatible with the PowerCost Monitor by Blue Line Innovations and the Black & Decker Power Monitor. Better information leads to informed behavior changes in the home and is a key tool to lowering your monthly electricity bill. Connect via the internet to Microsoft Hohm - analyze your energy usage and find out how you can save money each and every month. Track your current and historical usage. Understand where your home's energy goes and how you can start saving today. Engage with the Hohm community to get tips, share your own and compare results. Build a project list based on how much you want to spend or save. The PowerCost Monitor WiFi Gateway is an upgrade accessory - a Blue Line Innovations PowerCost Monitor or Black & Decker Power Monitor and an in home wireless router are required. Includes AC Adapter, USB cable and installation instructions. Customer care support is available 7 days per week 8AM EST to 11PM EST.

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number BLI31100
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

Additional Information

ASIN B003RRY8VK
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2.0 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #515,797 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1,083 in Home Improvement > Electrical > Testers > Voltage Testers
#22,589 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 27, 2010

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This is a great way to bring the "Prius Effect" into your house... you can totally geek out, annoy your children, and alienate your spouse by watching a graph of your energy consumption while pointing at the culprit disapprovingly.

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.
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This unit broadcasts the current status on the network every 31-32 seconds. If you have a Linux or Windows computer, you can capture the results for later use via this command:

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 [...
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I bought this product knowing that Microsoft Hohm and Google Power Meter had been discontinued. I had hoped to use it with PeoplePower and a mobile device but was unable to link the unit with my PeoplePower account. I was able to get it to work with PlotWatt, but this is not why I bought it. There is a tech support number for Blue Line you can call, but it appears to be an answering service where they take your name and then never call you back. I called twice with the same result. Emails to Blue Line went unanswered. There was a glimmer of hope when I received a reply to my email to PeoplePower after one week. I immediately sent them the requested screen shots and heard nothing further for two weeks. I returned the device on the last day of the return period. I must admit I didn't try the static IP/hosts 'fix' since it worked with PlotWatt.
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By Marc on January 2, 2013
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The device itself functions, but is useless as the 3 apps that it is supposed to work with are provided by third party companies that are either out of business, or do not have updated apps that work with Smart Meters and Solar Generation Net Use Meters.
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This product is infuriating and the instructions on the Blue Line innovation site and in the documentation are plain wrong. I think this is because there is a new / different version and blueline innovation have removed the instructions for this version.

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.

Done.

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.

**update 2**
this cannot be made to work with Bidgely, plotwatts disaggregation never worked, DO NOT BUY this version, buy the BLI-32000.
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