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TED 5000-G The Energy Detective - Compatible With Single Electrical panel and Wind/Solar Installations (will only record the net of generation and production - to record generation and production separately, you will need to order the TED 5002-G)

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  • View real-time energy data remotely via Internet or mobile device
  • Ties into Home Automation Systems
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Smart Meters" are designed primarily for the electric utility industry so they can better manage the supply-and-demand of electricity. TED is designed specifically for the consumer, so that one can better manage the use and costs of electricity. TED puts YOU in charge. The next generation in home energy monitoring, the TED 5000 Series provides all the benefits of the TED 1000 series along with a new look and improved functionality. The brand new Gateway component, the TED 5000 system provides all the information any energy-conscious homeowner can dream of with added accessibility and feedback! TED Gateway The Heart of TED 5000 is the Gateway, the newest component to the TED monitoring system, and the driving force behind the TED 5000. The Gateway provides the TED system with added functionality and data accessibility to make home energy management easier than ever! With the TED 5000, the Gateway receives and stores your energy data internally. The Gateway stores 60 minutes of Second-data, 2 days of Minute-data, 90 days of Hourly-data, 24 months of Daily-data, and 10 years of Monthly-data. Your real-time and historical data can be viewed on your computer by utilizing the Gateway's Ethernet jack, IP chip, and embedded TED Footprints software (Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible). Additionally, when you connect the Gateway to your wireless router, you can access your data from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. TED 5000-G Includes: Gateway + 1-MTU/CTs Works with: -- Homes with Single Electrical Panels -- Homes with Single Electrical Panels and Solar/wind installations (will only record the net of generation/production. The model TED 5000G comes with all the components necessary to monitor energy usage. In addition, you can still use your computer or mobile device to track your energy data. The Footprints firmware is embedded in the Gateway and works with Google PowerMeter.

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Part Number TED 5000-G
Item Weight 2 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 6.4 x 3.5 inches
Item model number 5000-G
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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3.0 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #378,241 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available March 30, 2010

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I'm an engineer who works with electrical components with work so I can't complain about general installation. If you don't understand or it seems tough, get a qualified electrician. Better that than burning your house down or electrocuting yourself.

I was an advocate for this until I noticed loads in my home starting and stopping with no reaction from the 'real time KW usage' display. A closer review of my logs revealed blackout periods in the graph where my KW locked in at a very low level. I found I can turn this on or off, ironically by switching on any of the overhead LED bulbs I purchased to save electricity. Based on this, I have to conclude the MTU / gateway communication is susceptible to noise.

This requires fixing whether it be a more robust communication solution, offer a filtration solution or at the very least tell the users they need to park the gateway close to the MTU. A better product management / engineering course of action would have been to work these issues out before marketing TED as a consumer product. Regrettable, but I'll try relocating the gateway and cross my fingers.
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I'm a big fan of the TED 5000, got it quite early on and wrote the "it's electric" application for displaying its data nicely on a web page. TED 5000 works well, but you may need to be persistent in order to get it working for you. Installation is not hard (I found it hard to get the CTs to close properly over the giant wires inside my electric box, but nothing terrible), but you are quite likely not to be done when you install. The problem is that the MTUs in your circuit breaker box talk to your Gateway plugged in somewhere in your house over the power line. Neat idea (seems almost magical really) but it causes more problems than it's worth.

For if there's any source of noise... such as a couple of compact fluorescent lights... your Gateway may not get the signal. This is very frustrating. In the end, I had to run an Ethernet cable all the way across my house in order to reach the distant circuit where the Gateway actually reliably got signals from both breaker boxes. AND I had an electrician run a wire BETWEEN the breaker boxes so both MTUs plugged into the same circuit. I was very close to getting said electrician back to put a single outlet on the same circuit and plug the Gateway in there. Presumably, that would have eliminated all noise. As you can see, you need to be prepared to spend considerable time on your TED 5000 project. If only they had just used wifi to communicate!

But maybe the price point would have changed. Another reviewer said TED 5000 is the best of its kind it this price range, and I suspect that's true.

Don't waste money on the display, if you're the kind of person who regularly looks at a computer (or iPhone, etc.) anyway. It's not good enough to be worth much extra money in my opinion.
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This is not a project for the faint of heart, but once installed, it gives you real-time visibility into your household's electrical consumption. This lets you isolate the heavy users and hopefully trim a few dollars from your monthly power bill. Yay!

Our power company recently started sending out charts showing where we stand vs. 100 of our nearest neighbors. Unfortunately, we were #1 -- i.e., our energy consumption was the highest in the neighborhood. Determined to take a closer look, I started looking for energy monitors.

Some monitors "look" at the meter and watch the wheel spin around-- but we don't have that kind of meter. TED provides a more accurate measurement using current loops-- just like the ones you see in the hardware store on current meters-- but it requires installation inside your electrical service center. If you're comfortable doing that sort of work, it's really not all that bad. Just watch the install video and exercise caution. Or have one of your handy friends do it for you. : )

Unfortunately, as many have noted previously, TED decided to use the house power line as its communication channel between the sensor (MTU) and the gateway, rather than providing a separate CAT6, wireless, or similar strategy. Although I have been *reasonably* successful using X10 in my 106-year-old house, and have a logitech alert security camera system working just fine (it also communicates via house wiring), the TED system WOULD NOT communicate. This was particularly frustrating since my MTU and gateway were only about 3 feet apart, and connected to the same physical circuit breaker. Clearly there was something in the house wiring which interfered with the frequencies they're using to send data-- and with TED, it's all or nothing.
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I had a TED 5000 system for over a year. The transmitter that sends the power line data is extremely sensitive to power line noise and many people find they can't get reliable connections. I ended up 1) replacing all X-10 devices I had, 2) adding power line filters, 3) adding a dedicated breaker for BOTH the transmitter and the gateway box before I could finally get it to work semi-reliably. After a year, the gateway died. Opening it up, I found a blown capacitor and evidence of rather severe overheating. As for the remote display, it's advertised as having a rechargeable battery. Well, it more-or-lees does... the battery is so small that you can get only a few minutes of use before it has to be recharged, so just expect to keep it in the charging stand. I'd strongly suggest that you review the forums at the manufacturer's website; you'll see that these kinds of problems are pretty common. As an example, one suggestion from the manufacturer is that you not have any switching power supplies on the same circuits as the transmitter or gateway. Well, sorry, but in this day and age, just about every electrical device you can buy has a switcher. Typical of some of the absurd limitations of the unit.
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