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Z-wave charging station
Smart charging station | We know the power consumption
Since august 2015 ROBBshop owns a hyrbide car. And and extra set of solarpanels is installed on our roof (ROI <4 year). Now we not ony power our house with the first set of panels, the second set of solar panels on the roof of the shed we use to charge the Golf GTE! To transport the green power pronto to the battery of the Golf we have installed a 16A charging station. Inside the charging station there is a dinrail module that measures power consumption, but this is not Z-wave and we want Z-wave :)
So we have installed a AeonLabs HEM1. This is include in the smart home controller by BeNext. The Benext controller is very good for measuring power consumption.
1) This is the FIBARO module, connected to the relais that switches on and off the charging station. In ON mode our car will be charged when connected.
2) The HEM1 smart home powermeter. To the right of the FIBARO module you can see the clamp that measures the power consumption.
Maybe not a every day project, but still a nice appliance.
interface of the BeNext controller
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