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Title: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 14, 2012, 05:00:19 PM
We are pleased to announce a limited beta trial of TED AggreData. For the first beta, we will be accepting a limited number users to sign up via the "Join" link on the login page. After joining, users will be directed to an instructional page on how to add their TED5000's to the system.

http://aggredata.theenergydetective.com

We recommend upgrading to the latest beta of the TED5000 Firmware  to make use of the additional costing features. However, it is not required.

AggreData is an open source web application that allows TED5000 to use the built in Third Party Post feature to upload their usage stats to the web. In addition, for users with more than one TED5000, it allows the data to be aggregated together to provide a combined view of the data. Furthermore, it allows these TED5000's to be grouped together and optionally shared with other users signed into the system.

Please limit any replies to this thread to the AggreData Beta only. All other AggreData questions or comments can be posted to the main AggreData thread: http://www.theenergydetectiveforums.com/index.php/topic,411.0.html
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: rotus8 on June 15, 2012, 09:36:50 PM
This looks great, so I signed up. I received the email with the activation information and put it into footprints, to be greeted with an error message about a minute later to check my network settings. I tried several times, and I am sure I entered the settings correctly, but the problem persisted. So I installed the latest beta firmware. Now when I do the activation, it just sits there, nothing happening. I left it for a half hour, still nothing.

Can you give any clue as to what may be happening? My TED5000 is behind a router which I believe is configured to allow it to access anything. Can you give some clue as to appropriate router settings?

Thanks.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 16, 2012, 06:28:48 PM
Can you send a screenshot of the network settings error?  The latest firmware doesn't have an error message like that so I'm wondering if it came from somewhere else. You shouldn't need to make any router changes to access AggreData other than making sure you don't have any rules that would block devices from accessing the internet (e.g some routers you have to add a device's MAC address before it will allow it out). If your TED5k is able to access other network services (NTP, weather, etc) you should be fine.  Otherwise, the only thing I recommend is trying a different DNS server (I use 8.8.8.8 which is a Google Open DNS server).
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: RussellH on June 16, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
to be greeted with an error message about a minute later to check my network settings. [...] My TED5000 is behind a router which I believe is configured to allow it to access anything.

Are you running static IP or DHCP? on the gateway?

I'm thinking the TED doesn't have the router's IP address in the "Gateway" settings under the router setup.  (I know, confusing.  There's the TED gateway and there's the network gateway AKA router.)  If you're using DHCP, then it should have that automatically.  If you're running static IP, then you have to enter it.

Having a valid DNS entry is also important.  That's how the TED figures out what IP address the website is at.  TED doesn't need DNS for most tasks except when it needs to retrieve data from outside your home network, be it the weather or 3rd party posting.  What may have been a valid DNS entry some years ago may have changed by your ISP.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 18, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
I am having trouble activating energy posting I have attached screen shots of the error and network settings
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 18, 2012, 05:54:39 PM
Please try switching your primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 to see if that works. Also, what version of the firmware are you using?
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: RussellH on June 18, 2012, 09:20:22 PM
I am having trouble activating energy posting I have attached screen shots of the error and network settings

Is your router at 192.168.1.11?  Usually the router is at the first IP address in the IP range which in this case would be 192.168.1.1.

You might want to look at the settings you use for your computer.  On a Windows machine, you can do a Start > Run > type "CMD" and then type "ipconfig".
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 20, 2012, 08:02:10 AM
thanks for the replys, at first my DNS was 8.8.8.8 and had been for some time. I have had TED up running for over three years and had problems with DNS and getting a weather feed. so I switched to My ISP DNS and weather started working, also Aggredata was up! but only one of my MTU were logging. So I deleted the gateway and tried to reactivate to no success. I will try to go back to 8.8.8.8 and see if it helps.....

I am running:
Gateway Version 1.0.499
Daughterboard Version 1.0.0
Footprints Version 1.0.281
MTU Version 1.0.57



 thanks also russel, my router gateway is 192.168.1.11, my network is not usual   :)


bruce
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 21, 2012, 06:46:16 AM
the problem persist with DNS set to 8.8.8.8 any other suggestions?

update: change DNS to isp and delete gateway from aggredata profile, reactivate and now logging data, both MTUs
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 26, 2012, 07:20:02 AM
it would appear that the scaling is incorrect on my data, this is all consumption I do not sell back to my utility. any thoughts? does anyone else have this issue?
bruce
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 26, 2012, 07:25:02 AM
as a comparison here is TED data from the same time frame
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: RussellH on June 26, 2012, 09:36:49 PM
it would appear that the scaling is incorrect on my data,

Can you explain what's going on?  Are you sure you've set the voltage option to match how you've installed the TED?
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 27, 2012, 05:13:04 AM
it would appear that the scaling is incorrect on my data, this is all consumption I do not sell back to my utility. any thoughts? does anyone else have this issue?
bruce


Bruce,
 One thing I do see is that your gateway has an ID of 000000 which we'll need to get reset. If you don't mind, please fill out a support ticket so one of our techs can work with you to change that on your gateway. After that, you'll either need to re-activate your gateway or PM me your new gateway id and I'll update your data. We have identified a possible bug w/ the solar net calculations on aggredata and will be doing an aggredata update this week (you won't need to re-activate to see that, just to fix the 000000 gateway id). 

Also, your second image was just of MTU1 where the AggreData screenshot is the net total of all your MTU's. Can you let me know what the net 2pm value on the TED5000 was for that timeframe?

Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 27, 2012, 05:49:22 AM
here is the data again, MTU2 is the blue MTU1 is the green, how do you graph just one of them? as far as the gateway ID, it crashed some time ago, reset it to defaults and that is what I get all zeros, is there more than just the button on the side for defaulting the gateway? if so I will submit a ticket. however the data seems correct on the TED web page and I was getting correct data with google power meter.
thanks
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 27, 2012, 05:51:37 AM


Can you explain what's going on?  Are you sure you've set the voltage option to match how you've installed the TED?
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voltage options are correct for both MTU
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 27, 2012, 06:32:10 PM
here is the data again, MTU2 is the blue MTU1 is the green, how do you graph just one of them? as far as the gateway ID, it crashed some time ago, reset it to defaults and that is what I get all zeros, is there more than just the button on the side for defaulting the gateway? if so I will submit a ticket. however the data seems correct on the TED web page and I was getting correct data with google power meter.
thanks

AggreData is not graphing individual MTU's, its graphing the household net (so its combining the MTU values into a single graph).  It looks like your graph options are not set up to show the net. To enable that, click the checkbox next to "Current kWh" on your System Settings Wizard->Footprint Settings tab. The new bar would be the "NET" bar and that is the value that AggreData should be graphing.

Adding individual MTU graphing and grouping is on our to-do list for AggreData but right now the focus is on combining and graphing and grouping multiple gateways (households, locations) together.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on June 28, 2012, 05:15:20 AM
here is net energy for that period
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: ssuurrss on June 28, 2012, 06:31:20 PM
How do I see separate MTU's on the graphs?
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on June 29, 2012, 10:50:01 PM
here is net energy for that period

The negative readings would have been fixed with the build that went up earlier this week(all of your values show positive now). Both of your MTU types are showing up in our system as "LOAD" so that would indicate CT's may be flipped in the panel (not a big deal, we added code to AggreData to handle that).

Your AggreData graph for 6/24 looks like your TED5000 wasn't able to connect to the service for a while (flat bars w/ the same value on it). Are you still seeing those or are the more recent numbers matching closer to what you have in your gateway? How do the daily numbers match up? Can you check your stats page and let me know what the "Attemps", "Success", and "Results" values are? 




Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on July 02, 2012, 08:28:28 AM
yes the data is now in the positive  :) still not sure what we are seeing the numbers don't seem to jive :-\ there was some connection issues on 6-24 I think they are ok now I will post the stats page and some other graphs with daily numbers. the Attemps", "Success", and "Results" values look good.
I have the both CT set to load because that is what I am watching, the 120 output from my inverter feeding my house, all 120 loads are off grid and fed from the inverter. each MTU is watching the load on 1/2 of the panel. I my problem was the 240 loads are still fed from the grid, no way to monitor with one gateway, with the aggregate data i can get another gateway and watch the 240 loads! just what I needed! thank you   :)
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on July 02, 2012, 08:30:41 AM
here is the stats.html
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on July 02, 2012, 08:46:12 PM
here is the stats.html

Thanks. How do the daily numbers match up on the more recent data? (or the sum of several hours). With your values being so low, I'm wondering if its just a timestamping difference from when the data is recorded vs transmitted.

Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: srhill on July 07, 2012, 04:27:20 AM
I have lost my activation url and key. how do I get it
I can't register again because my e-mail is already in the system.
thanks

What I should have said was: I have no problem logging into AggreData, but I have lost the information to put into the Energy Posting screen of the footprints software. Is there a way to get the url and key ?
thanks
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on July 07, 2012, 08:20:48 PM
TedDev:
I would have been inclined to agree about the the time stamp, but it would appear even over a 24 hour span the data is quite a bit different. any ideas? I could export minute data for some period from both sources and compare?

bruce
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on July 07, 2012, 08:24:29 PM
I have lost my activation url and key. how do I get it ?
I can't register again because my e-mail is already in the system.
thanks

If you have not activated your account yet, you can re-register. If you are already activated, then you can recover your username and password via the "Did you forget your password" link on the login page.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on July 07, 2012, 08:27:12 PM
TedDev:
I would have been inclined to agree about the the time stamp, but it would appear even over a 24 hour span the data is quite a bit different. any ideas? I could export minute data for some period from both sources and compare?

bruce

Thanks. Please post your minute data for both MTU's and i'll compare that to what we have received.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on July 14, 2012, 08:28:55 PM
Hi TedDev
sorry for the delay, life....
so compare the export from AggreData to my 5000 mtu1 and mtu2
it looks like Aggredata is using mtu1 as positive and mtu2 as negative use
bruce
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on July 31, 2012, 07:37:35 AM
bump? where did teddev go?
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on August 01, 2012, 01:16:45 AM
bump? where did teddev go?

Still here!  I'm looking into why mtu2 is showing up as negative. Both are set up as "Load" in the system last time I checked the profile. I'm checking to see if this is a holdover of data since our 'absolute value' fix at the beginning of the month.  How have your recent day history's looked?

Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on August 01, 2012, 07:18:53 AM
Hi Teddev!
my recent data all looks great here; everthing locally looks as I would expect. thanks for looking
bruce
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: brucenolan on August 12, 2012, 03:51:59 AM
any thoughts on mtu2 reading negative?
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: TedDev on August 17, 2012, 06:26:34 PM
The original release of AggreData didn't correct for users who had their CT's flipped in a panel (where as the 5K firmware does). We have a couple of fixes we have rolled out over the past few weeks to address that (the latest had to do w/ fixing that value for cost).
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: iamnogeek on August 31, 2012, 09:05:25 PM
How can I add a second Gateway to aggredata? I have 2Gateways and 8 mtus in one building.
Aggredata works fine so far on Gateway A, 4 mtus.

Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: stefanoaz on September 03, 2012, 10:54:51 PM
I activated my account successfully on the aggredata site and activated posting successfully in the gateway, but I'm not seeing any groups in the "energy" display on the site. The aggredata site also does not allow me to manually edit settings for gateway and MTU (possibly because it shows no groups available). I've tried different browsers for both Mac and Windows OS, with javascript and java enabled.
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: SemperFi on January 29, 2013, 05:41:10 AM
Hey TedDev, has there been any progress in deleting existing Gateway ID's that us users can't actually delete? I'm still waiting on mine to be deleted so that I can resume uploading to Aggredata. As it stands right now, I still get the same Error Retrieving info from 3rd party site, etc. etc...

Thanks!
Title: Re: TED AggreData Beta
Post by: ssuurrss on March 14, 2013, 06:07:18 PM
I have a different problem.  I had my TED activated, and since the it froze up on me, I had to do a factory reset.  Its been a while since I did that.  No I want to reactivate energy posting, but I get an error message saying I can't activate.  I went to my aggredata account and deleted the MTU's, but for some reason, I can't delete my gateway.  I presume I can't re activate because the same gateway allready exists on the profile.  What do I do to reactivate?