Set up a process list for each of the 7 inputs by clicking the spanner icon and this will create 7 feeds.
The area marked in red in the image is where you overwrite the default description with whatever you want to use e.g. Current , Temperature etc and they can be in any language as the app only uses the Key names.
Leave all process details as default i.e. 10s intervals (which are actually 15s in the app
) and click add.
When all 7 log to feed processes are added it will look like this:
As shown in red in the image above it indicates that the names that we allocated for each feed are not shown in the description field but if you switch from inputs to feeds (by selecting the spanner at the top right of the screen) you will see this image.
I have made all the feeds publicly accessible
by clicking on the globe image against each feed. if you want them to be private just click the globe again (default is private
but I like mine to be available to the public).
Now let’s go back to the 7 inputs as we have a few mods to do including adding the descriptions as they are currently only shown in the feeds page. Actually adding the descriptions is a little difficult in the input screen as it keeps refreshing the page at 10s intervals so you have to be quick
when typing each description. The description field is accessed by clicking the pen icon against each input. You should now have something like this.
The only other thing left to do in this section is to get the Real Power to keep a sum of the total energy used
. The Peacefair Pzem actually already has this data and its input E1 Energy WH. Our app is not just for the Pzem though so we also create a cumulative energy used to date for use by the EmonCMS database. Select the Real Power input and click the spanner at the end of the row.
Select the Power to Kwh
process from the drop down list, over type Real Power with KWH
and leave all the other settings as default and click add.
Few more details to follow in the next post.