Ambient API call frequency changed


#1

When I switched over to the Ambient API a couple of days ago I had the same 5 minute interval calls to the API as I did with WU API.

Now I see that the Ambient API call frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes.

What changed?


#2

The temperature download is triggered by the primary device download, in the case webbox. Only when data is received from webbox when it uploads its data 5-15 minutes then an ambient download run.


#3

So why did I have temp data for every 24 hour period with the new Ambient API key when I first switched on 3/7? I had constant temp data up until yesterday which is why I posted what happened. I was getting temp data every 5 minutes even when I was not generating. I even commented that I was very happy that the Ambient key now provides constant temp data compared to the old WU API key.

I am seeing temp data every 5 minutes now up until generation starts and then temp data reduces to every 15 minutes. Same with solar insolation. It wasn’t working like this originally. I had temp data every 5 minutes throughout the day during generation. Something has changed since the switch to Ambient.


#4

PVOutput will download the last 24hrs from ambient on the first run. On each 15-minute download only the current temperature reading is recorded.

Then on each 12th download or 3-hours it will download the last 24hrs again.


#5

Thanks for the explanation of what I am now seeing BB. Matches data.