Better data cable for Current cost envi


#1

I have 2 cables and they seem to be rather unreliable having the “Prolific” chip set. Does anyone know of a cable that has a better chip set and driver which would do the same job? I noticed some like “FTDI USB to RJ45 fit for Cisco Console Cable Windows 8, 7, Vista MAC Linux RS232” which has the right plumbing connections but I don’t know if the pin allocations are suitable etc - beyond my skills! Any thoughts?


#2

Used the Prolific cable for 3 years or so and they were always
having problems connecting, finally decided to get a Energyhive Hub
and since I don’t need the computer on to upload data and it’s rock
solid I know my system is up and reporting.


#3

Thanks for this Augarry. Is this all I need to get data into PVOUTPUT or do I need to have something in between like a subscription to somewhere?

I actually update 3 streams - 2 from current cost and one direct from my inverter via it’s bluetooth, but (if Energyhive will handle 3 streams?) I could simply put a cc clamp on my inverter output to monitor production, usage and my third stream is gas consumption.
Do you think this would work?.


#4

I’ve been using the Current Cost for many years to measure and upload consumption and extended values of individual circuits to PVOutput and has been working without problems; however I recently broke my original CurrentCost USB Cable (which I admit had driver issues over the years with Windows 10 but was manageable), However every new cable I’ve tried to use I am constantly getting 0 values uploaded to PVOutput which is incorrect. I guess maybe it’s time to replace the whole system with something else… does anyone have any recommendation for a 200-amp service and at least 6+ circuits to individually monitor. Ideally all of this should be uploaded automatically to PVOuput without the need for a computer and PVIntegrationService running on said computer to upload the data. Ideally what ever I purchase should be a one time cost and not a subscription service… I have Enphase Inverters by the way if that makes any difference. Located in the USA.


#5

The only system I have seen recently which allows for such detailed monitoring of individual systems is Curb. You can get the info here: https://energycurb.com/
It is not inexpensive, however, and is available from Amazon.com.
Another system is eMonitor. You can investigate that system here: https://www.energycircle.com/energy-monitors/emonitor-energy-monitor-service-3rd-generation


#6

im using the standard cable and having no issues


#7

I guess I’m curious what the Energyhive Hub does when paired with an existing Current Cost system, I haven’t been able to find an original cable to replace the original one I broke; $100 later between 4+ cables I still not 100% back and working


#8

The Energyhive pairs with the transmitters in switch board which are accessed on the energyhive site which finds your units ip and that’s about it other than configuring each input (lots of instructions from aussiehomeenergy) so you can still watch your home screen or just switch them off and monitor them on PVOutput.


#9

I bought 2 cables when i got the device 1 still brand new but i have no idea where it is