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Offline rearden

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GE Brillion and geospring.
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:14:47 pm »
I purchased a Geospring heat pump water heater and am quite happy so far.  I noticed that it came with a connection port which will attach a communications module that should to work with Ge Nucleus power monitor and automation device.  I seems GE killed the Nucleus project.  It also seems like all such projects are exculsively run through the power company and if you power company doesn't happen to partner with them you are hosed and the power company has all the control.  GE Brillion seems to be limited now to being able to turn on your (very expensive) oven with your iphone. :(

I want to be able to dynamically adjust my water heaters temp and mode so I can lower it during peak power times and turn it up when my solar panels are generating.

GE always seems to have great fanfare and abysmal execution.  Given a decent interface the communication should be simple and could interface with anything.

Has anyone done anything with GE Brillion or communicating with a GeoSpring HPWH and getting it to communicate with a vera?

rearden

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Re: GE Brillion and geospring.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 11:01:24 pm »
Unless there is documentation for the api to communicate with it, you may be at a loss.

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Re: GE Brillion and geospring.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 11:07:39 am »
Some updates to my question:
There appears to be some resurrection of brillion with Connect Plus:
PBX10W00Y0
https://www.geapplianceparts.com/store/parts/spec/PBX10W00Y0

Better yet, GE is playing around with the makerspace with what they call a Green Bean:
https://firstbuild.com/greenbean/

it has a usb interface, runs node.js (which I have not been able to get the environment setup successfully yet)

It is reportedly works with several GE Brillion appliances in addition to the geospring like ovens, dishwasher, dryer, fridge, etc.

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Re: GE Brillion and geospring.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 09:15:05 am »
Some updates to my question:
There appears to be some resurrection of brillion with Connect Plus:
PBX10W00Y0
https://www.geapplianceparts.com/store/parts/spec/PBX10W00Y0

Better yet, GE is playing around with the makerspace with what they call a Green Bean:
https://firstbuild.com/greenbean/

it has a usb interface, runs node.js (which I have not been able to get the environment setup successfully yet)

It is reportedly works with several GE Brillion appliances in addition to the geospring like ovens, dishwasher, dryer, fridge, etc.

rearden

Were you ever able to get this working? I'm interested in building an interface for the GreenBean but FirstBuild no longer sells them.

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Re: GE Brillion and geospring.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 05:36:52 am »
Some updates to my question:
There appears to be some resurrection of brillion with Connect Plus:
PBX10W00Y0
https://www.geapplianceparts.com/store/parts/spec/PBX10W00Y0

Better yet, GE is playing around with the makerspace with what they call a Green Bean:
https://firstbuild.com/greenbean/

it has a usb interface, runs node.js (which I have not been able to get the environment setup successfully yet)

It is reportedly works with several GE Brillion appliances in addition to the geospring like ovens, dishwasher, dryer, fridge, etc.

rearden

Thanks for the info.