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Offline Scarab

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Oil Tank Monitoring
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:12:05 pm »
I have been looking for something to monitor my fuel level in my oil tank.  Ideally it would be z-wave for low power and talk directly to Vera but I have had no luck.  I did find some wireless systems but most seem to be a dedicated connection to their remote unit not using zwave or ZigBee.  If someone knows of a Z-wave option please let me know

I did however find a nice ultra sonic unit  WiFi based unit from Rollie Systems http://rolliesystems.com/single.pdf

It isn't exactly what I am looking for as I don't care about the remote display unit (though for this that is called the local and the tank module is the remote).  It appears you can buy just the tank module http://www.fuelminder.biz/rollie%20systems/wtg1%20remote%20tank%20gauge.html but from the instructions the Wi-Fi and configuration are done through the display unit.  With the unit being on the network via WiFi and talking to a website for monitoring I am certain their should be a way for Vera to talk to the unit or its website to extract the data.

Does anyone have any ideas or know more about this or even know of an alternative?

Offline RichardTSchaefer

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Re: Oil Tank Monitoring
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 08:56:04 am »
Some folks have used MySensor using and ultrasonic position sensor to sense the fluid level in the tank.