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Title: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Henkes on January 24, 2012, 06:52:29 am
I've recently acquired the 6port PowerNode in the hope that it would work together with MiCasaVerde's Vera gateway. So far I've been able to have the Vera control the individual plugs, however, there are some abnormalities:
 
- It shows up as 7 switches,  (altid: e1 to e6 and 6), the function of the 7th one (altid 6) is unclear for me. It seems to only switch the e1.
- to my knowledge it should report energy usage per plug, at this moment I only get energy reports for the e1 and 6 and for the other ones it's missing or irregular.

http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/ (http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/)

I've allready contacted GreenWave about this but they only give support when it's used with their gateway.

Does anyone else have experience with this combo?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: TheGadgetGuy on January 25, 2012, 11:42:57 pm
How were you able to acquire their powernode?  I have not been able to locate it for sale anywhere.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Henkes on January 26, 2012, 03:04:07 am
A Dutch electricity company sells them:

http://www.nuonenergiewinkel.nl/nuon-e-manager (http://www.nuonenergiewinkel.nl/nuon-e-manager)
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: quipere on February 03, 2012, 08:27:05 am
I have the exact same problem only altid 6, and occasionally e1, report energy usage. Did you ever find a solution to this?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Henkes on February 04, 2012, 07:35:47 am
No, I haven't. Now I only use the switch part.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: buffermand on February 16, 2012, 01:58:55 pm
I have the green wave powernote, but i don't know how to incl. the powernotes to my micasa, can you please help me withs buttons I have to press and the sequence.

Thanks
Bjørn
Title: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: hifs on February 16, 2012, 07:00:10 pm
I didn't see a US version of this device on the Dutch website. Does anyone happen to know where to get a US version?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on March 20, 2012, 10:28:00 am
Jeej i got my greenwave 6 port powernode finally
pain in ze aars to add it to the vera lol (not due to vera though)
the way to add this thingy :
first go in the UI5 locally and to devices. there click on add device and add z-wave device. the upper one. u get this screen where it says its looking for devices.
now get your powernode and decide on what group you want this device to be. it has this turning wheel on the side where you can set it to a particular group. if you have more of these powernodes you can set them to different groups and so it wont put all the energyconsume-info on one device. for example you have two powernode and both set to group 1 , it will count all the energy of both device and put it in the device tile. if you  put one on group 1 and one on group 2 , it will separate both.. not sure though if this is supported by the vera. for vera to be able to work with groups you will have to have it on automatic configuration.
so now.. enough bladiebla lets get to business
set the powernode with the turningwheel on the BLACK color.
put it in a mains-outlet nearby the vera.
u probably see it turn on with a white light if not turn it on.
now wait a 10 secs for something to happen. like vera sees it or the device green round light starts to turn around. if not its ok too
then you would check the vera is looking for devices and then press the litte button on the side of the powernode.. (not this one next to the cord as this is the overloadprotection)
wait and see if the green lights start turn and vera sees it. press next in that case. do not test as this aint work. just press next.
now u see this device which u can give a name so do that and press next and close and look at the dashboard to see if you see device found logs in the bleu window on top. if so wait some 10 minute and reload the dashboard. it will appears as 7 tiles.
The rest i still have to find out as there was no docs or manual delivered with the thing, had to find out myself.
I also did a configure node and discover neighbours and after that a z-wave heal proces. this is standard procedure which works pretty well most of the time.   
so now i end up with this energy measuring and 6 port separate controlled powernode. pretty cool device for its 45 euro i might say. it is the most usable version i could find till now.
 
edits:
it happens to be a :  Greenwave Schuko G3 ZW MP 10A powernode white. (schuko G3 is the type of connectors it uses, zw=z-wave  mp=multi-port ,10A=powerrating)
the manual : http://greenwavereality.com/downloads/pdfs/PowerNode_manual_english.pdf (http://greenwavereality.com/downloads/pdfs/PowerNode_manual_english.pdf)
patent stuff http://www.sumobrain.com/patents/wipo/Power-node-energy-management/WO2011050212.html (http://www.sumobrain.com/patents/wipo/Power-node-energy-management/WO2011050212.html)
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on March 20, 2012, 10:30:57 am
I didn't see a US version of this device on the Dutch website. Does anyone happen to know where to get a US version?
there where not sold yet when i bought this. but you can try in singapore. it is most definatly worth its money.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on March 20, 2012, 03:22:44 pm
I've recently acquired the 6port PowerNode in the hope that it would work together with MiCasaVerde's Vera gateway. So far I've been able to have the Vera control the individual plugs, however, there are some abnormalities:
 
- It shows up as 7 switches,  (altid: e1 to e6 and 6), the function of the 7th one (altid 6) is unclear for me. It seems to only switch the e1.
- to my knowledge it should report energy usage per plug, at this moment I only get energy reports for the e1 and 6 and for the other ones it's missing or irregular.

http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/ (http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/)

I've allready contacted GreenWave about this but they only give support when it's used with their gateway.

Does anyone else have experience with this combo?
the 6 device is 4 in my vera, this is the parent device
the e1 - e6 are child-devices.
the device 6 is suppose to switch all ports whereas each child switches the corresponding port 1-6
only the first e1 device gets it energy-usage to the parent, the other ones seem to not work, allthough there are settings for it and a kwh meter shows in advanced properties. somewhere something is missing :)
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Martinvdm on May 05, 2012, 05:18:12 am
Someone already got this working the right way? With energy monitoring in mios?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: intveltr on May 05, 2012, 06:46:18 am
Quote
there where not sold yet when i bought this. but you can try in singapore. it is most definatly worth its money.

It sure is... I saw this offered as part of an energy company's smart home offering, but I never realized it uses z-wave (they don't even mention it). Pretty sweet power strip for €50
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Martinvdm on May 05, 2012, 05:55:14 pm
I really want t buy one, but like to know if it works well with vera 3.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on May 14, 2012, 11:21:45 am
I really want t buy one, but like to know if it works well with vera 3.
the EU version i have works great and i use it dayly to switch my stereo-equipment , there are 6 switchable ports on it, it is only the wattage-usage measuring that is not working 100%.
It does however show energy usage for the parent-device and for subdevice e1 and sometimes for e2 till e6
The switching part works great and one can use every single one of the outlets in a scene or as a separate switch.
Vera needs parameters for the device in order to work 100% on it. the greenwave reality company is not willing to give these so i asked our local nuon company to deliver the technical documentation, still waiting on answer though.
 
edit: forgot to mention : i even got it to work as a master slave device.  just for the fun of it i made this setup : 1 everspring measuring switch which measures wattage. if wattage goes above 10 watt (antenna amplifier uses 11w) then turn on tv e1> if tv = on > turn on stereo e2> if stereo=on > turn on subwoofer e3 . vacuum-cleaner on port e4 . if e4 = on > turn off e2 and e3  to prevent overload and turn on lights on 100% level to see what im doing lol. e5 = laptop which is allways on and e6 is my external drive which turns on if e5 is on.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: guest13549 on October 14, 2012, 04:43:46 am
Having just found this thread, and seeing that the device has a very attractive price, I want the latest status! :)

Did anyone ask micasaverde about better support of this device? What was their response?

And:- did anyone succeed in order from outside The Netherlands? The order form does not allow country selection... :(

Edit: Seeing that the device is reported to be "fully supported"* in Open Z-Wave library, there must be hope for us Vera owners as well? http://www.domoticaforum.eu/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7533 (http://www.domoticaforum.eu/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7533)

(*Perhaps this does not include power metering)
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: BOFH on October 14, 2012, 01:23:34 pm
Grrr, my dad can order me one (he's in NL) but Nuon only has the 220v Euro version which has the Euro z-wave frequency. If it was just the plugs, I would have taken the chance and hade dad stick 6 plugs with it so I could have made short conversion cables to US sockets.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Otje on December 21, 2012, 06:36:51 pm
Hello

i also bought one today but I can not get it to work
When I include the device i often get only one instance, and it fails to config.
Sometims I get 7 devices which I was hoping for, and I am able to switch but only a few times
mostly i get time out errors, it seems to loose the configuration.

I cant get it stable.  To me it looks like a configuration error.

any ideas?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: a-lurker on December 21, 2012, 07:55:24 pm
Just out of interest - there is an Australian version of this device but unfortunately it isn't for sale. If anyone knows differently please let us know.

http://www.pepper1.net/zwavedb/?sort=name&sort_type=desc&filter_cmd_class=&filter_frequency=3&filter_language=&filter_manufacturer=40

Slow download:

http://ihdtrialspausnet.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/spa_kitinstallationguidefinal.pdf
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Otje on December 22, 2012, 05:34:36 am
today I tried again.

i got it to work, and all could be switched on/off.

After 3 minutes or so i started to get retries and finally got the timeouts and no switch responds anymore.

any idea? I may have to give up now, i have included the device over 40 times now i think...
Title: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: futzle on December 22, 2012, 05:42:39 am
Time to get MCV support involved.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Otje on January 16, 2013, 02:12:51 pm
i have got MCV involved via support ticket but this did not give me any help.
i have provided the logs but now i have returned the device

probably i had a faulty unit.

Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Catr on January 17, 2013, 02:05:14 pm
i have got MCV involved via support ticket but this did not give me any help.
i have provided the logs but now i have returned the device

probably i had a faulty unit.

My 6 switch is working, only e1 gives watt reading.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ric on February 24, 2013, 06:07:44 am
Someone got the actual usage W reading to work on all ports?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on February 26, 2013, 03:21:50 am
Someone got the actual usage W reading to work on all ports?
sort off..
i have done some testing and tried to find the parameters for the device alas not really succesfull in finding those and greenwave and nuon wont give me the required documents. even micasaverde asked them for the documents and they are not willing to give these.
after a lot of playing around and trying to get it work i found this works best:

- totally disconnect all ports on the 6 port. (pull plugs if any, all except mains offcourse)
- exclude the 6-port from vera and after that unplug 6-port from mains.
- reset the 6-port to fabric-values (i turn it on with the connect-button pushed for 10 secs or 30 or so, since no documentation i used standard method)
- disconnect 6-port from mains. put the 6-port color wheel on the side to BLACK color with no number. plug in mains.
- wait for it to turn on or flash leds or whatever it needs to do.
- go to vera devices>add devices>add advanced z-wave device > Include one node(s) of type   any with   high power and timeout after  60 secs
- take 6-port and press the little connect button on the short side of the 6 port.
- wait for it to show up and do not change anything but press next when its done. (wait at least 5 minutes)
- go to devices on vera and press ctrl-f5
- see if all 7 devices has been added.
- in the childtabs u see that e1 has all parameters but the rest probably has not (ServiceId:EnergyMetering1)
KWH
KWHReading
Watts
Log
ActualUsage
- u need to add those parameters to e2-e6. UI5 is flaky so adding them through the web-interface is not gonna work properly unless u do it 1 by 1 and save between and check if it done. use luup for it.
-using luup for it :
goto dashboard > apps > tab develop apps and click Test luup code , put in there :
Code: [Select]
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1","KWH",0,<device-id>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1","KWHReading",0,<device-id>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1","Watts",0,<device-id>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1","Log",0,<device-id>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1","ActualUsage",0,<device-id>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZwaveDevice1", "MeterType", 1, <device-ID>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZwaveDevice1", "MeterScale", 5, <device-ID>)
- now create a scene that uses advanced luup to poll in order father device, e1,e2,e3,e4,e5,e6  (this refreshes the energycounter)

Luup for polling 6 port to refresh counters. assuming 6 port is device 20 and childs e1 till e6 are 21 till 26 :

Code: [Select]
local DEVICES = { 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 }
local ACTION = "Poll"
local JOB_STATUSES = {
    [-1] = "job doesn't exist",
    [0]  = "job waiting to start",
    [1]  = "job in progress",
    [2]  = "job error",
    [3]  = "job aborted",
    [4]  = "job done",
    [5]  = "job waiting for callback",
    [6]  = "job requeue",
    [7]  = "job in progress with pending data"
}

if (#DEVICES == 0) then
    for k, v in pairs(luup.devices) do
        if (v.device_num_parent == 1) then
            DEVICES[#DEVICES + 1] = k
        end
    end
end

for i, v in ipairs(DEVICES) do
    local status, errorMsg, jobId, args = luup.call_action("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1", ACTION, {}, v)
    luup.call_delay("checkJobStatus", 60, tostring(v)..","..tostring(jobId))
end

function checkJobStatus(data)
    local device, jobId = data:match("^(%d+),(%d+)$")
    jobId = tonumber(jobId, 10)
    device = tonumber(device, 10)
    local jobStatus = luup.job.status(jobId, device)
    local date = os.date("%Y.%m.%d %H:%M", os.time())

    local file = io.open("/etc/cmh/script_output", "a+")
    file:write(date.."\tDevice #"..device.."("..luup.devices[device].description..") job #"..jobId.."("..ACTION..") status = "..jobStatus.." ("..JOB_STATUSES[jobStatus]..").\n")
    file:close()
end

now u have to fiddle a bit and see when the 6-port starts blinking green led. its once every hour but it start this sequence when u plug it in or connect it to vera i think. so when u see the green led blinking on the device (it lost signal says the manual. not the green/white blinking but 2 segment green). this is where u start the polling scene. use this as start time and make a schedule to run the scene every hour starting at the time of the first blink u have seen on the 6-port once everything is working.
still work in progress..
edit: added luup code and improvements
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ric on February 27, 2013, 05:05:37 am
Thanks, strange behaviour of the manufacture. I guess they want to sell there own controller.
I'm more novice than that, but I want to learn.
How do I add parameters with luup?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on February 27, 2013, 05:36:16 am
you can also add them in the advanced tab of the (sub-)device

in Luup that would be

Code: [Select]
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1", "ActualUsage", 1, DEVICE)
DEVICE would be the #ID of the device u want to set (e1 till e6 in this case, not the e1 but the device nr of e1)
if u search around the forum u will find options to do it by http:// request also

edit: removed upnp thing, added info
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ric on February 28, 2013, 10:25:18 am
OK, I added the 5 missing parameters to the child devices with luup code:
"luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1", "Watts", 1, 63)"   etc. (I removed the "upnp-")
Now all the devices are showing 1W (i guess from the parameter 1).
Maybe my "polling scene" is not going of at the right moment. Haven't seen my device blinking only green, its always green with a short white.
I'm going to test a bit more.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: guest13549 on March 01, 2013, 11:48:40 am
OK, I added the 5 missing parameters to the child devices with luup code:
"luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:EnergyMetering1", "Watts", 1, 63)"   etc. (I removed the "upnp-")
Now all the devices are showing 1W (i guess from the parameter 1).
Maybe my "polling scene" is not going of at the right moment. Haven't seen my device blinking only green, its always green with a short white.
I'm going to test a bit more.

OK, So I also have one of these devices, and would like to get the W meter to work.
How would I run the luup code to set-up the individual outputs?
Did you make a block of lines like the one above for each output?
 ???
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ric on March 02, 2013, 03:57:37 am
Yes, I copy/paste all the code in to the "Test luup code" box under Apps/ develop apps.
I did it as a block with all the missing information.


But now the boxes are displaying 1 W and I can't get it to update.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on March 04, 2013, 11:14:10 pm
maybe it also need :
MeterType      1
MeterScale        5

luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZwaveDevice1", "MeterType", 1, <device-ID>)
luup.variable_set("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZwaveDevice1", "MeterScale", 5, <device-ID>)

indeed it flashes green with a short white, which according to manual is loss of signal to the vera.
it also flashes just green in a very slow pattern, this is what u need. it does this once every hour from what i noticed.

i found some configurationsettings to set or monitor for the device: (6 port main device > device options > add configuration settings)
1 has value 2 and stays 2 since i monitored it
2 has value 128 when set on black color and 129 when set on color 1 so i presume 130 color 2 etc..

to set monitor variable in devicesetting-advanced:  VariablesSet  1,m,,2,m,,
do not forget the ,, as vera gives error setting user variable then. and also do not change the options>add config settings after save of this set.
from what i read in the firmware fixes for the next firmware the string for receive is not big enough to hold all the data from the 6-port and it has issues with multichannel associations and some with the monitoring of non-existing variables. hopefully fixed next firmware upgrade.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: guest13549 on March 27, 2013, 12:18:06 pm
Any updates on this?

I have some strange behavior from mine,
Output 1 gives the last W change (I think), mother node also, but not as quick.  The other ones stay at 0. I have added teh Metertype and scale. Maybe I should try to reset and restart?

Is it working as expected for you Da_JoJo and riclun80?

Also, is there a way of disabling the LED's?
I am using mine in the home cinema, and it is really annoying. The normal piece of tape does not help - the LED is too strong.
I tried to open it, to desolder the LED's, but I only had bits, and they would not reach the deepest screws. :(
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ric on March 29, 2013, 07:32:00 am
No, I only have it working on the "e1" (and it seems to be the total load for the strip) the others don't update their values.
And one of the mother devices are stuck on 108W, some times it changes but always around 100.
Right now its on hold / given up.

I have aluminium tape, thats the best light blocker.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: j.hoekstra on April 07, 2013, 07:48:44 am
@vespaman and @Ric:
Try this (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/DstrFY895IYtlVp1NPmPiOZm/full.png) to stop the annoying blinking.

Regarding the child-devices: does one need to poll to get the power-usage after setting parameters?
Does the parent-device sum up total usage?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: gijs on May 01, 2013, 02:25:01 pm
@ Da_JoJo

any chance that you could write a plugin for this device?
The device it self has enough potential as far as i can see.
I just bought one to see if i can get it to work.

It looked that i only could do a factory reset when NOT in BLACK mode (also tried to hold powerswitch or inclusion switch to reset).
After doing so i could include the device in BLACK mode without any problem.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Jackpost on May 03, 2013, 12:38:22 pm
Has anyone observed how your 6port PowerNode behaves after power loss?

My 6port PowerNode switches all 6 ports to "on" when power is restored after a power disconnect, Vera UI5 does not display this "on" status, however when "off" is selected in UI5, the port reacts accordingly and switches off.

kind of worrying behaviour if its structural on all 6port PowerNodes...
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Jackpost on May 20, 2013, 04:14:12 am
The single port greenwave behaves the same way as the 6 port; it defaults to power "on" after loss of mains power.

Vera will show incorrect status for a couple of minutes (until the flashing green leds stop), then shows correct "on" status.

The device is not suitable for your TV or cookers...a power drop at night will set your appliance to on for the rest of the night...
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on May 26, 2013, 08:54:36 pm
@ Da_JoJo

any chance that you could write a plugin for this device?
The device it self has enough potential as far as i can see.
I just bought one to see if i can get it to work.

It looked that i only could do a factory reset when NOT in BLACK mode (also tried to hold powerswitch or inclusion switch to reset).
After doing so i could include the device in BLACK mode without any problem.

not possible to write a plugin since it uses default on/off switch implementation and would ruin that.

The single port greenwave behaves the same way as the 6 port; it defaults to power "on" after loss of mains power.

Vera will show incorrect status for a couple of minutes (until the flashing green leds stop), then shows correct "on" status.

The device is not suitable for your TV or cookers...a power drop at night will set your appliance to on for the rest of the night...
this is indeed worrying. i never have power-outages so im not that worried but it is undesired behaviour. perhaps there is a way to reset it to "off" after powerloss.

i have ordered a second 6-port for further testing and one for ap15e, perhaps he can figure it out since he got more knowledge of the vera system then i have.
so far parameter 1 controls the led ? 255 for off   and corresponding to the color-wheel 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. so probably it does tell the controller which group it is in.
parameter 2 is 128,129,130 etc corresponding also to the color-wheel setting.
for vera it needs to be on group 3 for control so i put it on third color counting from black which is no-group apparently.
doesnt matter for switching ports only for energyconsumption.
nuon is still not wanting to give me details on the parameters , telling me they dont know and refer me to manifacturer which in turn send me to nuon.
device works well since i bought it a year ago and never failed on switching the 6 ports on it, even when the device is blinking and supposely lost connection.
i settled with the fact that the energy-measuring isnt all that allthough sometimes it gives me readings on other ports then e1 and e6. this is probably due to the fact that it sends a lot of data to vera and vera has a time-out before it completes.
we need to know all the parameters the 6-port uses and what they do exactly. micasaverde is willing to implement it, but they need to know all parameters and stuff to be able to do that.
if anyone outside the netherlands wants to buy the 6-port give me a pm. you need to pay in advance the cost/shipping then i can order one and send it to you. keep in mind it is EU frequency and 220v
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Jackpost on June 27, 2013, 02:00:19 am
A crude way to detect and correct unwanted "On" of all ports after loss of mains power:
Use a free port to "detect" power loss (port goes to "On"), have a scene trigger on this event and have the scene set the correct status for the other 5 ports...
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on June 27, 2013, 08:06:44 pm
you will have to turn off the detection port also otherwise it would keep triggering the scene
the second powernode i have is working fine also on the same group/color as the other one i have. i have set the time-out parameter 1 to 128 which is working ok and not blinking the led anymore on the devices.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: hek on July 04, 2013, 10:22:41 am
@Da_Jojo
"Love Light" ;)

Interested in this powerstrip but the weird behavior of the manufacturer is a bit troublesome...
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on July 08, 2013, 07:06:24 am
before one gets the wrong idea lol
both powerstrips i have are very good working for over a year now.
i contacted ergy company and they are going to see if they can help out with the energy measuring problem, or at least gonna make sure the plugin wont crash on it as it did.
since latest firmware i get 3 ports of the powerstrip updated with wattage used. they seem not correct though. besides that issue its a great value for money device.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: koburg on March 26, 2014, 01:04:37 pm
I've recently acquired the 6port PowerNode in the hope that it would work together with MiCasaVerde's Vera gateway. So far I've been able to have the Vera control the individual plugs, however, there are some abnormalities:
 
- It shows up as 7 switches,  (altid: e1 to e6 and 6), the function of the 7th one (altid 6) is unclear for me. It seems to only switch the e1.
- to my knowledge it should report energy usage per plug, at this moment I only get energy reports for the e1 and 6 and for the other ones it's missing or irregular.

http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/ (http://www.greenwavereality.com/solutions/energymgmt/)

I've allready contacted GreenWave about this but they only give support when it's used with their gateway.

Does anyone else have experience with this combo?

Is there anybody who can tell me how you got the main switch. to work so it can turn on/off all the 6 nodes instead of e1 only ?

Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: freemann on March 28, 2014, 05:39:53 am
I also have some questions about this solution. Yesterday i ran the LUA code and that added the blue "actualUsage" box to the childs. Also i added a scene with the LUA poll code and thats running every minute. I see that the devices are polled (green bar below the child), but the figure in the blue box isn't changing/updated...

Whats going wrong?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: freemann on March 28, 2014, 04:20:00 pm
I also noticed that aslong as the "poll-scene" is running, all the other actions on the Vera are delayed.
For example;
The green "poll-bars" appeare under each child and when i use imperihome to switch the standalone smartplug, then plug toggle on/off when the scene is ready. In most cases the scene runs for >20secs which results in delays from 1-20 secs to toggle a smartplug/port when the scene is running.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: freemann on April 01, 2014, 02:55:12 am
Nobody?

i contacted Da_JoJo, but also no reponse yet.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Da_JoJo on May 05, 2014, 08:21:24 am
i answered ur mail but didnt get a feedback.
the thing is the vera cannot handle so much childdevices and as result times out before all data is send.  the powernode sends data on hourly basis so it means it only updates powerconsumption once an hour.
i contacted ergy and helped them out with the plugin , they fixed the lockup in ergy caused by the powernode. they wanted a powernode to figure out how to read it properly but they didnt answer my mail telling them they could lend one of my powernodes for testing.
also mcv is aware of the problem with multi-device z-wave errors and trying to fix this in the new UI7.
there should be a variable that can turn on/off the whole powernode but i have no time to go through all variables to see which one it is and greenwave is of no help at all. nuon says they cant get the data for the device from greenwave, so we're stuck here.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: j.hoekstra on September 09, 2014, 10:07:20 am
I got usage numbers for all sockets on UI7-rc, dunno if they're correct. If they are, I contemplate getting more where devices are grouped closely together.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: fabstar81 on September 09, 2014, 11:48:13 am
So I have two 6- port power nodes. Using UI7 should show me all power consumption on all ports? How can I get UI7 then... Is it already available for official download? 
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: j.hoekstra on September 09, 2014, 01:00:11 pm
I see values close to what I expect, dunno if these are correct though.. U can get the RC-link on the beta forum.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Ashe on February 26, 2015, 06:03:09 am
A crude way to detect and correct unwanted "On" of all ports after loss of mains power:
Use a free port to "detect" power loss (port goes to "On"), have a scene trigger on this event and have the scene set the correct status for the other 5 ports...

How? Can you explain the scene?

Any news about watt measuring on Veralite@1.5.x firm?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: vosmont on June 22, 2015, 09:58:32 am
Hello,

I've found some informations on this device :
http://www.touteladomotique.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=15850&p=133328&hilit=groupe%203#p133295

It is said that the powernode is able to push its consumption. It has to be associated to the box on the group 3 (plus parameter #0).

I've tried to do these manipulations :

- Group association seems to not work
  In "Device Options", I've selected "ZWave", but after saving and reload, it's the device 39 which is set ("_Scene Controller" in my box).
  In Variables, there's :
   AssociationSet: 3,1
   AssociationGet: 3,39;

- The variable "AssociationNum" has got the value "4". I've tried to set it to "3", but it does nothing (revert to 4 on reloading).

Some ideas ?
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: JanneSjo on September 27, 2015, 06:11:48 am
Anyone being able to do some setting so that you can see energy/Watts on each node?

I am just starting with a Vera Edge and a GreenWave 6port and a 1port.

It would be really good if there was any way to see total effect in Watts on all nodes.
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: VeraEdger on December 19, 2015, 09:14:49 am
Some news about greenwave 6 and Vera Edge UI7?

I noticed this:
- no master switch
- No total power measurement, but only the last powered on number is shown. So powering on 1.2.3, shows power of 3. When you shut down number 3, Vera is showing zero.

Would be great if this would work .
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: ricky78 on December 23, 2015, 09:01:07 am
Hello, i have the same behaviour on UI5.
Besides that a very reliable switch but if the power meter will be usable for all port...then this will be absolutely perfect for my scope.

Hope that in a day it will be fixed.

Riccardo
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: reneboer on January 23, 2016, 12:55:19 pm
Hi,

I created a scene with a single line of luup code to poll the device each five minutes. This seems to keep the total power in Watts up to date, but it reports it on the first plug only. It also seems to assure the KWH readings for each of the plugs get updated.
Code: [Select]
-- Poll Power Switch seems to help in updating its readings. Set lDev to de device ID of the main, not one of the plugs
local lDev = xxx
luup.call_action("urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1","Poll",{},lDev)
Using UI7. I will create a ticket to see if Vera can help in some way.

BTW; I am using it as a standby killer for all my AV equipment. Combined with my Harmony plugin works like a charm.

Cheers Rene
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: vrampal on January 27, 2016, 09:09:26 am
Hello,

I finally get technical documentation from GreenWave.

Short version:
- param 0: Power change required to send a notification, in % from 1 to 100, default 10
- param 1: Keep alive time, in minutes from 1 to 255, default 2
- param 2: Color wheel selection, read only
- param 3: State after power loss, 0 = all off, 1 = remember last state, 2 = all on, default 2
- param 4: Led for network error, 0 = disable, 1 = enable, default 0
- assoc group 1: Color wheel change
- assoc group 2: Relay health
- assoc group 3: Power value change
- assoc group 4: Over-current protection

Long version:
Technical doc for PowerNode (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Rg4T9PEzq0Y1hlVkc1WHBqMHRNNmVIeTFmQ016YW8xSjAw/view)
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: reneboer on January 30, 2016, 09:18:52 am
Hi vrampal,

Thanks for this. It is something. Strangely enough parameters 3 and 4 are not working for me. Looking in the logs the power strip does not send a response for those. Looking at the firmware version of the power strip it is a newer version 33,4,20 vs 32,4,9 for the documentation.

Go figure. I did contact Vera and they say they are still working on support for this device in some future UI7 version.

Cheers Rene
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Peterbrown2435 on December 21, 2016, 08:29:36 am
Just found this topic and I am looking to buy the 6 port socket. Does anyone know of a current supplier
Title: Re: Compatibility GreenWave Reality 6port PowerNode
Post by: Peterbrown2435 on December 21, 2016, 08:31:14 am
Forgot to say. European or UK sockets are both okay. I will take what I can get.