I hope it’s not against the forum rules. If it is please remove the post…
I’ll be documenting my Velbus journey - maybe it will be useful for someone in the future.More technical stuff will be here on the forum, but the rest will be here: Velbus – Core Dump
I’m hoping to do all the hardware installation and programming myseff … using the forum wisdom obviously. I have the Velbus power supply and the Velbus USB gateway up and running. The rest in the box is RPI based OpenHAB + power supply. Ignore the cables - some will be replaced. Also the main incomer MCB and LV / ELV section separator will be installed soon.
Today my first real device went on line - a voltage output relay to control a pump. After some initial problems with TLS option (switched on by default, not needed for velserv) everything work smoothly. I can switch on the pump from a velbus controller or (after openHAB configuration) switch or monitor the pump from any web enabled device.
Due to time constraint I decided to temporarily use openHAB to control the pump. schedule As soon as I have a sustainable source of electricity it’ll be switched to “surplus energy mode” controlled entirely by velbus. So currently openHAB scheduler tells velbus to switch on/off the pump. Works like magic!
You know the input modules have timers on board???
But, you do it however you want.
That’s the real joy of Velbus
Ignorance is bliss. OK, I’ll dig into VelbusLink tomorrow. It doesn’t run stable on linux/lutris, so i have to do it on a windows laptop…
Another day, another velbus family device The input module is not yet connected (no velbus power, no signal), but it will be soon. The Finder meter has ton of options - I’m delighted to see the phase voltage. I’m having once in a while brown-outs (or i think so), so it should be very easy to check now.
P.S. I just realised my electrician is ignoring cable colours (all blacks, but he is not a Maori)