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Thanks for the info. I sent support an email.

One more thing - the web app for the community, community.sense.com is much more flexible, and does allow pictures. Very useful for these kinds of discussion.

A factory reset, then rerunning the setup program seems to have fixed the problem. I rechecked all the connections to assure the installation was correct, and this time it was successful. The first setup got hung up detecting the solar system. This must be done during daylight hours while the system is producing. Thanks again.

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Glad you got this squared away @ghsch, we’re happy to have you!

Came here to discuss more advanced topics like generator use. I have been a user for over a year but have never had a chance to come into the forum. I am a computer engineer for a large communications company, and other than IoT cameras and door locks, don’t have much in the way of Smart Home gear yet.

I do post to Reddit under user : majorgearhead

Hope to be of some use to someone as I have taken the plunge in installing accessory CT clamps for my 22kW Generaac and ATS.

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Hello! I live in Pacific Northwest. I got my Sense in May, installed it when my solar array went online. Neat to see the second by second pushing to grid.

Not much smart in the house other than me, at times that’s also debatable…

Have a big always on bubble, proportionally for me at least: I’m a decent miser at consumption. Haven’t seen a lot of findings from Sense so far.

As for barbeque, I’m from the South, Georgia, although my personal favorite is N Carolina vinegar style sauce.

I don’t post on Reddit, nearly never on Twitter as well, but I’m @SolverDude there.

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Brand new Sense user after installation yesterday. I have a 6.7Kw PV solar that has been doing “ok”, but it could be 10Kw now after adding a Chevy Bolt EV (with L2 charger) and just this past week we replaced the central AC that was dead when we bought the house here in Eastern CT 7 years ago. We installed a heat pump and the Solar was already undersized with the addition of the L2 unit. We also have an inground pool that was under reconstruction for much of the year that they solar company used to size our system. I wanted bigger but the rebates/tax incentives would only allow for a percentage of “current use”. I’m hoping to see where I can reduce costs or identify inefficient appliances. Especially since those of us here in CT pay ridiculous electrical ‘delivery’ rates.

I don’t post on social media much and haven’t gotten into the smart home as much as my job title as Network Administrator would imply. Having been a computer geek for well over 30 years you’d think my whole house would be “smart”.

Sorry for the droning on.

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A lot of solar house “load shifting” talk around here sounds relevant to your world:

https://community.sense.com/search?q=load%20shifting

Welcome.

Installed Sense yesterday. Use case: 100-amp sub-panel in my garage used for home shop. Mostly 240v equipment. Mainly want power metering for tax purposes. Any ID of equipment is a plus. The shop is a side gig - work in financial services/insurance.

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Hi everyone, just got this installed in my remodeled house!

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Hello All, I’m a Chief Engineer and installed Sense over the weekend. I’ve been keeping tabs on Sense for the past 2.5 years to see progress, user reviews, etc. however June 1st seemed like usage at our home went a bit higher and decided to order and get it going. Ordered Friday, received Sunday via Amazon!

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Hi, im a Database Admin and installed Sense when I got a Solar system.

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Hi @scottdmolloy! Welcome to the Sense Community :slight_smile:

Hi, I’m Bill in Carlsbad, CA.

I’m a Chief Information Officer for a Diagnostic Laboratory. I thought originally that a neurio was the way to go; however, the product got acquired by another company and I did not find that it was providing at all what I was looking for. Then I found Sense. I’m definitely a data guy so I installed Sense myself and the Solar CTs on July 25th. I purchased a home last year and installed an 8.71kWh solar system. We have a small home with a pool/spa, AC that we run when we want and a Tesla M3AWD EV (hence the size of the solar system). What I find amazing is the near real-time data flow and the sensitivity to showing extremely small spikes. Not what I’m used to seeing from the ex-neurio or on PVOutput.org. I now have 3 devices that have popped up so I’m glad to see if working. I’m definitely a Smart Home guy as well.

I only post on product-oriented forums. Not FB, Twitter, Reddit, etc.

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Hi,

My name is Tom, and I recently bought the Sense. I discovered the product while watching “Ask This Old House” on TV, and thought it was a really cool concept. I’ve always been a techy, and ML improvements in the recent years have really intrigued me. I am looking forward to what the Sense can bring to me knowledge wise on how my home is using energy.

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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts!

Hi, I am Andy, a retired computer engineer and technology enthusiast. We recently built a Passive House and I was hoping for a large energy reduction. I originally installed three sense units (one on each panel) 6 weeks ago because I didn’t believe the electric company, but turns out the sense readings add up exactly to what I am being billed. I think the bottom line is that most of my always on usage is computers, servers, smart home hubs, etc, These Sense devices have been super to understand my total usage but I have to admit I am quite impatient waiting for device identification with only a handful done so far.

Look forward to sharing experiences

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Welcome … Prime candidate for an attic/roof sensor to add to the data:

I have used Sense for about 2 weeks. Sense started to dectect some devices yesterday.

I bought Sense in order to monitor the loads in our house, to prevent overload/outage. However, I found that it can not monitor the current (Amps) of the 2 main lines seperately. I don’t know if one of them is reaching the limit.

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Early days!

If one or both phases/legs of your panel reaches maximum load (rare, because breakers would probably trip before that happens) Sense should still comfortably show that load in the main Power Meter, possibly with a plateaued waveform. There is significant over-tolerance with the Sense clamps, they are converting the current (amps) in the main wires into millamps (through induction).

You can activate Sense Labs if you haven’t already and you may get some indications of what’s going on the Power Quality or Motor Stalls.

There are plenty of existing topics that likely cover your issue but feel free to create a post with your issue since here is not the place for an extensive troubleshoot dialog. Welcome!

My understanding of what @PaulDelSolar is requesting is an old request seen in this forum -
“Track use by phase” in the Product Wishlist forum discussion from Jan 2018.

Paul, search for this forum discussion and add your vote by clicking on the ‘like’ (heart).

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