Thank you for your contributions to this Sense Community Blog.
You have created a treasure trove of extremely valuable information; especially for someone like me.
What brought you here?
A benefactor helped me expand my off-grid solar electricity system so I could better age-in-place while also continuing my off-grid R & D development projects. The Sense Monitor was a part of that generous gift.
I dove into this blog because the Sense Labs Power Quality data revealed an unusual number of voltage dips and spikes. I wanted to learn everything possible, especially as it pertains to Off-Grid applications, while pursuing troubleshooting steps.
I also wanted to do my due diligence and read everything recommended, and more, before reaching out for assistance.
How long have you been using Sense?
The Sense monitor was installed two months ago and triggered my obsession with the power quality issues.
What do you do for work?
I am the owner, manager and laborer within the Broadwell Hill Forest Farm and Off-Grid Learning Center. I am also a RN community health advocate and educator with a background in preparedness, public health infrastructure and pandemic planning.
What other smart home tech do you have?
I do not have any of the smart home tech often mentioned within this community, e.g. alexa, hue, smart plugs, etc.
However, I do have two very smart SMA inverters, two Tesla Powerwall II batteries and the Tesla Gateway 2 with the Tesla mobile app that tells me about my solar generation, battery charging, usage patterns, etc.
But, fundamentally, all the electrical gadgets, equipment and appliances, seem like smart tech after my time being a cave dweller. Living without is a great way to learn energy conservation
I stripped away all addictions to electricity, running water and other modern conveniences. I then started over in a more balanced manner as I designed and built my passive and active solar shelter systems.
My electrical consumption is still minimal, except on sunny days!
What’s your favorite type of barbecue?
I love campfire gatherings with fresh caught fish from the pond, venison and dry-aged beef tenderloin slices cooked to raw perfection on the grill with nothing but the hickory smoke with sprinkles of salt and pepper complementing the blissful experience. The memories, including the laughter of kids echoing across the pond and the smiling chatter of adults rising up around the flickering campfire brings a smile to my face.
Thank you for asking about my favorite type of Barbecue!
Do you post on Reddit? No
Have a Twitter handle? No
But, I am active on Facebook with education and advocacy.
Do you have any other questions?