I have a Square D load center, that is, a Smart Meter combined with the breaker panel all in one unit. The challenge I have with it is that after the Smart Meter the power is fed to the main breaker with two cables for each the hot and the neutral to the main breaker (four wires going into main). Because of this setup, I can only put the sensors on two of the four wires, so my consumption is inaccurate by 1/2x. I don’t see any way to place the load sensors after the Smart Meter. The terminals splitting the hot/neutral into four cables is just after the meter. Here’s a stock photo showing the setup:
The question is how can I optimize this setup so the readings are accurate. I am also concerned the device categorization models won’t work properly with this setup.
Already, the graphs seem quite confused with my solar setup.The load shows up as proportional to the solar generation – this is not correct. It seems to be calculated based on the difference between measured solar output and measured back feed to grid. Since my load measurement (back feed while generating) is 1/2 expected, then I have this incorrect load reported. At night time, I can see the load as 1/2 what I see on my Smart Meter:
Any advice would be appreciated.