Loxone

The Currency Symbol

As per my previous post, I needed to change the default currency for € to £, and i’d forgotten how to change it, I guess when you don’t use something for so long it gets a bit fuzzy. Just in case anyone has a need to change the symbol, the setting is changed in the root of the configuration as per the above graphic.  

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Generation

Finally a reason to switch to the new Loxone App!

As some of you may have guessed i’ve not been a fan of the new app for IOS and Android, i’ve always found it a little meh?? Today my opinion has changed immensely. Of course it has something to do with the metering and the solar PV install we’ve recently had completed. I sat around for a couple of hours trying to work out how to calculate what how much of the power we’re exporting or using, as normal I […]

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Power Meters

I’ve been having real difficulties getting the Elstar power meter to work with the Loxone, not normally one to give up on these things, but life is too short, so I think i’ll be ordering another one of the Raleigh Instruments units like the unit we have installed to measure the power being used by the house. The unit has been faultless over the last year, and worked straight away without changing any settings in the Loxone config. By trying […]

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Generation

Solar PV : Day 3

The weather has been pretty good today, and the sky relatively clear, so our PV production is up a little on yesterdays figures. I have to admit to being a little surprised at how the generation works, I certainly can’t predict if we’ll be generating minimal power or higher figures just from looking outside, a couple of times today i’ve looked out the window and thought to myself hmmm there won’t be a lot being generated at the moment, and […]

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Solar PV : Day 2 – Integrating

Our first full day of generating, and the great British summer blessed us with cloud, rain, and occasional bright patches 🙁 We did manage to generate just over 10Kwh (and used 19 in total), so I am hoping this investment is going to work well for us. What didn’t work so well for us, was integrating the generation meter with the Loxone system. The electrician very kindly ran us an additional two core cable up to the loft Loxone cabinet, […]

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Solar Panels, Almost there!

Another incredibly stressful day and we are almost up and running with the panels. The original surveyor who came out, managed to get a ton of measurements wrong, hence we ended up with a planned 7 panels on the front of the house, and 9 on the back (the front of the house is south facing), which would have severely impacted the efficiency of the installation. After putting the first rails on the front of the house, it became clear […]

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Scaffolding MKII

Well we’re currently sat in the house, with 2 more scaffolding chaps making safe the work done last week. The noise they are making is like thunder, and you can feel the vibration as they are doing things all the way through the house. Pictures to follow, of the new improved and more importantly “safe” scaffolding. I must admit the chaps doing this rectification work seemed a lot more professional than the previous ones who installed it originally. It actually feels […]

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I was hoping…..

That as I typed this article i’d be generating my own power (well not me the house), sadly after a truly horrid day, we gave up on that idea, as the fitters for our solar panels, deemed the scaffolding installed last weekend to be unsafe, and to be honest I agreed with them. Apparently they’ve had issues with this company before, I guess  I was just unlucky to get the scaffolders that set it all up. Apparently they are coming […]