[vz-dev] Volkszaehler with 1-wire counter (progress report)
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Mon Sep 19 15:59:30 CEST 2011
Am Montag, den 19.09.2011, 00:03 +0200 schrieb Willy Verbiest:
> The volkszaehler demo database is now running on my embedded PC
Nice :) You might want to add your experiences to our benchmark site:
> I'm thinking to do the following:
> Define a cron job to run a PHP script every minute
> The PHP script will read the sensor table (1-wire temperature, 1-wire
I would try to ommit direct access to the DB because it could create
Try to use the API request:
This gets all public Channels (requires property &public=1)
> Going in a loop through all the sensors.
> For each sensor:
> Start a c program with parameters and get the results of one reading
> by the standard out or some other OS mechanism.
I suggest using http://digitemp.com or http://owfs.org which implement
this c program.
> Store the current time, the current value and the previous value in
> the sensor table.
Use the API ;)
> If it is set in the table then the sensor value will also be send to
> the volkszaehler database with a HTTP request.
> The 1-Wire counter is a read only 32 bit counter to get the number of
> pulses I have to take the previous counter value and the current and
> make the difference.
I would not store the last absolute value in the entity table because it
would require direct DB access. Here is a 2 smarter ways to do this:
1. Store the absolute value in a local text file and read it with PHP.
2. Every Channel has properties (title, description, resolution etc..)
which a stored in the 'properties' table and referenced with the
Setting these properties is quite easy:
(assuming 'counter' is the property)
Getting the properties is also easy:
The list of properties is here:
Not every channel can has every property.
The mapping of allowed and required properties is here:
> You wrote:
> “Hint: you need to create your meter with &resolution=1000 (which
> stand for 1000 impulses/kWh = 1 Impulse/Wh)”
> The meter from MBW Electronic gives 800 pulses for 1 kWh
> Is this a problem?
> Do I have to do some recalculations?
No, just use '&resolution=800'.
Good luck :)
You said that you wrote your own C program to read the counter?
Do you want to release it? Propably we could integrate it directly in
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