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  • Comment on Review: Monitoring Power Usage With TED 5000-C Part 1 (November 23rd, 2010 at 05:18)

    Installed some power usage monitoring equipment at home and started my review on it this evening http://bit.ly/dQJio6

  • Great piece Jon… looking forward to part III as to see how well the software is engineered to work with it’s hardware.
    M

  • I’ve added part 2 to my TED Power Monitor Review, you can read it here http://thaltech.com/houseblog/2010/11/27/reviewmonitoring-power-usage-with-ted-5000-c-part-2/ please let me know your thoughts!

  • I bought this back in 2011 when it was the only one that would deal with a 240V system.

    It was easy to install. BUT one day it came back with a terribly huge, incredulous power consumption. Their tech support could not answer why, and even when I sugggested that my neighbour was arc=welding, there was no explanation offered.

    it worked fine for a few years and then stopped working altogether. I thought it was the display unit, replaced that, no joy, then thought it was the gateway, replaced that, no joy.

    The only thing that wasn’t replaced was the MTU. Thought it was the computer and it’s network settings. fussed around with that, no joy.

    But I inherited a new computer which I could dedicate to the system (it’s in my shop)and spent hours trying to make the sucker work. Finally succeded. Turns out that sometime/somehow, the MTU ID had changed.Coulda been me, or couldabeen a glitch. I have now way of knowing. It worked, then it didn’t.

    Must be the router, replaced that again with no joy.by now, I’m trying to solve it with the old windows laptop and my inherited mac. Finally got it set up to acknoledge the ted5000/footprints via windows. Reset the gateway, (they ask you for the gateway number, but f you try to enter it, it justs exit the set up programme……do a little net research and you find out that the gateway will return it’s own number……what was that 5 or 6 attempts at the set up wizard over a couple of days (no internet at the shop) total frustration, and as much as their beautiful (years old by now) installation guide makes it seem so simple, you have to keep revisiting their sites to find out the salient details when things don’t work.

    I think the theory and mechanics are basically sound, but their technical documentation leaves ever so much to be desired. Given the day and age, even a simple DVD with manuals/troubleshooting guides should not be unthinkable for the few cents it would cost.

    Despite all my belly-aching, and difficulties in set-up and solving problems, I’ll admit I may have been slow on the uptake on the learning curve, but I would buy another one should need arise…..

    Eric in Calgary.

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    Review:Monitoring Power Usage With TED 5000-C Part 2 | Jon's Home Blog Comment on Review: Monitoring Power Usage With TED 5000-C Part 1 (November 27th, 2010 at 02:49)

    […] Part 2 Posted on November 27th, 2010 in Electrical, Electronics, House, November, Tools In part one of my TED Power Monitor Review I covered the installation of the TED-5000 Energy Usage Monitor. In part 2 I will cover the […]

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