I have a smart meter..the LED flashes giving info. about consumption. need a repeater for another room in the house. (?)

Could be wired or wireless ...of course I cannot get into the meter to hard wire something up I will need an optical device of some kind. This is related to getting both 'production' and 'usage' of electricity in a house where solar panels are fitted. I would be interested and grateful for any ideas posted.

CHEERS.

PS I have no electronics background!

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iceng8 months ago

Does this LED, which a photo-sensor, will also experience (sunshine daylight and moonshine night starlight) ?

BTW what color is the LED ?

And how bright is the LED ?

Can you post a day picture here ?

thatmanagain (author)  iceng8 months ago

Both my production and usage meters are on a dark stair well.

The reason I am wanting a device to send the info elsewhere is because if the sun is shining I have to my workshop to ascertain the level of production by quickly glancing at a device...NOT trailing back to the house to visit the actual meter.

Hope this clarifies things

thatmanagain (author)  thatmanagain8 months ago

PS.....LED colours are red and are bright.

The dark stairwell means a photo may not be instructive!?

The wikipedia article, "Smart meter, has a section labeled, "Protocols",

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter#Protocol...

and what is described there, might be the LED that OP is writing about.

Downunder35m8 months ago

There is only one LED on standard smart meters and that is within the "modem" connector.
If you need remote access to the meter data contact your power provider for help.
They can help if they want to but you have neither the legal right to interfer with the meter nor to install anything on it without consent.

Jack A Lopez8 months ago

In the Wikipedia article, "Smart meter", there is a section titled, "Protocols", uh... here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter#Protocol...

So maybe a first step might be to try to figure out which smart meter you have, and what protocol it is using.

By the way, if you want to, just for fun, try converting the emitted light into sound, and then listen to that sound, with your ears, I wrote an 'ible many years ago on the subject of a simple method to convert light to sound.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Listen-to-...

I am wondering if that 'ible is understandable to someone with, "no electronics background!" The last step contains some .wav file samples of the sounds I found, in the form of light originally.

For those, I guess you don't really have to understand them to listen to them, in much the same way that you do not have understand a foreign language to listen to it. You know, it just sounds like sounds, but you don't know what the sounds mean.