chrispercol
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cron controlled heating solution has failed

Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:16 am

I walked into a very hot shed the other day. After a successful month my combination of pi, energenie plugs and cron controlled heating solution had failed. I'm trying to work out how to stop this happening again i.e. detect if my electric heater is on when it shouldn't be. Any suggestions would be appreciated?

I guess the main shortcoming of my setup is that I can't get an actual status back from the energenie plugs. Sending on/offs is fine but is based on the assumption the plug is behaving itself. I'm trying to come up with a failure solution that hopefully won't require more hardware to check the hardware I'm already using...again, any thoughts are appreciated?

(I'm using energenie's wireless controller board on my pi, not the IR one).

Many thanks,

Chris

chrispercol
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Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:59 am

Re: my shed is too hot

Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:51 pm

To answer my own question.

Either I missed it originally or energenie have introduced a new transceiver which can do what my transmitter can't.

Chris

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Re: cron controlled heating solution has failed

Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:41 am

Thermal sensor seems to be the easiest method.
But I am lost on is your cron job not lunching? or is your genie switch not switching? the latter is hardware failure and replacement is the only solution.

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