Hello, I have been searching all over the internet and have yet to find the perfect tutorial specific to my application. I am very new to Raspberry Pi coding and this has limited my grasp of the videos and tutorials. I am quick to learn, but need someone to talk to and guide me in the right direction.
Lets start at the top. I work in Energy Efficiency. We have a bunch of stand alone data loggers. (Energy, water, gas, flow, occupancy, etc). Most of these have on board memory. Most of our energy meters have MODBUS and pulse output. The Pulse is usually 1 pulse per kWh. If we were to read modbus we could get each channel Voltage, Amps, PF, kWh. etc.....
Now the question: How do I connect a Raspberry Pi to my energy meter and log all values? I want to build my own application vs purchasing a platform because 1. It's fun. 2. We are looking at other Modbus connected Devices and to have a 3rd party map the registers it not cost effective.
I will be using a Dent Instruments Powerscout 3037. https://shop.dentinstruments.com/collec ... 037-ps3037
Manual with Modbus registers: https://www.dentinstruments.com/hs-fs/h ... 1900520152
I have a Raspberry Pi 2 using a usb converter for comms.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NK ... UTF8&psc=1
Can anyone help start a step by step process for any new persons?
1. What do I need to download, how do I download,
2. How do I read the data from the meter,
3. How do I log the data from the meter.