Time and again our customers call us with a lot of the same questions regarding their new TED5000 Home Energy Monitor. We wanted to help all of our customers by offering this simple collection of some of the most frequently asked questions.
TED's Gateway stores up to 10 years' of data. The following amount of data is stored for each increment listed below:
Second data = 60 minutes
Minute data = 48 hours
Hour data = 90 days
Day data = 2 years
Year data = 10 years
All data is exportable through Footprints Software at any time. The data will export to a CSV (Excel) file. You may export data as often as you'd like.
A computer is needed to set up TED initially, to enter utility rates and to customize your system. After setup, a computer is not required. You may view your TED data in real-time on the optional wireless Display, or if you didn't purchase the Display, simply connect your laptop/computer to the TED Gateway via Ethernet and view the real-time and stored data. The software is embedded on the TED Gateway.
There are three ways to monitor an individual device/appliance:
The TED system can easily be password-protected for remote viewing. The data-transmission is encrypted as well. The data will not be viewable by anyone without your security credentials.
TED is calibrated at the factory to be accurate to within 2%, however, you will find that it is generally closer to 1%.
TED Advisor is a great tool to use to stay within a budget, or to avoid exceeding a user-defined parameter. There are no subscription fees for using TED Advisor. However, your mobile phone service provider may charge you for Text Messages.
The TED can monitor up to four (4) 240V circuits.
The Gateway must be plugged into a 120V outlet, and do not plug it into an outlet connected to any other electronic equipment with an external power supply (such as a laptop or printer).
The Display should be kept close to the Gateway for the best reception. There should be no metal, brick or concrete walls between the Gateway and the Display, although generally wood and sheetrock do not cause interference.
Yes, the exported file will be in CSV format.