A Working Google Gas Meter !
I am now getting gas usage data through to Google Power Meter.
I did mention a while back that a connection was established to the gas meter and being logged, but the data never up until now never made it through to Google Power Meter. Here is the old article link
So those clever people at Brultech have now added a little more functionality to get the gas/counter displayed on the very useful Google Power Meter, here is a snap.
It is great to manage both energy utilities, though both work best once some history is collected. Not sure if anyone else has done the Google Power meter for gas yet ?
Okay, it works and is useable though not perfect. My display says kWh but it is actually m3 and Google only provides one costing rate so the financial figures are for generation. I do wonder how much effort the Google people put in on this topic as it sounds spookily quiet on the help/forum.
Recap, how is it done ?
In summary, the Brultech ECM 1240 device channel 7 can be configured as a counter which is interfaced to the 0.01m3 pulses output from the domestic gas meter. The Brultech EngineG software will then work out a rate measurement and post it off to Google every 15 minutes. Easy !
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