All new energy meters today has a HAN-port that allows you to read your consumption directly. However it's not as easy as just plugging in your computer, and that wouldn't be very practical in the long run either. Tibber Pulse can therefore be connected to your energy meter, and gives you the opportunity to see your consumption in realtime through our app! You will also be able to see the load on each of the phases running into your home.
This is how you set up Tibber Pulse:
In the package you will get a Tibber Pulse, a USB-cable and a network-cable. When you set up Pulse it need to be connected to an USB power supply throughout the installation, but it can in most circumstances be removed afterwards (some exceptions exists if you have it connected to a Kamstrup meter). Before installation Pulse will show a green light as long as it's connected to USB.
To start the set up you go into our app. Go to Power-ups and choose Pulse. When you touch Connect the app will guide you through the rest of the process, so follow the instructions.
Note! For Pulse to work, the HAN-port needs to be activated by your grid company. You can do this either through their webpage or by calling them.
Can Pulse show how much energy devices consume?
We receive data from your meter every 2-10 seconds, depending on the meter. This is unfortunately not a good enough resolution for us to see exactly what kind of devices you are turning on and off. Either way it will help you investigate what devices draws energy in your home. When you turn on and off equipment or fuses you may see how your consumption changes live in our app!
Can Pulse load balance my EV-charging?
If you have an Easee charger installed for your EV, you may set up load balancing in the app. Pulse will then adjust the charging speed depending on the load on your main fuse. It will therefore be no need to worry about the main fuse popping in the middle of cooking or the night again.
This is the HAN-port and how to open it:
The HAN-port on the energy meter is a RJ45-port. That's the same port you will find on your router or computer. You may therefore use any ordinary network cable to connect Pulse to your meter. If the cable from the packet is to short, you can use a longer one if necessary.
As a standard the HAN-port is closed, so that no unauthorized people can check your consumtion. To activate the port you therefore need to contact your grid company. Some grid companies you need to call to get this done, while others offers this through their webpage if you log in with for example BankID.
Placement of Pulse:
For Pulse to work it is dependent on a good WiFi-connection, either through your own, or maybe a neighbors, network.
Many have Pulse placed inside an energy cabinet, in for example a basement, where the WiFi coverage isn't the greatest. In those cases it might be an idea to place Pulse on the outside to get a better signal.
If you experience that Pulse has problems connecting to your network, either inside a cabinet or outdoors, you might need to change the direction Pulse is pointing. In the picture to the left you will see how the antenna is placed inside Pulse. Try to change the direction so that it is correct in relation to your router.
In regards to placing Pulse in an outdoor cabinet, you need to know that Pulse is only designed for indoor usage. We have tested it to work in down to -20 degrees celcius, so the temperature normally wont give you any problems. However Pulse is no fan of water, and therefore needs to be placed somewhere dry with no danger of even condensation. So a solution might be to place Pulse in a sealed container or plastic bag. You also need to know that should Pulse stop working because of water damage, ut will not be covered by the waranty.
What meters does Pulse work on?
Pulse will work with all meters with a HAN-port. The ones you will find in Norway is:
On Aidon meters you will find the HAN-port on the right side either behind a rubber lid or as a cable sticking out. If you have no HAN-port on your meter you will have to contact your grid company that will either install an adapter or change your meter at no cost for you.
On Kaifa/Nuri meters you will find the HAN-port behind a rubber lid on the left side of the display.
Kamstrup doesn't have a built in HAN-port. You therefore need an adapter to connect Pulse. If you already have an adapter it will be placed at the top of your meter. If you can't find the adapter there, you need to contact your grid company, and they will send you the adapter at no cost to you. Some older models of the meter doesn't support the adapter and will need replacement. This will also be done at no cost to you.
This meter doesn't have a built in HAN-port. To use Pulse you therefore needs to contact your grid company to get an adapter. Some grid companies provide you with the adapter for free, while some will charge you around 1200 NOK.