To familiarize yourself with your Wattmon online portal, here are a few screenshots of the pages you will likely be dealing with the most. (Right click on the image to see a larger view.)
Fig. 1: Dashboard
Figure 1 above shows the main page that you will see every time that you log in. The dashboard shows you a live feed of your power being produced and being consumed. This live feed is seen in the graph, marked "Live Energy," with the yellow area being the power produced (here being from solar pv), the red area being the power being supplied by the grid, and the blue line being the balance. The current state of charge percent of your battery bank can also be seen in the widget labelled 'Battery." A summary of the power being consumed and generated is seen in the widgets "Charge" and "Discharge." The rest of the dashboard can be customized. Here, there are widgets for "Control" and "Variables." The "Control" widget displays any inputs/outputs that you have automated and their current status. The "Variables" widget shows any of the other roles being used and what their current status is.
Fig. 2: Control Panel
Figure 2 shows the Control Panel page. From here, you can access all of the pages to control the different settings on your Wattmon such as the roles, devices, actions, and graphs.
Fig. 3: Energy Graph
Figure 3 shows what a typical graph looks like for the power consumption and generation throughout the day. This page can be accessed from the left tabs and clicking on the one marked "Energy in Watts," or it can be accessed from the "Graphs" tab in the control panel. In the graph, the power generated from the solar panels is shown in green, the power consumed from the grid is shown with the blue line, and the power consumed from the load(s) is shown in red.
Fig. 4: Battery Status
The graph above in Figure 4 shows the battery status. The lighter green area shows that battery state of charge percent, and the darker green line shows the battery voltage. This can be accessed from the left tabs and clicking on "Battery Status," or from the "Graphs" tab in the Control Panel.
Fig. 5: Devices
Figure 5 shows the home page for the devices that are being used with the Wattmon Master Module. This page is accessed from the Control Panel, clicking on "Devices." Here, there are three devices: C752 Current Sensor, Wattmon IO Module, and IP1 Module. For a solar pv setup, one will have at least the C752 Current Sensor. This is the device that measures the current flowing from the charge controller to the battery bank and the current flowing out of the battery bank to the inverter. The other two devices shown on this page are the I3O2 module (Wattmon IO Module), which is used to automate and control different inputs and outputs, and the IP1 module, which is typically used in conjunction with a wind turbine setup. From this page, one can edit each device individually: assigning which roles belong to each device and calibrating. To check for any new devices attached to the Wattmon Master Module, click on the "Add" button (near the top right) and from the drop down tabs choose "Quick Scan Wired Bus for New Devices."
Fig. 6: Configuring Devices
Figure 6 shows the page from configuring the current sensor device, C752 Current Sensor. There are two roles assigned to the device, "Solar DC Input to Battery" and "Bidirectional DC to Battery."
Fig. 7: Roles
Figure 7 shows the list of Roles that are associated with the Wattmon and other devices being used. This page is accessed from the Control Panel and by clicking on "Roles." There are about 30 roles that are already defined by default. You can add additional roles by clicking on the blue "Add Role" button near the top right.
Fig. 8: Configuring Roles
Figure 8 shows the page that appears if you click on "Add Role." Here, you can name the role, assign it to a group, and decide which device it should be assigned to.
Fig. 9: Widgets
Figure 9 shows the Widgets page. This is accessed from the Control Panel and clicking on "Widgets." The widgets are the individual boxes that appear on the dashboard. If you would like to have additional variables visible on the dashboard, then you can make a separate widget for these variables as seen above (widget 6, "Variables").
Fig. 10: Graphs
Figure 10 shows the graphs that are associated with the Wattmon. The first two graphs, "Energy in Watts" and "Battery Status," are already created by default. You can add a new graph by clicking on the "Add Graph" in the middle left of the page.
Fig. 11: Actions
Figure 11 shows the Actions page. This is accessed from the Control Panel and clicking on "Actions." Here is listed any actions that you have set up in conjunction with your Wattmon. In Figure 11, there are four actions that are associated with the I3O2 module. There are two actions set up to turn on and off the inverter and two actions set up to turn on and off a pump that is used to fill a water tank. To add an additional action, click on the orange "Add Action" button located in the top right corner.
Fig. 12: Configuring Action
Figure 12 shows the layout of the page where you configure actions. From this page, you will name the action, say when it is enabled, what will trigger the action to take place, and what the action will have done.
Fig. 13: Data Collection
Figure 13 shows the Data Collection page that is accessible from the Control Panel. Here, you can configure what variables you would like to be logging.
Fig. 14: Groups
Figure 14 above shows the Groups page that is accessible from the Control Panel. Certain roles will be assigned to specific groups based on what they are and here one can manage the different groups and configure which groups will be visible from the dashboard.
Fig. 15: File Manager
Figure 15 shows the File Manager page.