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Emlite meter

  • 20-09-2022 8:15pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭

    What is the purpose of the bidirectional meter e.g. Emlite meter, installed with grid-tie hybrid systems? I know it measures import & export but what happens to the metered data? Just curious is all.

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,959 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk

    Its how the inverter knows when to charge/discharge. It talks to the inverter over a serial connection.

    Others just have a CT wired into them (eg sofar)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭jkforde

    cheers, i presume it's a legal requirement to have this metering separate from the inverter, or is it just a practical thing so that if the inverter breaks or is replaced etc etc...

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,959 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk

    It is just the way it works.

    There is a Seai requirement for a separate meter maybe that's what your looking at and I got them mixed up.