The procedure is not 100% intuitive, so here it is!
My new Pow device is not working - what is wrong!?
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So... you have received your new Pow-device, connected it to your Wifi, configured the meter (Configuration/Meter), the main page is open but... there is no data from the meter and a red HAN indicator (and maybe others).
Let me quote classic litterature: Don't panic!
The most usual problem is that you selected the wrong hardware profile during the configuration.
The firmware used in the Pow-devices is designed to be used on "any" design based on an ESP8266 or ESP32 module. However, those modules have a number of input/output pins, of which we only use a few.
To simplify the setup, a number of pre-defined hardware profiles are defined, which you can select during initial configuration:
The newer Pow-devices are one of the two first on this list:
- Pow-K+ with ESP32
- Pow-U with the data signal tied to microcontroller input GPIO12.
There is text on the board indicating which GPIO it uses.
If you by a mistake have selected the wrong profile, the simplest way to recover is to reconfigure by setting the device in access point mode: Press and hold AP button until LED blinks yellow, then connect to Wifi access point AMS2MQTT and open 192.168.4.1 in your browser.
However, there is an alternative way:
You can change the settings in System/GPIO.
On this page you should not touch the "Multiplier" setting, as this is a calibration done before delivery of the ADC that reads the device voltage.
Newer devices should have the following settings: