Is anyone else using the aforementioned device? I have pretty conclusive evidence that it destroys my Z-Wave topology and wondered if anyone is using them successfully.
I've purchased 3, returned one but ultimately, all 3 eventually brought my Z-Wave network down. The moment, and I mean 'the moment' I take its power away, everything begins working again. Z-Wave logs in Hubitat support this in various ways.
This is not a ghost-related issue--I'm familiar with inclusion/exclusion/ghost devices and topology interference--this is an 'if it is powered on issue, everything else is eff'ed.' I have no ghost devices and have excluded (or forcibly removed ironically with the Aeotec USZ stick process) the power meters that I've powered off.
What I'm looking for here is testimony that anyone else has made them work... or not... 'cause I can't keep them stable.
I have one of the gen 5 HEMs as well, and a fairly small z-wave mesh. But haven’t noticed issues. I did change its parameters a while back to try to ensure it wasn’t flooding the mesh with measurable but meaningless attribute updates.
These are just super chatty devices by nature. You can turn the reporting way down and that might help, but the way I solved it is the same way @Sebastien has.
I have two Gen 1 on a separate hub, reporting every second, and one Gen 1 reporting every 5min. There are no other Zwave or Zigbee devices on that hub. Everything works fine. Doesn’t interfere with any other apps that are on that hub.
Symptoms speak volumes and it all works with absolute immediacy without the meter in-play; deploy it; wait a day; it all breaks; unplug it there and then and everything is restored to normalcy within seconds. So no, I don't agree. The network is stable and comprises some 50 powered Z-Wave devices providing the needed coverage.
I am using this driver on my HEM V1. It is working ok except for 2 errors I would like to stop.
The battery error is moot for me since my HEM uses no battery.
How can I comment out some lines in the driver to stop these errors?
The watts and power reporting is fine. This is all I need anyway.