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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    Just installed a Shelly dimmer. Seems to work much better than the Sonoff dimmer. No flickering at low brightness and a lot more options. What is the best way to integrate with HA? Is the official integration ok?
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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    Recently had a weird experience with my HA VM. It just froze up completely on 2 occasions where VirtualBox could not even shut down the VM. So my old PC is running the HA VM as well as Plex and Blue Iris etc. My gaming pc is next to it and the share a keyboard and mouse through a USB switcher...
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    Monthly Solar Production - Show us yours

    Yeah it is changing quickly now. Got to almost 27 kWh today from 22 kWh 3 weeks ago. Effect of neighbour's trees in the morning is also much less now.
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    Speedster's solar journey

    Or the reading needs to be calibrated. I think this can be done on some devices. Not sure how accurate the different types are.
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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    We lost power last night due to a cable fault, and now that power is back on Node Red is giving me this: No updates were installed recently and I restarted the server a couple of times last week with no issues. Searching for these nodes in Node Red to install gives no results either. Should I...
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    Ted Lassoes the Sun!

    You can also use the 100% battery setting without ticking grid charge. In that slot all your load will run off mains but you won't be charging your batteries from the grid. Avoids an unneeded cycle on them and you won't be running the geyser from the batteries.
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    Monthly Solar Production - Show us yours

    Stats for the first month. System was only installed middle of the month. 8kW Sunsynk 16x 460W panels 2x Hubble AM2 batteries I am losing some morning production due to neighbours trees which should improve going into summer. Panels are also facing East/West so peak power is not as high but...
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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    That is a good idea thanks. Sorry about your phone.ni was thinking the other day that it must be a hassle to update all the notifications when you change your phone. Going to add some groups to my config as well.
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    Mike's (non-Sunsynk) System

    We are heading to summer now, so rather add 2 batteries to make full use of the summer sun. Before next winter you can then add a few more panels if needed.
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    Monthly Solar Production - Show us yours

    I am not sure you will be helping the environment though. You already have the solar capacity installed so the "damage" is already done. Any solar capacity you are not using now is making your system less efficient. If you don't want to run unneeded appliances just to make use of that...
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    Monthly Solar Production - Show us yours

    Amazing how solar output is increasing week per week. Last week I maxed out below 4 kW, today I hit 4.2 kW. Today is also the first day I couldn't use all the solar production since nobody was home. So after 1pm it just matched the load, and still produced 19.3 kWh today where the previous max...
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    Monthly Solar Production - Show us yours

    I can finally join you guys over here. My system was installed on 16 July so no long term stats yet. I have 16x 460W panels split into 2 strings. They are facing almost East-West. The East string is about 20 degrees past East so the efficiency there is not great. The West string is then...
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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    Sonoff stopped one of the dev accounts that SonoffLAN used, which is what caused all the errors. The integration was updated to remove that account and add a new one (I think).
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    Frigate is awesome

    I am using deepstack on a very old i5 2500, but it takes about 2 seconds to process an image. But this is also die to deepstack running in the HA VM since this oc is still on Win 7. Planning to upgrade to a newer build at some point to get Intel Quick sync which helps with CPU usage as well...
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    Frigate is awesome

    Saw on Reddit that Rs components got a lot of stock in the UK now. Not sure if it is available locally.
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