- Jul 6, 2010
That early morning LS slot is the issue. That's why I run it for an hour after everyone baths in the evening, and switch off at 10. Can lower this to 8pm with minimal impact.
If there's an outage at least it's still hot in the morning. If not then it's just a small top up for like 15 minutes between 5-6 am. If there's an evening outage then the morning switch-on will cover it...
So the way I get around load shedding somewhat is that I have it default to power state ON.
Then in Node Red I have a timer for 1 1/2 hours delay to monitor whenever the geyser goes on, to turn it off again.
Does a pretty good job of not overrunning, but of course it means that middle of the night it would eat some battery.
Can probably fix that by applying a time range to the flow.
I also have presence detection turning it off, but will probably stop using that once I have PV installed.