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TED 5000 Energy Monitor
TED 5000 is a next-generation home energy monitor that measures the power consumption for your entire house and makes that valuable power metering information available to you, either through your computer, through the wireless display or your smart phone/PDA.
View Your Energy Usage in Real Time
View Historical Data
Customize Your Data View
With Google PowerMeter Solar/Wind Compatible Model 5000-G comes with all the components necessary to monitor energy usage, simply by using your computer or mobile device to track your energy data. The TED 5000-G package includes one set of CTs, one MTU, and one Gateway (does not include the optional Display). Model 5000-G comes with Footprints firmware embedded in the Gateway and works with Google PowerMeter.
How TED 5000 Works
TED 5000 is comprised of two main parts. The transmitter (“MTU”) installs in your electrical panel and monitors the main incoming electrical power from your utility and broadcasts this information through the electrical wires in your home. The receiver unit (“gateway”) plugs into a standard household plug and records the power metering information from the MTU.
Seeing Your Power Use
There are a number of different ways to see power consumption. All TED 5000 models include “Footprints Software” which can be viewed by plugging an Ethernet network cable into the gateway and connecting through any Internet browser on any computer or laptop. You can also use your iPhone, smart phone or PDA to access Footprints and take your display with you wherever you go!
View a live demo of Footprints
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TED 5000 is also compatible with the new Google PowerMeter energy reporting interface. If you prefer Google’s easy-to-use energy metering interface it’s totally free, so there is no reason not to try it!
Lastly, there are a number of free or very low cost reporting applications for the iPhone/iPod Touch that can display power metering information from either Footprints or Google PowerMeter!
But perhaps the easiest and most convenient way to display power use is to purchase a TED 5000 model that includes the wireless remote display. Because it’s wireless, this display can be located in any convenient location in your home.