eGauge | Firmware Release Notes

Firmware Release Notes

v2.13 (Nov. 20, 2014)
New Features:
  • Added support for TR50VA008 potential transformer
Changes:
  • Scale value precision increased to 4 digits to prevent rounding errors with potential transformers
  • Virtual registers can no longer end with a dot
  • Improved support for ControlByWeb remote devices
  • Improve responsiveness when switching push-button actions
  • Remove <gen> element from egauge CGI call
  • Remove support for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8
  • Disable SSLv3 on EG30xx
Bug Fixes:
  • Apparent power registers can now be referenced in total and virtual registers
  • Fixed bug where popup info could display erroneous values
  • SMA and Modbus devices should no longer periodically disconnect from devices with a large number of registers when fetching registers
  • Fixed continuity with power subtype selection
  • Fixed bug that could cause restores containing a long register name to fail
v2.12 (June 26, 2014)
New Features:
  • Add Solectria PVI28L Modbus map
  • Add TEMCO CO2/Temp/Humidity sensor Modbus map
Changes:
  • Update HomePlug chipset firmware for model EG301x devices
  • Reset HomePlug chipset every 3 hours instead of every 24 hours (affects only model EG301x devices)
  • Document user-defined alert priority in help file
  • Data pulled from a remote eGauge via UDP will use the remote timestamp when possible, reducing jaggedness over jittery links such as PLC or WLAN
  • Virtual register names can no longer be only whitespace
  • Remote device names can no longer be only whitespace or only numerical
  • Use charset=utf-8 instead of charset=ISO-8859-1 in all web-pages
  • Tweaked PowerOne interface to avoid problems on sites with lots of PowerOne inverters
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix blurry labels in instantaneous gauge (affected only browsers using Canvas rather than SVG)
  • Fix issue where saving unrelated changes would clear list of registers to display by default
  • Fix avg() function to properly scale non-power registers (e.g., voltage registers used to be 1000x bigger than they should have been)
v2.11 (May 30, 2014)
New Features:
  • Added support for "AccuCT 250A"
Changes:
  • Begin to remove support for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed set_sunergy map
  • Fixed performance bug that particularly affected UDP remote devices
  • Fixed bug in "Monthly Summary" page that could cause most recent month to not load
  • Miscellaneous fixes and updates with SMA and remote device communication
v2.1 (May 23, 2014)
New Features:
  • Graph can now display units other than Watts
  • Added ctrl-right-click drag as a means to zoom into the graph
  • Chunked restore function added for large restore files (requires HTML5-capable browser)
  • NoWire Modbus map added
  • Bar graph Y-axis label can now display non-power units, and will use appropriate SI prefixes when scaling to large values
  • Bar graph label now shows three decimal places without unit. The unit is displayed on the Y-axis
Changes:
  • Money used/earned register can now only be set to monetary registers
  • Improved calibration for 6'' Magnelab rope CT (scale factor set from .210 to .216)
  • Support brace-expansion for NTP server-name and changed default NTP-server to {0-3}.north-america.pool.ntp.org
  • Improve Power-One device enumeration for central and individual inverters
  • Serial-number is now passed in automatic push signup callback
  • Serial-number is now displayed in the status page
Bug Fixes:
  • Reset HomePlugAV chipset every 24 hours to avoid losing connectivity indefinitely
  • Restricted views no longer break with a custom default view
  • Removed a bug that can cause issues with egauge-show when there are more virtual registers than physical registers
  • Allow numeric IP address as part of a Modbus remote device address
  • Removed bug that can cause a master device to lose connection with a remote device during device bootup
  • Fixed bugs with CtrlByWeb connections that caused anomalies in the graph
  • Workaround for ICMP black-holes when large MTU frames are dropped silently
  • Bar graph Y-axis will now properly scale to values below 1
v2.07 (April 8, 2014)
New Features:
  • Added Advanced Energy 75-100TX inverter and Fuji FSV flow-meter Modbus maps
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed bug that could cause a self-cancelling spike due to device time changes
v2.06 (March 27, 2014)
Changes:
  • Increased alert expression length from 63 to 255 characters. The old limit caused problems when trying to use P_est(), for example.
v2.05 (March 21, 2014)
New Features:
  • Added support for 250A CT
Changes:
  • Power-One devices can now be auto-detected (rather than specifying the device address)
  • Connections on the BF-430 close gracefully when eGauge restarts, making it easier to re-connect afterwards
  • Time-jumps should be handled better
  • Additional miscellaneous updates and changes to teaming
Bug Fixes:
  • Corrected Rope 6'' calibration number from .191 to .210
  • Fix egauge-show to use second granularity for T parameter
v2.04 (Feb. 5, 2014)
Bug Fixes:
  • Older eGauge2 devices can now use the 64-register database configuration
  • The "datanab_3in1" modbus map now has working support for humidity
  • Restore a fix for slow connections timing out that was removed in a previous release
v2.03 (Feb. 1, 2014)
New Features:
  • Add option deflate to push options to compress push data with the deflate content encoding
  • Add option gzip to compress push data with the gzip content encoding
v2.02 (Feb. 1, 2014)
New Features:
  • Off-line firmware upgrades are now supported on EG30xx devices (not egauge2). See Tools→Firmware Upgrade→Upload & Install Firmware on the device (firmware can be downloaded via eGuard)
  • Add support for EPT-600-120 (3-phase 600V → 120V 1% potential transformer). Make sure to select "EPT-600-120" on all three legs in Settings→Installation→Potential Transformers when using this transformer
  • 50A and 200A AccuCTs can now be chosen for revenue-grade measurements
Changes:
  • NTP will no longer respond to the 'monlist' query that has been used in DDoS attacks
Bug Fixes:
  • Date format in Spanish translation has been fixed
  • Refusol modbus map has been removed (never worked)
  • Fix datanab modbus map to work again from previous version
  • Fix rope scale factor adjustment (changes rope from scale 1.709 to scale 0.191)
v2.0 (Jan. 9, 2014)
Preparation for ANSI C12.1 1% and ANSI C12.20 0.5% Revenue Grade devices
Changes:
  • Change the Modbus/RTU register used for Temperature in the datanab MBus-iO3 so users can clearly select temperature measured internally by the unit or by external probe
  • Add support to read Modbus/RTU from Elkor Wattson
  • Add support to read Modbus/RTU from CCS Wattnode
v1.5 (Nov. 4, 2013)
Changes:
  • Users can re-save existing physical registers with a '.', though they will be warned that this should be changed. New register names with a '.' are still disallowed
v1.43 (Oct. 24, 2013)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix an issue where devices connecting through the proxy might timeout too early
v1.42 (Oct. 15, 2013)
New Features:
  • Add 600V:208V PT
  • Add unit 'Pa' for pressure
Bug Fixes:
  • Correct a small typo in the help page
v1.41 (Sept. 12, 2013)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a situation where remote devices could be lost and not re-connect automatically
v1.4 (Aug. 26, 2013)
New Features:
  • Added preliminary support for reading data from Modbus/RTU devices (requires use of an Ethernet-to-RS485 adapter)
  • Settings→HomePlug now allows manually adding MAC addresses. This makes it possible to reset encryption keys on remote devices that were configured for a different key
  • Added entry for 4000A CTs
  • Added translations for Traditional Chinese (?lang=zh_hk)
  • Update Help page to cover both HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlugAV
  • Users can now remove an alert entry in Settings→Alerts by using the "x" to the right of the alert
  • When a new view is defined with totals (i.e. "View.Usage" and/or "View.Generation") these totals are automatically added to the "List of registers to display in graph by default" preference in Settings→Preferences. When registers are deleted from Settings→Installation, they are removed from this preference
Changes:
  • Clarify the wording for the time-periods being displayed in the sleek kiosk
Bug Fixes:
  • Make HomePlugAV key-setting via web-interface work on model EG3010 and EG3011 devices
  • Fix resource leak that affected model EG3000 and EG3001 devices. Please upgrade those devices to this firmware version (or a later one)
  • Fix resource leak that affected devices which did not measure any data from the CTs (i.e., devices which were only reading remote data)
  • Fix issue with sending alert emails through GMail
  • Improve loading of web pages with lots of data over slow network links. Previously, the loading may have timed out repeatedly without ever loading completely
  • Fix NTP setup on model EG30xx devices so that they properly sync time with NTP servers again
  • No longer get stuck for extended periods of time in the event that time moves backwards. This normally doesn't happen, but can occur when time is (manually) set to a date in the future and then that wrong date gets corrected
  • "Generation" and "Usage" are reserved names and no longer allowed in physical registers
  • Dots (".") are reserved characters to denote views in virtual registers and are no longer allowed in physical registers. Multiple dots are not allowed in virtual register names
  • The entry for a "250A" CT in Settings→Installation has been changed to "250A rope" to clearly identify the entry for the previously stocked Magnelab RCT-1800. There is no implemented non-flexible 250A CT at this time
  • Alert entry tables in Settings→Alerts now size correctly across browsers
v1.35 (May 20, 2013)
Bug Fixes:
  • Existing rope and DC CTs now show properly again in the Settings→Installation menu
v1.34 (May 14, 2013)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix EG30xx to fetch proper time on power-up using ntpdate. This does not affect model egauge2 devices.
v1.33 (May 13, 2013)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix BACnet support to report all physical registers under groups 5 and 6, not just local physical registers.
v1.32 (April 30, 2013)
Maintenance Release.
v1.31 (April 23, 2013)
Maintenance Release.
v1.3 (March 25, 2013)
New Features:
  • Add support for 50A and 100A AccuCTs.
  • Add support for 150A DC CTs.
Bug Fixes:
  • Improve reliability of solid-state disk. To minimize the risk of data loss, we highly recommend to upgrade to this (or a more recent) firmware.
v1.22 (Feb. 12, 2013)
New Features:
  • Accept push-option "secure" to disable ignoring of certification verification errors.
  • Add several DC CTs (20A, 50A, and 100A).
Bug Fixes:
  • Accept wildcard certificates for secure (https) push servers.
  • Force iOS browsers to use Canvas rather than SVG to work around invisible-line bug on iOS devices.
v1.21 (Jan. 16, 2013)
New Features:
  • Sleek kiosk now has multiple options for generation equivalences and the ability to display time zoom buttons. These options can be specified in Preferences.
  • Preliminary support for ControlByWeb devices as remote devices.
  • Settings have been enhanced to limit the ability of users to enter incorrect values.
Changes:
  • The temperature for alert warnings has been increased from 70C to 80C to more appropriately identify temperatures that should be considered high.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix accidental rounding to day boundary when exporting backups.
  • Fix bug where net registers were necessarily defined to calculate positive, negative or absolute registers.
  • "Reset" buttons now reset all settings on the appropriate settings page.
  • Users can no longer choose default views that do not exist.
v1.2 (Nov. 19, 2012)
New Features:
  • Custom line-styles can now be defined through Settings→Preferences.
  • The device now stores up to 10 minutes of the most recent second-by-second data in volatile memory.
  • The 60s (60 seconds) time-zoom button has been replaced by a 10m (10 minutes) button.
  • Selecting a different time-zoom no longer resets the graph to the most recent time. To display the most recent time range, click on the arrow (forward to current time) button at the bottom-right of the graph.
  • The time-scrolling buttons at the bottom of the graph are no longer displayed if the graph cannot be scrolled any further in that particular direction.
  • In the "Sleek Kiosk", a user-preference now controls whether or not the installer's logo is displayed in the upper-left corner of the display.
  • The "Sleek Kiosk" has been updated to use the latest energy-conversion data from the EPA as of Oct 15, 2012.
  • Temperature @lert WiFi Edition sensors can now be added as remote devices.
  • BACnet can now be configured to report energies in units of kWh instead of the default unit of Ws (Joules).
  • Energy cost/earnings can now be tracked by a (formula) register, setting the foundation for Time-of-Use metering.
  • Provide simplified way of signing up for a push service. See eGauge XML API guide for details.
  • Add spectral (frequency-domain) functions: THD() (total-harmonic distortion), FFTmag() (spectral magnitude), and FFTarg() (phase-angle). See online function-help for details.
  • Basic HTTP authentication is now supported for the push service (recommended over HTTPS connections only).
  • Added physical units for measuring reactive power and relative humidity.
  • Increased fraction precision for monetary units to 29 bits so kWh costs can be tracked with cent precision down to 1Ws.
  • Data acquired by an eGauge from remote devices is now re-exported by the eGauge. For example, if an eGauge is reading a remote temperature sensor, that temperature data can then be read out by other eGauges.
  • 75A/0.4" CTs are now supported.
  • CR5220-type DC current sensors from CR Magnetics are now supported.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix typo that caused SMS to AT&T phones not to work.
  • Fix bug that kept monthly alerts from working.
  • Improve rendering of lines on main graph to remove gaps and anti-aliasing fuzziness in Canvas browsers.
  • Fix the way positive-only, negative-only and absolute power registers are calculated to work correctly even when the components have different polarity.
  • Fix Tools→Reboot to use proper authorization and report an error message if reboot fails.
  • Disallow all-zero IP or netmask addresses.
  • Disallow empty hostnames.
  • Disallow names "use" and "gen" as register names.
  • Disallow using the same name for physical registers and virtual registers.
  • In Settings→Access Control, the user can no longer delete the user they are authenticating under, preventing them from locking out their access to the device.
  • Correct definition of VAr() function.
  • In Settings→Installation, properly preserve custom scale factors for self-powered rope CTs.
  • Fix bug that caused push service to try to connect to server more than once a second.
  • Fix avg() function to work properly even when the averaging interval extends beyond the "epoch" (time when recording started).
  • Fix bug that caused custom time-zones not to be saved properly.
v1.12.2
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a glitch that could cause random failures in sending SMS messages, particularly to AT&T phones.
v1.12.1
New Features:
v1.12 (April 5, 2012)
New Features:
  • The graph legend now has a toggle all/none button at the end, to make it easy to display all or no registers
  • New register-list selection editor in Preferences editor. This one makes it much easier to see what register have been selected and to add/remove registers
  • Added 60A and 1200A CTs.
  • Added "robots.txt" to keep robots web crawlers from indexing device pages
  • New PV_est() function to make it easy to raise an alert if actual PV production is below monthly estimates based on PVWatts or similar models
  • The XML API has been extended to allow passing an empty "Z" parameter. This has the effect that time-stamps in CSV-formatted output will be converted to the device-local time, as specified by Settings→Date & Time→Time Zone
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that could cause previously unused voltage channels to read around 500V, no matter what the input voltage was.
  • Fix a bug that could prevent saving the settings page when the PT settings had non-default values.
  • Fix a bug that caused time strings to be misread when the seconds where specified (along with hour and minutes).
  • Disallow register names starting with a dot or containing commas.
  • Fix a bug where a remoted eGauge connected via TCP would sometimes fail to re-establish the connection after a temporary outage.
  • Work around an issue that prevented alerts from being sent through comcast.net
  • Fix bug that caused nothing to displayed when clicking on month/year data in the "Monthly Summary" page.
  • Fix a bug where bogus lines could appear on a graph after, e.g., clicking on a month in the Monthly Summary and then resizing the resulting window.
  • Fixed a bug on the Alerts page that caused errors with Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed time setting when backup battery has been depleted.
  • After setting a new date and time, the device needs to reboot now.
v1.11 (April 12, 2012)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug which made it impossible to save the alert settings unless the alert destinations and the user-defined alert patterns had at least one entry
  • Fix a bug which could cause data from remote devices to be ignored. This could be triggered by moving time back or if, for some reason, a bogus timestamp was received/stored for a remote device
  • Fix a bug which could cause the device to reboot when the status of the proxy-server connection changed
  • Fix a bug where register values could accidentally be reset to 0 if the device was power-cycled at an inopportune time. In particular, there was a good chance of this bug getting triggered when the device was reset by the watchdog handler
  • In email and SMS alerts, indicate how long ago the alert was triggered. This reduces confusion when an alert cannot be reported immediately (e.g., because there are other higher-priority alerts pending already)
  • Fix a bug which could cause no data to be returned when fetching the data for epoch (time when recording started)
  • On Mac computers, you can now use the ? (Command) key instead of the Control key to display the graph pop-up info. The Control key does not work well on Mac since pressing it along with the mouse key brings up other dialogs
  • On the "Month-by-Month Summary" page, fix a bug which caused no graph to be displayed when clicking on any of the numbers in the tables for "Total Energy Generated", "Total Energy Used", or "Net Energy Used"
  • In the "Export data to spreadsheet" dialog, rename "Average Power" to "Average Value" and "Energy" to Cumulative Value" since not all exported values are necessarily energy values anymore
v1.1 (April 1, 2012)
New Features:
  • Multi-user support: It is now possible to define additional users via Settings→Access Control. This dialog replaces the more limited Settings→Password dialog. For each user, one of several access-rights modes can be selected. When site-wide password protection is enabled, a user can be restricted to seeing the view whose name is given by the username. This can be used, for example, to restrict a condo owner to see only the energy data for his/her own condo.
  • Device alerts: eGauge now supports predefined system-alerts and user-defined alerts. Alerts can be reported via email or SMS to a phone. Use Settings→Alerts to setup alerts and View→Alerts to view/clear pending alerts.
  • SMANet support: SMANet-capable devices such as SMA SunnyBoy inverters or SMA Sunny SensorBox weather-stations can now be read by eGauge with the help of a low-cost RS485-to-Ethernet adapter.
  • Improved PowerOne Aurora support: Reading out PowerOne Aurora inverters can now be done through the same infrastructure that was developed for SMANet. This greatly improves the reliability of reading the data and removes any limitation on the number of registers that can be read from the Aurora inverter.
  • Formula-register support: It is now possible to define registers whose value is given as an arbitrary function of other register values. This can be used, for example to record the power-factor (calculated from the measured real power and apparent power) or to record the predicted solar output as calculated from the irradiance and panel temperature measured by a weather station. See the eGauge Configuration Guide.
  • Internationalization infrastructure: An infrastructure is now in place for internationalizing the eGauge dash-board. A German version can be viewed by appending "?lang=de" to the device URI, a Traditional Chinese version can be viewed by appending "?lang=zh_CN". The language-choice will be remembered by the browser until it is changed again. If you are interested in seeing other languages supported, please contact us.
  • Kiosk improvements: The traditional ("bunny") Kiosk has been enhanced to display metric units for non-US language environments. A new kiosk-style called "Sleek Kiosk" has been added. The Kiosk-view can now be selected via the "View" menu in the dash-board.
  • User-selectable graph colors: The dash-board's primary graph colors are now configurable to assist users for whom the default colors do not work well (e.g., due to color-blindness). See Settings→Preferences.
  • Improved Preferences editor: Register-lists can now be defined simply by clicking the desired registers rather than having to enter them manually. Colors can be selected from a pop-up color palette, and boolean values can entered simply by clicking a checkbox.
  • REC-payment support: A new preference-value has been added that can be used to define the renewable-energy-credit (REC) payment that is received per kWh produced. Where applicable, this can be used to more accurately calculate the money saved due to a renewable energy system. See Settings→Preferences.
  • NTP-server is now configurable: The NTP-server used to fetch atomic-clock accurate time can now be configured in the Settings->Date & Time dialog. The default server used is north-america.pool.ntp.org.
  • Device time zone support: The time zone that the device is installed in can now be configured via the Settings->Date & Time dialog. Note: The time zone is currently used only for internal calculations (e.g., to calculate the start of a billing period). The dash-board continues to use whatever time zone the browser is in.
  • Self-powered rope CT support: Self-powered rope CTs can now be configured in Settings→Installation by selecting "Rope 6"" from the CT drop-down menu and entering the value printed on the calibration sticker.
Bug Fixes:
  • For Opera browser, switch to using Canvas instead of SVG graphics because that works around a bug where Control-clicking with the mouse would zoom the SVG graph
  • Make the "Select view" dialog work on IE and Firefox for Windows
  • Improve the way data is caught up with for a remote device that was unreachable for some time. Specifically, the reported readings are now guaranteed to stay within 10% of the true reading while catching up with the remote device (and no error when there is no need to catch up, of course...)
  • Greatly reduce the likelihood of introducing spikes when changing the device configuration
  • The geo-coding service that was used for mapping an address to geographic coordinates no longer was operational. Switch to a different service
  • Fix bug that caused channel-checker not to work when a voltage or current was being recorded that wasn't used for power calculations (e.g., when measuring DC battery voltage)
  • Fix cursor-tracking problem for Firefox browser
  • Improved legibility of times displayed in the graph. For example, instead of 3:00AM, the format 3am is now used
  • Improved iPhone and IE7-compatibility
  • Fix several memory-leaks caused by the push-URI feature
  • For non-default views, only display registers defined for that view
  • Fix bug that kept the dash-board graph from loading when setting a custom time-period to display for a second time
  • Fix bug which caused the "set custom time-range" dialog to leave open the hour-selection box when tabbing out of it
  • Improve proxy-client to automatically recover from network connectivity problems when DHCP name server list changes
  • Increase configuration-size limit to permit much bigger/complex device-configurations
  • Remove Google PowerMeter support/references, since it is no longer operational
  • Fix bug that could cause no data to be returned when fetching data near the epoch (time when recording started)
  • The XML format for instantaneous data now includes the same configuration serial number as the stored-data output
  • Fix bug where the "current" gauge would show up after resizing the browser-window even though it was not supposed to show
v1.05.2
Maintenance release
v1.05
Bug Fixes:
  • On devices with expanded memory, there was a corner case which could cause the device to reboot under certain circumstances
  • When renaming a register in Settings→Installation, the Totals and Virtual Registers using that register were incorrectly reset to the first register in the list
v1.04 (Nov. 1, 2011)
Changes:
  • Increase limit that made it impossible to configure lots of registers with long names. This limitation only affected devices with expanded memory.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a buglet that caused IE9 to reboot a device only once, due to aggressive caching.
  • Fix a bug that caused the data of subtype registers (e.g., positive-only registers) to be corrupted when adding any other register.
v1.03 (Sept. 29, 2011)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix mishandling of remote devices that have no registers
v1.02 (Sept. 19, 2011)
Changes:
  • Tweak scaling policy to make the new dashboard work better on low-resolution wide-screen computers (like netbooks). Specifically, instead of scaling the dashboard to always fit the width of the screen, it now fills the screen to fit the entire graph and (some of) the legend
v1.01 (Aug. 30, 2011)
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a buglet that caused the Settings→HomePlug screen not to work properly.
v1.00 (Aug. 1, 2011)
New Features:
  • Updated Look The updated look provides an indication of which power- and time-zoom level has been selected, among many other things. All graph-specific operations are now grouped into a single graph-menu in the top-left corner of the graph, replacing the "→CSV" button. Specifically, this menu allows to set the date range to be displayed in the graph, export to a spreadsheet program, and select a non-default view.
  • Default settings for graph It is now possible to customize the default time-zoom and power-zoom used when loading the graph on the main page. This can be done via Settings→Preferences and also through query paramters ("t" sets the time-zoom in minutes, "p" the power-zoom in Watts). It's now also possible to specify additional registers that should be displayed by default in the graph. The register-list to be displayed can be passed via query-parameter "r", or can be set via the corresponding Preference entry.
  • Data Summary in Graph When pressing the Control key while moving the mouse pointer over the graph or "Current" gauge, eGauge now displays a summary of all registers for the point under the mouse. Also, when dragging an area of the graph while pressing the Control key, eGauge will highlight the dragged area. Upon releasing the mouse button, a popup-window is displayed that gives a summary of the data for the dragged area.
  • Time-navigation buttons There are now four clickable buttons below the graph which allow to navigate through the recorded data page by page, move to the very beginning of recorded data, or move the to the very end of recorded data.
  • Site Password It is now possible to establish a site-password (Settings→Password). With a site-password, any access to the device will require authentication with username user and the established site-password (alternatively, you can also authenticate yourself with username owner and the owner-password). Devices which have a site-password established are not listed at http://www.egauge.net/devices/.
  • Remote Devices It is now possible to have eGauge read data from another device. At this time, data can be read from other eGauges, from Power-One Aurora inverters (via an Ethernet-to-RS485 adapter), and from the Alpha-Innotec Luxtronik 2 heat-pump controller. Support for other select devices will follow.
  • Recording of non-power data In addition to recording net real-power data, eGauge now also can record the following quantities:
    • Positive-only real power (+). Such registers will only advance when the measured power is positive
    • Negative-only real power (-). Such registers will only advance when the measured power is negative
    • Absolute value of real power (|). Such registers will advance both when the measured power is negative or positive (i.e., the direction in which the power flows is ignored)
    • Apparent power (*). Such registers record the absolute value of the apparent power (the product of the RMS voltage and RMS current)
    • Current (I) measured by any of the CTs
    • Voltage (V) measured at any of the voltage-taps (L1-L3)
    • Frequency (F) measured at any of the voltage-taps (L1-L3)
    For any of these quantities, eGauge records the average value for each interval. The eGauge main unit has space for up to 12 registers. As the device is being configured, the Settings→Installation page now displays how many registers are in use and how many are available for use.
  • Virtual Registers The "totaling" section in the Settings→Installation has been enhanced to allow for defining additional arbitrary virtual registers. A virtual register represents an arbitrary sum or difference of other (physical) registers.
  • Potential Transformers It is now possible to configure the voltage scaling factors of L1, L2, and L3. This is useful when the voltages at those pins have been transformed down with a potential transformer.
  • Hostname and DNS Masquerading When changing a hostname (Settings→Network Settings→Hostname), the new name is now also reflected in the DHCP table so that DHCP-based DNS maquerading will find the device under the new name.
v0.86.2
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix slow rendering of partially invisible dashed line on browsers using HTML5 Canvas for graphics (e.g., Chrome)
  • Fix channel checker to allow displaying of more than 12 power components
v0.86.1
Bug Fixes:
  • Reset HomePlug chip once every 24 hours to guard against potential connectivity-loss
v0.86
New Features:
  • Add IE9 support
Changes:
  • Minor skin updates
v0.85.9
Changes:
  • Minor skin update
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix "Hour" vs "Hours" typo in Kiosk page
v0.85.8
Changes:
  • Added new skin
v0.85.7
Changes:
  • Minor tweak: rename "Trees planted" to "Trees grown" on Lightgauge skin
v0.85.6
New Features:
  • Added 15A CT
  • Added new skin
v0.85.5
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that caused display_history.html not to display anything unless a "reg=" query parameter was specified
v0.85.4
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that was introduced in 0.85 that kept a device from re-acquiring IP info via DHCP once it failed
v0.85.2
New Features:
  • When viewing a register (not a total) in the "Stats" monthly statistics page, clicking on a number on that page now brings up a graph showing just that register
Changes:
  • Make hourly and daily CSV exports work reliably and more intuitively
v0.85.1
Changes:
  • CSV exports are now done in the browser's time-zone. This makes the date/time in a CSV file consistent with the date/time displayed in the browser's graph, etc
v0.85
New Features:
  • New Settings→Preferences dialog allows the setting of a descriptive page-title for the main page
Changes:
  • Google Chrome browser now defaults to using Canvas rather than SVG to avoid rendering bugs in Chrome's SVG implementation
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a buglet that prevented the "Current" label from showing under the "currant usage/production" gauge
  • Fix a bug in the web-servers CGI-handler which had the effect that occasionally a CGI connection wasn't closed properly, causing the client to hang
v0.84.7
New Features:
  • Add support for 1000A CT
v0.84.6
Changes:
  • Make the background color of the Kiosk body white (rather than undefined)
v0.84.5
Changes:
  • Tweak Kiosk to make it adjust to any screen size
v0.84.4
Changes:
  • Minor skin update
v0.84.3
Changes:
  • On eGauge2 hardware, enabled ECC correction in the primary bootstrap loader
  • The "Status" page now displays the hardware model and the kernel version
v0.84.2
New Features:
  • Add support for 5A and 20A CTs
v0.84.1
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that caused the channel-checker not to display the currents and voltages
v0.84
New Features:
  • Added basic support for BACnet/IP and BACnet/Ethernet
Changes:
  • Revised the export CSV functionality to output average power by default (with an option to export energy readings, like before). Also replace "Use" and "Gen" formulas with computed values to avoid problems with different spreadsheets using different operand separators
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed accidental reversal of the date and time fields in the Date and Time picker widget
v0.83.5
Changes:
  • Improve Google Power Meter handling of device de-activation and re-activation
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a typo that caused an "Error on page" error when rebooting a device through Internet Explorer
v0.83.4
New Features:
  • Add a means to the "Status" page to (securely) lookup the MAC address, which is needed for online warranty registration
v0.83.3
Changes:
  • In the calendar popups, the week now starts with Sunday, by popular request
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix typos on GPM page which caused Firefox to croak
v0.83.2
Changes:
  • Improve IE8 support a little. This makes, for example, GPM deactivation work without complaints
v0.83.1
Bug Fixes:
  • Plug resource-leak in Google PowerMeter daemon
v0.83
New Features:
  • Added Google PowerMeter support for eGauge2 hardware. Not available on eGauge1 hardware due to limited storage space
v0.82.1
Changes:
  • Properly report when setting the HomePlug encryption password fails
  • Properly handle empty (unknown) vendor names
v0.82
New Features:
  • On Windows-based computers, it is now possible to access eGauge directly through its device name, without having to first install any additional software. For example, eGauge539 can now be accessed as http://egauge539/ as long as the device is in the same LAN-broadcast domain as the computer
  • Add HomePlug settings screen. This provides a means to see what the individual communication speeds to each HomePlug device are and to set a non-default encryption password. Please be sure to read the Help info on this topic before using this feature!
  • On model eGauge2 devices, the Status LED now alternates between green/magenta or blue/magenta if the device is configured to use DHCP but the device was unable to obtain DHCP information (such as an IP address). If unable to obtain the DHCP info, the device will blink green/magenta when the HomePlug link speed is above 2Mbps and blue/magenta otherwise
v0.81.1
New Features:
  • Add the ability to install test-releases of the firmware
v0.81
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that was introduced by the blinking Status LED which had the effect that the proxy-connection would go seemingly dead after the device ran for some time
v0.80
New Features:
  • Android-based devices such as the Google Phone (gPhone) are now supported. To be precise, this release adds support for any browser that supports the canvas element as defined by the HTML5 standard (including the text-method fillText). Browsers that also support SVG will continue to use SVG
  • The "Statistics" page ("Stats" link) can now display monthly summaries for any register, in addition to the summaries for the totals (Usage, Generation, and Net Usage)
  • The "Statistics" page ("Stats" link) has been enhanced such that clicking on any monthly value displays a usage/production graph for that month. Similarly, clicking on any annual value displays the usage/production graph for that year
  • The Status LED now blinks when the device is connected to the proxy-server. If the speed of the HomePlug-link is at least 5Mbps, the LED will blink green, otherwise it will blink blue
  • The reboot page has been enhanced such that it attempts to automatically detect when the device has come back from the reboot. The only time the automatic detection may not work is when the device's IP address or name changes because the of the web-browser's same-origin security policy
  • It is now possible to use arbitrary ASCII/UTF-8 symbols in register-names. Previously, using certain punctuation marks such as /-characters would cause problems
Changes:
  • What used to be called "Source" in Settings→Installation is now called "Register". The name "Source" was confusing when it was used for loads, such as pumps or ovens
Bug Fixes:
  • Added an Internet-Explorer workaround which has a bug that had the effect of creating pop-ups with the message "No XML elements". This issue appears to be limited to IE8 as shipped on Windows 7 (IE release 8.0.7600.16385)
v0.79
Bug Fixes:
  • This release fixes a bug where in certain environments, a temporary networking failure could lead to a device being unable to connect to the proxy-server (d.egauge.net) even after the networking failure was fixed
v0.78
Bug Fixes:
  • The fix in v0.59 broke daylight-savings-time again. This should be fixed for good now and should work correctly for leap-seconds and daylight-savings time and whatever else you can throw at it...
v0.77
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that could cause incorrect energy delta being displayed in the time range and/or the "Statistics" page. Oops.
  • Fix a misfeature which caused bogus data to be displayed on the "Statistics" page if the epoch was within the current year
v0.76
New Features:
  • A password-reset feature has been added to the "Settings→Password" menu. When resetting the password, remote-administration will also be disabled, since it would be unsafe to allow remote administration with the default password
  • The "Upgrade" link has been replaced with a "Tools" menu. This menu provides access to a data backup and restore facility, a facility to zero out data-spikes. It also provides utilities to reboot the device, upgrade the firmware, and display istantaneous channel-, power-, and power-factor values
  • This release adds support for finding a a local eGauge device via mDNS. In practical terms, this means that you'll be able to access your device with URL http://DEVNAME.local, where DEVNAME is the device-name, such as eGauge1. In other words: no need to remember or bookmark the IP address of the device anymore! This works out-of-the-box on Mac OS X and Linux machines. On Windows machines, it's generally necessary to first download and install Bonjour for Windows. It's a small (<3MiB) and painless install, so we recommend it
  • On eGauge2 hardware, settings can now be changed with username "owner". The default-password for this username is "default". The password can be changed through Settings→Password. On this tab, it is also possible to enable remote administration. Needless to say, remote-administration should be enabled only after changing the default-password to a strong and secret password
Bug Fixes:
  • A bug has been fixed which with certain inverters caused small power usage to appear as a small production
  • A bug has been fixed that prevented CSV-export to work on certain configurations
  • A work-around for Internet Explorer v8 (IE8) has been implemented which prevents errors when incomplete responses are received over the network
v0.75
Bug Fixes:
  • The energy summary displayed after the "Time range" indicator used to show duplicate (and potentially) conflicting energy units such as "kWh kWh". This bug has been fixed in this release
v0.74
New Features:
  • The energy-data can now be exported to a spread-sheet program by clicking on the "→CSV" button in the top-left of the graph on the device's home page
  • Date and time entry fields commonly used by users now pop up a calendar or hour-picker window, respectively, for simplified entry. Also, the time fields now accept time in 24-hour format (e.g., "18:00" instead of "6pm")
  • The "Time zoom" list, now has additional entries for 6 months (6m), 3 months (3m), 3 weeks (3w), 2 weeks (2w), 6 hours (6h) and 3 hours (3h)
  • Input and select elements are now again rendered in the browser's default-style
Bug Fixes:
  • On eGauge2 hardware, make DHCP lookup more reliable.Formerly, if the device was unable to obtain an IP address via DHCP, it would permanently fall back to 192.168.1.88.Now, it will periodically retry to obtain a DHCP address, which is the Right Thing To Do and matches the behavior on the eGauge1 hardware
v0.73
New Features:
  • On eGauge2 hardware, display the reason for the most recent reboot on the "Status" page
  • Add 150A CTs and tweak 50A CT in Settings→Installation
Bug Fixes:
  • On eGauge2 hardware, make DHCP lookup more reliable.Formerly, if the device was unable to obtain an IP address via DHCP, it would permanently fall back to 192.168.1.88.Now, it will periodically retry to obtain a DHCP address, which is the Right Thing To Do and matches the behavior on the eGauge1 hardware
v0.72
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix many Internet Explorer rendering issues
  • Correct some energy-calculations
v0.71
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that could cause the "Totaling" formulas (Settings→Installation) to be wiped out when changing other settings
  • Fix LED handling so it switches back to blue if HomePlug speed drops below 5Mbps
  • Fix LED handling so overtemperature is displayed as blinking red
v0.70
Internal release only
v0.69
New Features:
  • The CT configuration is now completely web-configurable via Settings→Installation. This is not (yet) supported in Internet Explorer. Opera, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome browsers all handle it fine. Take your pick
  • The date and time of the device can now be checked and, if necessary, changed via Settings→Date & Time
v0.68
New Features:
  • Add support for measuring pure 208/240V inverters (or loads) with a single CT
Changes:
  • Switch to using floating-point rather than fixed-point arithmetic.This used to be too slow in eGauge1, but with a little trick, it's now fast enough on eGauge1 and actually 10% faster on eGauge2.A nice side-effect is that accuracy should improve significantly on installations with CTs with large current ratings (e.g., 600A)
v0.67
This version was internal only and was never released
v0.66
Bug Fixes:
  • A bug was fixed that caused artificial "ripples" in the power curves at intervals of about every 5-8 minutes
  • A bug was fixed that could cause incoherent data to be displayed in the "Current" gauge
v0.65
Changes:
  • The proxy-client now assumes the proxy-connection is dead if it hasn't received anything from the server in the last 5 minutes. This should improve reliability of the proxy-connection
v0.64
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug in the Kiosk where the rabbit/snail speed of usage and generation was flipped
v0.63
New Features:
  • Update Kiosk to use mapping formulas, like the other web pages
v0.62
New Features:
  • The "Stats" page now displays the HomePlug transmit speed
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that could cause the red LED to stay on permanently even after an overtemperature situation has been resolved
v0.61
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix handling of negative temperatures in the "Stats" page
  • In "Settings→General Settings→address lookup", use batchgeocode.com instead of maporama.com to translate an address to latitude/longitude coordinates.The latter doesn't seem to work anymore
v0.60
Bug Fixes:
  • Make "Stats" link work again by distributing Int64.cjs as a stand-alone file (rather than as part of EGauge.cjs)
v0.59
New Features:
  • The formulas used to map the individual power components to total usage/generation figures is now configurable in the "Settings" menu ("Mapping formula 1/2").Read the Help page for details on the format of these formulas
Bug Fixes:
  • The daylight-savings-time fix from Nov 2nd (v0.56) broke some of the time labels.For example, when displaying 31 days worth of data in the graph, the day-of-month labels were missing.This has been fixed now (while still keeping the DST-switch fix in place)
  • On Internet Explorer, selecting a time-zoom of 31 days now properly displays the day-of-month labels (this has been working all along with other browsers, such as Firefox).
  • Fix bugs that showed up when fetching data that crosses a resolution-boundary (affects eGauges with at least 1 year worth of data; note that the data is recorded properly, the bugs affected only the display/rendering of the data)
v0.58
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix some Opera and Safari rendering issues on the "Stats" page. Also, work around IE7 issues which caused it to fail on this page. The page still doesn't look good on IE7, but at least it displays the data properly
v0.57
New Features:
  • Added a basic statistics page which summarizes monthly and annual production, generation, and net-usage.This page is reached by clicking on the "Stats" link in the menu on the top right of the eGauge web pages
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug in the Int64.js package which under certain circumstances caused a 64-bit number to be mis-printed with missing zeroes
v0.56
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that caused browsers to get "stuck" when trying to display a graph that crossed the time of switching from daylight-savings-time to standard time
v0.55
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix an SVG-rendering bug which caused the shaded areas to be displayed incorrectly with the Google Chrome browser
v0.54
Bug Fixes:
  • After hitting the "Save" button in the settings dialog, the response popup is being displayed again
v0.53
Bug Fixes:
  • Make "subpanel" sources work correctly again
v0.52
New Features:
  • Added a watch-dog facility. Once in a blue moon, eGauge appears to get "stuck" in a way where it's possible to ping the device, but nothing else works. Until we can track down and fix the root-cause, the watch-dog is intended to work around this problem by rebooting the device within 30 seconds after the situation arises. Such automatic reboots can be detected after the fact by clicking on the "Status" link. If the date shown there for "Last web-initiated reboot" does not match with the date displayed in "Uptime", then a reboot may have been triggered by the watch-dog or a power failure
v0.51
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix bug that caused LED-polarity to be dropped when making any configuration-changes via the web-interface
v0.5
New Features:
  • The eGauge main page now loads faster, thanks to a more compact encoding of the energy-data
  • The "Time range" is now followed by energy information. Specifically, the information consists of the amount of energy produced during the displayed time-range (red), the amount of energy used (green) and the net energy used (black).This makes it easy to cross-check eGauge measurements with, e.g., utility bill
  • It is now possible to display the individual power sources and loads being measured.The display of particular source or load is enabled in the "Legend" by clicking the checkbox in front of that soruce or load.This allows, for example, to see how much power a solar system is using during the night (to see this curve, you may need to select a "Power zoom" level of 50W or so)
  • The "Status" page now displays the revision of the installed software and how long the device has been running
Bug Fixes:
  • The power auto-scaling should now work much more reliably and will now also ensure that the "Current" power display is within the range of the power scale
  • The "Settings" now work on Internet Explorer