How to connect your Wattsense box to Wattics cloud based energy analytics software
The step-by-step guide below demonstrates how to connect your Wattsense gateway to Wattics. The integration details below are in reference to the Wattsense cloud offering “The Box” as pictured in the image above.
*The information below is based on the assumption that you have an account with Wattsense, as well as a Wattics dashboard account with admin access.
Step 1: Navigate to the ‘Integration’ tool in the Admin section of your Wattics dashboard
You’ll find Wattsense in the list of Wattics integrations, see screenshot below. To begin the integration of your Wattsense-connected devices, click on the pencil icon on the right of the Wattsense logo.
Step 2: Enter your Wattsense API credentials
Add your API key and API secret, which can be generated from your Wattsense account.
If you are an existing Wattsense device holder, you can generate your API credentials from your account, with which you can access your data in Wattsense’s cloud database. If you require more information about retrieving your API key, contact the Wattsense team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You do not require a license to connect your devices to Wattics. All you need to connect your gateway to Wattics are your API credentials.
Step 3: Begin adding and configuring your devices to make their data available on your Wattics dashboard
The next step is to map your Wattsense-connected devices in your Wattics dashboard.
Once you have added your API credentials, click on ‘Add New Device Mapping’. A new section with multiple fields will appear. This is where you will map your smart meters, sensors and IoT devices attached to your Wattsense account in your Wattics dashboard.
Numbered in the screenshot below, are the various fields to be populated.
1. Select your API key from the dropdown.
2. Select the device (meter, sensor, etc) that you would like to register (The list of available devices in the dropdown in this field are those connected to your Wattsense account)
3. Select the relevant data point type i.e. electricity, gas, water or numerical for other type of readings such as temperature, humidity, flow rate, pressure, etc. Now you can proceed to map one or more of the variables available from the device to the parameters in your Wattics dashboard (screenshot below). For non-electrical data points, only one parameter (value) needs to be mapped. That could be the gas or water volume for gas and water meters, or it could be anything else (temperature, humidity, flow rate, pressure, etc) for any other type of sensor or device.
Note: When the data point type is ‘electricity’, a new single-value or multi-value data point will be registered in your Wattics dashboard based on the electrical parameters selected (Any parameters beyond active power/kW and active energy/kWh will result in the creation of a multi-value data point) In other words, a single-value data point can hold active energy and/or active power readings. On the other hand, multi-value data points can also store additional parameters such as apparent and reactive powers, currents and voltages.
4. Name your data point e.g. HVAC Leisure Centre
5. Select the site to which the device belongs
6. Select the start date from which you would like to retrieve data for the chosen device
7. Select or enter the unit of measure eg. Wh, kWh, m³, °C, m³/h, etc
8. Select how the readings are formatted: Cumulative (total counter) or Interval (total for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, etc). For numerical data points, you will also need to select how the data will be aggregated over time: average (applies to flow rates, temperatures, etc) or cumulative (applies to volumes, totals, etc).
Once you have mapped all the fields of interest, click on ‘Save’. The historical data available (since the date you provided) will start being imported. You can see all registered devices in the section below, see screenshot ↓↓↓
In order to delete a device, simply click on the bin icon as shown in the screenshot above.
To add more additional devices, simply repeat step 3 above as many times as necessary.
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