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Echelon/NES Smart Meters – possible 0x0B / 0x0C bugfix?

Thanks to Reto (info@makerspace-reinach.ch) we might have a solution for a long standing bug. If you are having issues getting reliable readings from the meter/module and getting errors / Meter responses like these from the module: Typically from these requests: …then you know have an option to update the software. Make sure to study the …

Echelon/NES Smart Meters – probably our final post on this topic

Today I got a bit of a surprise – without any warning my power distribution company changed my power meter from a NES Echelon meter to a Landis+Gyr E360 meter. This means that I unfortunately have no way of testing and working on new hardware/software for our Dabbler MEP interface. I hope someone else with …

Echelon/NES Smart Meters – MEP interface modules is now available again from www.ustepper.com

Thanks to our friends at www.ustepper.com hardware to IoT enable your NES/Echelon meter is now available again. You can purchase it directly from their shop here: https://ustepper.com/shop/home/26-esp32-c3-dabbler-mep-interface.html Note, although this is a completely redesigned hardware based on a different ESP32 module (it uses the ESP32C3 and not the ESP32-WROOM-32 of our original module), we have …


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