How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

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How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by kraades » Sunday 19 July 2015 10:19

Newbie question. How do you connect the Cyble Itron pulsemeter to the S0PCM?

One wire (brown or white) on a S0PCM port and the other one to ground?

Pulsemeter:
http://www.homewizard.nl/pulse-sensor-v ... meter.html
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https://sites.google.com/site/nta8130p1 ... er/webshop
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The water meter used is an Itron Aquadis+:
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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by ThinkPad » Sunday 19 July 2015 11:25

One of the wires on the 'G' connection (Ground), and the other one to one of the inputs (1 - 5). Which one you put where doesn't matter, as it is only a 'switch' that goes from open to closed i thought.

Be sure to select the correct unit in the S0PCM setup (amount of pulses per liter/m3) under Setup > Hardware (and then 'Set mode' or so at the S0PCM). Try with filling a bucket of water and checking if the sensor in Domoticz corresponds.
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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by kraades » Sunday 19 July 2015 11:29

Thank you for the explanation and tip to test the meter!

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by ThinkPad » Sunday 19 July 2015 11:35

By the way, could you make a picture of the bottom of the device (the side that sits on top of the meter)? I am interested in how this commercial sensor works (optical sensor/magnetic field sensor).
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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by roblom » Sunday 19 July 2015 12:35

Mine works with a magnetic field (hall) sensor. It can detect waterless in both directions, not that I produce water but it can :-).
I connected it to my pi-face and when I do not update the kernel of my RPi, it works perfect.

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by kraades » Tuesday 21 July 2015 21:20

ThinkPad wrote:By the way, could you make a picture of the bottom of the device (the side that sits on top of the meter)? I am interested in how this commercial sensor works (optical sensor/magnetic field sensor).
Meter:
http://i.imgur.com/tSCWGSH.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/tPrDKZY.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/DemvjG5.jpg
Mounted:
http://i.imgur.com/cTUKCMF.jpg

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by Martinvdm » Tuesday 01 September 2015 23:48

Is this s0pcm instantly supported bu Domoticz?

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by ThinkPad » Wednesday 02 September 2015 8:36

Martinvdm wrote:Is this s0pcm instantly supported bu Domoticz?
Yes, but it is not guaranteed to work on a Synology NAS, because it may lack the needed drivers (the S0PCM is a Arduino internally). 'kraades' also had that issue, but is now using the S0PCM without issues on a Raspberry Pi (where it is easier to get & install the required drivers, because the system is more open than a Synology NAS).
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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by xander » Monday 21 September 2015 9:00

I'm using a Aquadis+ water meter and the Itron cyble sensor for a couple of weeks now and noticed that is pretty inaccurate. It is off by approximately 50 liters a day (more liters visible in Domoticz than actually used on the water meter). Anyone noticed the same behavior?

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by ThinkPad » Monday 21 September 2015 9:10

Do you use it with a S0PCM? The inaccuracy may come from there, i have seen complaints before on this forum about the inaccuracy of the S0PCM.
Maybe some parts can be added between the sensor & S0PCM to prevent 'noise' or something on the cables.
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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by xander » Monday 21 September 2015 16:10

ThinkPad wrote:Do you use it with a S0PCM? The inaccuracy may come from there, i have seen complaints before on this forum about the inaccuracy of the S0PCM.
Maybe some parts can be added between the sensor & S0PCM to prevent 'noise' or something on the cables.
Yes I'm using a S0PCM. Not sure what you mean by 'adding parts'. Shielding?

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by chimit » Thursday 17 December 2015 12:14

I have an Actaris TD8 as well and got interested in the subject.
I understood that I need an Itron Cyble adapter (expensive) as well as a S0PCM pulse counter (also not cheap if I just use it for water metering).

Do you guys think that it will also just work with a non-latching hall sensor, like a US5881, connected to a GPIO pin (or alternatively an Arduino in between)?
Total costs: about 5 euros.

Let me know if anybody is interested in this project or better: has some experience with it.

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by rjobaan » Tuesday 29 December 2015 0:20

Im also here to follow the subject

Anybody already solved the issue with the inaccuracy?

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Re: How to connect Cyble Itron pulsemeter to S0PCM?

Post by Martinvdm » Monday 06 August 2018 22:36

I know it is some time ago, but i have a S0PCM5 and a Cyble Itron sensor on my Aquadis water meter. I have all readings in Domoticz, but cannot understand its values. I have got a 5 new devices, the first one i am using. I do see readings like 0.0053 m3. I do see a counter of the day (T), but cannot understand its values. Can someone point me out the correct Pulse/hour setting in the Set Mode of the S0PCM and also the RFXMeter/Counter Dividers in the General Settings?

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