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Use smart meter of the network operator KAIFA MA309M
Knowledge of current consumption data helps to optimize electricity consumption in a meaningful way. For this purpose, an additional smart meter can be installed or, even better, the smart meter of the network operator can be read out. As an example, the smart meter of my network operator, Salzburg AG, can be queried via the M-Bus customer interface and the data can thus be used in other systems. The values read out include the energy consumption and, if a PV system is used, the feed-in power, a... ... continue reading
Nextcloud Hub 4 (Version 26) released
Nextcloud Hub 4 includes numerous innovations: Improved performance, numerous new features, improved help and share options, and app improvements. ... continue reading
PV balcony power plant commissioning and HA integration
The hype about PV systems has not passed me by without a trace, so I have - to gain some experience - put together an 800Watt balcony power plant: Cost in total about 600$. Balcony power plants are often offered as a set, which usually consists of an inverter and two PV modules including cables. The power of the inverter limits the maximum generation power of the plant. In Austria, balcony power plants with a generation capacity of up to a maximum of 800 watts are currently allowed, Germany sho... ... continue reading
PrusaSlicer in version 2.5.1 published.
I have used 2 different slicers extensively so far: Cura and PrusaSlicer. Both slicers are free, both deliver usable results with the manufacturer's default settings, both have their strengths and hardly any weaknesses. ... continue reading
ZigBee2MQTT vs. ZHA: Commissioning and relocation
First Phoscon, then Zigbee2MQTT (Z2M) and most recently Zigbee Home Automation (ZHA): I have extensively tested all three ZigBee gateway software solutions with Home Assistant and am now using ZHA, which is also the primary topic of this article. Switching from one gateway solution to another can be a bit of a pain, depending on the number of connected devices. As an example, when I switched from Phoscon to ZigBee2MQTT, I had to reconnect all the devices, which is not really fun especially with... ... continue reading
Home Assistant integrations
Home Assistant uses so-called integrations to connect devices. The integrations allow direct communication to the devices, or the connection of other gateways. As an example, for ZigBee devices there are several possibilities how to integrate them: ... continue reading
Home Assistant: Docker startup + SSL Internet access
Besides installing it on its own hardware, the second recommended installation option for Home Assistant is to use Docker, see also: HAOS vs. Home Assistant Docker Installation. To run Home Assistant in Docker, a Docker setup is of course required, see: Docker. Those who already have Docker setup can start Home-Assistant with the following command: ... continue reading
Hardware for home assistant? Variants: HAOS vs. Docker
Home Assistant can be run on its own dedicated hardware by using the Home Assistant Operating System (HAOS). In addition, those who want to run other services on the same hardware besides Home Assistant can either create HAOS virtually as a VM, or start it as a Docker container. The latter requires fewer system resources (CPU and RAM), but loses the ability to install Home Assistant add-ons. Using Docker means that the add-ons cannot be installed in Home Assistant, but must also be started and m... ... continue reading
Windows : create a missing recovery partition
When cloning a large hard disk to a smaller one, I lost the recovery partition. So far not bad, Windows works without recovery partition, but in case of an error the partition helps to get the PC up and running again. To summarize, here's how it works with the recovery partition: As long as the partition is still there, it can be deactivated and written to a file. If the partition gets lost unexpectedly, it can be recovered from the Windows setup media. This post is also available as a video, se... ... continue reading
my docker web server setup for laravel - config in detail
As already announced, I have replaced Plesk with Docker for my websites. Although I now manage the pages via the terminal and no longer via a GUI, I am much more flexible with the setup: I can copy the containers at any time and start them on another server, or put a new page online more quickly, or change the web server or the PHP version for a particular page. Also the use of new features like Laravel Octane and Swoole are easy to realize. The reasoning behind this setup can be read on the fol... ... continue reading
Home Assistant SQlite - Change statistics data
Originally, I had wrong values in the database every now and then when reading out the smart meter. I was able to correct the cause, but the wrong values do not look so good in the statistics. Only after I spent some time correcting the statistic data directly in the database, I discovered that wrong statistic values can be easily changed in Home-Assistant. ... continue reading
Apply Office 365 latest updates: latest status.
To enjoy new features for Office, the update channel for the Office Click2Run installation can be changed: ... continue reading