Hi, I am a newbe with Home Assistent. I have read through a lot of websites and viewed several YouTube videos. So excuse me if I asked some beginners questions!
I am migrating from Domoticz. With Domoticz I was monitoring my energy consumption. This was working without major problems for about 8 years. Now I would like to move to Home Assitant.
Dutch Smart meter: Kaifa M105C
Device: Raspberry Pi B+ with Raspbian OS and Domoticz
P1 cable connected directly to the Raspberry USB port and to the Kaifa smart meter on the other end of the cable.
Device: Raspberry Pi 4B, 2GB ram
The same P1 cable connected directly to the Raspberry Pi 4B USB port and to the Kaifa smart meter on the other end of the cable.
Home Assistant 2022.09.1 (superviser)
Operating system 9.0
I have added in the configuration.yaml file:
sensor: - platform: dsmr port: /dev/ttyUSB0 dsmr_version: 5
After restart I see the integration:
And I even get the several values:
But the problem is, that those values are fixed and they are not being updated. I have also played with the update value (10 sec instead of the default 30, but also 0 sec, to get values if they are sent by the smart meter).
This is what I see under the hardware:
So the values are read once and they are not updating.
If I plug this P1 USB cable back in the Domoticz Raspberry, it is working great, so I think the cable must be compatible.
Maybe I will use an esp board with mqtt protocol in the future, but for now I would like to use the P1 USB cable, because the Raspberry with Home Assistant lays next to the smart meter.
Can someone help me, why the values are not updating?
Sorry for being a noob in Home Assistant, I have to learn a lot!