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Web Dashboard User Guide

This is a comprehensive user guide for the Wattwatchers Web Dashboard

It provides guidance for any dashboard user, and is arranged in these sections:

What is the Wattwatchers Web Dashboard?

What does the dashboard show?

How does the dashboard work?

How do I get a dashboard account?

What is the Wattwatchers Web Dashboard?

The dashboard provides a visual way to view the data being generated by your Wattwatchers devices.

It is optimised for single-site residential households and small businesses, with or without solar generation installed.

A number of commercial customers, including those with multiple sites, also use the dashboard to access circuit-level data visualisation. But please note that it is not currently designed for multi-site use cases.

The key components of the dashboard, which are referenced later in this guide, are highlighted in the diagram below:

  1. Site menu
  2. Profile/Account menu
  3. Site name
  4. Site selection
  5. Date filter
  6. Tabs
  7. Charts area
  8. Chart legend
  9. Chart actions button
  10. Time period sliders
  11. Sidebar

What does the dashboard show?

Depending on your Wattwatchers device’s capabilities, and how it has been configured, you’ll have access to 2 or 3 tabs.

1. CONSUMPTION

For premises that have solar and are monitoring the grid connection, the Consumption tab provides a unified view that shows:

  1. Solar generation
  2. Overall energy usage
  3. Imports (what energy is coming from the grid)
  4. Exports (solar generation that is not used on-site going out to the grid)

This tab presents data from all of the devices on a site. So, for example, if you have one device monitoring your solar, and a different device monitoring your grid connection, the dashboard collates data from both devices.

This is the default view if you have configured your device with a “Grid Connect” or “Solar Generation” channel in the Installer app (Onboarding tool).

2. CIRCUITS

This tab shows the energy data from each of the individual channels on your Wattwatchers device.

This is the default view if there is no “Grid Connect” or “Solar Generation” channel configured for your device in the Installer app.

3. SWITCHES

If the device selected in the device drop-down is a switching device (e.g. an Auditor 6M+3SW or 6W+3SW), a Switches tab is displayed showing the current state of the switches on the device.

SIDEBAR

The Sidebar panels will change depending on which tab you are looking at.

All tabs include the “Live” panel, which is a “heartbeat” showing the live, 30-second data being sent by your device.

Sidebar in the mydata.energy Dashboard

The other panels depend on your device configuration and view settings (e.g. the time period date range filter).

This may include:

  • Total imports: the total kWh figure for all imports (energy drawn from the grid) in the visible period
  • Total exports: the total kWh figure for all exports (energy sent to the grid, e.g. excess “Solar Generation”) in the visible period
  • Total generation: the total kWh figure for the solar generated on-site (before consumption on-site or exported)
  • Total usage: the total kWh figure for the energy used on-site (e.g. all solar not exported and any imports)

How does it work?

The dashboard is designed to work with Wattwatchers devices that are installed according to our standard installation guidelines, and that have been configured using our Installer app.

The Consumption tab requires that at least one of the Wattwatchers channels is assigned to the category “Grid Connect”. If there is a solar installation, another channel needs to be assigned to “Solar Generation".

If neither of these is set, the Consumption tab won’t display any data. If only one of either “Grid Connect” or “Solar Generation” is set, then only that channel will be displayed.

If your device isn’t configured correctly, please contact your installer and get them to update the settings via the Installer app.

How do I get a dashboard account?

Contact the provider of your Wattwatchers device and they can create an account for you. 

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