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by Ton_vN
18 Oct 2020, 19:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@Davidjohn

My setup is powered by 2 Panels of 5W-power.
Power from the panels to the TP_4056-controller is not the problem, but the autostart of the WEMOS once sufficient power is coming from the TP_4056-controller.
by Ton_vN
16 Oct 2020, 16:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

At this moment (October, 16th) sunny day, but obviously the sun is not really strong anymore. See flashing LED on TP_4056 as related indication of weak input. Connection of powerpack obviously is an escape-route, although demonstrated to bridge just a few darker days with the load in my configuratio...
by Ton_vN
30 Sep 2020, 19:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Minimum Distance of JSN-SR04T for Watertank ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4745

Re: Minimum Distance of JSN-SR04T for Watertank ?

This thread may also provide usuable ideas for measurement of liquid level:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6643#p36525
by Ton_vN
23 Sep 2020, 10:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: DHT22 with wemos D1
Replies: 15
Views: 10158

Re: DHT22 with wemos D1

;-) Be aware of the characteristics of the I2C-interface as applied by the BME280! Also this interface is not intended to have long cabling. If using the 3.3V from WEMOS to power the BME280, therefore cable length should not be exaggerated. Your cable length of 2.5m probably can be handled, but some...
by Ton_vN
20 Sep 2020, 14:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: UV/ Light sensor window. Fused silica and other options.
Replies: 5
Views: 3835

Re: UV/ Light sensor window. Fused silica and other options.

@TDer 'Softener' seems the word you look for. My experience on this subject comes from professional application of optronics in open air (maritime environment). ;-) Home application in my garden certainly is a different class, considering the trade-off between cost & quality; but the experience ...
by Ton_vN
20 Sep 2020, 11:24
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: UV/ Light sensor window. Fused silica and other options.
Replies: 5
Views: 3835

Re: UV/ Light sensor window. Fused silica and other options.

The setup described here (in Dutch) is used to house a set of 2*TLS2561 + 1*ML8511: the sensors look with slight vertical offset of approx. +30 degrees through a window made of a plastic document cover and plastic gaze. Considering UV & ML8511 first only a gaze window, but experienced that the p...
by Ton_vN
20 Sep 2020, 10:48
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: DHT22 with wemos D1
Replies: 15
Views: 10158

Re: DHT22 with wemos D1

See https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php?title=DHT11_DHT22 and also https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp8266-pinout-reference-gpios/ Perhaps kicking open doors, but - why connected DHT22-data to GPIO3 or GPIO4 of the WEMOS? Suggested to follow the example of the setup as described in the 1st ...
by Ton_vN
18 Sep 2020, 14:39
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer Your argument is exactly the reason that in my setup - the PCF8591 is powered by the Solar Power Supply at approx. 4VDC (allowable = 3.3V ~5V) which is also reference for the onboard devices for CH0, CH1 and CH3. - the Rain-sensor interface is powered from the WEMOS' stabilised VCC at 3.3VDC: ...
by Ton_vN
17 Sep 2020, 20:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

The transport from China took some time, but the PCF8591-breakout arrived. Installed as ADC-channels 0 ~ 3 hooked by I2C to WEMOS_Pro & ESPEasy. PCF8591-breakout powered directly from Solar Power Supply at approx. 4 Volts, provides margin to read signals coming from circuits powered by 3.3V thro...
by Ton_vN
28 Jun 2020, 10:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: New protocol for battery powered devices.
Replies: 9
Views: 7051

Re: New protocol for battery powered devices.

@TDer
Main target is to support battery powered nodes and to cover areas without WiFi coverage,
sounds quite interesting for those people living 'in the countryside'.

Resulting in kind of meshed network?
by Ton_vN
08 Jun 2020, 14:41
Forum: RFLink: Unsupported devices
Topic: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 5871

Re: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor

Stuntteam provided RFLink-firmware testversion v49.4 Running smooth, generating plausible outputvalues for lightmeasurement from my WS7000-19-Clone. One more step forward! With this emulation of WS2500/19 aka WS7000/19, under application of this updated firmware for RFLinkGateway, Domoticz now gets ...
by Ton_vN
04 Jun 2020, 17:20
Forum: uPyEasy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 to NAS
Replies: 2
Views: 5435

Re: Raspberry pi 4 to NAS

In line with the message of Drum it may have more benefits to dedicate the Raspberry4 for 'real work', and convert another 'less capable' processor into a NAS-Driver. A side-argument, but not without reason they sometimes propose to recycle an old PC as platform for FreeNAS [although an old PC gener...
by Ton_vN
28 May 2020, 23:14
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Read data from domoticz
Replies: 3
Views: 4255

Re: Read data from domoticz

For the solution, to which programming language are you looking?

In other words, what is the script & function you have in mind as destination for this temperature-data?
by Ton_vN
27 May 2020, 10:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

Was just wondering whether this construction would work in combination with Sleep-mode for read-out of an analogue Rain, Leafwetness or Soilmoisture signal by means of A0? Related Rule might be on Rain#Analog do SendToHTTP,192.168.0.200,8080,/json.htm?param=udevice&type=command&idx=1234&...
by Ton_vN
08 May 2020, 10:50
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4962

Re: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?

@TDer
MQTT keeps the connection open (unless the connection is really bad)
Question for understanding 'what-if'
How to combine MQTT with Sleep-mode (in which the ESP periodically on purpose closes the connection)?
by Ton_vN
07 May 2020, 14:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer With interest reading your older discussions in Github on this subject: provide some other angles for view on the matter. ;-) Now just to translate into a few short script lines for #1. start action at Wifi-connect #2. either read1 for ADC, but disregard result (because probably rubbish), or t...
by Ton_vN
07 May 2020, 13:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4962

Re: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?

@TDer Exactly my reasoning to change the WiFi-repeater to cabled WAP: - repeater = 2* Wifi-path, in both paths with 'uncertainty/capacity-limit' related to load & interference + repeat delay - WAP = max. speed cable-transfer + 1*Wifi-path Never sure that the ESP8266 always takes the most direct ...
by Ton_vN
05 May 2020, 19:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4962

Re: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?

;-) Meanwhile Domoticz at 12004, running OK at my cabled 'test'-RPIs. The subject (W)LAN-segment consists of: a) = 1* WiFi-router & ethernetswitch feeding WLAN + LAN b) = 2* Wifi AccessPoint connected by LAN c) = 1* WiFi-repeater nearest to 1) c) is just listening to a) and transmitting in relai...
by Ton_vN
04 May 2020, 22:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4962

Re: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?

@TDer In my view the problem started after upgrade of Domoticz on both RPIs. Before upgrade both running same Debian Buster and same Domoticz. stable 2020.1 Upgrade was towards Domoticz 2020.2 Not knowing where to look, perhaps non-essential info, but # RPI3B with problems is well-loaded with softwa...
by Ton_vN
04 May 2020, 15:51
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?
Replies: 9
Views: 4962

ESP8266 unaccessible / out of range?

My configuration has a number of ESP8266-with-ESPEasy interfacing to 2*RPI-with-Domoticz through (W)LAN under application of Domoticz_HTTP All OK till latest upgrade of Domoticz to stable release 2020.2 Now ESP8266s 'strike' for communication to 1 RPI3B-with-Domoticz. Other clients incl. Luftdaten-N...
by Ton_vN
29 Apr 2020, 16:52
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer Understand what you tell, but setting up the required eventdriven task seems a bit beyond my present knowlegde & skills. Then looking at examples usually is a fast lane for learning: could you hint to any applicable example? Considering the background, such event-driven setup may be a real...
by Ton_vN
29 Apr 2020, 14:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer Thanks for the elaborate explanation! Reading that explanation a suspicion what is the reason of no completed ADC-read-out in my configuration. The present time-setting is 890s of Sleep & 10s of Wake. ADC-interval now set at 60s (as usual & OK for all my continously operating ESPs) the...
by Ton_vN
27 Apr 2020, 16:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

Thinking-out-of-the-Box 1 might seem a good idea, but the limitations of WEMOS D1 cause some headscratching. The digital output of the Rain/Moist-indicator is high or low dependent on the resistance or capacity due to wetness of the sensing-board, irrespective of the operation of the WEMOS. In my c...
by Ton_vN
26 Apr 2020, 12:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer ;-) So my suspicion was correct, that 'something' was required for the operation of the ADC with ESPEasy having Sleep-function active ..... The ADC (internal) is a bit strange in this as the ADC plugin is not processed while a WiFi connection is attempted. So then it depends on the set "i...
by Ton_vN
22 Apr 2020, 22:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TDer Your response is not a short a) or b), but if I correctly understand, it is b) with some 'swing': please correct if I am wrong with the 'simple' explanation below. In my example b) the sleeptime is set at 890s, which means that after going asleep, then approx. 890s later the ESP wakes up and t...
by Ton_vN
22 Apr 2020, 16:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

:evil: details to be solved Question from previous message still open, kindly requesting hint: how to get the analogue read-out for the rain-indicator? Something with timing required for ADC, or other aspect overlooked? Question on text-interpretation of wiki [because effects cannot be seen due to s...
by Ton_vN
17 Apr 2020, 17:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: TSL2561 overexposed ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4228

Re: TSL2561 overexposed ?

@TDer

Thanks for the hint & explanation!
Then remedy seems simple:
just upgrade to latest ESPEasy v2.x 'Normal' release
by Ton_vN
17 Apr 2020, 16:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: TSL2561 overexposed ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4228

Re: TSL2561 overexposed ?

Configuration: WEMOS D1Pro + ESPEasy R147 WEMOS at mains-supply. Similar effect observed in a setup with 2*TLS2561+1*BH1750 at same I2C-bus. 1st TLS2561 looking +30 degrees east (from south) and 2nd TLS2561 looking 30 degrees west (from south). Both of them lock at the same time when lightlevel seem...
by Ton_vN
16 Apr 2020, 21:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Gases Sensors
Replies: 16
Views: 6429

Re: Gases Sensors

Alphasense has reasonably good Ozone-sensors:
see http://www.alphasense.com/index.php/products/ozone-2/

If you don't know yet, this website may have interesting information on your application:
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality- ... r-cleaners
by Ton_vN
10 Apr 2020, 09:32
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Small and large display of pictural files
Replies: 0
Views: 3875

Small and large display of pictural files

Not a question on EASPEasy or on RFLink, but related to use of this website. Looked into the FAQs, but did not (yet) find an answer. Sometimes details only visible if you expand a picture, but those details for just general reading not immediately required. Is it possible to insert an pictural attac...
by Ton_vN
31 Mar 2020, 11:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

:evil: Devil is in details ESP8266 up and running with ESPEasy_v2 interfacing 4*DS18B20+1*SHT15+1*Rain-Indicator. Solar Supply is continuous by TP_4056, and is sufficient for 24/7 feed of the setup for Operation cycle = Sleep 15 minutes & Processing 10seconds. All well for the Thermo-sensors, bu...
by Ton_vN
28 Mar 2020, 08:08
Forum: RFLink: Unsupported devices
Topic: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 5871

Re: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor

The communication between WS7000-19-'clone' and an original WS2500-receiver has been checked: looks OK Domoticz most probably just shows what RFLinkGateway presents. . Last days with clear-blue sky and plenty of sunshine gave ample opportunity to check the operation of the 'chain' with WS7000-19 => ...
by Ton_vN
20 Mar 2020, 18:42
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

Addition of a Voltage detector seems good idea:
no run-up of the ESP (if not enough power available) is better than try&error at wake-up.
by Ton_vN
19 Mar 2020, 15:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Understanding the GP2Y10
Replies: 27
Views: 9555

Re: Understanding the GP2Y10

Because of it's limitations, the setup with GP2Y10 for me now is playground for experiments. As a companion to the GP2Y10 + BME280 I fitted a gasmeasuring setup consisting of MiCS6814, ADS1115 and LM35. Now testing feasability of heating to get the gassensor in better environment, and as side-effect...
by Ton_vN
19 Feb 2020, 19:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

Got ESP8266 running with the TP4056-PCB in combination with 2* panel 5W5V like in Dave's example. Next is implementation of 'deep sleep' for energy conservation at consumption side. For ESPEasy_v2 enabling 'deepsleep' is by connection of GPIO16 to RST, plus setting values in the ESP_setup_v2, while ...
by Ton_vN
30 Jan 2020, 20:01
Forum: RFLink: Unsupported devices
Topic: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 5871

Re: Lacrosse WS2500-19 brightness sensor

Perhaps not the most correct place for discussion for my setup , but at least here a discussion on implementation of the protocol for WS7000/19 respectively WS2500/19. Since a few days a 'lookalike' of WS7000/19 (equivalent to WS2500/19) in test-operation in combination with RFLink_Gateway [version...
by Ton_vN
26 Jan 2020, 13:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: convert analog signal to digital using rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 3104

Re: convert analog signal to digital using rules?

Triggered by your description of the voltage divider, what configuration of processor & board?
by Ton_vN
24 Jan 2020, 11:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Temperature sensors - which are most precise?
Replies: 12
Views: 7626

Re: Temperature sensors - which are most precise?

Interesting information. At this moment looking for a sensor to measure Temperature & Humidity in the soil at - 5 cm (or lower) below the surface in my garden. SHT11 - small.png Have some experience with an encapsulated SHT11, which demonstrates that 'drowning' of such sensor is not a good idea:...
by Ton_vN
21 Jan 2020, 10:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Deep soil sensors
Replies: 1
Views: 2607

Re: Deep soil sensors

Looking at the 'official' meteo-stations, conclude that temperature is of prime value, humidity less, especially in deeper soil. But humidity is an interesting aspect for the top soil. Therefore now planning for following setup with 1* ESP8266&ESPEasy: - 5cm with 1* SHT11~SHT15 (encapsulated) fo...
by Ton_vN
03 Jan 2020, 10:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: BMP/BME280 over sample
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: BMP/BME280 over sample

Wondering why you care about filtering delay related to atmospheric air pressure.
Atmospheric pressure usually does not change very fast and a simple Kalman-filter can do the job of cleaning 'twitches'.
by Ton_vN
08 Sep 2019, 21:21
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

See the 2 pictures. The solar panel is 14cm*9cm. The black box at the back is the junction box for the wiring, filled with a black compound, also acting as glue for the cover of the box: the sun's heat melted the compound, causing drop of the cover. SolarPanel_5W5V_Front.jpg SolarPanel_InterfaceBox....
by Ton_vN
08 Sep 2019, 21:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Anemometer/ Frequency Counter
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Re: Anemometer/ Frequency Counter

Larger condensator C1 improves the signals in the analogue circuit feeding WEMOS' ADC-port A0, but with negative effect on the edges of the pulses for interface-port D4. Lessons-learned: With this simple analogue circuit the readings from the ADC are rather ambiguous, without added value relative to...
by Ton_vN
06 Sep 2019, 01:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@Wiki ;-) Same lesson meanwhile learned: solar panel inside the transparant box becomes so hot that the cover at the panel's backside glued over the panel wiring drops from the panel. Must split the panel (to fit on a plate allowing ambient cooling) and the electronics (in a box for weather protecti...
by Ton_vN
29 Aug 2019, 23:01
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@Wiki Sure! Variant with that type of solar panel in a transparant box almost ready to go for the ESP8266 controlling the light-measurements. Variant with such solar panel plus TP4056-board will shift to an ESP8266-application with operation 24/7: need to check on charging & discharging rythm .....
by Ton_vN
28 Aug 2019, 14:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@Wiki You confirm my view on the matter. In this post the configuration comprises 5 such 'naked' cells (because the PCBs in the lamps went rusty, and the batteries not surviving either). Fans each require max. 100mA and 5V ~12V, ESP8266s far less. My sun-operated fans now being served, and a few mor...
by Ton_vN
28 Aug 2019, 12:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

Agreed. That implies some calculations to determine the layout of the combination of resistor & condensator at the output of the stepup converter: 1) during initial charging of the condensator at the output, the max. current should be acceptable for the converter => max. size of the resistor, re...
by Ton_vN
28 Aug 2019, 10:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

;-) For power the analogue technology has some value (as demonstrated again). Stepdown is easy enough, therefore reconsidering the buffering & smoothing effects of diodes, condensators and analogue power controllers to provide smooth & clean power to the application electronics. This experie...
by Ton_vN
27 Aug 2019, 17:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

'Lessons learned' Checking/applying the hints from the previous messages: 1) my TP-boards have the layout as shown, which might mean that battery-protection etc. is present 2) Voltage to the TP-board shows fluctuations, but Power from the TP-board to the WEMOS seems always OK to feed the 'bare' WEM...
by Ton_vN
27 Aug 2019, 12:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 35652

Re: Solar Power Supply

@TD-er The setup was OK during testing with a 'normal' USB Power Supply at the place of the solar panel, and therefore suspect that the 'problem' is somewhere at the TP-board. In the line from the solar panel the diode is fitted with the intention to protect against reverse currents [regardless whet...