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by TD-er
17 Jul 2019, 14:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: update 1Mb esp8266
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: update 1Mb esp8266

The thing is, you only have 1M - 128k for the sketch + OTA. This means the currently active sketch + the new one you want to flash have to fit in the less than 900 k. The smallest 2-step OTA image we have is about 300 k (a bit less), which means we have about 600 k left for an OTA image. The minimal...
by TD-er
17 Jul 2019, 14:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: 7 segment display (4 digit)
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: 7 segment display (4 digit)

Watchdog reboots are a known issue and I'm working on it.
And indeed the watchdog reboot has a very close relation to WiFi reconnects.

But at least the plugin now does seem to work with another core, other than 2.6.0 SDK3.
So at least that does seem to be tackled now.
by TD-er
17 Jul 2019, 01:56
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Finding the time.
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Finding the time.

Hairyloon wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 21:12
Ok, now that that's sorted, what shall I do with these RTC chips? ;)
Only time will tell :)
by TD-er
17 Jul 2019, 01:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: 7 segment display (4 digit)
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: 7 segment display (4 digit)

mackowiakp wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 12:22
Today build (test) couse that after reboot only Wi-Fi led blinking once per 4-5 sec and there is no connection to my home AP. It was necessary download old SW via USB.
Just to make sure...
Was the test build (download via Dropbox link) failing after a reboot, or did you mean the nightly build ?
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 19:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Energy Meter HLW8012 Breakout Board voltage issue
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Energy Meter HLW8012 Breakout Board voltage issue

For testing such power monitoring parts like these, you can better test with other consumers first. A light like you showed has a very bad power factor. It is better to first test it with no load connected (just measuring voltage) and then using some truly Ohm load like a old fashioned light bulb or...
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 19:28
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea

[...] The ESP build-in P2P protocol was a binary format version and i decided to use just plain text messages on a broadcast UDP port instead of unicast. Much easier and a lot faster. I've also added a very basic 'confirmation' option, but i've not used it yet. [...] About the broadcast messages. D...
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 14:25
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Finding the time.
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Finding the time.

Tools => Advanced => check NTP

That's all (don't forget to save)
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 14:24
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: 7 segment display (4 digit)
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: 7 segment display (4 digit)

Today build (test) couse that after reboot only Wi-Fi led blinking once per 4-5 sec and there is no connection to my home AP. It was necessary download old SW via USB. That's true. I already removed today's build from the releases after testing myself. There's something wrong with the builds, since...
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: 7 segment display (4 digit)
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: 7 segment display (4 digit)

OK, I will also make one built in Linux.
The last nightly build seems to have issues (again) since the normal build is causing crashes.
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 11:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea

I really like the idea. The ESPeasy p2p protocol is getting some rewrite to share plugin data among nodes. If you need any changes/additions or have some good ideas, please let me know. This is just something I was thinking about also, but was not yet able to make it due to time and time lost in the...
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 10:59
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Where do I find MQTT Import
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Where do I find MQTT Import

It is at least included in the "mega" builds.
You could also look for the "p2p controller" or "global sync" as it was called before.
Then the ESP easy nodes can share data like when it was collected locally.
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 10:57
Forum: Experimental
Topic: Pro Mini Extender "Advanced" concept
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Pro Mini Extender "Advanced" concept

This sounds really great. I was also thinking about something similar, to use a small 'co processor' board to either handle time critical stuff (ESP8266 is not good at real time stuff) or help to extend some GPIO pins like serial to I2C or something like that. Can you show more? (and Jimmy will upda...
by TD-er
16 Jul 2019, 10:50
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: 7 segment display (4 digit)
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: 7 segment display (4 digit)

Jimmy was spamming me a lot via Slack about this issue. See also this issue here: https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/2380 My trigger was the "LoadStoreError". So it should work in the builds with "SDK3.0" The error given by Domoticz suggests the settings were not saved again for the sys...
by TD-er
15 Jul 2019, 18:50
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: promblems in compiling ESPEasy
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: promblems in compiling ESPEasy

I try to compile ESPEasy with the Arduino IDE, following the instruction on the Let`s Control page. Using Arduino 1.6.13 with ESP board libary 2.3.0 an ESPEasy_mega-20190607. While compiling i get the error: arduino-1.6.12P230\Portable\sketchbook\ESPEasy\Networking.ino:10:25: fatal error: lwip/etha...
by TD-er
15 Jul 2019, 18:44
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP unit restarting/freezing
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: ESP unit restarting/freezing

I think it is working OK, since it is using a very old core library and somewhere (don't know exactly when) a bug was introduced that causes the crashes on WiFi reconnect.
by TD-er
14 Jul 2019, 19:50
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Power consumption
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Power consumption

I agree with your last statement.
If the node is using deep sleep, it will not be the best choice to use eco mode.
If the unit is idle running for most of the time, the ECO mode may help reducing power.
by TD-er
14 Jul 2019, 19:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP unit restarting/freezing
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: ESP unit restarting/freezing

What is happening is this. If the unit does need to reconnect, it may crash. It looks like the ESP ends up in some infinite loop and thus cause a WD reboot. A WiFi reconnect may happen due to lots of reasons. For example channel change, lots of packet loss, ECC errors, etc. I guess the one that did ...
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 15:18
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Compiling from source under arduino - IR Plugin
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Compiling from source under arduino - IR Plugin

Its unlikely you will get support compiling with Ardunio as it's not supported by the developers. That's not entirely true. It is just that I don't use it myself, so I won't notice it if a commit is breaking Arduino IDE support. A few weeks ago I did fix a number of compile errors regarding Arduino...
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 15:13
Forum: Staff Announcements forum
Topic: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]
Replies: 75
Views: 25143

Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

grovkillen wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 17:31
[...]Once we reach $1000 per month we'll release it! ;)
Well then, let's hope that isn't achieved tomorrow, since it is not yet ready for a release. :)
But maybe Jimmy likes to be challenged 8-)
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 15:10
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP unit restarting/freezing
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: ESP unit restarting/freezing

@manj In the start page of the web interface, I added a big button which links directly to the system info page. But it's also available via Tools -> system info And the reboot thing. Well there is still the issue of WD reboots, which do appear to be caused when the unit does a WiFi reconnect (not a...
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 15:04
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Sleeptime
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Sleeptime

More than 4 values is not going to happen anytime soon. That would require a lot of changes and/or rendering existing settings useless. There was already some similar setting like this for the Dummy plugin, which is needed for controllers like Domoticz that need some types of data formatted differen...
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 14:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Power consumption
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Power consumption

Things you can do to increase battery life: - Select "ECO mode" in the advanced settings - Set a low enough "awake time" to prevent endless reconnect attempts in bad conditions - Disable any existing USB-serial adapter (also mentioned in the link posted by dynamicdave) - Use a FET with low quiescent...
by TD-er
09 Jul 2019, 14:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Sleeptime
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Sleeptime

@M*I*B
Have you also saved in between?

Anyways the way the selector works now is not optimal, so it is definitely worth an issue @GitHub to look at.
by TD-er
08 Jul 2019, 14:44
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Power consumption
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Power consumption

There is a sleep mode possible.
For this you need to connect GPIO-16 with the RST pin on the ESP to make it able to wake itself.
This also means you cannot use GPIO16 for anything else. (or else the unit will reset)

You can set the sleep period in the advanced settings.
by TD-er
08 Jul 2019, 08:59
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

It is for sure a good thing to set the WiFi channel to some fixed value. I would suggest to go for either 1, 6 or 11 as channel, since those are the only ones that do not have interference from > 1 other AP in range. As I wrote a few posts before, it is important to make sure the ESP does not have t...
by TD-er
06 Jul 2019, 20:54
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Length of username and password
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Length of username and password

I edited your post to remove the passwd/username.
All we need to know is the length of them.
by TD-er
06 Jul 2019, 17:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP8266 Wake up from Deepsleep is not working
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: ESP8266 Wake up from Deepsleep is not working

The GPIO settings in ESPeasy should not have an effect on the boot from deep sleep. Just to be sure it isn't a hardware issue, you could try an older build, based on core 2.3.0 (for example one of the first builds in 2018) I've read that some ESP12S modules may have issues with the block wave signal...
by TD-er
06 Jul 2019, 17:08
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

[...] I have noticed on a few occasions that when i use the lap top that has been in sleep mode that one or both units will perform a manual reboot at exactly the time the laptop wakes up. [...] It is possible the laptop is doing something that will confuse the AP which does give all connected node...
by TD-er
05 Jul 2019, 23:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Wifi Appears Connected, But Isnt (Probably Hardware)
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Wifi Appears Connected, But Isnt

It sounds like a build issue.
Better try another build then (which has some code changed, not just rebuilding the same code)
by TD-er
05 Jul 2019, 23:39
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Not configured in Station Mode!
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Not configured in Station Mode!

Yesterday I found out the debug string is somewhat misleading (not correct). This is written when the call to WiFi.status() returns WL_DISCONNECTED. But it appeared in the SDK libraries there is a STATION_WIFI_CONNECTING which is not handled in the esp8266/Arduino implementation of the status functi...
by TD-er
05 Jul 2019, 23:15
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I've been looking into this the last few days (almost full time) and I found something which does allow me to trigger this effect. What I found is that the WD-reboots do happen right at the moment the WiFi connection transitions from "connected" to "Got IP". The same transition does happen when stat...
by TD-er
24 Jun 2019, 00:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: RS485 Serial options?
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: RS485 Serial options?

RS485 is not RS232. On top of that there is often some kind of protocol like Modbus RTU to address the device(s). For example the AccuEnergy sensors are being supported in a plugin and SenseAir sensors. These use the same Modbus RTU layer I wrote. The Eastron sensors do also communicate via Modbus, ...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 23:34
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I am looking through the commits and I am now at around 20180930, where there were several commits related to memory allocation issues. We were simply running out of memory and also there were some reports of all kinds of reboots. I think some of them were already HW watchdog reboots by then, so I g...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 23:02
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

@wiki Thanks for testing. The thing is, at the time we switched core versions, we also had some very nasty build issues. Which became clear after a long time. And also the change in how the wifi is handled. All-in-all way too many things at once and something I really don't ever want to have happeni...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: problems flashing sonoff basic r2 power v1
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: problems flashing sonoff basic r2 power v1

Another thing you really should check is the 3V3 voltage level. Some (most) USB to serial adapters are not capable of supplying enough power on the 3V3 line. Either they increase the voltage even to 5V or it just sinks to a level where the ESP cannot work on. For most Sonoff units you do need either...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 16:07
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Sorry, but flashing a version of 2019 will result in wd reboots again. The developers are assuming that the change from 2.3.0 to 2.4.0 is the reason for especially this problem, but thats not true. ...but nobody believes me..... It is not that I don't believe you, I just did not read your build dat...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 09:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Ah you posted while I was editing ;) Yep, that's something I learned "the hard way" indeed :) As for my "textbook" experience. I never did follow any classes on electronics design. All I know is from failing projects and from a (huge) stack of Elektor magazines I bought when I was 12 and then subscr...
by TD-er
23 Jun 2019, 09:18
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

It is indeed a good patch for these modules. Keep in mind that the older Wemos nodes did have proper voltage regulators. Initially they had one that could handle 500 - 800 mA and the NodeMCU boards even had an AMS1117 which can handle 1A. The last batches of Wemos nodes I received all have a voltage...
by TD-er
22 Jun 2019, 13:10
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I was just looking through my own nodes and this one is currently having the longest uptime of 14 days, 9 hours: ESP_Easy_mega-20190523_normal_core_252_ESP8266_4M.bin It also has quite an unstable WiFi (260 reconnects), so it should have had enough chances to crash when sending data. It has ESPeasy ...
by TD-er
21 Jun 2019, 18:01
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

One of the builds I had here which were running very stable was built on the last day of 2017.
Also builds up-to end of March 2018 were running core versions before 2.4.0
by TD-er
20 Jun 2019, 11:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to guard meter-box
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: ESPEasy to guard meter-box

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32828243283.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.1b324c4djFFY1n is much better than using a relay. I'm using it to detect 230V presence and it works fine. Such a big resistor does not look like a very energy efficient solution. Also you must make sure to wrap it all in some ki...
by TD-er
20 Jun 2019, 11:30
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I have had a few "golden" builds myself too. Problem is that some of the reboot issues seem to be related to some kind of randomness. Either at boot, or at build time. I tend to believe there is somewhere a bug (can be in our code, or in the core libraries) related to some buffer size not including ...
by TD-er
19 Jun 2019, 23:20
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Very likely core 2.3.0

I still regret we made the change to core 2.4.x with so many changes that there's no way back.
by TD-er
19 Jun 2019, 23:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Sensair S8
Replies: 105
Views: 11239

Re: Sensair S8

The S8's do not need any calibration.
They have factory calibration and a quite good ABC routine.
by TD-er
19 Jun 2019, 23:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to guard meter-box
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: ESPEasy to guard meter-box

How do you feed the ESP?
So I guess you will need to look for "keep alive" messages to see if it is still online.

Relays on 230V is not really an issue, but I guess it is quite big and may still use some power to activate the relays in normal operations.
by TD-er
18 Jun 2019, 12:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to guard meter-box
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: ESPEasy to guard meter-box

The "aardlekschakelaar" you're talking about is probably not 1-to-1 mapped to a circuit group in your house. According to the NEN1010 regulations, you may have up-to 4 groups on one earth leak breaker circuit. So that may give some 'discount' in the number of units needed. Another thing you may want...
by TD-er
18 Jun 2019, 11:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert
Replies: 15
Views: 2582

Re: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert

Did they take your LoRa notifier too?
by TD-er
18 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Wroom02 and OLED-091 - I2C-Init to early ?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Wroom02 and OLED-091 - I2C-Init to early ?

Well you can add some work around. At power on reboot, the RTC memory is cleared, so it will contain all 0's This RTC memory is restored at crash/software reboot. So what you can do using the rules is trigger on boot and check the content of one of the dummy plugin variables. If it is 0, set it to 1...
by TD-er
18 Jun 2019, 11:04
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 100
Views: 6628

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Sorry I have not visited the forum lately. Usually I only get here when GrovKillen "summons" me via Slack. :) About the WDT reboots. There seem to be various reasons that cause these WDT reboots, like already well explained by ThomasB. Some of the fixes in core 2.5.2 are related to handling stalled ...