Emporia devices will be able to provide power/energy measurements in a variety of available "units of measurement". Those include:
- - kiloWatts / kiloWatthours (kw, kWh)
- - Amps / Amphours (A, Ah)
- - Currency (based on calculation between cost/rate and kW)
- - Gasoline Gallons, Car Miles, Carbon and "Trees"
All measurements shown in the seconds, minutes, and 15-min data is in real-time power as kiloWatts (kW) and Amps (A). These are averaged measurements for the duration of the time resolution shown.
All measurements shown in the hourly (1-hr) resolutions and higher is energy, or kiloWatthours (kWh) and Amphours (Ah). Most utilities bill/charge based on kWh (energy) measurements taken from the utility meter.
Understanding the difference between real time power and energy is crucial to understanding the difference in the numbers shown in the app or CSV Exports.
Here is how you can change the displayed "unit of measurement" within the app:
Tap the app menu icon (three bars, upper left corner), then tap Units of Measurement, then select the requested unit from the list.
Voltage is not included as a measurement in the app at the moment. The Gen 2 and EV Charger do measure voltage, but do not provide that information as part of the data package delivered to the Emporia Cloud. We'd like to add voltage as a measurement into the app in the future, but probably a little ways down the road at the moment.
Feedback and Suggestions
This knowledge base is pretty new for the Emporia team. Our goal is to provide all of the information we can to help you manage your energy in better ways. If this article wasn't helpful, or we could be more clarifying on any points please reach out to the Customer Support team and we'll certainly work to improve these guides.