eGauge Meter Documentation

Documents and Information about eGauge Meters

EG4xxx meters (Core and Pro) documentation

EG4xxx meters (Core and Pro) documentation

Meter Comparison Chart (difference between Core and Pro meters)

eGauge has 3 current models of meters: Core (EG4015), Core Residential (EG4115), and Pro (EG4130).

All EG4xxx models have the same integral features. They only differ by the number of CT inputs and whether there is integrated HomePlug AV (Powerline) communication.

Comparison Chart

 
Name eGauge Core eGauge Core Residential eGauge Pro
Model EG4015 EG4115 EG4130
Sensor Inputs 15 15 30
Integrated HomePlug AV NO YES YES
Full Spec Sheet Download Download Download
Online Store Link Store Link Store Link
Store Link
AC voltages
0-277Vac Phase-Neutral, 0-480Vac Phase-Phase, 50/60Hz
DC voltage range +/- 60Vdc
Current measurements 6900A Max
Logging capabilities V, A, W, Wh, Hz, VA, VAr, THD, deg, and more
Onboard logging capacity Last hour: 1 second granular
Last year: 1 minute granular
Last 10 years: 15-minute granular
Lifetime: 1-day granular
Ethernet Yes
USB 2x USB 2.0 ports for power or supported communication options
LCD Screen Display kW/kWh and other information, some configuration and tools
Modbus Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU (with USB485 serial converter), input and export
BACnet BACnet IP, export
XML XML API, automatic push or poll
Accuracy ANSI C12.20 0.5% Accuracy Compliance
Certifications UL, FCC, CE

What is integrated HomePlug?

HomePlug AV is a communication method, where a network connection can be made over the powerline the eGauge is connected to. With integrated HomePlug communication, the eGauge can communicate directly to a compatible HomePlug adapter on the same powerline, which is then connected via Ethernet to a local network. HomePlug communication should only be used in residential environments, as commercial and industrial powerlines may be an incompatible voltage and tend to have more noise and poorer quality where the HomePlug signal may not function. Read more about HomePlug limitations here.

Understanding Model Naming Convention

EG4xxx meters (Core and Pro) documentation

EG4xxx owner's manual

The owner's manual for the EG4xxx line of hardware. To download, click the link or icon below.

 

EG4xxx OWNER'S MANUAL

EG4xxx meters (Core and Pro) documentation

EG4xxx Certification Documents and Declarations

The EG4xxx Certification and declaration documents details may be viewed and downloaded below. Some documents contained privileged and sensitive information and have been truncated.

 

UL certification may be found in the UL Product iQ service by creating a free account and searching for "eGauge". PDF copies of the page are provided below. Please use the UL Product iQ service for the latest certification statement.

 

 

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

Older models, EG3xxx and eGauge2

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

eGauge2 Owner's Manual

The owner's manual for the legacy eGauge2 line of hardware. To download, click the link or icon below.

 

eGauge2 OWNER'S MANUAL

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

What do the different colors on the Status LED mean?

eGauge2 and EG30xx hardware features a front-mounted status LED which can convey useful information regarding device connectivity. EG4xxx hardware features an LCD screen - as such, there is no status LED and the information below does not apply to EG4xxx hardware.

LED Blinking

GreenEG301x (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2: Device is connected to the eGauge proxy server and HomePlug speed is good (≥2Mbps).

LED Alternating Green and Cyan

EG301x (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2: HomePlug speed is good (≥2Mbps) but device was unable to obtain IP address from a DHCP server, and has defaulted to 192.168.1.88. Verify that a DHCP server is running or configure a static IP.

LED Blinking Blue

EG30xx (Using Ethernet): Device is connected to the eGauge proxy server.

EG301x (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2: Device is connected to the eGauge proxy server and HomePlug speed is marginal (≤2Mbps).

LED Alternating Blue and Cyan

EG30xx (Using Ethernet):  Device unable to obtain IP address from DHCP server. Verify Ethernet media connections, assign static IP if no DHCP is available.

EG301x (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2:  HomePlug speed is marginal (≤2Mbps) or nonexistent, device was unable to obtain an IP address from DHCP server. Verify communication between eGauge and HomePlug adapter.

LED Solid Green

EG301x (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2:  HomePlug speed is good (≥2Mbps) and device is not connected to the eGauge proxy server. Check that "Settings --> General Settings --> Proxy-server hostname" is set to "d.egauge.net". Contact an IT professional if there are continued problems connecting to the proxy server. See the eGauge security whitepaper for technical information on the eGauge's networking requirements.

Devices set to use a static IP address will show a solid green LED if HomePlug speed is good (≥2Mbps) and the eGauge can't reach the proxy server.

LED Solid Blue

EG30xx (Using Ethernet):  Device is not connected to proxy server, or there is no Ethernet connection to the eGauge. Check firewall settings and verify Ethernet port LED activity.

EG30xx (Using HomePlug) and eGauge2:  HomePlug speed is marginal (≤2Mbps) and device is not connected to the eGauge proxy server. Follow steps in owner's manual to improve HomePlug speed. All models:  Check that "Settings --> General Settings --> Proxy-server hostname" is set to "d.egauge.net". Contact an IT professional if there are continued problems connecting to the proxy server. See the eGauge security whitepaper for technical information on the eGauge's networking requirements.

Devices set to use a static IP address will show a solid blue LED if HomePlug speed is marginal (≤2Mbps) or the device is connected via Ethernet and the eGauge can't reach the proxy server.

Other Colors

EG30xx and eGauge2: In some cases, the Status LED may display other colors. This is most commonly observed immediately after a reboot, when the Status LED may flicker purple before settling into one of the patterns above. However, the Status LED may also show blinking red, which indicates the eGauge is overheating (ambient temperatures in excess of 158 degrees Fahrenheit). Should this happen, the eGauge should be powered down and allowed to cool, and steps should be taken to reduce the ambient temperature (for example, using a larger enclosure or installing a sun shield). The Status LED may also show solid red or solid orange, which indicates a hardware or software failure. This typically cannot be resolved onsite - contact eGauge technical support (support@egauge.net) for additional assistance.

 

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

EG30xx datasheet

The EG30xx datasheet, available for download. Covers the EG3000, EG3010, EG3001, and EG3011 models.

DATASHEET

 

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

EG30xx owner's manual

The owner's manual for the EG30xx (including EG3000 and EG3010). Available for download.

EG30XX OWNER'S MANUAL

 

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

EG30xx quickstart guide

The quickstart guide provides a useful reference for the eGauge installation and configuration process.

QUICKSTART GUIDE EG30XX

Legacy Meters (EG3xxx, eGauge2)

Where can I find a HomePlug 1.0 adapter for my eGauge2?

The eGauge2 requires a HomePlug (PLC) adapter that uses the HomePlug 1.0 standard. Adapters that use the HomePlug AV standard (such as the TP-Link TL-PA2010) will not work with the eGauge2. eGauge Systems no longer stocks HomePlug 1.0 adapters, so they must be sourced through a third party.

HomePlug 1.0 adapters are no longer available new through any manufacturer. Used or NIB (new in box) adapters may still be available through third parties.

In general, any HomePlug 1.0-compliant adapter should work with the eGauge2. You will only need a single HomePlug 1.0 adapter, however it may be beneficial to purchase multiple adapters if available as HomePlug 1.0 adapters are becoming harder to find. As a general rule, adapters with a speed of 85Mbps or lower are generally HomePlug 1.0, while adapters with a speed of 200Mbps or higher are generally HomePlug AV. If you have questions about a particular adapter, eGauge Support may be able to assist with verifying whether the adapter will function as expected.

eGauge does not offer any sort of warranty on HomePlug 1.0 adapters sourced through third parties. Limited technical support is available. If necessary, eGauge2 devices can be replaced with a newer eGauge meter - any data can be copied from the original eGauge2 and copied over to the replacement. The same CTs can be used. Contact eGauge technical support for additional information on replacing an eGauge2 meter at support@egauge.net.