|Tesla Gateway 2|
It is all pretty simple to be honest. Battery on the wall outside, and "gateway" box inside.
The gateway is put in line from the incoming power, so the tails in to the consumer unit had to be fished out and fed in to the gateway and then new tails to the consumer unit. The battery is then connected to the gateway. There is comms to the battery, and a current clamp for the solar incoming. The unit has ethernet, but also has wifi and cellular.
I say it is simple, but fishing the tails meant eventually making holes the other side of the internal wall. The holes through the wall to the battery outside involved big drills, and eventually an endoscope I happen to have! Both tasks probably involved about an hour of "no progress". But the job was done in the day, and nicely done by Green Park Power.
It is worth explaining, this "gateway" allows me to work off-grid as well, running just from the battery. Ideally, to do this, I need to put some circuits on a separate "no-backup" circuit. I'll get a small additional consumer unit installed for that. It will have the tumble drier, hot tub, heated kitchen floor, EV charger, on it. For now, we have the whole house on battery, which will not cope if we go over 5kW during a power cut.
Right now my solar and demand have, as normal, gone up and down, but the battery has balanced it all so zero grid usage, either charging or discharging the battery. That alone is quite amazing.
There are a lot of settings, and I have not even started to look at them. I need to read up on this, and work out the best way to keep my power usage sensible. I also need to mess with a couple more current clamps as I no longer see the final import/export on my own monitoring, or the solar edge.
Longer term I need to work out if there is a good tariff to be on, and separately if I can use an agile tariff in a clever way. What we do have is wiring for a second battery - but that may take 6 months to get.
First gripe: Cannot work out if any way to turn of WiFi AP SSID from it!