Installing Residential Agents

1. Create a WattMetrics project.

  • Follow the steps to create a WattMetrics project online as outlined in the "creating projects" section.

  • If the project is already created or there are multiple agents being used for the project, add the agent to the existing project:

    • In the projects portal, go to the page for the project.

    • Click on the 'agents' item.

    • Click on 'add an agent' and enter the serial number of the agent. 

2. Test the local network connection.

3. Install the agent

  • Residential agents are rated for installation in indoor, conditioned spaces only. Exposing a residential agent to extreme temperatures or humidty for long periods of time will cause it to fail.

  • The agent should be installed within approximately 5 feet of AC power and the inverter and/or power meter. WattMetrics provides 6' communications cables for inverters and meters (extensions are possible).

  • Do NOT install the agent inside an inverter enclosure.

  • Mount the agent to a wall with the cooling fins oriented vertically, using the integrated mounting points and provided mounting screws.

  • Connect the local network cable.

  • Connect the AC power supply. Wait to turn the agent on until after the data source connections have been made (as described below).

4. Connect the agent to the data source(s).

5. Switch on AC power to the agent.

6. Wait 10 minutes and check status

  • Give the agent 10 minutes to complete its initial auto-configuration, data source 'discovery' and server synchronization processes.

  • Check the project status in the projects portal. If the status is not 'green' or if it is 'green' but there is no data, please follow the steps outlined in the "troubleshooting" section before contacting WattMetrics.




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adding multiple agents to a project 

test network with a laptop 


vertical cooling fins 

power and communications ports


status OK