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Tariffs 2.0 Update and New Functionality for PV 3-phase

Posted by admin on June 22, 2018

A new firmware update (Version 4.3:607) is available for Network OWL units running version 4.0 firmware and above - this update drastically improves the flexibility of our tariffs system, fixes a few concerns with its operation and provides individual usage readings of each phase for Intuition PV 3-Phase owners.

Packaged along with this update is a patch for some electricity usage and export reading bugs encountered in the 4.3:603 version of the network OWL firmware released earlier this month. Whilst these bugs were previously able to be resolved simply by rebooting the network OWL, many users were unaware of this. The new firmware does not suffer from the same issue in any shape nor form; so users should update where possible.

The new tariffs system for "time of use" tariffs (for example Economy 7 and Economy 10) allows for almost any combination of times and rates for each day of the week, up to a limit of 7 time periods per day. The block tariff system remains largely unchanged but has been redesigned to match our new tariffs interface and hopefully provide a clearer, easier to use means of configuring your tariffs.

As with any firmware update please do report any issues found to our helpdesk at theowl.zendesk.com.

The OWL Development Team