The Homebase is connected via an ethernet cable to your router, and you can connect up to 30 different Energomonitor sensors to one station. Transmission from the transmitter works on a radio signal, and the standard range should be approximately three times longer than wifi range. Inside buildings, it is around 20-50 m. If sensors in a second building is not within this range, it will be necessary to assign another Homebase station. The Homebase keeps the connection with the sensors 1x in 5-6 seconds and data is sent and stored in the cloud every 60 seconds. To make the system work properly, you need to have an active internet connection.
- The Energomonitor Homebase (current generation EWG5/EWG6) uses DHCP for IP address assignment.
- The Homebases connect to two Energomonitor's servers via two network protocols on their standard ports:
HTTP (80/TCP) for device configuration and for remote firmware updates,
MQTT (1883/TCP) to send measured data in real-time.
- The network connection is established from the Homebase to the server, thus there is no need for a public IP address and/or special firewall rules in a customer's network.