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Wouter

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Calculating the Net
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:28:14 AM »
I'm still struggling with the system layout.  It doesn't add up.

1)  When Footprints calculates NET, I presume is adds MTU1 (Load) and MTU2 (Generation).  Does it do anything with MTU3?

2)  If MTU3 is Stand Alone, will NET ignore it?

3)  If MTU3 is Load, with NET add it in?

4)  When do you use Stand Alone Net?

As a Feature Request, allow for calculated fields.  IE:  MTU5 = MTU1 + MTU2, or MTU6 = MTU1-MTU2+MTU3.

This would avoid all the confusion over the System Layout labels.

Thanks.... otherwise a great product.  I track usage daily.  Have dropped usage by about 40% since purchasing and the wife and kids have not noticed a thing. 


TEDSupport6

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Re: Calculating the Net
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 03:51:49 PM »
2)  If MTU3 is Stand Alone, will NET ignore it?
When set to Stand Alone, it will not be added to your Net.

3)  If MTU3 is Load, with NET add it in?
Yes, it will be included in the Net total.

4)  When do you use Stand Alone Net?
Stand Alone NET should be used in a case where you have loads that are downstream from any generation input (for example: you have solar that feeds into a sub-panel where you also have devices pulling a load). You can refer to Scenario C in this thread for a more detailed description and a diagram: http://www.theenergydetectiveforums.com/index.php/topic,13.0.html.