Watt Analytics GmbH

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Watt Analytics system, the meter or installation

Questions and Answers

Here you can find frequently asked questions and answers about our Watt Analytics System.

Questions About the intelligent Meter

Where do I find an electrician, who is able to install the Watt Analytics meter?

To install the meter, you can instruct any electrician in your proximity. A corresponding installation manual will be enclosed to your meter or you can download it here . The electrician's workload should be about one hour.

Can I install the Watt Analytics meter by myself?

Principally, you can also install the watt-meter yourself by using the enclosed installation instructions . However, we advise you not to install it by yourself unless you are a trained electrician and have appropriate experience with the handling of electrical installations.

My watt-meter is no longer sending data. What can I do?

If your iWattMeter is not sending data anymore, it's most likely that it has lost connectivity to your local Wi-Fi network. Please open the Watt Analytics app and follow the instructions there to restore the Wi-Fi connection. If that does not work, then please send us a short e-mail, we will contact you to resolve the issue.

Does the watt-meter need to be serviced?

No, the iWattMeter is completely maintenance-free and is characterized by durability due to its robust construction.

Where can I buy the watt-meter?

You can purchase the watt-meter via our homepage.

Can I take the watt-meter with me when I move?

Congratulations to your new home! Yes, you can take the watt-meter with you when moving. But please have it removed and reinstalled by a qualified electrician. In the new apartment, you may need to update the Wi-Fi settings within the Watt Analytics app after having installed the watt-meter. Just follow the instructions in the app.

Questions About the Watt Analytics System

How much electricity does the Watt Analytics system need?

This issue has to be split into two questions. How much power does Watt Analytics use at your home and how much electricity does our company consume in total?

The power consumption of Watt Analytics in your home depends on the watt-meter used. iWattmeter and SmartPI are economical meters. The power consumption can be compared to an energy saving lamp. In addition, you have to take into account the power consumption of your Wi-Fi network and your mobile phone but, of course, you might also use it for other purposes.

In the current start-up phase the power consumption of Watt Analytics is not yet relevant. But together with our cloud providers we try our utmost to gather corresponding data. As soon as we reach a critical size, our next step will be to optimize our office infrastructure with Watt Analytics. Of course, you can then take the corresponding report from our homepage.

Watt Analytics does not recognize my electrical device. What can I do?

We are constantly striving to extend our analyzer. It may occur that a particular device cannot be recognized due to its different behavior compared to what we have analyzed so far. Please open the protected area of the homepage and check the expert training mode in the dashboard. This might be of use to you. If this does not solve your problem, just send us an e-mail and we'll take care of it.

How much data is transmitted via the WLAN and does that affect my telecommunications costs?

4 times per second we send a short data record to the Watt Analytics Server. This does not have any impact on the performance of your wireless network and is most probably covered by your basic set of free data.

What data are collected from the Watt Analytics system?

Only if we learn from the data of others and make our data available to other members our Watt Analytics Community can be effective. Transparency and the way we handle your personal and recorded data is very important to us. Learn more about our data protection.

Which compatibility requirements must be met on my phone, tablet or PC?

Watt Analytics works with all major iPhones and Android phones. You can run the Watt Analytics app on all popular iPads and Android tablets. To operate the PC a standard internet browser is sufficient.

Is there a recommended household size or a specific level of energy consumption to be reached in order to ensure a profitable purchase?

Based on our experience Watt Analytics can already record interesting saving potentials in a single household. Of course, saving potentials increase with the size of the household. Watt Analytics can be operated in single and multi-family homes. Even for small and medium-sized companies, Watt Analytics can achieve a meaningful optimization.

Is there a support or a hotline that I can contact in case of challenges?

We are still in the start-up phase. If you have a problem, please send us an e-mail. We'll get back to you.

Is there a state subsidy for the purchase of a measuring device?

This is an interesting question. On existing relevant websites you can find corresponding funding programmes from the public sector. But we still have to check these programmes. Should you have more experience on this topic, we would be grateful if you could bring it to our attention.

Can I deduct the cost of the watt-meter for tax purposes?

This is an interesting question. We have to check that. Should you know more about this topic, we would be grateful if you could bring it to our attention.