The Profile Energy Monitor App allows anyone with an Android device (phone or tablet) and a Profile Portable Energy Recorder to download energy use survey data directly to their device via a USB connection.
It also displays a summary report showing the total kWh, kVAh, kVArh consumption for the downloaded survey as well as peak period kW, kVA & kVAr.
Line charts can be viewed showing kW, kVA & kVAR demand, Amps, Volts and Power Factor.
Once download, the survey data file can be sent by email, or simply copied from the Android device to a Windows PC or laptop for analysis within the Profile’s ProPower 2 analysis software.
For more information on the Profile Portable Energy Monitor please visit https://www.newfound-energy.co.uk/portable-energy-monitors/
A full manual (PDF) for this app can be downloaded from;
To download data from the Profile Energy Monitor;
1) Connect the phone/tablet to the Profile using a suitable USB cable***, ensuring that the Profile is powered.
2) Start the app and touch the 'Log On' button.
The app will connect to the Profile and display live readings.
If any connection problems occur please check the Profile is powered, the cable connection is stable and ensure that the app has been given permission to access the device's USB port (see screen shots).
3) Touch the yellow 'Start Date' & 'Number of Days' to set the start date & length of the survey you wish to download.
4) Click the 'Download Data' button to begin survey download.
The downloaded survey data is saved to the device’s memory as a simple text file that can then be transferred to a Windows PC or laptop for analysis within the Profile’s ProPower 2 analysis software.
Device with Android version 4.0* or above and a USB socket is required.
Profile Portable Energy Recorder with USB socket.**
A suitable device to Profile USB cable.***
USB access must be allowed in order for the app to operate correctly (see final screen shot).
* The Profile Data Download app may work on earlier versions of Android but these are not supported and intermittent issues may be encountered.
**The Profile Data Download application can not be used on older Profile hardware that does not have a USB port (older Profiles can be upgraded with a USB port if required - please contact us for more information) .
***The Profile has a standard USB-Mini-B connector. Most Android phones & other devices contain a USB-Micro-B connector. The Lindy cable part numbers 31717, 31718 & 31719 have been found to be suitable in these circumstances.
Please note that this is not a recommendation and the specific requirements of individual phones/tablets should be checked before purchasing a suitable cable.