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Energy, Inc. 5000-C TED (The Energy Detective) 5000
Energy, Inc. 5000-C TED (The Energy Detective) 5000
Energy, Inc. 5000-C TED (The Energy Detective) 5000
Item# 90415
Price: Normally $269.99 
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  • Wireless hand-held display is accurate within 2%
  • Adjustable sensitivity - user can determine kW changes - down to 1 WATT
  • View real-time energy data remotely via Internet
  • Solar/Wind Package - Net-Metering capability
  • Receives signal from multiple sources

Essential Info

TED (The Energy Detective) is a simple, yet extremely accurate, home energy monitor that allows you to see electricity usage in real-time. You no longer have to wait for surprises on your electricity bill. TED will accurately tell you what your bill is going to be long before the electric bill arrives. Meanwhile, you will learn more about conserving energy, saving money, and helping save the environment.

TED is maintenance free - no batteries to change - and it's fully automatic and stores data for 13 months! TED is a real-time energy monitor updated every second and accurate down to one Watt! TED accommodates the rate-structure of your utility, so the info you receive is very accurate. Information is displayed on a wireless LCD display and can be accessed via the Internet or your cell phone, and TED 5000-C works with Google PowerMeter and comes with all the components necessary to monitor energy usage, plus a sleek, wireless display to serve as a friendly reminder to keep you aware of your household energy usage. In addition, you can still use your computer or mobile device to track your energy data.


What's Included

  • 1x - Current Transformers
  • 1x - Measuring Transmitting Unit
  • 1x - Display
  • 1x - Gateway
  • 1x - Owner's Manual

  • Specifications

    ManufacturerThe Energy Detective
    Manufacturer Product No5000-C
    Indoor Use
    Operating Temperature10°C - 40°C
    Relative Humidity<80%
    Altitude3,300 M
    Voltage100 - 130V
    Outdoor Use
    Operating Temperature-40°C - 40°C
    Relative Humidity<90%
    Altitude3,300 M
    Voltage100 - 150V
    Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Energy Inc, Tel: (843) 766-9800


    9 Ratings
    5 star: 44%  (4)
    4 star: 44%  (4)
    3 star: 11%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (9 customer ratings)
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    JOHN -- danvers, MA   7/5/2013
    Very good system for watching over the bigger loads on your household electrical system. Most everyone including me could go with the "G" model as it is easier to use a network connected tablet or phone instead of the included display in the "C" model. My "C" model display updates slowly and never turns off the back light. These are only small annoyances though. The instillation was very easy and has worked flawlessly. My only real complaint is the overwhelmed server takes a very long time to load the tracking information. Once loaded it updates quickly so it is not a big problem.
    KURT -- ellijay, GA   5/25/2013
    Device works fine - does exactly what it should. Found the directions a bit lacking in that I wanted to use it without the Gateway - worked it out myself.
    Bill Wilson -- oscoda, Michigan   12/19/2012
    I have used the TED 5000 for a few years now, I bought it from you guys, and have been very satisfied as with all my purchases from you :- it is amazing, its a great way to actually see your use and it is very accurate.
    TREY -- ooltewah, TN   3/10/2011
    i had a problem with the first TED5000 I had and had to return it to Energy Inc. I bought this one to replace it and it is working great. I love being able to see my electricity usage. Just having the info available has helped reduce our usage. It has also been a useful tool to reduce our always on usage while justifying the use of other items all the time based on minimal savings from turning them off.
    ROBIN -- phippsburg, ME   11/21/2010
    Install the CTs & MTU in a few minutes. Instructions should be really understood before starting then all will be OK. Took some time moving the Gateway around the house until a half way decent reception spot found. Still stops completly for an hour at a time so will have to find the source of interference. Considering moving it right next to the MTU and running a long network cable to the router. Software really slows down the computer and needs to be re-run on occasions but when the novelty has worn of it will not need to be on all the time! Very happy with the concept and design. Connected to Google so can check what is happening when away from the house.
    THOMAS -- santa maria, CA   10/18/2010
    No problems encountered installing the unit. Just need to exercise caution when installing the current transformers around the main service lines. Web interface was easy to set up after I read the ted5000-usermanual.pdf file. Updating the firmware was a little bit challenging. Needed to go to the user forum for advice with that. The display is only usable in the same room as the gateway. So it’s not very useful as a every day monitoring device.. I used it to check my household loads, but had to come back to the same room to check the readings out. It makes a good night-light but doesn't work as a reliable display device. I am using Google PowerMeter to keep track of the data. But turning off my router and wall warts every night (isn’t that the point?) makes the readings kind of confusing. But the summaries appear helpful. All in all I would rate this a good product. And for the price it’s the only one available so it’s a good buy.
    MICHAEL -- redwood city, CA   8/12/2010
    Works as expected. Easy to install if you're comfortable working with electrical. Had to RMA the first display unit, but the second is working fine.

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