programs read out measurements from the WEB/WITRN/GZUt/QWay U2/U2p USB power meter over USB and Bluetooth
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README.md

these Linux programs read out the measurements from the WEB/WITRN/GZUt/QWay U2/U2p USB power meter.

go to wiki for more information about the device and protocols.

USB

u2_usb reads the measurements using the USB HID interface.

to compile the source code you require: gcc, make, hidapi library (libhidapi-dev). then just run make and it will output the u2_usb binary.

run u2_usb to get the output in CSV format. run u2_usb -d to get the raw and decoded output (useful for reversing and debugging).

if you get the message "could not open WEB-U2 (make sure it is connected and you have access rights)", then provide access rights to this USB device the following way:

sudo cp 99-web-u2.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
sudo udevadm trigger

and re-plug the device.

additionally u2_bt can send the voltage/current measurements to an InfluxDB time series database over UDP. provide the InfluxDB hostname/IP and UDP port as arguments.

Bluetooth

to compile the source code you require: gcc, make, dbus library (libdbus-1-dev). then just run make and it will output the u2_bt binary.

ensure the BlueZ Bluetooth stack is running:

sudo systemctl start bluetooth

don't forget to grant the permissions to access bluetooth devices:

sudo adduser $USER bluetooth

run u2_bt to get the output in CSV format. run u2_bt -d to get the raw and decoded output (useful for reversing and debugging).

I did not implement the possibility to specify the Bluetooth adapter and device. the program uses the first Bluetooth adapter it finds, and first device with the name starting with Qway_U2.

additionally u2_bt can send the energy measurements to an InfluxDB time series database over UDP. provide the InfluxDB hostname/IP and UDP port as arguments.