Pulse Meter Sensor¶
The pulse meter sensor allows you to count the number and frequency of pulses on any pin. It is intended to be a drop-in replacement for integration sensor, but offering better resolution. It measures the time between rising edges on a pin, for each pulse it outputs the frequency in pulses/min.
# Example configuration entry sensor: - platform: pulse_meter pin: 12 name: "Pulse Meter"
pin (Required, Pin): The pin to count pulses on.
name (Required, string): The name of the sensor.
internal_filter (Optional, Time): If a pulse shorter than this time is detected, it’s discarded and no pulse is counted. Defaults to
13us. For S0 pulse meters that are used to meter power consumption 50-100 ms is a reasonable value.
timeout (Optional, Time): If we don’t see a pulse for this length of time, we assume 0 pulses/sec. Defaults to
total (Optional, Sensor): An additional sensor that outputs the total number of pulses counted.
All other options from Sensor.
The sensor defaults to units of “pulses/min”. You can change this by using Sensor Filters. For example, if you’re using the pulse meter with a photodiode to count the light pulses on a power meter that outputs 1000 pulses per kWh, you can use the following to output instantaneous usage in kW:
# Example configuration entry sensor: - platform: pulse_meter pin: 12 unit_of_measurement: 'kW' name: 'Electricity Usage' filters: - multiply: 0.06
Counting total pulses¶
When the total sensor is configured, pulse_meter also reports the total number of pulses measured. When used on a power meter, this can be used to measure the total consumed energy in kWh.
# Example configuration entry sensor: - platform: pulse_meter pin: 12 unit_of_measurement: 'kW' name: 'Electricity Usage' filters: - multiply: 0.06 total: name: "Electricity Total" unit_of_measurement: "kWh" accuracy_decimals: 0 filters: - multiply: 0.001