TED Screensaver


This is a Windows Screensaver that pulls data from the TED Pro (aka Ted 6000) power monitor and displays a gauge on the screen showing the amount of power that is currently being used.

There is no charge for this program.  Simply log into the TED forum and post a Thank You if you like it.

If you have questions about the screensaver or its use, please post your question in the TED forum.

This project has not been endorsed by Energy Inc.  Use at your own risk.

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Version 0.9.0    Download TED Screensaver Setup 0.9.0.exe    1.7 Meg    (Recommended)

This version adds:

  • Data logging.  One data point per second.
  • The ability to export data to a CSV file.
  • Graphing.
  • An analog watts gauge.  This gauge is independent to the screensaver gauge.  If enabled, it's visible when the screensaver is not running.

Installation:

  • Run the installation program and follow the instructions.
  • Following installation, use the Windows screensaver selection dialog to select TedScreenSaver just as you would for any other windows screensaver.
  • Click the Settings button in the screensaver selection dialog, then enter the URL you use to access Footprints with a web browser, i.e. http://ted6000/Footprints.html if that is what you use. You can also choose maximum gauge watts, a gauge color set, and more.

TED Screensaver Companion:
Running the TED Screensaver Companion program is optional.  This program gives you the option to log data.  If you log data, then you will also be able to graph that data.

Known limitations:
This program only monitors MTU1.  That is all I have and all that I can test.  I could add more, but I would need someone in the TED community to help me test it.


Version 0.8.3    Download TED Screensaver Setup 0.8.3.exe    1.7 Meg

This version adds a second program called "TED Screensaver Companion".  The companion program, if you run it, will constantly monitor power and keep Min/Max updated even when the screensaver is not running.  The companion program also makes it easier to get to the screensaver configuration settings.

Installation:

  • Run the installation program and follow the instructions.
  • Following installation, use the Windows screensaver selection dialog to select TedScreenSaver just as you would for any other windows screensaver.
  • Click the Settings button in the screensaver selection dialog, then enter the URL you use to access Footprints with a web browser, i.e. http://ted6000/Footprints.html if that is what you use. You can also choose maximum gauge watts, a gauge color set, and more.

Version 0.7.0    Download TedScreenSaver.SCR    107 kB

This is included with all newer versions above but remains here in case all you want is a screensaver.

No installation is required with this version.  Simply download TedScreenSaver.SCR and copy it into your Windows directory.  Then use the Windows screensaver selection dialog and choose TedScreenSaver.

In the screensaver Settings dialog box, enter the URL you use to access Footprints.  i.e. http://ted6000/Footprints.html if that is what you use.  You can also choose maximum gauge watts, a gauge color set, and more.

Known limitations:  Min/Max (when enabled) is only updated when the screensaver is running.  If you have Windows configured to shut off your monitor after two hours for example, Windows will also stop the screensaver.