Vermont Energy Control Systems

Practical monitoring and control for the real world


This document covers initial setup, configuration, and use of the Vantage and Pro controllers. Much of the content in this manual is the same as the Vesta Classic user manual, but the Vantage and Pro have additional capabilities as well as some differences in the user interface. In addition to this document, there are two companion documents:

  1. Rule Programming - creating rules to control external devices
  2. Graphical User Interface - creating custom 'live' graphical user interfaces

For your convenience, there is a table of contents at the top of each page in this manual as well as the option to view the entire manual as a single page (the 'All Pages' link at the end of the table of contents). The topics covered are as follows:

  • Terminology- concepts, specialized terms, and conventions used in this and other documents
  • Initial Setup - turning on and connecting to your Vesta for the first time
  • Web Interface - a brief description of the Vesta web interface
  • Front Panel - purpose and use of the front panel LEDs and switch. Overview of the preinstalled sample application
  • Inputs and Outputs
    • Sensors - connecting, configuring, and calibrating analog sensors
    • Discrete Inputs - connecting and configuring discrete inputs
    • Relays - general discussion of relays and their use with the Vesta
    • Discrete Outputs - connecting and configuring discrete outputs
    • Network I/O - getting data from remote Vesta systems
    • Forecast Data- using the forecast feature to obtain NOAA forecast data
    • Insteon Devices - connecting, configuring, and using Insteon home automation devices
    • Wireless Sensors - connecting, configuring, and wireless sensors
    • 1-Wire Devices - connecting, configuring, and using 1-wire devices
    • Analog Output - using analog outputs to provide variable speed control

Disclaimer: This documentation is under construction. Every effort is being made to ensure that it is accurate and complete. However, it is entirely possible that it may contain errors and omissions. If you see a problem, please contact Vermont Energy Control Systems.