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General => Power Management => Topic started by: mmontigel on May 06, 2013, 10:57:44 am

Title: Wall receptacle that reports energy usage
Post by: mmontigel on May 06, 2013, 10:57:44 am
Does anyone know if there is a wall receptacle/outlet that also reports energy usage?  The closest thing I have found are the Aeon Labs Smart Switch and Mi Casa Verde SmartSwitch.

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Wall receptacle that reports energy usage
Post by: DaveL17 on May 07, 2013, 07:47:19 am
There aren't any that I'm aware of.

Do you expect that the power usage of the things plugged into the outlet will change routinely over time?  If not, you can manually add wattage figures under device properties. I do this for most of my devices. 
Title: Re: Wall receptacle that reports energy usage
Post by: Cor on May 07, 2013, 07:55:09 am
Maybe this one:   The third line says "energy measurement via controller".

Cor
Title: Re: Wall receptacle that reports energy usage
Post by: mmontigel on May 07, 2013, 08:50:00 pm
Thanks for the feedback.  I am going to use them for outlets where electrical components are uses so I expect the power usage to change as they are being used and not being used.  I will probably go with the SmartSwitch for now since I am pretty sure it will give me what I am looking for.  I was just trying to avoid that added "bulk" of them dangling from the wall. 
Title: Re: Wall receptacle that reports energy usage
Post by: Cor on May 08, 2013, 04:01:24 am
Maybe this one:   The third line says "energy measurement via controller".

Cor

Sorry ,just noticed I forgot to insert the link:
http://www.ezhome.nl/zwave/fibaro-wall-plug.html (http://www.ezhome.nl/zwave/fibaro-wall-plug.html)