Thanks! Those are the exact ones i was looking at, BUT I read you can't clear/reset the energy usage data? ie: If you plug a different device into it.Bought some of these a couple of months ago:
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I integrated to Home Assistant which shows daily totals/KWs as well as real time usage - works well!
I think tp link do some.
Don't know why you should care about energy usage tbh as if you need the device on then you need it on and it will use whatever it uses.
If you don't need it on then turn it off.
A simple smart plug can do that.
If it's about consumption most devices come with a watt rating and that's how much they tend to use give or take a few percent.
If you want to lower energy usage buy lower wattage devices to begin with.
Have to say, they've been eye-opening for me (as an electrical engineer!) - partly very useful to monitor device draw throughout the day and partly to monitor/control 'sets' of devices (eg all TV units, all NAS' and so on). Lots of devices are fairly poor in their draw/power management and being able to schedule them is handy.
Being a purist, some devices are amazing how they just mindlessly ping/power cycle cloud servers - so being able to spot the draw patterns and schedule them to just turn off from midnight to 6am to save this is handy.
At the very least, I'm just a data nerd and it's cool......
Yep - have a look at Home Assistant. Basically install on a raspberry pi and you're away. Come along leaps and bounds in last year, should autodetect every device in your house and you can drag and drop to build home control panel. Just hooks into these firms APIs and you're away...!You can do that? ie: An application can grab the data from the TP-Link somehow?
Yep - have a look at Home Assistant. Basically install on a raspberry pi and you're away. Come along leaps and bounds in last year, should autodetect every device in your house and you can drag and drop to build home control panel. Just hooks into these firms APIs and you're away...!
In fact, I just added my devices and built you a chart to demonstrate how quickly you can do this in the last 10 mins.
As you can see I can grab minute level data from the whole day from the Kasa plugs - obviously I'd style it nicer etc, but very good fun! Also masses of other integrations - Psycho Sonny - also have a dyson fan integrated here, agree re Dyson - rubbish firm - high price, low quality. Hoovers are useless too...
At 4m13s here. Useful looking historical energy usage in app:-