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Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 03, 2021 05:14PM
I have several "smart plugs" but they do not have energy monitoring features. I also have a kill-a-watt that is useful but I would like to have a little more advanced capabilities to see run time, monthly averages, etc.

I came across this device but it's sold out and prices are jacked up

[www.kasasmart.com]

A new slimmer version is supposed to come out soon. I am really looking forward to it

[www.kasasmart.com]

Meanwhile I found a power strip with 6 outlets and 3 USB ports. I just installed this today and the first impression is very positive.

[www.kasasmart.com]

each of the 6 outlets can be individually controlled, and each will show some basic energy monitoring. It is not quite as advanced as Kill-a-watt for example: you can't see voltage, power factor, frequency, but you can see power in more detail. It will show 2 decimal points small loads like when a freezer is ON but not running will show about 0.57W since only the LED is on, of my battery charger uses 1.48W

When the freezer was running it used 67W but that was for a very short time. power strip shows the freezer used 0.01kWh and kill-a-watt shows the same. Of course this is after just an hour or use, I am curious how the numbers agree after a longer time.

It's on sale at Amazon right now. This is a good, price, it was 59.99 in November.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring
Posted by: bruceko
Date: January 03, 2021 09:17PM
I have several of the Hs110's they work well. Size is a little awkward.
I use them with a Sense whole home energy montor.
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Re: Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 03, 2021 09:45PM
....what about....B......Plug....???



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Re: Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 03, 2021 10:21PM
Two KP100's + three HS103's to control LED lights and small/medium fans around here.
They do what they do, and no need to monitor known quantities.
New plug looks interesting... may just have to create a new need for it....
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Re: Wi-Fi Plug with Energy Monitoring
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 04, 2021 11:20AM
One KP100's + four HS103's to control small appliances/medium fan around here.

They do what they do, and no need to monitor known quantities.

New plug looks interesting... may just have to create a new need for it....

To paraphrase.

That power strip could clean up the four Kasa plugs in the kitchen.

The only downside is they're not HomeKit compatible and I haven't been able to get them to work with Alexa.






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