App to determine power drops


(Brad Trevaskis) #1

I’m looking to see if anyone has developed an app that will allow actions when power usage drops on a device.

My situation: I have a pizza maker that I have hooked up to a smart outlet that monitors wattage. The pizza maker runs on a timer that turns the heat off after the timer expires. The wattage on the outlet drops from ~1250 watts down to under 20.

I was hoping to see an app that monitors for an extended period of high wattage, and then calls actions when that wattage drops for a set period of time. I saw a similar app for a washing machine that sensed vibration, and that has been running great. I assume something for wattage would also be doable.

Thanks!


(sidjohn1) #2

i have an app that might just get you there called TurnItOffWhenNotInUse. It watches for power drops after a set time and will either turn off the device, or another device when the power level drops. Feel free to edit it to fit your needs.


(Brad Trevaskis) #3

Thanks for the reply and the source code. I’ll see if I can adapt to make it work for me.