Best power monitor


(ng) #1

I’m looking for a plug in power monitor. Just want to see if current is being used. Any one used this one or have one they recommend? Any issues adding to the smartthing hub?
PAN11-4 SMART ENERGY PLUG-IN SWITCH Z-WAVE SERIES/WATT METER REPORT 2 IN 1


(Paul) #2

I use this one:

Pretty good for the price… can’t ask for anything more.


(ng) #3

Fantastic. Thanks for the quick response.


#4

@ngennaro, that Aeon switch NorCalLights linked to is what I use on my washer and my dryer. They work really well.


(ng) #5

Sweet. Going to order it.


(Morgan) #6

Is this ok to use for a washer and dryer ?


#7

@thrash99er, it’s been working great for me.


(ng) #8

My Aeon works great on my refrigerator but it seems to only work if the draw delta is significant. I put one on my stove ignition and led switch and it never changes from on and off (2W). Is there a version of this that is more sensitive to change and lower watt usage?


#9

@ngennaro, I believe there’s a configuration option to change that. If you create your own device type modeled afgter ST’s, look in the configuration section to tweak parameters like these (others may be in the Aeon manual):

def configure() {
log.debug "${device.name} configure"
delayBetween([
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 101, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 4).format(),   // combined power in watts
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 111, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 30).format(), // every 30 seconds
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 102, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 8).format(),   // combined energy in kWh
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 112, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 150).format(), // every 2.5 minutes
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 103, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 0).format(),    // no third report
	zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 113, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 300).format() // every 5 min
])

}


(ng) #10

Is there a document you are looking at that tells you the parameter values? I’m not seeing it published on the web.


#11

@ngennaro, I never found any on the web. I just relied on what ST had defined for the Aeon Outlet default device type that I made a copy of and tweaked for myself. Some of the tweaks came from version 1 of the Aeon home energy meter custom device type to include remembering high and low values for watts. Here’s a link to my device type:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/constjs/SmartThings-Devices/master/aeon_smart_switch.device.groovy


(ng) #12

Thanks. I must be doing something wrong as I’m not getting any readings with my new device type. Will see if I can get any with yours.


(ng) #13

Here is what I got back from Aeon support. I don’t see you using any of these parameters though so I guess your meter sees bigger deltas than mine. Would you set these in the same section as the other config parameters?

Hi Norman,

For general switches that allow energy reading, set these parameter settings:

Parameter 90 [1 byte dec]: 1 (Enable threshold reporting)
Parameter 91 [2 byte dec]: (Value here represents minimum change in W, default is 50W)
Parameter 92 [1 byte dec]: (Value here represents minimum change in percentage, default is 10% or 10)

Cheers,
Chris