With some great community apps (Better Laundry Monitor) and the BNMiller’s Aeon Labs Smart Energy Switch device type and app, I can now actually tells me if the wash is done or not by power draw.
My wife would now like to see that tile in SmartTiles, so I thought about a virtual switch, but that doesn’t work as that’s just on/off I think.
I was wondering if anyone had a app/devicetype that could show on off state based on a number, say 10 watts in usage = on, <10 is off. I would then show that device as a Smart Tile!
Thanks for the WAF assist!
Rule Machine and a virtual switch. Tell Rule Machine to turn it off if under a certain wattage and on if higher.
Yes, great idea. Thanks. Just did my first rule machine rule earlier today. It does so much! Thanks Bruce!!! (And Michael for the idea)
Better Laundry Monitor has a Turn on Light option, which you should be able to use to turn on the virtual switch
yeah, wasn’t sure how to get it turned off automatically without other work, so being new to Rule Machine and being enamored with those options I think I got it right.
Thanks for the help!