Hello everyone! i have been looking for information about how to see all my ST Smart Plugs energy meter or energy consumption in one single dashboard, so i can see how much energy all my devices are using and even a comparison to see which one is using more energy, so we can make further analysis and evaluation on what can be happening, is this possible? do you know a way to do that because the new app “Smartthings Energy” doesn’t support the Samsung Smart Plugs
Smartthings energy is pointless unfortunately, there are lots of devices that record energy details from different manufacturers but the energy app has been deliberately kept to Samsung white goods
Giving users a decent energy display seems to be unimportant even though Samsung shout about there green objectives and saving the climate, in reality, where it counts like an app for users to corralate energy useage and act on the result
In actual fact an energy device is not even needed, if users could add the devices energy draw manually then the ST app could in theory calculate the useage from energy draw x on off time …
The ST app could then be advertised as an energy saving app to save the enviroment… companies love that sort of retaric to grab headlines and users
“Smartthings” as a title might actually mean what it says on the tin
Correction: new/recent Samsung white goods (older ones are incompatible)
Where have they said green? - I haven’t seen any electronics manufacturer being accused of producing endless e-waste with their two years product life cycles…
If any of those 2 years or older devices could be re-purposed after Samsung stops to support them, that would be a nice world for DIY and tinkerers. But have you heard anything new about the Up-cycle program recently? I saw only advertisements to return your old phone when you are buying a new Galaxy S22 and you can get big bucks and thats it. Consumerism…
Having energy reporting would be a big adder for ST and is something that is sorely missing for the platform. There are two methods I’ve tried for multiple devices, they sort of work, but are of limited usefulness and I’m assuming will go away once the platform update is complete as they both use smart apps- one is the simple device viewer, and the other is the google sheet logging- the device viewer is real-time snap shots only and the google sheet logging is complicated to set up and has other limitations. I think there are some third-party apps that might do some of this as well. Another issue I’ve seen (not sure about the ST plug), but each of the devices that have seem to report the power/energy different both in terms of timing (each second, COV, or a given threshold) and what they report (watt vs Wh vs kW vs kWh). So even if you have all the data together (as in the Google sheet), making use of it is not easy for the reasons above.
“is it possible”… sure. For a long while I have submetered groups of plugs, by webcore to subtotal multiple plugs in a single tile display for submeter watts. Actually still do, but I will have to find a new method and/or provider if groovy is shuttered.
I suspect I will move all the plugs to a different hub manufacturer and make a quick-and-dirty smartapp.
IF you can get KWH kilowatt-hours from your device(s) then you can periodically take a clipboard note of the current KHW, once a month, and get an excellent realistic average power and real consumption. Obviously that is a infrequent level of detail. To me that is better than instant power readings 5.1 watts, then 5 minutes later 5.2 watts - that is just noise.
Hello everyone, i have searched for a tutorial to do the extraction of data from the smart plugs in ST, but i haven’t find anything close a tutorial, does anyone here knows how to do it or a solution in order to have a global picture of all devices consumption in ST?
Not exactly, but have a look at this new topic:
Thanks for the info. This isa feature I’ve been looking for!
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