Hi all, I am curious if anyone has tried the newer line of GE/Jasco ZWave Plus switches/Outlets?
I am specifically curious about their powers consumption. The electronics involved in the Z-Wave circuitry and relay.
I have over 30 of the original line of ZWave products and have a device (Kill-A-Watt Meter) I can use to plug in between the outlet and cord of a device to measure power consumption. I attached a power cord to my switches and outlets and found that they pretty much all steadily consume 1.5 watts of power when on or 1 watt when off.
The new Z Wave Plus line claims (on the jasco site) to use 50% less power but gives no specifics. Can anyone confirm the amount of power they draw in watts or KW/h ? I am also curious about the switches with built in motion sensors? How much power do they pull?
**EDITTED, My kill-a-watt meter was pulling 3 watts on its own so I originally wrote this out as 3 watts per device not the 1 and 1.5 depending on if the relay was energized or not. I ended up calculating based oon amperage draw and voltage present.