I’ve been looking around for a non-invasive clip on type energy monitor. The first thing to come up usually is the [$90 aeon labs meter](Aeotec by Aeon Labs ZW095 ZW095-A Home Energy Meter Gen5, Small, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XD8WZX6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QeOxDbA3P2WMX) but $90 feels steep. The important thing is that there is no switching capability so a smart plug won’t work. Reason being is that I want to monitor critical equipment, like a sump pump or boiler, but don’t want to inherit the risk of switching it off by accident. I like to tool around with my automations (Home Assistant, webcore, Etc.) so everything is a bit spaghetti code right now and it’s not outside the realm of possibility that I do a “all switches off” by accident.
A smart plug could work if there was an end all be all disable of the switching function, preferably a hardwired toggle on the switch.
I know I could home brew a pi/arduino solution but I prefer nice prepackaged things if they exist
Thanks for the input