I recently upgraded to the Hub v2, and along with it I got one of the smart power outlets. I have it paired up to the hub, and it’s working like a champ; I can remotely turn it on and off, and can monitor the power draw from it.
With the release of the new app alongside of the v2 hub, I’m having a hard time trying to find the little “extras” that can be configured alongside of the device (ex., things like “turn on when in a certain mode”, or “do something after sunset”, etc.). So, it’s entirely possible that I’m missing it, but I can’t seem to find where to tweak these additional settings on devices paired with the hub.
I know about the marketplace section, where you can download additional “apps” to allow for more control over the devices. But many of these are not SmartThings specific apps, and instead are developed by others.
I’m simply looking for a way to try to monitor power usage by the smart outlets, so that I can be notified once the power draw drops below a certain level. For example, I plugged my dead Surface 3 into the outlet last night to start charging. When charging, it draws about 15W of power from the outlet (~.0.125A@120v). Once it has fully charged, it drops to roughly 0.3W (0.0025A@120V), trickle-charging the battery to keep it topped off. Since the Surface (and other devices) can take a long time to charge, I’d love to be notified as to when the power draw from the outlets drops below a certain level (under 1W, for example). This would tell me that my device is fully charged, and ready to go!
Is there any way to add monitoring to the smart outlets, or add notifications if the output fluctuates or reaches a certain high/low value? This would be extremely helpful, as some devices seem to take an eternity to charge (I’m looking at you, iPad 4!), and it’d be great to know when it’s done, rather than having to check it out periodically and see the charging level of the device.