So I’ve got a lot of projects that I’d like to share but I don’t feel like many of them are ready for public eyes, and even posting this one could prove to be a hasty decision, but that all being said this one is simple I hopefully didn’t flop it too bad.
Logic: The app reads a powerMeter capability to see if it’s above the user specified standby value, if it is turn off the user selected switches, if it’s below turn them back on.
- Too many devices on one circuit, keeps tripping breaker.
- My strange scenario where two devices are fighting for water (Washing Machine) (Cat Genie… Look it up), the Cat Genie locks up if it thinks there’s something wrong with the water supply (It’s T’d off of the washer line and when the washer starts it wins the battle, so we turn it off and when the Cat Genie is done we turn the washer back on as that will resume with no user interaction.
Note: Some powerMeter devices are a bit slow to report values back. My Aeon Outlet is quite slow, but it works before it becomes an issue. I’ve heard the SmartThings one from the store is very fast but it doesn’t have the 15 Amp rating that I need for the appliance in question… Yes it’s a beast.
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Also where do you guys get icons from? I can figure it out, just wondering if there was a nice way to make icons online that I missed.