Reliable smart plugs with energy reporting to use with Smart things? UK Based

Ive been asking ST team about this for a while. Currently its only my fridge freezer that showing in the energy app.
Ive linked my smart meter and that has only ever shown 000kwh regardless of settings.
I have tons of plugs and sockets that support energy reporting but not one shows in the app. I have 12 Lidl plugs, they dont show anything at all!!!

Smartthings keeps say big changes are coming with their energy app but i dont know when that will be

Hopefully soon, but if anyone can figure this out or let me know what im doing wrong id appreciate it

You’re not doing anything wrong. As discussed in a number of forum threads, including this one, at the time of this writing, only a few very specific models are included in the energy dashboard.

It looks like smartthings is going to do some partnership deals with at least Tapo and aqara to bring in some more. But again, no details yet.

The energy dashboard was originally designed for a completely different app, which was aimed at commercial building managers of multi unit buildings to monitor Samsung appliances. Now they’ve brought it into the smartthings app and they’re slowly expanding it out. But it’s a long way from finished yet.

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Good to know. I can imagine that Aqara will become a much bigger force in the next 12 months or so.

I do have several official smartthings plugs, they also dont report anything which I thought they were supported so should do

My findings of the Tapo P110M (UK).

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Mine shows 0 kWh in the mobile apps as a device but it works fine in the Energy app. The companion Gas Meter more sensibly just presents the connection status. There are many more attributes in each that aren’t presented.

Do they support the powerConsumptionReport capability though? That seems more likely to be the key capability as it is for periodic reporting.

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Any luck? I ordered a couple myself… they come tomorrow. I’ve read a promising review saying it works BUT only if you put it in the Tapo app first then sync it over to SmartThings… not to disappointing if that data shows up in the energy app :stuck_out_tongue:

Answered here

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Hi all, new to the forum :slight_smile:

I have experimented with a couple of plugs so far. I decided against the meross plugs because I don’t want devices cluttering up my WiFi network - would rather have Thread / Zigbee / ZWave wherever possible.

I have had success with the Eve Smart plug - Matter version (albeit expensive at £40, however I bought a second plug for £30 during Amazon black Friday). The Eve plug provides a continuous feed of energy reads (KW as well as KWh - and also visible in the history tab). It also shows up in the Energy Service / dashboard or whatever Samsung calls it. As far as I’m aware, the connection is via Thread.

Ironically, the official Smartthings plug, whilst providing some kind of energy monitoring, is not very sophisticated (at least in my limited experience). It shows KW and KWh but it doesn’t seem to refresh reliably. And you don’t seem to be able to force a refresh by pulling/scrolling down like you can on the Eve plug. But worse still - the Smartthings plug doesn’t show up in the Energy Dashboard! Which was one of the main reasons I decided to buy it! It tends to retail for £30 so slightly cheaper than the Eve. It’s also smaller so good for tight spaces. The Smartthings plug connects via Zigbee.

My advice is go for the Eve if you can afford it, build quality and functionality seems to be the best out there.

Hope this helps!

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Update on this. I’ve been using this plug a bit now. No issues on the controllability of it. However the energy usage looks wrong.

Here is the reported energy usage from an electric heated blanket in just a few days. It appears to show a usage of 6 or 7kwh for each hour of use . This can’t be right and the quoted power rating is 150w

Does the consumption number change if you click on the Day option? Wondering if it’s reporting the cumulative energy usage since you started using the outlet?

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Yes it does, that’s wrong too. It says 151kwh which is way way too high for a heated blanket using only 150watts max

Yeah, based on the graph you posted, the hourly should be around 7kWh by my calculation.

Yeah but that’s how much charging an electric car takes, not using a 150w blanket. The stats are obviously wrong