I’m going to add the links to the other recent threads on this topic, just so it will be easier to pull them all together once we do get some answers.
Some of these topics are asking questions about the energy dashboard in the smartthings app, but they mention that they have plugs that used to report energy consumption in the old architecture, but are not in the new architecture. So I’m still waiting to see some definitive brands/model examples of devices which do report via edge drivers.
I use these Sengled plugs, with Zigbee Switch Power Mc driver, I use the power reading levels in routines to turn on/off virtual switches and a hot water recirculation pump. They have been very reliable and are rated to full amps, they can also fit two in a duplex. Not 100% sure what you mean by “automatically cut power”, they do not have an automatic overload like Aeotec Gen6, on/off can of course be added to routines.
Sengled Smart Plugs, Hub Required, Works with SmartThings and Amazon Echo with Built-in Hub, Voice Control with Alexa and Google Home, 15Amp Smart Socket, Work as Zigbee Repeater, ETL Listed, 2 Pack
Glad to see these are the newer model which do work as Zigbee repeaters (the first generation did not) and which have ETL safety certifications. And a good price. So that’s very good to know.
(I know you know this, but for others, following along, we should Note that although the product description may imply that they need their own hub and app, if you are going to use them with smartthings, you will connect them to a smartthings/Aeotec hub instead.)
does anyone who has a galaxy phone know if these will show up on the energy monitoring dashboard or not?
Edited my post. Removed “automatically cut power” as it didn’t make sense. I am trying to measure usage and automate “turning off the switch” via routines.
Thanks for the tip, I will give the Sengled Smart Plugs a try.
Just to add another option. In addition to the Sengled plugs, I also use the TP-Link KP-115, which I run using the community TP-Link Edge driver [channel invite] from @BarryA (rather than SmartThings native LAN integration).
Both work well, although with my home and network topography I’ve found the LAN-based KP-115 can run reliably at much greater distances than the Sengled without having to add zigbee repeaters where they wouldn’t otherwise be useful. Of course, every network is unique.
Nice find! That aqara plug should be available in multiple regions, although I don’t know if the fingerprints are different. Apparently, it also shows up on the energy dashboard if you have a galaxy phone. check the specs to see what amperage it supports. Last time I looked it was 10A, not 15A.
Thanks for the hint, @sasadorian ! I’ve checked the Sengled ones already, but I haven’t found the EU version of the plugs yet.
Aqara is a good alternative (thanks @milandjurovic71 and @JDRoberts) - though quite expensive with 30 EUR per plug here in Germany. But I’ll look for some discounts.
Let me know if someone finds a cheap Tuya version of it by chance.