As noted in the following thread, I am looking for a Wi-Fi plug that offers energy reporting that you can use as a trigger in a smartthings routine but that does not require a SmartThings/Aeotec hub to do so. So nothing that requires an edge driver. (Please don’t suggest just buying a SmartThings Station, I’m looking for something that does not require that. Also, at the time of This writing any matter device requires a smartthings/aeotec hub, so again, that doesn’t help for this specific use case.)
Right now I’m looking for something in North America, but bonus points if you know of one for the UK.
Right now the most promising candidate is the S31 from Sonoff. Looks like I could get what I’m looking for by paying the $10 a year subscription for the eWeLink Advanced plan and then using Ifttt for the integration. But I’m curious if I can skip the Ifttt step.
So if you are using the Sonoff S31 wi-Fi smart plug or any other WiFi no-hub-required smart plug with actionable Energy reporting in a smartthings routine, please let us know the details.
Or if you are using the sonoff S 31 and know for sure that it can’t be used in that way through the native integration, please let me know that as well, because right now that model is my top candidate.
A few notes:
for this use case, I don’t want any solution that requires a SmartThings/aeotec hub. as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I did purchase a station two months ago, then returned it, because the SmartThings app just isn’t usable with voice navigation at the time of this writing, and it’s too expensive for me to have someone else do everything. (I am quadriparetic.) in this specific case, I am looking for a solution someone with similar physicality but no tech skills. So no edge driver solutions, thanks.
WiFi is the strongly preferred protocol, but we might consider something proprietary if it’s super easy to use and not too expensive.
we aren’t looking for energy reporting in the device’s own app. We want to be able to use a change in energy level as a trigger in a SmartThings routine created in the SmartThings app. Please don’t suggest any other type of solutions: that just isn’t what we’re looking for. And it’s not enough for the energy used to appear on the “smartthings energy“ service: we need to be able to use it as the if in a ST routine.
(Again, this specific use case is for a friend who has a similar physicality to mine, but no tech skills. I need to keep the solution simple and voice-navigation friendly. I think she would be willing to spend up to $40 total for the hardware, So if there are two devices required, they would need to fit that budget As a combined total. )