A ST plug using device type “SmartPower Outlet” and connected to a mobile airconditioner (the thread’s not about whether it should be lol) reports every 3-5 minutes something like “55.2w”. Sometimes it reports about 3 times a minute. I assume it’s triggered to report when the “power” data changes.
The question I am asking is, how do I use this statistic? Because as I understood wattage, it’s supposed to be power used during a time period, and usually means an actual amount of power used over a period of time. Since these reports are appearing as snapshots, how do I use them in a calculation to work out the power used by the airconditioner over a period of time?