I’ve been a long time user of the SmartThings Plugs (2019), and have gone through many over the years, however, they regularly ‘break’ even under low wattage, so after replacing many, many times, finally looking for another SmartPlug.
After some research, I decided to go with Meros, was ready to purchase, then came across some posts not so positive, along with some limitations that would not work for me, so then I settled with Tapo. I say settled, not yet purchased - just settled on which to purchase!
I believe the full name is the Tapo P110 ‘with energy monitoring’. Disclaimer - I am in the UK, so model numbers may be different. I also noticed Tapo now do a Matter plug, however, not seen it in the UK, neither does my ISP offer IPv6.
Now you have some context, the purpose of this post was to ask if someone has experience with Tapo plugs within SmartThings and the capabilities.
For example, does SmartThings know the wattage being pulled? Or can that only be seen on the Tapo app? I currently have automations on all my plugs that if they go below a certain wattage, then to automatically switch them off.
Another automation is, if the plug is on, and below a certain wattage is being pulled, wait one minute, then turn it off.
I’d love to do that, however, as Tapo is a third party, I am unsure how much automation capabilities it would have, and if ST can see the live wattage info.