Z-wave current sensor--smartapp to display current usage?


(Glen) #1

Hello,
New to forum…
I just ordered 3 house current monitors that are z-wave. I have a smartthings hub and only one z-wave switch now, to start.
I have solar power, and was wondering if there is an app that might integrate the current sensors, and show power usage? I would have to tell the app which sensor is either generating, or adjusted load(from the grid).
I plan to order infrared sensors for outside to turn on flood lights and such next.

Or, is this something I have to do myself? I have 20+ years as a C programmer for micros.
Take care,

Glen K4KV
Moultrie, GA


#2

Welcome! What’s the brand and model of the Z wave current sensors? I’m sure there will be multiple ways to do this, but someone might’ve already created one for that specific model.

Meanwhile, you might also want to take a look at the various logging projects, as many people use those to monitor energy use.

There’s a good round up thread here:

You can also take a look at the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki for logging smartapps and project reports.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section


#3

Also, as someone with a strong technical background, you might find the following of interest. :sunglasses:


(Jimmy) #4

also do a search for your solar system on here. We have our Enlighten system integrated with a community device handler.


#5

There’s also a quick browse list for device type handlers for solar systems. :wink:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section#Quick_Browse_Links_for_Device_Type_Handlers