I own a Sense monitor, and I really like its app, real time power meter, and its machine learning ability to learn devices in my home. Except that it’s machine learning ability is not great, particularly for EV chargers and variable speed motors which are very common these days and which consume a high percentage of home power.
So a lot of Sense users supplement our installs using smart meters with power sensing capabilities, primarily the TP-Link HS110. However, this smart plug was end-of-lifed suddenly. Furthermore, it could not do 240v…it was just 120v 15A capable. The HS110 has a very simple interface to be queried for the power that it is sensing, which the Sense monitor uses. Just a UDP broadcast to port 9999 every 2 seconds, and then each HS110 on the network responds back with the instantaneous power. Easy to find this protocol online, including a wireshark dissector.
I’d like to request a IoTaWatt feature to masquerade the same HS110 protocol, so that it could serve as power sensor for Sense, and support 240V high amperage loads.
I’d buy 2 IoTaWatt devices myself, and likely many other Sense owners would get at least one, if it could integrate with Sense.