Iotawatt user for >6 months. Monitoring 14 circuits on a 120 panel. Fantastic product/community. I like this product because it is open source, simple, sits entirely behind my firewall with no need for a cloud component, has a greet community of developers. Very thankful to everyone here.
Can anyone recommend a smart plug? Something similar in spirit to the iotawatt. I’m looking for something simple that enables remote access/control (ssh, http, simple api, etc.) and perhaps current monitoring. Most importantly though I’m looking for something that can be configured locally and controlled without a cloud platform or additional app. I do not want google or alexa integration. I have a list of potential products, but I’m curious if anyone here has a good experience to report.
I like the actual S31 (you are correct the lite one does not have the power monitoring chip/capability). I have a POW (original one). It is fine and the R2 is probably better, but you have to wire it in, or sacrifice an extension cord. The S31 is a nice size and it looks nice. It is harder to program, since it doesn’t have through-holes for the serial connection. I made a little breadboard with pogo pins that makes it pretty easy.