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Topic # 128591 15-Aug-2013 18:22
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Thought this was cool,

http://meterplug.com/



Features
Monitor wattage useage
Make calculations
Turn On + Off device

PS. My 2000th post, YAY




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  Reply # 879038 15-Aug-2013 18:33
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Posting a picture of an Apple device in the Android forums is blasphemy sir.



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  Reply # 879043 15-Aug-2013 18:41
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Yelp!, oh that fade, not a good 2000th post lolz :) those black and green android colours threw me off. I'm sure there will be an android version :p




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  Reply # 879087 15-Aug-2013 19:39
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This one has both iOS and Android apps. They're fun.




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  Reply # 879113 15-Aug-2013 20:13
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oh it is android & iOS, different idea to the belkin one as it monitors power usage, and uses BT.




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  Reply # 879162 15-Aug-2013 22:02
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Yah I'd like something like the power meter thing, if anyone comes across something that shows power consumption and is available in NZ and has an android app I'll be keen to know

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  Reply # 879199 15-Aug-2013 23:50
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http://www.efergy.co.nz/index.php/nz/products/energy-hubs/engagekit-hub.html
I got one of these but with the DIN Rail Transmitter..

I've had a socket plugin meter before (no app) but this was the first device I'd seen that could monitor light circuits.
When I first got it I put it on individual circuits so I could see what specific appliances used more accurately, now I use it on the mains and monitor the whole house.




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  Reply # 879223 16-Aug-2013 07:16
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Jaycar sells a device that turns off power when current falls below a present level (eg for TVs), then turns them back on when it gets a specific remote signal. Between my PS3, TV, and receiver I worked out it'll save me $120 per year per TV set. They cost about $35. They don't tell you how much power's used though.




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  Reply # 882588 22-Aug-2013 09:41
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Amosnz: http://www.efergy.co.nz/index.php/nz/products/energy-hubs/engagekit-hub.html
I got one of these but with the DIN Rail Transmitter..

I've had a socket plugin meter before (no app) but this was the first device I'd seen that could monitor light circuits.
When I first got it I put it on individual circuits so I could see what specific appliances used more accurately, now I use it on the mains and monitor the whole house.


Would you recommend the efergy engage kit? 
I have been thinking about purchasing one but not sure how well it would work and wonder if there is much of a delay for real time monitoring when using the app


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  Reply # 882607 22-Aug-2013 09:54
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Hot water and heating (two heat pumps) use most of the energy in my house. Unless you can monitor each appliance individually I don't see how energy monitoring is useful, and heat pumps aren't plugged in, they're wired in.

At $70 per plug for the Belkin would take quite a long time to pay for itself. Maybe as a rental service it'd be useful.




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  Reply # 883098 22-Aug-2013 23:26
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Amosnz: http://www.efergy.co.nz/index.php/nz/products/energy-hubs/engagekit-hub.html
I got one of these but with the DIN Rail Transmitter..

I've had a socket plugin meter before (no app) but this was the first device I'd seen that could monitor light circuits.
When I first got it I put it on individual circuits so I could see what specific appliances used more accurately, now I use it on the mains and monitor the whole house.


Would you recommend the efergy engage kit? 
I have been thinking about purchasing one but not sure how well it would work and wonder if there is much of a delay for real time monitoring when using the app


The app refreshes data from the website every 6 seconds, which from memory is also how often the meter reads the current usage and uploads it to the website. Sometimes the syncs are slightly off, but still good enough to see a change between turning a device on\off.  You can also view graphs of the last 24 hours and download csv of daily usage (useful for comparing to the actual power bill).

I dont look at it now a often as when I first got it, but I can load the app and look at the current usage and say "hmm someone must have a tv on" as I know what our base usage is and what certain devices use. 
From an information point of view it was very handy, I didnt realise the fluro tubes in the garage consume 700w and we used to leave them on while we were out.

If you like i can post some examples of the graphs etc..
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