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SauRoNZA

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Is there a sonoff device that I can plug my fridge into that also logs the power usage.

That to me is very powerful.

But I don’t want to hook a POW R2 into the fridge, I’m hoping there is some sort of a plug that I can plug into the wall and plug the fridge into that.

I’m looking for the power monitoring feature here.
Just connect a plug to the Sonoff?

That’s what I plan to do with my second one so I can move it around.

Just haven’t gotten to Brights yet.
 

SauRoNZA

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I'm not sure... These are all things I'm Keen to know. Like I said, the main thing for me would be to control everything via Google Home, rather than individual apps.
Worth Googling.

Reason being their sensors are also pretty cheap, but you need a Wyzecam to use them, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
 

SauRoNZA

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I have 4 x Sonoff PIR's running through the Sonoff bridge, with a Basic switch on the bridge, controlled by eWeLink app or Google Home.
I was about to say their own bridge is so cheap I don’t understand why you’d want to do any of the Samsung stuff in the first place.
 

Thor

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Just connect a plug to the Sonoff?

That’s what I plan to do with my second one so I can move it around.

Just haven’t gotten to Brights yet.
Feels like such a 'waste' to hook up a 16A device to a fridge.
 

Thor

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Out if interest sake, why would you want to make your fridge smart?
That's not what I want to do. Read my post a few posts up.

I am very impressed with the power monitoring.

That to me is incredible. The app also keeps a history so I can see what device costs me how much in a month.

I want to check the fridge, the PCs and the router.
 

Icemanbrfc

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That's not what I want to do. Read my post a few posts up.

I am very impressed with the power monitoring.

That to me is incredible. The app also keeps a history so I can see what device costs me how much in a month.

I want to check the fridge, the PCs and the router.
Aah I missed that post. That seems cool yeh

Is that the ewelink app?
 

Rocket-Boy

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Is there a sonoff device that I can plug my fridge into that also logs the power usage.

That to me is very powerful.

But I don’t want to hook a POW R2 into the fridge, I’m hoping there is some sort of a plug that I can plug into the wall and plug the fridge into that.

I’m looking for the power monitoring feature here.
Make a small extension lead with a POWR2 in it, thats what I did. just move the lead to any appliance you want to monitor.
 

SauRoNZA

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Feels like such a 'waste' to hook up a 16A device to a fridge.
That is a silly logic.

Look at the price of the thing not it’s Amp rating.

It’s stupidly cheap.

Also a fridge uses hardly anything at all and you can’t really change it so a silly thing to measure.

Look at things that generate heat and can be avoided or altered.
 

alqassam

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Make a small extension lead with a POWR2 in it, thats what I did. just move the lead to any appliance you want to monitor.
Basically what I did. And it moved it around the house for a couple of days.

My 2 x fridge and 1 x deep freezer use about 200w an hr.
 
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