I’ve got a few basic questions so bare with me. My setup is an emonpi and I’m pushing current W and KwH to homesssiant and influxdb / grafana
is there a way to calculate “standby” power ie the amount of power the house always consumes and doesn’t drop below? What would be the best way to calculate this and to set this up? (I have an emonpi installed by an electrician with one clamp)
is there a way to capture “events” and the cost of these. Let’s say the kettle boils, electricity usage goes up significantly and above a threshold then capture and record this “event” spike with the cost and electricity usage of that event with time/date stamp. Idea being to capture the most costly “events”
And some more generic questions:
- how do people monitor individual appliances typically ? I have lots of smart plugs which record Electricity usage but how about larger appliances such as washing machines etc ? How do I determine what is safe load for smart plugs ? For example I have a small network cabinet(switch, firewall, modem, various home automation hubs, server, pis) … plug in the UPS in to a smart plug and then in to the wall would give me measurements but is this a safe setup ?
(UPS is a cyberpower )
- is there a way to figure out how much my smart lighting is drawing ? These are on separate lighting circuits (in ceiling lights) but could I for example work out the standby draw and “on” draw via a lamp on a smart plug and then calculate an estimate usage across the house based on these being on/off ? Or not as simple as this ? (Typically these are all hue bulbs)
Thanks in advance !