Sense Energy Monitor with Solar – Track Electricity Usage and Solar Production in Real Time Meets Rigorous ETL/Intertek Safety Standards
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There is currently no option for an Ethernet port on Sense, so our monitors must have a stable
In the current state, we do not offer an API or a However, Sense sees integrations as a very important part of its future, and will continue to develop additional ways to connect with other devices in the future. Please take a moment to check out our IFTT integration.
Tracks the production of solar energy. In addition, it tracks all power usage in real time, so it is possible to determine how much energy is generated in loco at any given time. The amount of surplus energy that is fed back into the grid can also be determined. It is not presented as a separate item in Sense, however.
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Having my pool house loaded and being produced by an energy producer was a goal for me. Even after a month of installation, I still have loads such as my pool pump that runs twice daily that sense is identifying as "other" in the sense location, which means these loads can't be tracked until sense has fully identified each load. Sense does not have the tools to identify loads automatically, and I have seen it mistakenly identify one load on my panel and group its power usage with another. This is not helpful for gaining an accurate perspective on a device's power consumption. I bought their BSGetti too late to be of any help.
That was a long swindle. The entire concept is to sell you $300+ products which promise you things, but may not deliver those things It may not be able to be returned, if it goes on longer than the return period. There are times when it makes a bad job at finding devices, but it promises to do so It is especially important for devices you actually care about, such as for HVAC, dishwashers, etc, and the need to maintain them is obvious. I believe it has no value since it will detect the air conditioner only at the end of the Summer, and then will not remind you until TP-Link has devices on it that I have on my TP-Link network A smart plug that connects to a coaxial cable A graph from Sense can be read but Sense's claims cannot be verified. They claim 4 or 8 hours but it is obviously much more time than that. The Power Plant- I read 17 hours on the link. There is some reason Sense will not make use of the ground-plane of the switch Data that accurately reflects the truth. My ticket with them has been open since December 2018 and they haven't addressed
Not only is runtime a problem, but there are many others as well Unless it is a direct measurement, you cannot trust that it is giving you an accurate picture of the actual electrical draw. A dying person's senses are at their best only at that point in time A type of electronics that uses old technology It consists of a type of motor. We use modern electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, refrigerators with linear inverter motors (LG), TiVo, PlayStation 3/4, cable box, NAS, WiFi router, inverter microwave, plasma TV, LED lights, etc. Do you use the majority of these products on a daily basis? The only way to be sure whether your device is running on electricity is if it is plugged into one A monitor that performs direct measurements, not measurements inferred from remote sources. It tries to use iOS smarts and auto-adapts to it, but that is the worst part of it all Let us assist you in configuring your CTs (measurement transformers). When they're mounted in reverse, they'll run in reverse in the power supply In order to auto-correct Sense attempts to detect that there is an object on the panel The device is remotely locked down as soon as it is corrected. It will absolutely not be possible for you to solve the problem locally if it has been misconfigured remotely on Sense's end. If you had any other system, you would be able to access the diagnostics page so you can fix it, but Sense does not. The auto-calibration problem is at the mercy of Customer Service, who might make things far worse by blaming other devices in your system instead of the auto-calibration A configuration error. You won't get Sense for Sense, so don't think about it. It is a known fact that Sense is a good TP There is a link centralized device-display UI, but it costs upwards of $300. This is an example of IFTTT A bad idea. The only rules in Sense are on and off. Modern devices have also developed an in-between state known as "idle" in which everything is either on or off. In Sense's UI, "idle" status is now available. However, it is not supported in IFTTT. Therefore, if you were to trigger something when, say, your dishwasher was done, but not off, you couldn't do so! There is yet another irony here. It is not possible to find IFTTT rules for energy consumption or production with a monitoring device. Once again, you cannot set up actions based on a solar value going over, staying at, or dropping below, for a certain period of time. You also cannot set up actions based on when you, say, turn off Y devices once your house uses X amount of power.
There are 14 devices that have been found so far. All lights, computers, TVs, and appliances are missing (or show up as anonymous "Other" devices) and cannot be monitored. You can sense support's response as follows It can certainly be frustrating trying to figure out which components Sense can detect, but I suggest giving it some more time to see if the system is capable of detecting either one. In the end, they tried to sell me other products that could help me. Sense doesn't seem to have enough time to detect something as exotic as a hot water heater in five months.
Sensing, however, is one of Sense's shortcomings A review of the last two years has been updated. In my experience as an engineer, I've found the Sense Solar to be relatively reliable. Solar power is extremely helpful for me because it shows me what I am generating as opposed to what I am using. It has a low power consumption, which is what drew me to As a first impression, I am very pleased with the quality of the box and solar kit. There were maybe a few too many pages but the document is an excellent reference guide for the installation process. During installation, the program was relatively easy to install. Although I did not recommend or recommend anyone to do this, I installed it myself and completed the installation without the main power being shut off. I connected a 20A double pole breaker to all three the lines (hot, neutral, and ground) connecting the Sense box to the electrical panel. Then, connect the solar power lines to the incoming power line and the voltage transformer to the breaker box and you're As well as the internal WiFi antenna, Sense provides an external WiFi antenna. It was originaly my plan to cut a hole in the service panel so I could access the WiFi antenna because WiFi cannot penetrate metal. A closer examination, however, revealed that I could make use of the electrical conduit that runs inside the house and As soon as everything was powered up, I found out I was right. On the 2, there is a strong 90% signal. When I'm going through walls at 4 Ghz, I'm going through them at 4 Ghz. It puts me at a bit of a disadvantage since Sense is only rated for 32°F and below It appears the temperature outside easily exceeds the rated temperature since my service panel is outside and the temperature is close to 122°F. Nonetheless, knowing a little bit about electronics gives me the confidence that it will continue to work below zero degrees. It seems very restricted to me for something that is supposed to be used outside, but the temperature range does seem acceptable. In addition to that, the warranty is only 1 year, suggesting that Sense does not have a lot of confidence in its product. The product is mostly plastic, but well constructed. The price is a little high for current sensing devices, but the ability to detect and track appliance usage was something that intrigued me, so I agreed to pay a little bit more and give it a try. After one week, my Sense had worked for solar but was still waiting for a signal check, but was recording basic usage numbers for both consumption and solar. A few days later, I received an email from Sense tech support asking for permission to review my usage data in regard to what may have gone wrong with my Then I gave permission for them, and Sense told me that I had connected the current transformers (clamp) to the same power line. I checked my panel and sent a picture showing that the right one was clamped, and the left to the left. Knowing I'm not stupid is important, right? The tech support team got back to me within 24 hours, informing me that there are some panels with bus bars that might switch lines as the wires run through As it turned out, they were right when I hooked up my multi-speaker system Measured in meters. As part of this, I changed the clamp to connect to the correct power line, as well as reset the Sense data. Sense provided excellent email support and I had my questions answered within 24 hours. I've also been monitored to make sure nothing has gone wrong on my end. As a result, I'm getting two streams of data (2 power lines) instead of a single line. It is nice to see them being proactive.
Then the device detection thing comes along. Because I am an engineer, I was not very confident that it would work the way it should. few days of putting it to work, it found a few devices like my electric dryer (duh), my refrigerator, etc. After that, it started to slow down and became It has detected 14 devices at home at the time of this review, about a month after it first installed perfectly at my house. Some of those devices are, in my opinion, very questionable. Still, I am mostly satisfied with the Sense, mainly because it met the vast majority of my objectives. Hence when it discovers new devices, I get excited about it immediately. There seems to be a discovery of about 1 We detect 2 new devices per week, mostly because the detection takes place in the cloud (my best The detection seems to be somewhat hit and miss, and some devices may be detected from time to time but not always. Though I haven't gotten a full billing cycle yet, I seem to be a two-step customer The solar inverter report of power generation is off by 5% compared to Due to the possibility that there may be some small losses between the inverter and the breaker, 1- In general, that can translate into an increase of about 5% in energy efficiency, so 38 kWh is the difference between 40 kWh. Furthermore, I would like to point out that they have an app and a Web site that can be used to view The detection should continue to improve over time thanks to the cloud, but I understand that it can be hard to separate the noise from the signal as there are so many variables that influence the However, that is what differentiates Sense against similar products, and I hope they will provide new features in the future. I think if you manage your expectations, you'll be able to enjoy Sense quite well. A new update for December 2019 will be available on the following pages - **********
This is my second Sense Solar device, and I've been using it for about six It is disappointing to note that the detection of heat had not improved and only 1 device was detected. It seems that more than half of my usage is still being listed as other, so I am not as happy with Sense as I was The app also seems to get confused and mix devices with the same usage pattern. In terms of detecting threats, it's not up to the task yet. I don't think it's going to replace it, but I do appreciate the ability to access very accurate usage and solar usage information. The temperature outside is 15 degrees Fahrenheit at night and the Sense is still operating just fine in a protective electronic As a result, it’s operating outside of what the manufacturer intended for it to do. The idea that I am saving any money with Sense also makes no sense to me. Due to the recent experience I have had regarding detection, I am reducing my rating from 4 to 3. In the case of an improvement, I will update. I've updated the software to December 2020, and the Sense unit is still working fine behind my electrical panel, so it can operate outside the manufacturer's recommended As of 2011, detecting my usage was at best a gimmick since 47% of my usage was classified as other and 15% as unknown. After two years of service, 3% of the users are marked as Always on. Thus, 62% of my electric usage is not detected by Sense, which defeats the purpose of its use. My rating is 3 stars since it does not fulfill what is advertised, and I cannot claim to have saved money as a result. ******I have now downgraded my Sense review to 2 stars. Despite the fact that it works well for comparing how much power I use to how much solar I generate, it fails to fulfill its promise to save energy and sense. It appears that over 50% of my power consumption is constantly on or always on, and the app frequently displays information that is not relevant, showing that the app did not live up to its name and I would have paid far less without it.