Detected Motor Inrush current but not the load


#1

Has anyone else had a ‘piece’ of an electrical motor detected?

I was excited when Sense said it detected my furnace’s forced-air blower motor which makes up a large percentage of my electrical load.

Unfortunately it is only reporting the 2-second or so Inrush current when the motor starts up and not the actual load of the motor while it’s running (typically for 5-10 minutes and using a continuous 500W)

The motor runs at least 5mins an hour (I’ve programmed it to)

Motor running for 5 minutes or so:

Zoomed in all the way:


#2

Yes - I believe so. My washing machine is only picked up by the first spike, but nothing else yet.


#3

I’ve seen the same behavior. Sense initially detected the startup spike for one of my furnace blowers. A few weeks later, it detected the rest of the motor’s power usage. I manually merged.


#4

Thanks, guys.
I’ll hold tough for now and hope the rest of the motor gets detected soon.


#5

My Sense has picked up the same thing with my boiler’s initial blower startup before it fires, as soon as the blower fires (60 - 120 seconds later), Sense “looses” the continuous blower load and re-circ pumps.


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