I’ve only had my sense device for a couple weeks now, so I’m still watching new devices trickle in here and there and its been very exciting when I get the notifications. Very happy with the product so far, great job sense team!
Anyway, I had an interesting experience after a power outage yesterday and I wanted to see if anyone has any input or seen anything similar before. Since I installed the unit, I’ve had these 200-250w spikes every ~60 seconds, consistently, every day. I did some investigating around the house and I could pin down what the device was. Seemed like maybe a UPS charger or something, but I ruled those out. This WAS an ongoing investigation until yesterday when my power went out. Someone took out a pole with their car a few thousand feet up the road. When power was restored this mysterious 200w ‘signal’ - as I’m now calling it - was gone. I’ve checked everywhere in my house to see if I could find something that didn’t turn back on, but everything seems to be functioning normally.
Does it make sense (heh) that some line hardware was causing this and during the repair it was replaced? Do external load patterns typically make it past the meter? Otherwise does anyone have any insight as to what was maybe causing this signal and was maybe reset due to the outage?
Here’s a snippet of before and after the initial outage (power went down for ~10 min, then came back (possibly a reroute?), then 30 min later went back down I’m assuming while they were replacing the pole). Below that is a lower res view before and then after the outage.
Easy to see the repetitious spikes before but not after.
Another question for the Devs is, do you think the lack of this signal will make it easier for the unit to map devices? (i want to say yes?)
Thanks for anyone’s input