I put my kitchen fridge on a TP-Link KP115 smart plug. I did not want to mess with the multiple devices (defrost/compressor/lights/…) . Now, Sense (bubbles) reports two bubbles for the fridge. One via the KP-115, and another one based on its own ‘signature’ detection. The power numbers (W) are very close, and usually the KP115 reading is slightly higher than that which Sense detects itself.
Also, and while I’m writing this, the dishwasher kicked in, and now I see two more devices: Heat3 @ 546 Watts, and Dishwasher at 585 W. Now, my dishwasher is on a dedicated CT/DCM circuit. The difference between the two is because the total dishwasher consumption includes both heat and what it takes to spin the motor.
What is really confusing is that in both Bubbles View and Live Meter, the total consumption is at 1600W. If I add the individual Watts in each bubble, it comes out very close to the same number (~ 4-5 W). There is some magic math that’s a bit beyond me here …
I believe the total Wattage displayed (top-right corner) is from the two main CTs, whereas the individual bubbles are from specific calculations and DCMs. If that is true, then how come I have duplicate bubbles?
How do I clean this up i.e., remove the duplicate bubbles and devices? Long term I will remove the CT from the dishwasher and move it to the AC (when the summer comes). For now though, i’ll leave it as is.