I just installed my first hs300 power strip and sense had no problem finding it. However, the kasa app is reporting a higher watt usage than what is actual. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what did you do to fix it?
What does the Kasa app say for Plug 4 ? And what do you have plugged into Plug 4 ? Could it really be using 1600W ?
My experience with TP-Link smart plugs is that they occasionally can give spurious readings, but the reading are so far out of range (1MW) that it is obvious there’s an issue. A reboot usually fixes, but your number looks high for an HS300, but not completely unreasonable.
If you continue to see the high reading after a reboot, and the Kasa app reports the same, then I would question whether your Sense setup is looking at the whole house (missed parallel panel ?)
Looks like an HS300 issue to me.
Try a power cycle. Check to see if HS300 firmware is up-to-date. Try flicking the the HS300 switch for plug 4 on an off. If it continues to show 1,600W without anything plugged in, you probably have a defective HS300.
Update: After power cycling the HS300 it looks like Kasa is reporting the correct watt usage. Thanks!
I will power cycle the whole plug. I have turned the individual plug off and on a few times with the same results. I also checked the firware and it is up to date.