The first thing Sense found was “Motor 1” which has an average run time of 6s, average consumption of 630w, and seems to run every 20-60 minutes with no apparent rhyme or reason.
I’m still trying to learn how to get useful information out of the application, a graph of all the run times would be nice but all I seem to get is bars representing the total power use by hour, day, etc. Not helpful. If there’s a “How to Figure Out What a Device Is” tutorial, I haven’t been able to find that, either.
According to Sense most people either label it “Pump” (very descriptive, thanks) or “Sump pump” (36% or 28%, respectively).
I have a sump pump, it has not been running. I have a lift pump to move waste water from the basement plumbing up to the sewage line. If I run the sinks/flush the toilet in the basement to make it come on, that doesn’t show up as “Motor 1”. I have a well pump that feeds the irrigation system which does NOT run 40-some times a day, and certainly not for only 6 seconds. I have an upright freezer that (again) should run considerably longer and less frequently than that, and a mini fridge (same reasoning).
The only other things in the house I can think of that might be able to pull that kind of draw for so little time is maybe the three UPS I have protecting the computers? They’re 1350VA units and one of them runs the entire comm panel for the house (cable, internet, switches, phones) so I’d rather not shut them down to test, particularly as they’re three identical models meaning I’d have to lose all TV, phone, and Internet along with all the computers for long enough to be sure “Motor 1” had stopped running. Unplugged they’re good for 40-60 minutes run-time, but that’s not long enough to be certain.
As I’m typing this “Motor 1” showed up pulling over 850w on the web panel, but not on the phone app. The last few cycles have all been 25-26 minutes apart (if that helps) but it doesn’t seem to always be a reliable interval.