Reporting Power Usage for New Device Discovery


#1

Would it be possible to include the power usage of a new device during device discovery?
Could be useful in tracking down what new device actually is in cases of ambiguous labeling.
I had to search around a bit when “Appliance Light” was actually discovered. It turned out to be the refrigerator light when I opened and closed the refrigerator door. I initially deleted it when I saw all the activity and I did not connect my actions with the light.


#2

How would you like that relayed to you? So, like an average consumption of the device sent in the discovery notification?


#3

Just the average power during the discovery process.
for instance, “New device discovered, Heater 1, 500 watts”


#4

This is available in the “stats” section of a newly discovered device. Are you looking for more prominent placement?