So I’m about to get a set of HS110’s and plug them into various things around the house… I’m more interested in having sense better identify what does and doesn’t run than I am control or exact utilization data - I’ve read a number of threads around the idea of the smartplugs helping to train sense… which is in general what I’m hoping to do.
A more specific question: I have three separate “UPS blob loads” that I’m interested in. The first is the TV, the AV receiver, a tuning adapter, and a TiVo. These are a combination of “off” and “idle” when not being used – the TiVo for instance has at least 3 different power modes I’ve found. All of this stuff is behind a UPS, but not a line-interactive one so the signatures should pass through most of the time. The other two blobs are computer desks with pretty typical setups, either a laptop or desktop PC, a monitor, and a few other network/accessories that are some combination of always on, standby, and off.
- Is there more value in having the smart plug measuring the entire UPS? Or just the stuff that cycles on/off/idle more often like the TV, the computer monitors, and the TiVo?
- Can I just completely ignore the UPS for all these purposes as it’s just a pass through?
- Is the answer to “can I move the smart plugs around over time and help train sense?” still “mostly no”?