I’ve been with Sense for a couple of months now and I like the device…very glad I purchased it. Device detection has been a bit of a bumpy road but 7 devices have been detected by the algorithm, one of which is a little disappointing because it detected the refrigerator defrost cycle but not the refrigerator compressor itself. Integrated TP-Link smart plugs o-plenty (20 of them) has created a level of granularity that I never really expected to be able to achieve…pretty awesome.
Besides the refrigerator (which I can solve with a smart plug if I decide to pull out a build in refrigerator), the two most important heavy loads that I’m most interested in are a Tesla HPWC that charges a model S and a Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus electric tankless water heater.
The car charger should be easy since the signature is so distinct, but the water heater is a huge load that is highly variable in its load pattern. Has anyone successfully detected an electric tankless water heater?