Variable A/C Detection

I got a new Device (Motor 1) Detection notification from Sense last Wednesday. After watching it for a few days I’m almost certain it’s my Trane XV20i Air Conditioner, which is has a variable speed inverter motor. It’s a pretty solid detection when the compressor is running at 60% or less. It’s still not 100% accurate on the entire run of the cycle.

Has anyone else have Sense detect a variable speed A/C system?

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I have the exact same AC as you, just one step down in size. It’s the XV18i. Sense also detected an “unknown motor” for me about 2 weeks ago and after comparing the on/off times in Sense to Nexia, I realized it must be some component of the AC. My device power meter looks very much like yours.

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That’s great there are other detection’s on this type of equipment. My belief is that it has found the compressor, there are only three motors in the system. My outside is a straight cool that is paired with a gas furnace (XV80) that has the evaporator coil on top of it.

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