We’re very excited to announce v33 for iOS and Android, enabling you to net instant detection of two 120V or 240V dedicated circuits and control how your smart plug and dedicated circuit devices behave in-app.
Note: For Android users, this update now requires you to be running Android version 5.0 Lollipop (at least).
Dedicated Circuit Monitoring
With Dedicated Circuit Monitoring, you can utilize the middle port with Flex Sensors to monitor up to two 120V or 240V dedicated circuits (if not being used by solar, a generator, or 400A split-service monitoring.)
Dedicated Circuit Monitoring is a great way to accurately monitor devices like your HVAC system, hot water heater, variable speed motors, mini-split heat pumps, and both level 1 and level 2 EV chargers. Devices tracked via dedicated circuit monitoring appear and behave like all other devices in the Sense app, with the ability to review historical data by day, week, month, year, or billing cycle and set notifications for when the device turns on, off, or runs for a certain period of time.
Following installation of Flex Sensors, users can navigate to Settings > My Home > Connected Devices > Dedicated Circuit Monitoring in the app and follow the prompts to complete Dedicated Circuit Monitoring installation.
Note: While Dedicated Circuit devices can be managed and see in the web app, setup requires a mobile device.
This release introduces a new Standby state for smart plug and dedicated circuit devices, allowing you to manually configure when these devices should transition between On and a new middle state: Standby. When a device is in its Standby state, it will be shown as active in the Devices list, but will not have a bubble, giving you the ability to curate your Now screen and notifications, prioritizing the loads that matter most. This replaces the existing Idle state, available on some smart plug devices.
You can access the Standby settings via the Device Settings screen for any smart plug or dedicated circuit device. Any pre-existing smart plugs that have idle or Always On wattage calculated for them will prepopulate their Standby threshold with this value. If they do not have either of these calculated, they will default to a threshold of 0W, preserving current behavior.
You can learn more about the two thresholds that control Standby transitions via this Learn article also available in your Standby setting screens.
New help resources for Dedicated Circuit Monitoring and Standby Threshold are below: