I have an existing through wall exhaust fan hooked up in an equipment closet that is plugged into a zigbee wall outlet. I'm trying to figure out the best way to automate turning it on. My old system used to ping the receiver and so the fan would come on when the receiver did. I don't think I can do this with Hubitat can I?
I figure I have a couple of options here. I can plug the receiver, or projector, or amp into a zigbee/zwave plug that monitors power usage, but I'm wondering if that would be a bad idea since these are high output devices. The other option I thought of was a temperature sensor. But I don't necessarily want it coming on if the equipment is not in use. Plus I would prefer it come on right away so that I know it's running because I'll hear it before I start up a movie. If I rely on it to come on partially into a movie and something fails and it doesnt, that could be a big problem.
There are Hubitat drivers for several brands of AV receivers that can report on/off status (assuming the receiver is connected to the LAN).
Oh! I did not realize that. Its a Denon X4400H and a quick search just showed me hubitat has Denon support. Cool! New project! Thank you!
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The other thing I have done for this is to use a "green" outlet strip that turns on/off outlets based on the load of the master outlet. I don't see those very often any more though, for some reason.
I use one like this on my subwoofer and 'subs' on my definitive technology front speakers that have separate powered 'subs' in them (I use quotes, as I wouldn't really call those subs... lol.):
Ha, I use a power outlet and poll it to see when the Yammy amp comes on to power the upstairs sub. My vintage Luxman amp had a switched A/C outlet on the rear which no one seems to supply anymore
Yes my 5.0 Definitives could really use a REAL sub at times. Grrrr , I fell for the marketing and 5 star reviews.
Sounds like you have a solution but throwing this out there in case others are looking...I'm using a Harmnoy Hub to control devices in a cabinet, integrating Harmony and a simple plug, anytime a harmony activity switch is on, plug turns on. Similar setup for TV backlighting and ambient lighting, all based on Harmony Activity.