Has anyone ever used a power outlet to detect if something was left on? My wife is notorious for leaving the house in the morning with her curling/straightening iron left on. I have plugged her "weapons of beauty" into a power-monitoring z-wave outlet (Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 Double Plug ZEN25) in order to prevent the house from burning down.
Just sat down to write the rule for this, and realized I am not sure how to do it. Any of the power monitor capabilities are looking for power usage exceeding a certain level. What I really need is the following:
Trigger--> Power usage past certain number minutes
Action--> Turn off outlet, Wait a certain amount of time, "re-arm" the outlet by turning it back on
I want the re-arm to eliminate the need for her to turn the outlet on and then turn on the iron (would cause low WAF). That part is easy using RM (turn off, delay, turn on). The tricky part is the power usage. It cant be looking for something over XXX Watts since when it is actively being used, power will still be legitimately needed. Should be something more like "1000 Watts consumed for 10 minutes".