Thanks, that works better.
Its 83% of the Smart Switch 6 now.
Second Tuya is also 83% average across 3 loads
Tried another Smart Switch 6 in the line and that was 96%, so closer than the Tuya.
Guess I need to get some test equipment connected for the definitive answer on which reads closer.
Can get 6 of these for the price of a Smart switch 6, so might have some more projects lined up if they turn out to be as reliable.
Plugged 7 of these Tuya plugs into an Aeotec Smart Switch 6.
Put a current clamp on the live supply to a 900/2500W heater and measured the voltage at the heater.
They appear to be more accurate than the Smart Switch 6.
The current driver doesn't have the max/min values that are available on the Aeotec but for the price I am going to be using a lot more of these.
That's a lot of plugs. Can you maybe elaborate on your setup? Like, how and what do you use to minimize the effect of a lot of reporting?
I've been fooling around with them, and find it hard getting a balance of reporting and 'chattiness'. Now, this 'chattiness' is based on Info level in the logs-I haven't seen a definite slowdown in hub performance, and I do have an Aeotec Home Energy Monitor reporting every 5 seconds. It's setting up a potential large amount of plugs that have me flummoxed.
I have a 3 clamp HEM5 I've tried to use on my Solar Inverter, 1 clamp on Mains charger, and 1 each on the outgoing supplies.
Can't find a 3 phase driver, so using the 2 clamp driver, and it doesn't update reliably, and the readings are probably junk.
My Solar inverter only has 2.5kW of Panels on at the moment, so I have set up the Tuya plugs to switch out loads (Electric water heater, tumble drier) to keep the load close to the solar output.
When the washing Machine is heating, it take 2kW + so the other loads are switched out.
Once the heating cycle has ended, the tumble drier is put back in, and the water heater if there is load capacity available.
My drier is mechanical timer, so just continues on when the power is back.
This is the setup of the Tuya plug I have on the Washing Machine.
That's pretty complex for me. It took me a while to get the HEM-5 and the Heavy Duty Switch working. Aeotec doesn't make it easy with the parameters, hex, conversion, reporting whatever; I never did figure all that out. I was getting negative numbers on the HEM even though I don't have solar (2 leg 240v. feed)-turned out if I put the 120 v unit power supply on the other leg, it went positive. No idea.
I like your driver for the Tuya plug. Is that a custom driver? It has a lot of options. I'm not familiar with that plug. Is it Zigbee?
I believe it is the chipset inside that comes from Tuya. Not sure how it all works between the "manufacturer" and Tuya, but the chips come from Tuya as well as the branded app. They do Wifi and Zigbee. The company marketing the device has it built around the chip and customizes the app to be their own. It actually seems like a great setup to get smaller companies into the "smart" devices game without having to invest a bunch of resources into creating their own firmware and apps. Bonus side effect is the devices all have similar settings and ZigBee protocols so a generic driver will work on many similar Tuya based devices. Unfortunately you also get a lot of sub-par devices out there as well.