Looking for a zigbee power monitoring plug available in Canada to use on my washing machine. Found the Zooz ZEN15 but that's z-wave, and I would prefer zigbee if possible. The rest of my devices are zigbee, and last time I tried to pair a z-wave item it wouldn't connect (unsure if it was user error, or the product itself wasn't very good, but the hubitat wouldn't find it, and I'd rather avoid that again if I can.
Sengled makes some very good 15 Amp outlets, Check either the circuit breaker is 15 Amp or the washer is less than 15 Amp. It would be surprising if this was not true. Your issue is is the harsh radio environment behind a metal washer. Zigbee or Zwave will probably struggle. All you can do is try. Many, including myself, have got it to work.
Sengled (as far as I could tell) didn’t monitor power - only turned the plug on and off. I need power monitoring. But I’ll look into it, possible I missed something.
No, it’s not. Because the z-wave item I tried to install was a light switch, and that experience turned me off z-wave for the washer. (Plus the plug is not being the washer, it’s a foot or 2 above it so clear from being blocked by the metal I imagine)