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  • #16
    I've got the Evo energy one mentioned above and it's fantastic. The app kinda sucks, however once you've got it working and inserted your kW/h price it's a great little way of tracking your costs. I've got mine integrated with a few Google Assistant routines which work well. It's quite satisfying lying in bed, yelling out "hey google, warm up the coffee machine" and knowing that downstairs it's turning on and 30 mins later will send a reminder to my phone (and smart watch) that the coffee machine is ready to go. I've also got a TP-Link Kasa HS120 which is a variant of one mentioned above that has a built in power meter and it works equally well, with a slightly more user friendly app. It does however lose out in your ability to track the cost of power flowing through the unit.

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    • #17
      TP-Link HS100 has been perfect.

      App is really user friendly which has worked as it should, has the physical button on the plug for when you rather turn on or more importantly turn off your machine quickly rather than pulling out your phone (if it's even in reach there and then). I usually set a time for it to turn on in the morning and don't bother setting a turn off time so I don't have it turn off mid shot if I got really unlucky from leaving it too late. I also use the app when I'm heading home and need a coffee asap!

      Yep, plug your machine into it, leave your machines switch on. I also wondered the same thing as you before buying one.

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      • #18
        I use one from Brilliant Smart (officeworks) that has energy monitoring, Google/Alexa support and was one of the few that was narrow enough not to interfere with the outlet beside it. If you have double outlet you need to take care on the width of these things as some will block the other outlet.

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        • #19
          Reviving this thread. But does anyone know if the tp-link hs100 would work for a machine rated at 1400watts? The manual says up to 800w for coffee machines, but consequently higher wattages for other appliances like heaters that have higher outputs than 1400watts.

          I just don’t want to wake up to a kitchen burned down.

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          • quester
            quester commented
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            Jaystea - Not sure where you got your 800W limit from for the HS100. I have the HS110 (Energy monitoring) version & used mine for 10 months without problem on an ECM Technika V Profi PID. The ECM has a 1400W element. (Had run a Bosch 9Kg Front Loading Washing Machine on it prior - checking out power usage) The retailers cite the HS100 and HS110 spec as: Maximum Load - 10A
            Maximum Power - 3.68KW which is a long way above 800w. What I enjoy about the TP-Link HS100 is:
            1 - Energy Monitoring, 2 - Scheduling, 3 - Alexa enabled "Alexa, turn on coffee machine" 4 - remote access and 5 - press the button to turn it on or off outside scheduled times. Not sure about Surge Protection though. It is also good when the Smart Plugs get firmware and App updates, as TP-Link's Kasa app and the HS110 do

          • Jaystea
            Jaystea commented
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            The manual lists the load for various appliances as below:

            Coffee Maker: 800 W Desk Lamp: 235.2 W LCD: 270 W
            Heater: 1500 W Humidifier: 260 W Iron: 1500 W Toaster: 850 W Tower Fan: 50 W

            I see your point however. I am just curious as to the wide range of load differences and whether it’ll affect me. As you said, the ECM has a 1400w boiler, mine is a elektronika and certainly has that too.

        • #20
          Maximum Power - 3.68KW
          That's an odd value for a 10 Amp appliance??
          The Max. Power would normally be quoted as 2.4KW for a P.F. of Unity.

          Either way, will be fine to use with a Consumer or Prosumer espresso machine.

          Mal.

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          • #21
            The manual lists the load for various appliances as below:

            Coffee Maker: 800 W Desk Lamp: 235.2 W LCD: 270 W
            Heater: 1500 W Humidifier: 260 W Iron: 1500 W Toaster: 850 W Tower Fan: 50 W
            Note that those are likely the average loads for those types of appliances that they give as general guidelines. Not the Max Loads you can use on the tp-link hs100 when running each of those devices.


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