While I have had my Vera 3 unit for a couple years, I have only ever used it in conjunction with Mysensors gear until recently and have always only used basic scenes. When I bought the Vera 3 unit I also bought an Aeotec Micro Double Switch which has energy monitoring but I haven’t used it until now. I have connected the outputs; one to my washing machine and the other to my dryer, and I would like to create a scene where a virtual switch is turned on when the wattage for each independent device goes about 5 watt and to turn those virtual switches off when the wattage drops below 5 watt for 5 or so minutes.
I am struggling to set up PLEG. The first issue is that I am concerned that this Z-wave device can even do what I want it to do. I bought it after much research and found that it would indeed work in this situation, but I am now doubtful. Thanks to some other posts here I worked out that I need to choose LOGIC INPUTS then DEVICE PROPERTIES. When I select the actual device (not the individual washing machine and dryer outputs of the switch) I have quite a choice of selections including watts, but when I choose the actual individual output I have very little to choose. The choices here are: Manufacturer Info and Capabilities under ZWAVEDEVICE1, Status and Target under SWITCHPOWER1, and Modesetting Autoconfigure and Last Update under HADEVICE1.
So it looks to me that the only option I have is to monitor the actual Z-wave device, rather than the two individual outputs. Do others come to the same conclusion? Or am I missing something here?
I will add that maybe I haven’t configured the Z-wave device, as I lost the instructions years ago.
Keen to hear what others think!