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  • How To Issue Washer - Dryer Alerts Using Energy-Aware Z-Wave Devices

    Quick little video showing one way to get alerts when your clothes washer or dryer have finished:



    Missing from the video is the event that actually performs the notification. Here it is:
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    Last edited by macromark; February 22nd, 2019, 08:02 PM.
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  • #2
    Pretty cool. Can we have your icons?
    Mike

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    • #3
      Couldn't see the video in the original post but it is here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtAAGRMOhw
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mwaite View Post
        Pretty cool. Can we have your icons?
        sure - I added them to the first post.
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        • #5
          This solution would work for a very basic cycle and a machine that actually has 0 off wattage consumption; (My HE GE washer draws 2 watts all the time, even on cycles that's included dwell periods) but I suspect that any cycle that uses a stall period (for rinse dwell or such) would be plagued with false trips.

          A solution that could handle different cycles and machines would be awesome. I have yet to find a wattage based solution for my machine.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ServiceXp View Post
            This solution would work for a very basic cycle and a machine that actually has 0 off wattage consumption; (My HE GE washer draws 2 watts all the time, even on cycles that's included dwell periods) but I suspect that any cycle that uses a stall period (for rinse dwell or such) would be plagued with false trips.

            A solution that could handle different cycles and machines would be awesome. I have yet to find a wattage based solution for my machine.
            On a related note, one of my televisions has a low wattage power draw when it is turned off. You have to use a range of values to decide if it's on or not.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ServiceXp View Post
              This solution would work for a very basic cycle and a machine that actually has 0 off wattage consumption; (My HE GE washer draws 2 watts all the time, even on cycles that's included dwell periods) but I suspect that any cycle that uses a stall period (for rinse dwell or such) would be plagued with false trips.

              A solution that could handle different cycles and machines would be awesome. I have yet to find a wattage based solution for my machine.
              Are you saying that your washer only uses 2 watts when it's washing?

              My GE washer also draws 2-ish watts when it's not running, over 150 W when it is running. Also like yours, there are periods where it pauses during the cycle.

              I track when the watts goes below 4, however I delay 10 minutes (just longer than a soak period) to notify me when the wash cycle is complete. When it goes over 4 watts, I remove the delayed notification event, this allows for the stall/soak period and any false notifications.

              Below is my current uncompleted wash cycle in which shows the variability in my watts used. I do not get false notifications with the 10 minute delay.

              <table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left">Oct-22 5:51:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 2.691 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:49:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 151.465 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:47:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 154.226 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:45:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 204.898 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:43:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 183.168 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:41:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 169.296 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:39:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 151.266 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:37:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 2.681 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:35:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 4.368 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:33:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 182.54 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime0" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:31:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri0" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType0" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry0" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 22.281 (W) </td></tr> </tbody></table><table class="log_table_row" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <td class="LogDateLong LogDateTime1" colspan="1" style=" white-space: nowrap;" align="left"> Oct-22 5:29:06 PM </td><td class="LogPri1" colspan="1" align="left">
              </td><td class="LogType1" colspan="3" align="left"> Z-Wave </td><td class="LogEntry1" colspan="8" align="left"> Device: 1st Floor Laundry Washer Power Set to 22.803 (W) </td></tr></tbody></table>
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              • #8
                LOL nice to know my idea made it into a video
                detail of setup in profile. Link to videos of my projects there as well. Over 300 scripts running every min and counting

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ServiceXp View Post
                  This solution would work for a very basic cycle and a machine that actually has 0 off wattage consumption; (My HE GE washer draws 2 watts all the time, even on cycles that's included dwell periods) but I suspect that any cycle that uses a stall period (for rinse dwell or such) would be plagued with false trips.

                  A solution that could handle different cycles and machines would be awesome. I have yet to find a wattage based solution for my machine.
                  If 2 watts is the wattage "floor" for you machine and there are "dwell" periods that last 30-60 seconds (for example), create a timer in HS3 "dwell timer". start that timer when the wattage hits your floor range and then launch the alert when the timer exceeds 60 seconds.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by collegeboyslive View Post
                    LOL nice to know my idea made it into a video
                    Really? Send me a link!
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                    • #11
                      here is how I do it.

                      1: create a virtual device. called washer , this wil be turned on when the washer starts and off once the ending announcements have been made:

                      2: then make the scripts as in the pictures.
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                      • #12
                        What the details of the two scripts posted in the pic?


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                        • #13
                          What the details of the two scripts posted in the pic?
                          sorry they are referencing an aeon labs power switch with power monitoring, they are looking at the watts used now, value.
                          detail of setup in profile. Link to videos of my projects there as well. Over 300 scripts running every min and counting

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                          • #14
                            Really? Send me a link!
                            one link coming up P from way back in 2012

                            http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...6&postcount=49
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by macromark View Post
                              If 2 watts is the wattage "floor" for you machine and there are "dwell" periods that last 30-60 seconds (for example), create a timer in HS3 "dwell timer". start that timer when the wattage hits your floor range and then launch the alert when the timer exceeds 60 seconds.
                              or even simpler, use the EasyTrigger: This device's value has been in range [0,2] for exactly 60 seconds

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