First, make sure the On/Off Plug-In Switch Device Handler is installed in SmartThings. If not, click here for instructions.
1. Plug your On/Off Plug-In Switch into the outlet where it will be used
2. Open your SmartThings app and press Add a Thing in My Home , the app will say Looking for devices…
3. Quickly press the front button 3 times, a yellow LED will flash five times indicating inclusion
4. Once the On/Off Plug-In Switch is included press Save, then OK
5. Your Leak Sensor should now be ready to use. If it shows up as a generic device check out this article:
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The Main Page displays the current status of the On/Off Plug-In Switch (Off, On, or Overload) and also presents energy usage data.
- The Main Status section displays the status of the On/Off Plug-In Switch: Off, On, and overload. The status is displayed with both text and the background color
- Previous Energy Usage displays the kWh of energy the On/Off Plug-In Switch consumed before the last time the energy usage data was reset, and how much money it cost the user
- Energy Usage displays the kWh the On/Off Plug-In Switch consumed after the last time the energy usage data was reset, and how much money it cost the user
- Power (W) displays the instantaneous power output, along with the peak and minimum power output since the last time the data was reset
- Voltage (V) displays the instantaneous voltage output, along with the peak and minimum voltage output since the last time the data was reset
- Current (A) displays the instantaneous current, along with the peak and current since the last time the data was reset
- Active/Inactive Status displays whether the device plugged into the On/Off Plug-In Switch is active or not. If you want to use the active/inactive status in an automation, it is disguised as a “Vibration” sensor, and the overload status is hidden as an “Open/Close” sensor
- On/Off Switch lets you turn the On/Off Plug-In Switch on or off
- The Refresh button refreshes the page so all of the settings and statuses are accurate and current
The Interface Settings Page
The settings page allows the user to change several properties of the Mouser including LED functionality, wake up interval, and the battery reporting interval. To access the settings page, simply press the Gear icon on the top right corner in the main device page.
- Enable/Disable LED enables or disables the LED that indicates the device status (Enabled by default)
- Enable/Disable Physical Button enables or disables local control of the On/Off Plug-In Switch using the physical button (Enabled by default)
- The Auto-Off Interval setting lets you automatically turn off the On/Off Plug-In Switch after a predetermined amount of time from 1 minute up to 3 weeks (Disabled by default)
- Setting Enable/Disable Remember On/Off to enabled, the On/Off Plug-In Switch will remember if it was either on or off the last time it was plugged in, and resume that status when plugged in again (Enabled by default)
- Meter Reporting Interval controls how often power usage information is transmitted to the Hub (5 minutes by default)
- In addition to periodic meter reports, the On/Off Plug-In Switch also reports power consumption data when a relative change in usage is detected. The Meter Reporting Threshold sets the threshold, in percent change, beyond which the On/Of f Plug-In Switch will send a Meter report (5% by default)
- Overload Shut-Off Threshold sets the current, in amps, at which the On/Off Plug-In Switch will power off for safety (13 Amps by default)
- Overload Warning LED Threshold sets the current, in amps, at which the On/Off Plug-In Switch will light a yellow LED to warn that the current is getting high (12 Amps by default)
- $/kWh Cost sets how much you pay per Kilowatt hour of energy
- kWh Auto Reset Interval sets how often the On/Off Plug-In Switch automatically resets the kWh of consumed energy (Disabled by default)
- Inactive Attached Device Current sets current below which the On/Off Plug-In Switch labels the device as inactive (0 Amps by default)
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