Allow option under management to disable the on/off feature of the smart plugs

Emporia Energy Community Product Ideas Allow option under management to disable the on/off feature of the smart plugs

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    • #6675 Report Abuse
      currentdraw
      Member

      Currently, it is too easy to turn off a plug just by scrolling up and down the view screen.

      For some that are used just for metering, we do not need the on/off button.

    • #6753 Report Abuse
      Mark
      Member

      I second this request.  I want to monitor a freezer with the smart plug and it is way too easy to accidentally turn the plug off when navigating the main screen.  It doesn’t really matter what is plugged in, it is way too vulnerable to accidentally turning on or off unintentionally.

      I thought for the freezer to set a schedule to turn the plug back on every hour if it were accidentally turned off, but that isn’t what I want.  Right now my smart plugs sit in the box as I contemplate if they’re worth the risk if inadvertently turning off.

    • #6758 Report Abuse
      jj613
      Member

      I third this.    Even better, make a less-smart socket that just does monitoring.

    • #6769 Report Abuse
      Marty @Emporia
      Emporia Staff

      Hello @currentdraw @Mark @jj613 this feature enhancement is on the development task list and will be released as soon as possible.   Thanks for your input everyone!

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      oaktown
      Member

      I fourth this. Also just bought some plugs, one to monitor a freezer and I’m not going to use it unless there’s a way to disable the ability to turn it off.

      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by oaktown.
      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by oaktown.
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      KCole313
      Member

      Another vote for this. I’m not as worried about accidentally turning outlets off in the app though. In my case, I also want to make sure none of my connected accounts (Google, Amazon, etc) turn certain devices off.

    • #8358 Report Abuse
      bigbillsd
      Member

      That is a must have to be able to monitor power use of things that cannot be mistakenly shut off like Freezers and Refrigerators.

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