Now that I have my Emporia Vue monitor up and running, I have discovered I use 350 watts at night even though everything is turned off. So I plan to buy smart outlets and schedule them to shut off around midnight and turn back on in the morning. If I include my router (and thus my WiFi) in this downtime, will I loose downtime data in the EmporiaEnergy app? Or is it stored in the transmitter and sent to the app after the WiFi is back up? Thanks.
The short answer is: the Vue collects some data when it’s down and sends it when it WiFi is back up.
The long answer is: The Vue has minimal local storage so it can only capture granular data for about a minute or so without an internet connection; however, the Vue also has a cumulative counter that will always keep a running total of the energy used on each sensor as long as the Vue has power. When your internet returns and the Vue gets access to our servers through your Wifi again, the app takes the cumulative values before and after the outage and averages them over the time of the outage. So, if you look at one of those specific hours or minutes, they probably won’t be accurate. They’ll look a little strange because they’ll all have the exact same value. However, your cumulative counts should be correct.