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hdoornbosch
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Canada
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Posted - 03/21/2018 :  09:07:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am looking for a device to monitor/alert when my sump pump activates.

The sump pump is plugged into a stand 120v electrical outlet.

We require SMS or iPhone application notification. Our home does have wifi coverage.

The 1/2 HP sump pump normally uses about 8-10 amps AC and during start-up can surge up to 40 amps.

HELP ...

BLH
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Posted - 03/21/2018 :  09:51:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have any Insteon Controllers. Like a HUB or ISY994i?
One way could be making an adapter to trigger a 2450 I/O Linc. To use a HUB or ISY994i to send a message when turning On or Off.
Here is a how to post on monitoring a dryer but also near the bottom is a adapter for a 120 Volt monitored plug.
http://cocoontech.com/forums/page/articles/_/tutorials/home-automation-tutorials/how-to-monitor-the-status-of-your-appliances-using-current-sensors-r58

The CT800 is a nice sensor but others have used different sensors with an I/O Linc. As it has a dry contact output. It could actually trigger many devices that may fit your requirements.

I believe there are some Z-Wave modules that can sense current flow. If you have a Z-Wave setup.

Edited by - BLH on 03/21/2018 09:53:33 AM
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 03/21/2018 :  09:54:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does your sump pump plug into a water level float switch, which then plugs into the wall outlet? If so, you could wire a Micro On/Off Module to two line cords, one plugged into the wall outlet (to provide the Micro Module operating power) and the second connecting the Sense terminal to a splitter plugged into the float switch.

Use the INSTEON model 2245 Hub and INSTEON for Hub iPhone app to receive the signal and send iPhone notifications.

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hdoornbosch
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Canada
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Posted - 03/26/2018 :  07:45:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the feedback.

I was looking for something more "plug and play" and independent WIFI connections. Something like Wemo Insight Plug but not sure it can handle the amps.

I may still need to use your suggestions if I can't find something easy.
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