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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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USA
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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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sutphinwb
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Posted - 05/27/2018 :  12:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any update on this? I'd like to do the same thing. perhaps using the sense line on a module? Be nice if something like that was built into one of the existing plug modules.

Thanks

Edited by - sutphinwb on 05/27/2018 1:01:36 PM
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smokegrub
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USA
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Posted - 05/27/2018 :  6:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a similar situation where I want to know when a well pump (110v) is on or off. This information lets me know of a leak or if a hose bibb or other faucet has been turned on long enough for the pump to run and pressurize the pressure tank. Each time the pump runs or cuts off I am sent am sent an email. The device that provides this information is an Insteon Synchronic (2423AS). I have an Insteon On/Off Outdoor Module (2423AS) that powers the SynchroLinc. This arrangement allows me to turn the pump off if I get messages that it is running when it shouldn't be. The program is activated as a part of my security settings using a KPL. This has been a dependable solution that lets me manage the pump from a distance of 325 miles.
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BLH
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Posted - 05/29/2018 :  3:32:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately right now. The 2423A5 Synchrolinc. Is not on stock. Page indicates Get notified when back in stock.
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smokegrub
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USA
167 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2018 :  5:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I Googled the device thinking one was surely available somewhere. No soap.
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sutphinwb
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28 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2018 :  07:26:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yah me too. called smarthome and asked for one anyway. maybe squeaky wheel? Maybe they have an alternate config. I can do minor wiring.

There sending some instructions. we'll see....
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BLH
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Posted - 05/30/2018 :  08:37:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep us informed.
Though I suspect it and a few other modules are gone for ever. Like the IMeter Solo, both Insteon IR modules.
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