I want to receive notifications when a non-smart appliance start and finish it’s cycle. To accomplish that I will use this Wi-Fi smart plug from Broadlink and Home Assistant.
The idea is pretty straightforward: if power consumption of one appliance of our choice increase then send an notification that the cycle is starting and respectively when the power consumption decrease for certain period send a notification that the cycle is finished. Simple as that.
Of course you can use any smart plug that have power meter functionalities and can integrates well with Home Assistant. I wil use this Broadlink smart plug which integrates beautifully with Home Assistant and can show the current power consumption without any modifications or firmware flashing.
I will first pair the Broadlink smart plug with it’s app, I will integrate it with Home Assistant and finally I will create a couple of automations that will send the notifications.
Now let’s start this …
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Home Assistant Broadlink Integration: Use Wi-Fi plug to make appliance smart
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