TEXT & SLIDES BY KIRIL PEYANSKI
Do you want to receive notifications when a non-smart appliance start and finish it's cycle?
You can accomplish this by using Wi-Fi smart plug from Broadlink and Home Assistant
if power consumption of one appliance of our choice increase then send an notification that the cycle is starting
Simple as that!
And respectively when the power consumption decrease for certain period send a notification that the cycle is finished.
I will use the Broadlink SP3S 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.
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