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Is it double switch I need


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I have a double outlet in the bathroom that I wanna power measure, it is not important to switch on off.

Is it the double switch I would need for this?

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Most of the time, those outlets cannot be separated. In that case a single switch does the job. Also consider that a double can switch less power. I see a power cable where a lot of power can go trough. 

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    So a single switch would measure both outlet?

    It is for a washing machine that cable 

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    Yes, single switch wil do both and can switch/ measure 8A!! no more

    So check first what youre washingmachine is using

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    1 hour ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    (Or use one wall plug per outlet) 

    I thought that the older versions could handle more, but they don't measure power usage

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  • i see in my electric cabinet that the fuse is is 15 A for the entire bathroom

    In the manual for washing machine it only says 7.94 kwh per washing cycle 

     

     

     

     

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    2 minutes ago, mike79 said:

    i see in my electric cabinet that the fuse is is 15 A for the entire bathroom

    In the manual for washing machine it only says 7.94 kwh per washing cycle 

     

     

     

     

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    It's about peakusage, 8 x voltage = max the switch can handle

    never knew there where 15 a fuses, 

    in the netherlands it's standard b16A, de c variant is not standard overhere

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  • just the heating element is 1950 watts

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    so i do not think i can use the 8 amp switch.

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    if you have 230v then its 8x230=1840w max

    3 minutes ago, mike79 said:

    just the heating element is 1950 watts

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    so i do not think i can use the 8 amp switch.

    aeotec nano swotch can do 10A

    according to there website

    Designed to control sockets, switches and non-dimming lights powerfully. Nano Switch can control up to 15 amps of power while Dual Nano Switch can control up to 10 amps. See 

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     for full specs.

    single can do 15a double 10A

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    I see the head switch is 63 amp.

    Maybe it would be cheaper to use aeotec power energi meter insteed?

     

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    you can, but then you see the complete powerusage in youre home, not only the washingmachine

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  • 30 minutes ago, akatar said:

    if you have 230v then its 8x230=1840w max

    aeotec nano swotch can do 10A

    according to there website

    Designed to control sockets, switches and non-dimming lights powerfully. Nano Switch can control up to 15 amps of power while Dual Nano Switch can control up to 10 amps. See 

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     for full specs.

    single can do 15a double 10A

    i think the 15 amp is for  120 vac only

     

    Output: 120VAC, 50Hz to 60Hz, Max 15A Resistor load.

    230VAC, 50Hz to 60Hz, Max 10A Resistor load

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    I see heatit have 16 amp switch with power measurement 

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    I think that is exactly what I could use for the washing machine 

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    Why not use a WallPlug for your washing machine, it is easy to apply (no electrician needed).
    In addition to logging the energy consumption, you can create a scene that automatically shuts off the power and sends a TTS message or Push message when the wash is complete.


    My wife loves these features because she does not have to run to the laundry room and check if the laundry is ready.
    In addition, it is an extra security that the machine becomes without electricity after washing.

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  • Just a update.

    I went with the Heatit 16 amp relay

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    I havent installed it yet, but should do the trick.

     

    Little wierd that Fibaro do not have heavy duty switches /Relays

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    If you regret it and want to use a Wall plug instead, its capacity of 2.5 kW (11 A) will suffice.
    A washing machine in the EU has a maximum power of 2.3 kW and can be secured with 10A.
    With a Wall-plug you can also use the functions that I described in my previous post (which I think your wife would also appreciate) :-)

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