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    Anyone know of anything like this?

    I can find plenty of timer switches (mechanical, digital, remote controlled etc etc), eg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMOS-Mechan...DGAP8RARRW05YS

    and plenty of consumption monitors, eg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F9JJF...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    but I haven't yet been able to find 1 plug that has both, combined.

    Has anyone else seen one in their browsings?

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    Default Re: Combined elec meter and timer switch 3-pin plug

    Quite a few of the smart plugs have energy monitoring built-in but I haven't seen any where the timer is able to be set on the actual device and it has power monitoring.

    No reason why you can't have an energy monitor switch followed by a timer switch.

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    Default Re: Combined elec meter and timer switch 3-pin plug

    Quote Originally Posted by Kneerly Down View Post
    Quite a few of the smart plugs have energy monitoring built-in but I haven't seen any where the timer is able to be set on the actual device and it has power monitoring.

    No reason why you can't have an energy monitor switch followed by a timer switch.
    Yeah - I'll go down the route of doubling up the units if I have to, but it would be preferable to have an all-in-one unit if possible.


    FWIW the requirement here is plugging in the van over a long period of time at my folks home. I want to have the hook up on for an hour each day, and be able to measure the amount of power actually used so that I can pay my parents back the electricity costs.

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    Default Re: Combined elec meter and timer switch 3-pin plug

    Sir would be wanting one of these.... although TBH I did kill one with a 3kw oil heater after 2 years... https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6255323

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    Default Re: Combined elec meter and timer switch 3-pin plug

    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    Sir would be wanting one of these.... although TBH I did kill one with a 3kw oil heater after 2 years... https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6255323
    Thanks Izzy!

    Hmmm - IoT (bleurgh).

    Will look into that one, but unfortunately I'm not sure if there's wifi close enough to where the van will be parked up (power yes, wifi, unlikely).

    Good shout though!

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