I'm looking to buy the Powersensor energy monitoring kit and want to be sure it will suit my home setup.
Powersensor was designed in Melbourne with a vision to help households around the country save on their home energy costs.
The Powersensor energy monitoring kit is generally compatible with most homes. Take a closer look at the compatibility factors below:
We also recommend taking a look at the other things to consider as we build out Powersensor to suit more home setups.
You can use Powersensor in any state of Australia, providing you have a compatible setup (read below).
Powersensor is suitable for:
- Both homeowners and renters
- Freestanding house, unit, or townhouse
Australian homes will have either a digital or analog meter. The configuration of either meter can be:
Most compatible fit
Powersensor is most suitable to use with a digital single-phase meter.
Digital 2 or 3-phase
We advise that if you have a digital 2 or 3-phase meter, you get in touch with us to confirm your compatibility. Submit a support ticket to your Powersensor retailer with photos of your meter board.
We are preparing to expand our solution to be compatible with analogue meters (single-phase).
If you have an analogue meter and would like to be notified when the analog-compatible solution is available, email firstname.lastname@example.org including the State you reside in, to register your interest.
The hardware components of Powersensor (the sensor and the plug) communicate via Bluetooth with your mobile app. As a result, it is recommended that there is no more than three rooms distance between where you choose to use your plug and where your sensors are attached.
If you don't yet have solar but are thinking of getting it in the future, the Powersensor solar kit is recommended over the energy monitoring kit. The solar kit comes with a second sensor which you can attach to your solar inverter once you have it installed. Find out more about the solar kit.
Other things to consider
If any of the following home setup factors apply to you, we recommend getting in touch to confirm compatibility before purchase.
- Live in an apartment
- Have a battery
- Have a separate tariff for your electric hot water
- Have more than one inverter
Submit a support ticket to your Powersensor retailer. Include any relevant photos to help our team determine your home setup match with Powersensor.