Consumption-based automations

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A consumption-based automation is an action triggered by the power consumption of a device going above or below a given value.


  1. This automation is triggered every time the device reports power consumption above or below the given value. Some devices may report once every other second, while others may report once every 5 minutes.
  2. There is no protection against conflicting automations. This can cause devices to turn on and off every second, potentially damaging both the device and the Smart Hub.

Read the entire article before setting up the automation.


1. Go to settings settings.svg → automations → + automation.


2. Select the sensor → “wattage” → select the device.

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3. Choose the power limit. For example, when consumption is above 5 kW.

4. Choose the mode the scene should operate in. The automation will not activate in the modes that are not selected. Then press next step.


5. Select the device or mode → select what should happen → press + → set the desired time before the automation is reversed → select what happens when it is reversed → next step → save. Shortcuts are located under modes.

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  1. Automation is created at your own risk. Careless setup can lead to conflicting automations. "Last message applies" and energy messages are frequent, so this automation runs often and overrides other automations.
  2. Reverse based on time, not consumption. We do not recommend reversing anything when consumption goes below a value, but using the time setting in step 5 instead. The HAN sensor sends data frequently, and for each message below the value, the automation is triggered. This can happen 30-50 times per minute and overload the Smarthub.
  3. Know your consumption. Be aware of the total consumption and set a realistic limit to avoid too frequent or rare activations of the automation.

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