Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Optimizing energy consumption: Stiftung Warentest selects the best measuring devices


Electrical devices that stay on or consume a lot of electricity in standby mode are everywhere. Experts recommend power meters to keep power consumption in check. This allows you to easily regulate power consumers via smart plugs. First of all, the conversion, of course, is associated with additional costs. However, for a while after purchase, it may be worth investing in a smart plug with an ammeter.

Stiftung Warentest has in the Edition 12/2022 A total of 15 current measurement devices were examined. These include nine conventional models with a display and six smart plugs with a metering function. AVM’s FritzDect 200 smart plug lands on top. He scored “very good” (note 1.5) on the test, leaving behind the competition, which scored “good” or worse. At Stiftung Warentest, the FritzDect 200 stands out above all with very good measurement accuracy, high security and a lot of data protection. However, the AVM smart plug has one major drawback: it can only be paired with an AVM router, ie a FritzBox.

Our evaluation:

“The AVM switchable socket can be controlled via a Fritz!Box with a DECT base station. Once the socket has been configured, you can use the Fritz!Box menu, a Fritz!Fon or a mobile phone app to switch the plug on and off In addition, the plug registers the energy consumption of the devices connected to it and logs it If you have configured push mails on your Fritz!Box, the plug also informs you by mail about the energy consumed and the switching status With the integrated temperature sensor, you always have an overview of the temperature at the plug location.

More about AVM FritzDect 200

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