Note: Dedicated Circuit Monitoring may be available if you installed a Sense Home monitor in your electrical panel. It is not available for homes where they Sense system is in a Sense-enabled electric meter.
Can I create a dedicated circuit for device detection?
To use a dedicated circuit to ask Sense to track 1-2 specific devices, you must use one set of sensors in the middle port of an installed monitor. This port cannot be in use by any other add-on such as Sense Solar, Sense Flex, or to monitor a generator or a battery.
What do I do if I want to disable or change the Dedicated Circuit I’m monitoring?”
To disable the devices being tracked with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring and not monitor new devices, contact our Support team here.
To change the devices being tracked with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring, navigate to Settings > My Home > Connected Devices and restart the Dedicated Circuit setup process under Data Sources.
Note that in both cases, your dedicated circuit devices will not be automatically deleted. You can manually delete them via Device Settings for each device.
What happens if I use Dedicated Circuit Monitoring on a device that Sense has already detected?
If you are using Dedicated Circuit Monitoring on a device that Sense has completely (or partially) detected, you need to inform Sense via the Sense app. Otherwise, your device will be double-counted. Navigate to the new device and select “What’s Being Monitored” to tell Sense that your Dedicated Circuit is monitoring a detected device.
Will Sense remember my devices if I remove Dedicated Circuit Monitoring?
If you properly remove the sensor, Sense will no longer see the device. Your circuit requires that a sensor be connected to it persistently for it to be detected by Sense as a Dedicated Circuit device.
Can I switch from one middle port feature to Dedicated Circuit Monitoring?
The answer varies depending on how you've previously used the middle port.
For 400A split-service and generators, users can switch to Dedicated Circuit Monitoring. To disable an existing middle port functionality, contact our Support team.
If your solar connection is a line-side tap, but the sensors on the mains are placed before the line-side tap, reach out to our Support team to disable your set-up and verify your configuration is set-up correctly.
If your solar is breaker-fed into your panel, you will need to continue to monitor Solar in order to see accurate usage data in-app.
Why are my wattage numbers incorrect?
Inaccurate wattage from dedicated circuit devices could indicate that there is:
- An installation issue: Sensors around the dedicated circuits could be loose or not completely closed, causing an issue with the wattage numbers received by Sense.
- An incorrect circuit type: Installation set-up is dependent on the type of 120V/240V dedicated circuit devices being monitored. Incorrect wattage for dedicated circuit devices could be due to the incorrect circuit setup configuration. For more information on the different set-up required for dedicated circuit monitoring, click here: https://sense.com/guides/dedicatedcircuit/
- A previous detection issues: If your dedicated circuit device has been previously detected by Sense and is not merged after set-up, the device (or component of a device) could be double-counted in your overall wattage.
If you have verified each of the above and are still experiencing issues, please reach out to our Support team.
Can I create a dedicated circuit to monitor a branch circuit?
Dedicated Circuit Monitoring is designed to monitor circuits dedicated to a single device. Using Dedicated Circuit Monitoring with a branch circuit can negatively affect detection for devices on that circuit and may result in inaccurate wattage or double counting.
Is there a limit to the number of circuits I can monitor with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring?
Users with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring can monitor up to two 120V or 240V circuits.
For information on monitoring a single load, click here.
For information on monitoring two loads, click here.
Why isn’t my device showing on the ‘Now’ screen?
If dedicated circuit devices are not showing up on the 'Now' screen in the Sense app, you can customize the Device Standby Threshold. Learn more here.
I’m getting too many timeline notifications for devices I am monitoring with dedicated circuits
If dedicated circuit devices are generating too many timeline notifications, you can adjust the device Standby Thresholds of a device. Learn more here.