Your Homebug is connected to your electricity supply by either a prepaid flash pickup, or an inline kWh meter. The Homebug gets to work immediately logging your electricity usage – providing you with instant feedback on your current usage.
The Homebug will continue to log your electricity usage normally. Homebug will send the usage information to the Homebug servers once your internet connection is restored.
Yes, and no! The Homebug is designed as an online electricity management and home control system. It is able to run offline for controlling hot water, irrigation and your pool pump. However, you will gain the most value by providing the Homebug with an internet connection.
If you receive an account for your electricity, you will need an inline kWh meter to monitor your electricity usage. We have single phase and three phase inline meters available. The number of live cables coming into your home denotes the number of phases your home uses. Ask your electrician to check in your distribution board.