Smart Circuit breaker wanted

Switch board at HSG

My dream hardware project, the project I check periodically for, is a "smart" MCB that could fit in a typical circuit switch board, but with two additional features:

  1. Wifi IoT connectivity so I can at least TURN OFF that switch
  2. An API to read out of how much power the circuit is pulling in kilowatts, like Wireless electricity meter idea

Close up of MCBs

Use case

Ever left your home with the Iron or Air-conditioner on?

I want a simple Web application to be able to see a total & break down of how much power my home is using. If I noticed some grave irregularity (like leaving an iron on!!), I can just switch the power off for that circuit altogether.

Update: Kickstarter projects like the electricity monitor are a step in the right direction.


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