We had a 10kw solar and battery system installed recently, and opted to leave our geyser on essential loads. But, becuase geysers use so much power and there being no physical control of the geyser it often caused reset/overload. We already had the original geyserwise system to somewhat manage the geyser, which also has a solar thermal collector on it.
This new Smart enabled drop in replacement board adds so much functionality to help me better manage heating … I can add a load shedding schedule and pull the element off when on battery. There are a lot of smart options, remote monitoring options … it’s a total game changer.
I have all high current devices on the Tuya smart plugs (around 8 devices, incl heated towel rails, an array of freezers, aircons and my growhouse lighting)… and with 1 click, switch them all off with the geyser as a group.
I see some people confused how to add timers for the geyser … you don’t do that on the geyser control on the app… you have to add a scene in SmartLife/Tuya app …. I have 1 scene to start and one scene to stop the geyser.