HomeKit Elgato Eve Energy - disable on/off switch in homekit and eve app?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Canubis, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Canubis macrumors regular

    Canubis

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    #1
    I've got my Mac Pro connected to an Elgato Eve Energy with the main goal to measure its power usage and cost over time and have a glance on it. It's really cool and informative.

    However, it happend not just once that I accidentially killed my Mac by hitting the Eve Energy's button in homekit or the Eve app and therefore cutting the device's power. Maybe I am special kind of dumb, but I feel it would be really practical to just disable this on/off button for specfic devices, where this is not an essential or even critical feature in a negative way. Is there any known way to do this?
     
  2. wesley96 macrumors 6502

    wesley96

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    #2
    Not as far as I know. I'm actually on the same boat as you (I have it on an iMac), but the best I could come up is to make it so that accidental touch is avoided as much as possible by positioning it away from the area I touch most.
     
  3. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

    Canubis

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    #3
    Thanks, glad to hear I am not the only one with this situation. I feel it's a real flaw, since the monitoring features are a really great benefit but for some devices you just never want to accidentally cut the power. Tbh I even cannot think of too many situation where the on/off feature is really useful except for some stand alone lamps or the lights on the christmas tree. ;)

    Maybe requesting this as a feature request at both Elgato and Apple will bring relieve in at least a future update. I'll give it a try.
     
  4. johngordon macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    #4
    It’s a good idea. I’ve just got one to see if our fridge and freezer could do with replacing, and thought the same - that an option to lock it in the on position somehow would be good.
     

Share This Page

3 February 16, 2018