plugin to measure kilowatt-hours (kWh) that a unRAID server consumes


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Does anyone know if a plugin exists (or docker container exists) that can measure the kilowatt-hours (kWh) that a unRAID server consumes?  This would be helpful to measure average cost to operate over various periods (hour, day, week, month, year, custom).  In unRAID "Settings/UPS Settings" I see a LOADPCT variable that is dynamically being measured and updated ~ every few seconds.  I think if this was recorded with respect to time and calibrated with my known UPS capacity, kilowatt-hours could be calculated for user defined time intervals.  Users could input their cost per kWh and have a good estimate of what it costs them to operate their unRAID server.


I think you can buy a third party device for this but why not make it free for all in unRAID?


If I knew how to develop this I would try.  Anyone know if something already exists or how someone could create this?

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Some of the Grafana based Dashboards do exactly that. For example the Ultimate Unraid dashboard (or something like that name, just google it ;) ) tries to calculate that.


My UPS powers more than just my server so I found that those calculations are a bit off. But if you only run your unraid server off your ups it should work.

i was curious so I double checked it with a kill a watt :)

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