Glossary of ThinkEco Terms

Basic Modlet (Zigbee): 2-socket smart outlet that monitors and controls the flow of energy to your plugged-in devices

Modlet BN (or smartAC modlet): 1-socket smart outlet that monitors and controls the flow of energy to your plugged-in devices

USB gateway: serves as an intermediary between your modlet and your online MyModlet account; must be plugged into a host computer for communication to occur

Ethernet (Zigbee) gateway: serves as an intermediary between your modlet(s) and your online MyModlet account; plugs directly into a router for 24/7 access to your modlets

smartAC thermostat remote: thermostat remote that works with the modletBN to control when a room air conditioner is on or off

Smartphone app (ThinkEco smartAC): application for your mobile phone through which you can access your MyModlet account. Available for iPhone and Android devices as the modlet or smartAC app

ZigBee: a wireless communication protocol (like WiFi or Bluetooth) that allows the modlet to communicate with the modlet gateway

Mesh Network: A wireless network where each device in the network is capable of serving as a relay for the other devices. Modlets form a mesh network to cover large spaces like an office or home. This means that each modlet can serve as a relay for other modlets that are trying to communicate back to the gateway.

Modlet Manager: Modlet software that comes with the USB Gateway and allows you to add, remove or modify modlets, gateways, smartAC thermostats or appliances to your modlet network.

Savings Plan: An on/off schedule that you can set for one or more modlet-connected devices to eliminate wasted power. When you schedule a device off with the modlet, all power is cut off from your device.

Baseline: The initial monitoring period when you first set up your modlet network. It is used to calculate savings, but comparing the energy use of your devices before and after scheduling. By default this period is set to 2 weeks.

Thermostat mode: The “on” mode for your smartAC thermostat. When the smartAC thermostat is in thermostat mode, your AC will cycle on and off to maintain your desired target temperature for your room.

Target temperature (Set to temperature): The temperature you want your room to be. You set the target temperature by pressing the up/down arrows on your remote.

Power (Watt): Rate at which electricity is consumed by a device. A 100 watt incandescent light bulb, requires 100 watts of energy.

Energy (kWh): Amount of electricity consumed by a device over time. A 100 watt incandescent light bulb left on for 10 hours consumes 1 kWh of energy. This is the unit that your electric bills come in.

 

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