Notification Recipe: Sump Pump Notification

Description: This recipe notifies you when your sump pump has been continuously running, signifying that something may be wrong. Take action to prevent leaks and damages.

Disclaimer:  Please note that due to varying electrical code regulations, Swidget cannot give device wiring/installation advice. Please refer to the instructions that came with your product or consult a certified electrician if you need help.


Device 15A Outlet 20A Outlet Switch Dimmer Auxiliary Control Switch 20-40-60 Switch
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Insert Control USB Guide Light Power Out Light Motion Temp-Humi Temp-Humi-Motion Air Quality
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Protocol Wi-Fi Z-Wave Zigbee

Skill Level: Easy

Time Required: 5 minutes


1. First make sure that you have downloaded the Swidget App from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, and that you have installed one of the Swidget Outlets and paired a Swidget Insert from the chart above.

2. From the main menu, select the Automations Icon

3. Click Create Automation or the + sign.

4. On the Automations page, click Rule and give your Automation a name.

5. Click the + sign beside Select Trigger and choose the Always-On Outlet ( Always_On_Icon ) icon into which your sump pump is installed.

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6. On the Select Trigger page, choose Power Draw and make sure If power usage Exceeds is selected. 

7. Look up the maximum power draw in your sump pump's manual. Subtract 20 from this number and enter it in the Power Level field. In this case, the number is 150 Watts.

8. In the For a duration of field, enter 15(minutes). Click Continue.

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9. Enable Send Notification.

10. Click Save Rule to have the Automation work all the time, or Add Start/End Times and/or specific days that you want to receive the notification.

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