Questions tagged [smart-plugs]

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Smart plug with "Save State" after Power loss

I am looking for a Wifi/Bluetooth/433Mhz Smart Plug that I can turn on and off with either Raspberry Pi 433Mhz (rpi-rf python package) or any protocol that is compatible with homeassistant.io via WiFi ...
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Panel heaters with built-in WiFi vs IoT controlled regular heaters

We have a cottage house with a panel heater in every room that we need to remote control. A simple and expensive option would be just to throw away all old heaters (all six of them) and buy new ones ...
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I’m puzzled: Why can I control my Nedis Wi-Fi Smartplug even from a different city?

I bought a set of Nedis SmartLife Wi-Fi electric sockets. I connected them to my home Wi-Fi network and installed the control app on my phone. To my great surprise I can turn the plugs on even from ...
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HTTP/Wi-Fi controlled AC plug socket

I am looking for an AC plug/socket, ideally Israel/EU standard, that can be controlled by http. I have an Arduino with enet connected to my WiFi router that will be in charge of controlling the socket....
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Communicate with a smart plug from my own JSON server directely

I am new to the field of IoT, I am very grateful for your help. My goal is to turn on/off and obtain the state a smart plug via my own JSON server not using its manufacturer's API. Please if you have ...
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Measure power consumption of an electric heater

I want to measure / monitor power consumption of an electric heater which is connected to a standard power outlet. There are several meters on the market, however all I found could show only current ...
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How to upload new firmware to Ralink RT5350F board

I took apart old Edimax SmartPlug (model SP-1101W) to find out that the brain of the device is Ralink RT5350F chip conviniently placed on removable module board: The board has two rows of 14 pins (28 ...
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Connect a smartplug to a custom web API

I'm making a graduation project where I need to connect a smart plug to a web server through WAN (obviously the smart plug and the server aren't on the same network). In other words, I want to be able ...
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Problems with smart plugs going into "not responding" state

I have some smart plugs that I recently installed at my employer's office to deal with some remote-management issues we were having. I used two different brands (the GE one and the Belkin/WeMo one). ...
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Looking for a IP44 outlet which I can schedule and dimm

I've got some outdoor light bulbs, which I would like to schedule. Also they are very bright, so I sometime would like to dim them. Is there an outdoor outlet which is protected to an IP44 level and ...
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Control home WiFi switches from office

What kind of setup is required to control Home Fan, Lights, AC, Computers from outside home. First thing I'll need is static IP address to reach the Home LAN. Next for computers, I can setup wake on ...
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Are There Energy Monitoring Smart Plugs That Don't Compromise my Privacy/Security?

It seems like every Smart Plug I see on Amazon (including well-reviewed ones) require me to sign up, giving a lot of device, location, and personal information to a company I don't know or trust (...
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Wi-Fi smart plugs with no hub or internet access?

Are there any smart plugs out there that connect over Wi-Fi, don't require a hub, and don't use the cloud/don't require an internet connection? The idea is that I should be able to somehow turn them ...
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Smart Plug that turns off when restarted?

I am designing a simple control circuit. I am turning on a motor using smart plug. I am looking for a smart plug that shouldn't turn on automatically when power is cut off to it. Means it should turn ...
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Controlling electric heater by thermostat (IFTTT, Alexa, Google Home)

i want to control electric heater (connected to electricity socket) by using WiFi smart plug. What kind of thermostat (which device) i need to connect to my 'smart network' so i can create a rule to ...
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Teckin sp10 not showing up on Wi-Fi router’s “list of connected devices”

I was able to connect the SP10 Teckin outlet to my Wi-Fi network using smart life app. I am able to successfully control the outlet from the app. I opened the “list of connected devices” page on my ...
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Trying to access debug logs on WeMo smart plug

I have been experimenting with my WeMo IoT smart plug, along with PyWeMo, an API designed to allow for low-level access to the plug. I would like to access debug logs made by the plug, but the link ...
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Measuring electricity usage with TECKIN smart plug

I bought a smart plug, which doesn't seem to support measuring electricity usage with its native app. I am wondering what the chance is, that this is a pure software feature and if I would be able ...
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Transfer data from Python Script to the Cloud using Node Red [closed]

I am running a Python Script on a Raspberry Pi to get the data measured by a Smart Plug (voltage, current, energy, power). This data is being printed on the terminal of the Raspberry Pi, but what I ...
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Retrieve raw data from Smart Plug?

I want to monitor the energy/power consumption of household appliances (for example an oven) by using a smart plug. The problem is that I cannot get the raw data to my computer. The measurements are ...
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How do smart plugs connect to Wi-Fi via mobile applications?

All smart plugs generally have same method of connecting to Wi-Fi and with the mobile application. It's like Check the Wi-Fi light on device Search for device's Wi-Fi broadcast and connect Add ...
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How do smart plugs of domotic IoT work?

I was wondering how smart plugs work, how they can be controlled and how secure they are. Since they are part of your local network and since they can be controlled remotely even from another network ...
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How can I activate a IFTTT recipe when a Philips Hue movement sensor gets triggered?

I have a Philips Hue movement sensor who's job it is to shut the light on. In addition to a hue light bulb I have a lava lamp that's currently plugged into a IFTTT compatible WLAN smart sockets. ...
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Using excess power from solar station to automatically power a pool heater in another location

I have a solar inverter (Fronius Symo 15.0-3-M) and a pool heater (AstralPool Heat II). I want the heating to turn on when there is excess power from the solar power station so that the excess ...
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Control electric plug remotely

I have an electric water pump, which I want to control over the internet. Currently I know that smart plugs can be used but this requires me to be in the same WiFi network. Are there any smart plugs ...
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Timer 300-W Smart Dimmer Outlet

I have a 300-watt floor lamp in my bedroom with a built-in dimmer. Living in the northern hemisphere, mornings are darker now, and I'm having a harder time waking up in the morning. I'd like to have a ...
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How can I associate an smart outlet with "lights"?

I recently added a Eufy Smart Plug to my setup. It's currently controlling a floor light. However, Google Home doesn't recognize it as a lamp, so when I say "turn on the lights" or "turn off the ...
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Which items work together for a smart home? (In Europe)

I'm trying to setup a smart home and I know that I need couple of plugs and 2 switch and some lamps. What I don't know is what extra do I need and how can I join them together? After some research, ...
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Can I use Xiaomi Smart Light Switch or other smart switches to control devices from other producers?

I'm trying to make my home smart and I am still in the first steps. I have some Yeelight smart bulbs and I want to add some smart plugs to control my old devices and some smart switches to control ...
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Are there any smart electrical plugs with an open API?

My friend and I are in a university and we have been asked by the agriculture professor to create automated watering systems for plants. We want to have control over the grow lights so are there any ...
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Smart plug for air conditioning unit

I tried connecting my smart plug to my air conditioner, and the smart plug blew up. I was wondering why it blew up and what kind of smart plug will work with my AC: I used the Ardwolf Mini Smart ...
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Do integrated smart plug sockets exist?

I've seen a lot of Smart Plugs for sale online like the ones below. The next logical step to me seems to have integrated plug sockets in the wall as the smart plugs are quite bulky. But I can't for ...
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Does a battery-powered light switch exist to control a smart plug?

I have an apartment with no light switch or ceiling light for the living room. I have a lamp that's plugged into the wall. Because it's an apartment, I can't just install a physical light switch. All ...
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Commercial Arduino Reprogrammable Smart Plug

Has anyone reprogrammed a commercially available smart plug, such as the Etekcity Voltson? Are there plugs available with open source Wi-Fi chips in them that perform better than an ESP8266? I’m ...
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Detecting IoT devices in web browser?

Recently I bought a couple of wifi relays from Xiaomi. While they have been solid so far, I really dislike Xiaomi's app. But, I do like the idea that it actually works both in LAN and over the ...
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Do smart sockets consume power while turned off?

This question is an extension of How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?, namely, do smart sockets consume power while turned off, as opposed to when they are put on standby? Some smart ...
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Control cheap Xiaomi Outlets with Harmony

I want to know how I can control these cheap Xiaomi outlets with the outlet buttons on my harmony companion remote. These outlets are way cheaper than anything Harmony supports natively. Is there an ...
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Wi-Fi Plug uses IPDC (Internet Protocol Device Control) for controlling via App?

I'm struggling at the moment with reversing the commands between a Wi-Fi Plug ( Amazon-Link for Wi-Fi Plug) and the associated phone app. It looks like the app controls the plug via a IPDC (IP device ...
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Smart electric outlet that can cycle power automatically when power draw falls below certain wattage?

I'm looking for a smart outlet (IoT controlled device that allows turning whatever is plugged into it on/off remotely). But, I'm specifically trying to find one that can also be programmed/modified/...
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Server to handle connections with smart sockets

Right now I'm working on architecture for application that will manage smart sockets and I need advice. This is what I have for now: I'm not sure how to handle connection between Spring and smart ...
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How does Alexa discover devices (Eco Plugs)?

I recently acquired an Eco Plug. Which is basically a Wi-Fi controlled power socket. I managed to connect to it via the EcoPlugs Android App and I can control it by turning the power on/off. I then ...
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Is there a smart switch or plug that can remotely turn on another smart plug?

I have a lamp that is on one side of the room. I have a half-hot plug on the other. I'd like to flip the switch (that connects to the half-hot) and have that turn on the lamp. Can anyone recommend a ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

I live in France and I'm wondering which connected plugs would be compatible with Amazon Alexa (I have imported an Echo from England). I saw a reference to this question How to get Alexa to work with ...
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What is the electrical signal characteristics of Wemo Switch - Logic PCB interface?

I have a Wemo Smart Switch similar to the one in the picture below. Using Wemo app from an iPhone the switch can be controlled. I am interested in learning electrical signal behavior of the white ...
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Can I use a smart plug with an air conditioning unit?

I am hoping to be able to use a smart plug with my window air conditioner. I currently use the TP Link HS 100 plugs around my home, but I am unsure if they could handle the amount of power an air ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

I see a lot of Wi-Fi sockets or plugs etc, but no one ever mentions how much power they consume themselves. They are typically connected to Wi-Fi constantly, waiting for commands. Does this not take ...
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European Union Regulations for Smart Plugs

If I want my smart plug design to be a commercial product in the EU it must surely meet some requirements, regulations or directives. I know about the CE (Conformité Européenne) marking, which is ...