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Questions tagged [smart-plugs]

For questions related to Internet-connected plug sockets and adapters. Use this tag for questions about technical problems, security, safety and operation of smart plugs.

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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 ...