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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

To understand better the power consumption of smart plugs it's worth peeking into them. To do so let's see some smart plug reference designs. One from Atmel One from Texas Instruments As you can ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

Wi-Fi outlets are at about 1.5-2 Watts of power consumption, that's the WeMo as mentioned in Jim's answer, and also a few other ones I've tried, like the TP HS110. ZigBee outlets like the one from ...
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Are there any smart electrical plugs with an open API?

The easiest to use is Shelly. They have relays and smart plugs and you can control them via http, like this: http://your-shelly-ip/relay/0?turn=off Here is the reference. If you use authentication ...
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Are There Energy Monitoring Smart Plugs That Don't Compromise my Privacy/Security?

There are plenty of smart plugs, based on ESP8266 chips, which can be flashed with new firmware relatively easily. A popular (open source) firmware that has a lot of users and community support is ...
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Are there any smart electrical plugs with an open API?

A couple of options off the top of my head. Sonoff kit, can be flashed with open source firmware that allows control via MQTT/HTTP. While not sockets directly adding it into the cable is not hard. ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

A WeMo Rep stated 1.5 Watts for their wall switch on a WeMo forum. I imagine most of these wall/socket switches will draw 1-2 watts in standby. WeMo Community Thread
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Are There Energy Monitoring Smart Plugs That Don't Compromise my Privacy/Security?

Electrical expert on diy.se with a public service announcement / context challenge. Don't buy anything that touches mains power on Amazon Amazon is a river of cheap Chinese junk. Amazon lets ...
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How can I associate an smart outlet with "lights"?

Google Home seems to figure out the "type" of an outlet via the name. If the name includes the word "lamp" or "light", then it's considered a light and will become part of the light set, and ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

I measured a number of devices with an ELV Energy Master, which is known to be quite accurate. These are the results: Device off on both on TP-Link HS110 V2 1,2 ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

This video from 2015 shows an Aeotec Z-Wave Smart Dimmer measured at: ~0.4W idle ~0.6W on but fully-dimmed (no load) I assume these switches have a similar power usage as an outlet/socket, given ...
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Can I use a smart plug with an air conditioning unit?

According to this TPLink page the HS-100 units are rated at 13A maximum. You can switch a load of essentially any size by using the HS-100 to switch a secondary relay (solid state or ...
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Server to handle connections with smart sockets

You have already capability to publish data over MQTT protocol, even a broker and way to forward certain requests to Spring from the socket. I see no point of taking the responsibility of knowing ...
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Detecting IoT devices in web browser?

I'm not aware of any generic local discovery capability built in to a browser. In fact I would consider any capability to be a security venerability as it would allow attackers to profile the your ...
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Do integrated smart plug sockets exist?

Yes, "smart sockets" seem to be readily available on the market. Some examples include: UK: Lightwave. Particularly the LW260 1 gang socket, LW270 2 gang socket and the L42 2 gang socket seem to be ...
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European Union Regulations for Smart Plugs

Most smart plugs I have come across are Wi-Fi controlled devices. I expect the regulations would be similar to those imposed on a Wi-Fi router such as Technicolor's TG582n. RTTE Directive ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

I measured an IKEA TRADFRI control outlet (on/off) E1705 with a true-RMS multimeter. These are the results: - Relay OFF: 0.43 W - Relay ON (no load): 1.9 W
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Smart plug for air conditioning unit

Your AC is rated at 4.9A, and the switch appears to be rated at 10A, so you've done nothing 'obviously' wrong (unless the device is marked explicitly not suitable for switching motors or inductive ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

I've got the TP Link HS110 myself. The appropriate connection is established via their app (called Kasa). The process is described here. Without diving into the French Amazon reviews I won't comment ...
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Are there any smart electrical plugs with an open API?

Check out Wifiplug.co.uk they provide the hardware and open API for 3 pin plug (UK, ASIA etc) API here: Developer.wifiplug.co.uk Free API for hobbyists - excellent suppport too.
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Timer 300-W Smart Dimmer Outlet

Update: This device did not meet the requirement of scheduling a gradual dimming. It only turns on or off fully. I bought the Leviton DW3HL-1BW.
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Control electric plug remotely

Some smart plugs can be controlled over the internet without having to be on the same network. D-Link Smart Plugs (http://us.dlink.com/products/connected-home/wi-fi-smart-plug/), for example, have a ...
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Wi-Fi smart plugs with no hub or internet access?

Are you willing to at least connect the device to the internet for initial configuration (which will include the near-mandatory 'apply updates' phase)? Here's what should work - Set up two wifi ...
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Commercial Arduino Reprogrammable Smart Plug

The Sonoff line is very diy-friendly, breaking out the ESP8266 headers you need to program it. Anything Wi-Fi under $10USD/ea commercially will probably be using an ESP8266. They probably won't get a ...
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Wi-Fi Plug uses IPDC (Internet Protocol Device Control) for controlling via App?

That's a very strange protocol combination for a smart plug to use. SS7 and IPDC are—as you already point out yourself—protocols for VoIP communication. I can't say that I've come across those two in ...
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European Union Regulations for Smart Plugs

I would imagine the same restrictions would apply to Smart Plugs and any other electrical device equally; there does not seem to be any specific legislation that applies to IoT devices. The UK ...
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Can I use a smart plug with an air conditioning unit?

If your AC unit is a portable one, yes, it should work. By portable, I mean the unit is shipped with a 13A plug attached rather than designed to be wired in to a fused spur. It also depends on the ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

Since you're interested in generic ways to connect devices to Alexa, I'll explain the two main methods that devices use when integrating with the Echo platform. Skills Most of the devices that have '...
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Do integrated smart plug sockets exist?

There is also a company called "Allterco Robotics". They introduced the "Shelly". This is a very small piece of ESP8266 Hardware and some open source software. You can place them behind your existing ...
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Control electric plug remotely

The Belkin WeMo sockets can also be controlled remotely from the app. Basically any socket with support for Alexa/Google Assistant will have cloud component to control them (because the smart ...
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Retrieve raw data from Smart Plug?

One solution would be with the help of Rasberry Pi. Make raspberry Pi as an access point and bridge the internet via the ethernet port. Make Rasberry Pi as your wifi connection to the smart plug. Now ...
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