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Smart Power Sockets

Smart Power Sockets provide a way to monitor and control your power and energy usage. These smart devices can monitor a range of metrics including Amps, Volts, Energy Usage and Power Factor either via Ethernet or WiFi. Sockets can also be individually controlled for scheduled power-ups/shutdowns and remote reboots. Intelligent socket devices like these have a range of applications including domestic IT networks, server rooms, datacentres, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial sites. They are similar to our range of intelligent PDUs and offer several APIs for information retrieval.

Power section(s)
Monitor Connectivity (reset)
Monitor Form Factors (reset)
Brands (reset)

The PowerPDU and PowerCable Range

PowerPDU-4C is a is a small 4 socket outlet (IEC320 C13) 110/230V power distribution unit. Each of the outlets can be independently controlled (ON/OFF/RESET/TOGGLE). Electrical measurements include: Amps, Watts, kWh, Power Factor, Voltage and Frequency and units can be connected in series.

PowerCable is a single socket smart extension cable and is available with one of four interfaces (REST, MODBUS, IQRF or MQTT) and either BS1363 UK, IEC320 or Schuko sockets and plugs. Models include:

  • PowerCable-REST 101x has an open API can be integrated with third-party systems using one of three http-based REST protocols: XML, JSON or URL API. This is the base model available above from which the following variants can also be ordered online.
  • PowerCable-Modbus 101x is a smart WiFi power socket which can turned ON/OFF via a web interface. Electrical measurements include: Amps, Watts, kWh, Power Factor, Voltage and Frequency and units can be connected in series.
  • PowerCable-IQRF 101x is a smart power extension cable that communicates over the IQRF LPWAN network (868 MHz).
  • PowerCable-MQTT 101x is a professional WiFi power socket featuring open API for integration with Cloud Internet of Things (IoT) services.

The ‘x’ in the model name ‘101x’ denotes the style of plug with G for UK, S for IEC and E, F and J for different styles of Schuko.

Smart Device Range

Range LAN RJ45 WiFi IQRF Outlets ZCS/ZVS Metrics Web-based RS232 Port LUA Scripts Scheduler WatchDog M2M APIs
PowerPDU-4C 2 4 ZCS 22 YES YES YES YES YES 13
PowerCable-REST YES 1 ZCS 6 YES XML, JSON, URL API
PowerCable-MODBUS YES 1 ZCS 6 YES MODBUS/TCP
PowerCable-IQRF YES 1 ZCS 6 YES IQRF
PowerCable-MQTT YES 1 ZCS 6 YES MQTT, MQTT-Flex, HTTP Push (XML, JSON)
NETIO-4ALL YES YES 4 22 YES YES YES YES 13

Note: ZCS stands for Zero Current Switching. ZVS stands for Zero Voltage Switching.

M2M APIs

The supported Machine-2-Machine API protocols include: Telnet, SNMP v1 and SNMP v3, Modbus/TCP, MQTT generic, MQTT MS Azure, XML over HTTP (REST), XML over HTTPs (REST), JSON over HTTP (REST), JSON over HTTPs (REST), URL API over HTTP (REST), URL API over HTTPs (REST) and SIP VoIP (experimental fw available on request).

The M2M active client list includes: Lua PING request (AN09, AN24, AN25), Lua XML over HTTP get (AN13, AN14), Lua URL API over HTTP get (AN06), Lua SNMP (AN16), Lua MQTT (AN35) and Lua RS-232 (Serial port) (AN18).

Mobile App

A mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices for PowerPDU-4C and NETIO 4All devices. The App currently runs via a LAN/WiFi network. A cloud-based app is in development. App functions include:

  • Switch individual outlet sockets ON/OFF
  • Control outlet sockets from a single App screen
  • Use IP Watchdog status for monitoring and to restart of devices that stop responding to an ICMP ping
  • Monitor Scheduler status which turns outlet sockets ON and OFF at preset times
  • Slide to switch ON/OFF functionality
  • Monitor socket outlet states or control sockets over a Web or M2M API interface
  • Emergency shutdown all socket outlets on command

For more information on our intelligent power monitoring and smart socket devices please see the individual products or contact our projects team.