Are smart plugs without Wi-Fi available?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    What exactly do you mean by a "smart plug" ??

    If you mean a controllable power outlet or light switch, then yes, absolutely - the original types used X-10 control over the power cables, later types used such as UPB (again a system over the power wiring) or now such as Z-Wave.

    Z-Wave is probably the biggest overall system, with many companies all manufacturing fully compatible devices.

    There are literally thousands...

    eg.

    https://www.z-wave.com/shop-z-wave-smart-home-prod...

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=z-wave&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    No only plug-in units either, you can get wall switches and outlets that have built-in Z-Wave interfaces plus modules with terminal blocks that can be hard wired in to existing electrical systems.

    eg.

    https://en.robbshop.nl/fibaro-insert-switch-2-1-5-...

    Lamp controllers or outlets can work directs from switches, or (and) a pocket remote control or multiple switches - or everything can (also) be controlled from a central unit such as the ones below.

    They in turn can link with computers of phone apps, allowing monitoring and control from anywhere.

    Every Z-Wave device is two-way, reporting its state back to all the linked things that could control it.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I don't know of any. If they don't have WiFi, how would you address them? Or, asked the other way round, which feature of a smart plug would you think should work without a WiFi connection?

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