Aeotec Nano Switch versus Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet


(Keivn) #1

Is there anywhere I can get a list of differences between Aeotec Nano Switch and Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet ?

Thanks.


(Ray) #2

You mean Aeotec Smart Switch 6. Aeotec is Z-wave and Samsung is Zigbee. The Aeotec is way smaller in size.


(Keivn) #3

Yea I know that, but I am looking for a list of what one can do that the other cant.

I know that I can hide the Aeotec behind old traditional sockets, where as the Samsung Sockets protrude from the wall.

But other than that, can the Aeotec do everything that the samsung can do and vica versa.

It would be nice to have everything hidden, but I want to know what features I would be missing out on.

Thanks.


(Ray) #4

Sorry my mistake. Didn’t know you are comparing an in wall nano module to a socket plug.
The Aeotec nano is meant for permanent installation. It has all the Samsung features and It works with low voltage 24VDC, 2, 3 and 4 ways circuit lighting.


#5

The functional specs are about the same, although I’m not sure what the max amps is for the new Samsung power outlet. The nano is maxed at 15 A, though, which is good – – the Switch version will be fine for a US outlet. ( don’t use a dimmer micro on an outlet, those should only be used for lights.)

As was mentioned, the nano is Z wave plus and the Samsung is zigbee. Most residential users would prefer Z wave plus because it has about double the range and is not subject to Wi-Fi interference. But there are some cases where you might prefer zigbee, in particular if you’re trying to cover an area with a lot of architectural signal obstructions and have run out of zwave hops (Z wave allows for up to four hops per message, zigbee home automation allows for 15 into the hub and 15 out.) But of course the Nano will require wiring and the Samsung is just a plug-in. If you are going to be using a lot of zigbee sensors in your home, then you will probably need zigbee repeaters, so the Samsung helps with that.

So it’s up to you. Both devices are quite new, so we haven’t had a lot of reports on reliability yet. Other than the range, I don’t think either device has a particular advantage over the other. :sunglasses: