Any recommendations for a smart power strip that works well with ST? Thank you
Zooz ZEN20 has been working well for me. I don’t recall the details, but remember it took a few tries to get it to pair up. Other than that I haven’t had any issues. Each outlet can be labeled and controlled individually as well as the entire strip at once.
I also recommend the Zooz ZEN20, but it looks like no one is selling them online. It’s not marked as discontinued at Zooz yet. You may want to ask them when more will be available.
The Zooz ZEN20 and the Aeotec Smart Power Strip are the only 2 power strips I’m aware of and they’ve both been discontinued.
Tagging @TheSmartestHouse to confirm if a replacement is coming. Their house brand is Zooz.
That sucks, I was looking into the Aeotec one but waited to long and it doesnt look like it’s available anymore.
We’re working on version 2 of the Power Strip, it should be available at the end of the summer. It will feature energy monitoring, status recovery after power failure, and a few other things we’ve added based on your feedback. We’ll post here once it comes out!
Hi everyone! We just released a limited quantity of the ZEN20 Power Strip, available here (but going fast): https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-power-strip-zen20
The product is expected to be in wide release at the end of October.
Any EU version on the horizon?
Hi Pedro, not from Zooz but we’ll pass the idea on to a couple of European manufacturers!
Difficult/impossible to find a eu version that works with ST
Best hope is for 110-240v native devices…
This Lidl power strip works fine with the custom device handler:
Meross also has a WiFi power strip that works well with ST, no custom code needed. There are models available in both the US and the UK, Amazon will have them. Well engineered, good safety certifications.
In both cases the regular sockets are individually controlled, and the USB slots are controlled as a group, all on or all off.
Unfortunately, I found the Zooz ZEN20 (ver2.0) to be extremely unreliable. Mine kept dropping it’s connection and reporting “offline” within the SmartThings app, meaning that not only was it not manually controllable but none of my preset on/off timers worked either.
I had it for about 4 weeks, and in that time I excluded and re-setup the strip at least 6 times just to get it to stay connected. I initially had it physically located a couple rooms over, so thinking that it may have been a distance issue I first bought a Z-Wave extender that I placed between the strip and my ST hub, and then out of desperation I finally moved the strip into the same room and right next to the hub just to try to get it to work. Whenever I moved the strip or changed the path I excluded it with the Z-Wave utilities and set it up from scratch, and it still dropped the connection and appeared “offline” a day or so later.
I would absolutely not recommend the Zooz strip.
Where do you find the device handler for this device? The one I used only worked 2 of the outlets.thanks