Wifi Socket - How to tell if it will work with SmartThings?

Seems like a good price and good reviews, but it is wifi based…
Potensic Smart Plug Wi-Fi Enabled Mini Smart Switch Wireless Outlet Works with Amazon Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required, Switch On/Off your electric equipment from Anywhere, Timing Function https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N6N9KW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_41ajAbXS44VD6

Since it is wifi based, does that mean some one has to create a device handler for it? Safe to assume these wifi devices will not work with ST right out of the box?

There are a few ways to tell. All fairly quick but you have to do at least the first two

1 - Check the compatible products page. Not everything is on there.
2 - Search the ST forums.

It is a good bet if it works it will be mentioned in one of those places.

3 - Google it.

If no existing DH exists and it is a wifi device. You need to check with the manufacturer to see if they have a public API. If they do not, chances are SLIM that anyone will get it working.

In this case… No they don’t work. No published API. Chances are low these will ever work.


Indirectly it will work with SmartThings. It does connect to IFTTT so you can create a virtual switch. It uses the Tuya SmartLife app as most of these plugs. I’ve done it, Click here

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