A smart power strip also called a smart power bar looks similar to a traditional power bar, however circuitry is designed to monitor and control power to each electrical outlet in the strip to improve energy efficiency and prevent household electronics from wasting power. The outlets on the smart power strip are a standard size with several spaced to accommodate extra wide plugs. The area around each outlet is often color-coded to help users configure the strip for maximum power savings. For example, some outlets have an automatic shut-off after a set period of inactivity while others work together so devices are powered on and off as a group — like a computer and the connected monitor, speakers and printer.
These smart power strips are just plugged in the outlet and by connecting them to your wifi network you can have access to them remotely. The Kasa smart wi-fi power strip, also known as HS, is among the most popular options on the market today and thanks to its relatively low price it is also quite affordable. This power strip can control devices with load up to 15A per outlet and its intended for use with V. I really liked the fact that it features physical on-off switches for each outlet, something that I personally find quite handy and we see very few power strips with this implemented. It has many advanced features that you can make your home automation easy to set up and monitor, like scheduling, energy monitoring, surge protection and more.
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