Smart Plug for EU 230V !

Emporia Energy Community Product Ideas Smart Plug for EU 230V !

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    • #8572 Report Abuse
      DreamyGo
      Member

      Hello I received the smart Plugs and I was really disappointed to see that they were only compatible with the 120V network
      I still looked at the electronics inside and what was my surprise to see that it was already ready for the 230V network
      So I made a montage with the EU 230V plug and it works like a charm.
      My question now is why you don’t offer EU smart plugs that work on 230V.
      Your products are of high quality but this Smart Plug EU 230V product is missing in addition to the Emporia energy Gen 2.
      It also lacks the App version translated into French

    • #8573 Report Abuse
      djwakelee
      Member

      What modifications are needed to convert the unit to 230/240V?  Did you just add plug adapters, or change the electronics in some way?  Are the reported power readings correct with your 230V mains?

      Thanks.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by djwakelee.
    • #8575 Report Abuse
      DreamyGo
      Member

      There is no modification to be made because the capacitors are 400V.
      I just soldered an EU version cable to the US plug and bought a US->EU adapter
      The consumption in watts seems to be correctSmart Plug Emporia 230V

    • #8576 Report Abuse
      djwakelee
      Member

      Thanks for the reply.  Well, I guess I’d have to see the circuit.  Just because the caps are 400V rated doesn’t mean the low voltage power supply will appreciate the 230V long term.  Somewhere in there is a regulator for the ESP8266 WiFi chip, stepping the AC line voltage down to 5VDC or 3.3VDC.  Some sort of DC voltage also needs to drive the relay coil.  Everything on the primary side of that step down circuit would need be able to deal with 230/240VAC.  Proper clearance distances on the circuit board as well.  I’ve not looked at the components or configuration, but confirming 230V safe operation would perhaps take a little bit more checking.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by djwakelee.
    • #8578 Report Abuse
      DreamyGo
      Member

      I use it to trigger my 150W pool pump and it seems to have been working for several days

    • #8579 Report Abuse
      djwakelee
      Member

      FYI, this link has a photo of some of the internals.  I don’t see the 400V capacitor you mention.  And there are many other parts (and clearances) that would need to be checked.

      Hacking the SmartPlug to be always ON.

    • #8582 Report Abuse
      DreamyGo
      Member

      See picture with capacitor 400V, relay 250V and Fuse 16A 250V.

    • #8603 Report Abuse
      Emporia Support
      Emporia Staff

      Hello @DreamyGo,

      We don’t currently make a Smart plug that is compatible with 240V EU/UK style outlets but we are in the process of researching manufacturing partners and are hoping to have one on the market in the next year.

      Thanks!

      Marty

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