Review PowerPDU 4C (Power Socket) Netio

This time I present to you a device that I have long wanted to try, thanks to the company NETIO. In this case I have acquired one of your Smart Sockets, in my case I am in America our electrical network is 110VAC, it is recommended to use the NETIO PowerPDU 4C, perfect for my tests, it has a variety of interesting features.

Let’s learn more about Netio

NETIO is a company that produces smart sockets that can be controlled and managed via LAN and WiFi. This company is originally from Prague / Czech Republic / Europe. Its products are programmable and technically support all the most used M2M / IoT protocols.

Its motto is: “NETIO Products: Smart outlets controlled by LAN and WiFi”.

Oficial WebSite :

PowerPDU 4C

Applications or use cases

They require managing devices on or off through IoT or M2M protocols, which can be:

  • Servers
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Manage Multimedia Systems
  • Manage lighting time Advertising and Lighting.
  • Air conditioners
  • CCTV or IT infrastructure

Vídeo: Initial Review PowerPDU 4C



Open API interface

Unique Features of PowerPDU 4C

Technical specifications

Power Ratings

  • Supply voltage: 110/230 VAC / Max 10A
  •   Low internal consumption: 2 to 5 W
  •   Surge protection: yes
  •   Maximum energy 125J
  •   Maximum applied voltage 300Vrms
  •   Max. maximum current 20 / 80us 4500A
  •   Max. clamping voltage 775V

Power outputs

Power measurement

  • 4x current [A]
  • 4x consumption [kWh]
  • 4x output power [W]
  • 4x TPF (actual power factor)
  • Frequency [Hz]
  • Voltage [V]
  • Phase [-180 ° to 180 °]
  • Accuracy: better than 1% (25 ° C)


  • 2x 10/100 Mbps LAN (RJ-45)
  •  Built-in unmanaged Ethernet switch
  • RS-232 serial port (3 pins: Rx, Tx, GND)
  •   USB: only as 5V / 1A supply output
  •   Mobile application: NETIO Mobile
  •   FW update via web interface: Yes
  •   Protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, DNS, NTP, UPnP, DHCP, SNMP, ICMP, MQTT, SSL, Modbus / TCP

Local Control

  • Main switch
  • 4 buttons for individual shots
  • LED indication of current output states
  • Sound indication: yes

Open API M2M / Protocols IoT

Built-in functions

Lua scripting

Operating conditions

  • Temperature: -20 ° C to + 75 ° C
  • For indoor use only (IP30)


Where to buy the PowerPDU 4C

My package arrived

After 10 days the package arrived:

Package Contents

  • NETIO PowerPDU 4C.
  • QIG (Printed Quick Installation Guide).
  • Power cable (Europlug C13 by default).
  • Ballpoint pen (Gift).
  • Chocolate (Gift).

PowerPDU Power Plug

The plug that comes by default is the European version, luckily there is a European-American Plug Converter.

4 Output PowerPDU Plug

In this case they are C14 type output connectors, I have found an extension cable.

I will modify the other connection to connect my test equipment.

WEB Server Connection – Configuration

With a patch-Core cable we will connect to our local network.

NETIO has applications to search for NETIO devices on the “Netio Discover” network using the MAC.

In my case I will use FING, which shows me the IP of the devices on my network, in my case it is

From our web browser we enter:

User (default): admin

Password (default): admin


Enter the administration web interface.


In future tutorials we will carry out integrations and tests using the wide variety of protocols.

It is an incredible device, it is not a simple consumption meter, it is an energy manager for devices, checking if they are turned on or programming their time of use.

It has ZCS (ZERO CURRENT SWITCHING) a very interesting feature of which we will go into detail later.

It has 13 communication protocols to facilitate integration with other platforms, it has a community and complete documentation, there are integration tests with:

  • IBM Cloud – MQTT-flex
  • IBM Cloud – NETIO 4x MQTT-LUA
  • Azure IoT Hub – MQTT
  • HiveMQ – MQTT-flex
  • NodeRED – JSON API
  • Jam-software – ServerSentinel

Thanks to Netio for this great device !!


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