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 : netio.com

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

Characteristics

Power

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)

Communication

  • 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)

Specs

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 192.168.0.15.

From our web browser we enter:

User (default): admin

Password (default): admin

Enter the administration web interface.

Conclusions

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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