Smart plug

As an alternative to IR control, with a smart plug you can also switch the power of your devices on and off. You can have a single smart plug for the whole device lab or a separate smart plug per each device for fine control. To connect a smart plug with Suitest you will need CandyBox or Raspberry Pi.

Currently, Suitest officially supports the following smart plugs: TP-LINK HS100, TP-LINK HS110.


Prerequisites

  • Make sure that your CandyBox / Raspberry Pi is assigned to your organization and is running.

  • Decide if you want to control your smart plug outside of Suitest (e.g. with a mobile app provided by the smart plug manufacturer).

Setting up a smart plug to be controlled by Suitest only

  1. Reset your smart plug into factory settings by pressing the cog button and holding it until the Wi-Fi LED blinks only orange (approximately 10 sec). Then, after you release the cog button, you will hear a click and the LED will stop blinking for a moment and only emit the orange light.

  2. Open the Device Wizard and choose the Add TP-LINK Smart Plug option.

  3. Choose the Directly pair with the CandyBox / Raspberry Pi option.

  4. Choose your control unit and let Suitest discover your smart plug.

Setting up a smart plug to be controlled also through network

  1. Setup your smart plug according to the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure you are using the same network as your CandyBox / Raspberry Pi.

  2. Open the Device Wizard and choose the Add TP-LINK Smart Plug option.

  3. Choose the Provide smart plug IP address option.

  4. Insert the IP address of the smart plug.

Power on / off your devices

In Suitest web application you can turn off the power for all your devices connected to the electricity. Just use our Power button inside your smart plug configuration.

Smart plug settings
Smart plug settings

Something went wrong?

Please check the Smart plug troubleshooting section for guidance.