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Smart plugs controlled by LabVIEW?

Can anyone recommend a smart plug that LabVIEW can talk to? Either over a wired or wireless network. 

 

 

Thanks

Graham 

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Why don't you do a Web search for whatever you are seeking, and if you can't figure out how to write LabVIEW code to control it, post a more specific question ("How can I control a XYZ-1234 Smart Plug using LabVIEW"?).  You do the "shopping", we'll provide the expertise (if you need it) ...

 

Bob Schor

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Hi Bob, 

 

To move this on a bit, I've bought an iBlockcube smart plug - https://www.iblockcube.co.uk/products/m8-wifi-smart-plug?variant=15222745628772

 

Which uses a WiFi connection after lots of faffing about - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12xd5gahxAs

 

The support is non-existent, but I've tried using this vi - https://forums.ni.com/t5/Example-Program-Drafts/WiFi-Network-Scanning-and-Connecting-with-LabVIEW/ta...

 

It detects the presence of the device (giving SSID #, Network type: infrastructure, Authentication: Open, Encryption: None), but "Connection failed as no profile was found for the selected hotspot. Profile can be created in the WiFi settings Manage known networks." Which I obviously can't setup for a plug. 

 

Any thoughts? I've only just started playing with this, so apologies in advance if the answer is around the next corner.  

 

Thanks

Graham 

 

 

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XBee

 

Never worked with them myself but I read about some old ones many years ago.

 

Ben

Retired Senior Automation Systems Architect with Data Science Automation LabVIEW Champion Knight of NI and Prepper LinkedIn Profile YouTube Channel
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