If you want to build a relatively cheap smart home system that is also HomeKit compatible, you will have noticed Aqara’s solution. The sensors work well and are unbeatably cheap. What was missing for the European market so far was a smart socket. This is now available.
The model called SP-EU01 (Smart Plug for Europe, we’ll guess variant 1 :)) supports circuits up to 10A or 2300 watts. For the wireless connection Aqara uses the ZigBee 3.0 standard – the Smart Plug runs without problems at the Aqara Hub and stays out of your WLAN.
Currently the model costs 35 Euro on Amazon**, but we expect the price to drop a bit more.
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