It doesn't take much to make your home smarter - just get started with one smart wall outlet or shield relay that lets you turn your home appliances and other appliances on or off at any time, no matter where you are.
For example, when you leave work, you can turn on the electric radiator at home and enjoy the extra warmth when you get home, or push in the sauna stove to keep it warm if you arrive at a cottage or country house after a long walk in the bog.
In addition to being smart, the products offered by Qilowatt It are smart enough to monitor the stock market price of electricity and turn on the electrical appliance at favorable times. In the app, timers can be set so that, for example, the underfloor heating or electric boiler is warmer in the morning and evening than when you are away from home during the day or sleeping at night.
Have you ever wondered if I turned off the iron while driving to work? Or did the electric boiler still turn off when driving from the cottage to the city?
With the smart plug, you can check exactly this and switch off the device if necessary. The devices can be switched off automatically at a specified time or when electricity prices skyrocket.
Do you know how much electricity your electric water heater consumes while heating? It all depends on several factors, such as the size of the boiler and the scale on the heater. Generally, domestic boilers consume in the range of 1kW - 4kW, the smaller ones have 1 phase and the larger ones use 3 phases to heat water.
It is important to understand which smart plug is right for your electrical appliance - be it underfloor heating, electric boiler or radiator. They all consume the required amount of current during operation, so the instructions on the packaging or the label on the electrical equipment must be read carefully.
If the smart plug heats up slightly, this is not in itself critical, but in the event of a noticeable heating or warming of the cord, stop consuming immediately and consult a specialist. In the event of overheating, the circuit breaker or the protective cap may not perform their function and is already extremely dangerous. There are more situations than expected where fuses have been replaced for exactly as long as they are no longer used. This creates a situation where all other wiring burns out before the fuse is applied, but the fuse "stays on".
In the event of an overload, the plug will first heat up, then melting may occur, which may result in fire.
The wires of the electrical equipment that are connected to the smart plug should correspond to the maximum load. Wires with a cross-section of 1.5 square millimeters can be loaded up to 2400W, wires with a cross-section of 2.5 square millimeters can be loaded up to 3800W.
Smart relays generally have either terminal contacts with a traction terminal or terminal strips with a screw connection. However, fibrous wires should not be used for either connection, but either rigid or sheathed wires should be chosen. The springs are strong and it is difficult to push the cable between them so that a proper contact is ensured. The advantage of the spring terminal is that the connection is not afraid of vibration and it is good and convenient to make connections with them. However, the screw connection cannot withstand vibration and the connections should be overtightened from time to time.
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