Smart Switch | Smart Plug | Wipro, Amazon, Helea |
Smart Switch or Smart Electric Switch or Smart Plug – is an electric switch that works like traditional electric switch but can be controlled (on/off) through smart devices like remote, phones, alexa, google assistant etc. through internet. The smart switch also has some added advantages like monitoring units consumed, scheduling on/off etc.
At homes, there are usually two types of socket, small ones ( usually upto 6A) for running small devices like TV’s, chargers, lamps etc) and heavy ones ( usually 16A | also called as Power Plugs) for running heavier equipment like air-conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. Consequently, one needs to select appropriate smart plugs also.
1. Smart Switch for Small Appliances
There are many options available for smart switch for running small appliances like TV, table fans, electric kettles, electric motor for water and more. For you, we have compared two of the best selling small smart switches:
- Smart Plug – Suitable for small appliances like Television sets, electric kettle, table fans, set top box, air purifiers etc. Not suitable for Air-conditioners, refrigerators etc.
- Wireless Control – Control electrical devices from anywhere from your smartphone.
- Set Schedules – Schedule your devices to turn on and off at set times throughout the day (Especially useful for running water motors, outdoor lights)
|Parameter||Wipro Smart Plug||Amazon Smart Plug|
|Maximum Current Rating |
(Higher the rating better)
|10 A||6 A|
|Energy Consumption Monitoring||Yes||No|
|Voice Control||Yes – Alexa & Google Assistant||Yes – Only Alexa|
|Price||INR 899||INR 1999|
|Buy Now on Amazon||Buy Now on Amazon|
2. Smart Switch for Large Appliances
Like smart plug for small devices, there are also multiple options available when buying smart plug for running large appliances like air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing-machines, water pumps etc. Wipro & Helea are the two front-runners in the smart power plugs (16 Ampere) product category and both these products have similar features with virtually no difference in rating, design or functional aspects. Even the pricing of both these products is similar and so eventually the choice is between company, while Wipro & Helea.
- Smart Plug – Suitable for small appliances like Television sets, electric kettle, air-conditioners, refrigerators, water-pumps etc.
- Wireless Control – Control electrical devices from anywhere with your smartphone.
- Monitor energy consumption of your device
- Voice Control – Voice Control device connected with Smart Plug via Alexa & Google Assistant
- Set Schedules – Schedule your devices to turn on and off at set times throughout the day