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Kankun KK-SP3 is a $20 Wi-Fi Smart Socket for Android and iOS

I’ve already featured Broadlink SP1 and SP2 smart socket on this blog.  The former is a simple Wi-Fi smart socket for Android and iOS, and the later adds support for motion sensing and energy monitoring.  They cost respectively about $30 and $45 including shipping. I’ve discovered another cheaper option with Kankun KK-SP3 via DealExtreme ($23.75), but it can also be found on Aliexpress for as low as $19.99 including shipping. If you live in China, It’s available on Taobao for 99 RMB ($15.82).

Kankun_KK-SP3

Here are the specs of this smart socket:

  • Power Plug – Three flat-pin plug (Australia type)
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, 15 dbm. Texas Instruments Wi-Fi module (CC3000?)
  • Input Voltage – 90~265V @ 50-60 Hz
  • Output Current – 10A
  • Maximum Power – 2200W
  • Dimensions – 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm x 2.8 cm
  • Temperature Range – -10 to 55°C

Unless you live in Australia, China, Argentina, New Zealand, and the few other countries using this type of plug, you’ll need an adapter, or use an universal power strip. The socket sells with a user’s manual and warranty card. You’ll then need to download SmartWifi app for Android or iOS. QR Codes are available on the package to facilitate the app installation procedure.

SmartWifi Android App

SmartWifi Android App

However, you’ll quickly notice everything is in Chinese, and there’s no way to change the language. Luckily the Aliexpress link above, provide some clear explanation in English, and here’s what you have to do to get started:

  1. Plug the socket to your mains, and wait 20 seconds for boot up
  2. On the “training” video (in Chinese), at this stage, they press the button on the unit for 3 to 4 seconds, but I’m not sure it’s needed. This is done to restore factory settings.
  3. On your phone, connect to OK_SP3 hotspot
  4. Start the app to find your Wi-Fi router, and enter your password. Click on “Apply”, and wait for 20 seconds for the socket to reboot.
  5. Your smart socket should now show up in your app.

At this stage, you should be able to turn on and off your device directly, setup timers and on/off schedules. Kankun smart plug can also double as Wi-Fi repeater which could be handy.

You may be able to find more details on Kankun website (Chinese only).

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  1. May 17th, 2014 at 12:07 | #1

    A killer product if the app was in english

  2. Sam Butler
    July 3rd, 2014 at 10:29 | #2

    The new version of this app is now in English. Making this a viable choice.

  3. July 8th, 2014 at 10:52 | #3

    where are the English versions available from ?

  4. Diego
    July 9th, 2014 at 17:56 | #4

    Donde dice que está la version en inglés?. Nada de nada, solo en chino y este aparato no hay quien lo configure, porque , tan torpe no soy, no? :-)

  5. July 9th, 2014 at 19:09 | #5

    The one of the few advantages to be a Chinese. :)

  6. Paoletta
    July 10th, 2014 at 21:37 | #6

    @Sam Butler
    Hi can someone upload the android apk software version on some sharing web site please? I did buy it but the link in the manual is not alavaible anymore and I cannot use the smart plug. Thanks in advance my email is paolamrbt(at)gmail.com

  7. July 11th, 2014 at 11:58 | #7

    more info here….for the software….

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115308608951565782559

  8. Paoletta
    July 14th, 2014 at 14:31 | #8

    @Dunken k Bliths
    Thank you!!!

  9. Paul
    July 16th, 2014 at 08:25 | #9

    I have one going, but can’t access it from outside my network.

    Does anyone attempted this?

    I could bind the MAC address to an IP address and route that to the internet, but would the application find the plug?

    Thoughts.?

  10. Vitaliano
    July 21st, 2014 at 03:26 | #10

    hello someone can run the timer? it works for me but not all programs work with the timer

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