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Orvibo Wiwo S20 Wi-Fi Smart Socket Features US, EU, UK, or AU Plug Types

I’ve previously covered several Chinese Wi-Fi smart sockets including Broadlink SP2 also supporting power monitoring, and Kankun KK-SP3, a cheaper, more basic version that can only be turned on and off manually or via timers, and which runs OpenWRT. These plugs have one thing in common: they only come with Australian/Chinese plugs, so if you want to use them in Europe, the US, or United Kingdom, you’ll need an adapter, which may not the the safest things to do, and it’s also inconvenient. Orvibo Wiwo S20 is another model that appears to have the capabilities and a price similar to Broadlink SP2, but available in four flavors with US, EU, UK, and AU plug types.

Orvibo_Wiwo-S20_Multi_Countries_PlugsOrvibo Wiwo S20 is made of fireproof ABS, and is significantly smaller than Broadlink SP2, but the rest of the specifications are very similar:

  • Material – ABC 94V-0 (fireproof)
  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11 b/g/n
    • Security – WEP, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK
  • Power Plug – US, Europe, United Kingdom or Australia plug
  • Output Current – 10A
  • Output Power – 2000W max.
  • Voltage Range – 100-240V AC
  • Power Consumption – ≤0.3W
  • Dimensions – 10.3 cm x 6.3 cm x 3.7 cm
  • Temperature Range – -20 C to 60 C
  • Relative Humidity – ≤80%
  • Weight – 110 grams

This smart socket comes with a user’s manual in English. The  “WiWo” app to connect to your Wi-Fi router, control the device, set timers, scenes, etc.. is available for Android and iOS 5.0+. However, I can’t see any screenshots related to power monitoring, and after installing the Android app, I can’t find any instructions about it either. So “power indicator for your energy tracking” must be there is a LED showing if the device is in use or not… You can control up to 150 socket with your smartphone, and up to 20 mobile devices can control one socket…

I initially found out about the socket via GeekBuying, where it can be purchased for $38.99, and you can select the different plug type by changing the “color”. I could also find it on Aliexpress, where Orvibo has setup their own shop, and sell the devices for about $30 excluding shipping. You can also checkout Orvibo website for more details (I need a proxy to access the site).

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  1. e
    July 31st, 2014 at 18:39 | #1

    When you say “another model that appears to have the capabilities”, do you mean that openwrt can be run on it?

  2. July 31st, 2014 at 19:42 | #2

    @e
    Sorry, maybe the post is not enterly clear.
    * Broadlink SP2 supports power monitoring
    * KK-SP3 runs OpenWRT

    So when I say WiWo is similar to Broadlink SP2, I mean it looks like it also support power monitoring from the specs… However, as I say latter it’s not shown in the specs.. I have not idea which OS, if any, runs in the WiWo socket.

  3. Jibril
    July 31st, 2014 at 21:05 | #3

    the EU version I hope it’s a fake…’cause 10A without the third pole (Earth) on the plug/socket is a HIGH RISK for safety.

  4. Ian Tester
    July 31st, 2014 at 21:23 | #4

    It’s nice that the Chinese chose to use our plug, but why did they have to turn it upside down?!?

  5. July 31st, 2014 at 21:33 | #5

    @Ian Tester
    Different hemispheres? ;)

    I just thought Australian and Chinese plug were identical actually, but there are some small differences…
    Wikipedia:
    “The Chinese CPCS-CCC (Chinese 10 A/250 V) plugs and sockets are almost identical, differing by only 1mm longer pins and installed “upside down”. Note that whilst AS 3112 plugs will physically connect, they may not be electrically compatible to the Chinese 220 V standards.”

  6. ben
    July 31st, 2014 at 21:37 | #6

    What is that (optional?) black control orb thing that can be purchased wih the socket? It’s an additional $37, but is it just a wifi extender/router?

  7. July 31st, 2014 at 21:42 | #7

    @ben
    That explains why I could see a remote control in WiWo app. That’s a Wi-Fi / Infrared gateway to control your aircon, TV, and other equipment capable with an IR remote control, from your smartphone.
    I’ve seen Broadlink has such device too.

    Update: it also supports 433 MHz RF.

  8. Unai Uribarri
    July 31st, 2014 at 21:49 | #8

    @Jibril
    And illegal. This plug can only handle up to 2.5A.

  9. .jon
    August 1st, 2014 at 19:29 | #9

    @Jibril
    I also wonder, how they got the CE license then. Must be fake. Upon import, it can happen, that all goes back to sender. Also, I find the price to be just too high. At least not for a faked version, without any serious software (linux, anyone?)

  10. Jibril
    August 2nd, 2014 at 04:00 | #10

    infact, as mentioned onto their official site, the S20 and other products are SAA and ROHS approved only.
    CE (note the similar shape of the symbol) is refered to China Export … that always is confused with real CE mark (European Conformity).

  11. August 5th, 2014 at 09:38 | #11

    I’ve checked with GeekBuying about the power monitoring function:
    “I confirm with factory, the s20 don’t have the function they describe,
    it’s a shame, i have removed that function, and factory said their new
    products will have such function.”

  12. Robin
    August 10th, 2014 at 02:04 | #12

    Have you had a chance to get hands on experience with the product?

  13. August 10th, 2014 at 09:52 | #13

    @Robin
    I haven’t. It’s nice they provide different plugs, but now I find the price is a little on the high side compared to the competition since there’s no power monitoring support…

  14. Majid
    August 24th, 2014 at 03:18 | #14

    Just read the comments above. With regard to the Orvibo S20 not being CE approved, I can confirm that it is CE approved. Its compliant with 2 seperate H & S criterias and several EMC and Radio Spectrum article standards. It is compliant with all current directives that apply to it. Jibril is correct in his observation concerning the Orvibo website showing the SAA and ROHS approvals only. Its a case of Orvibo failing to update their website. I will raise this with them.
    I am about to start the beta testing for their latest App, I will check the viability and feasibility of energy monitoring.

  15. Jibril
    August 24th, 2014 at 21:08 | #15

    @Majid
    Are you sure that CE test are done correctly ?

    If Orvibo Wiwo S20 permit an Output Current – 10A (Output Power – 2000W max), is not possible without the third pole (Earth) on the EU plug/socket.
    This 2 poles plug/socket can only handle up to 2.5A current…(Type C CEE 7/16 safety rules).
    With this EU configuration (2 poles) it must used ONLY for Class 2 double insulation devices (concentric squares symbol) with 2,5 A max absorption.

  16. Majid
    August 31st, 2014 at 01:41 | #16

    The S20 is CE certified. I have a copy of the certification. I agree that the sockets for EU usage should only be used for low wattage or high power ( up to 2000 watts ) devices if they are double insulated. Typical high power devices which are double insulated are coffee machines, hair dryers and high power drills which have a plastic casing. Many appliances used in the EU only have 2 pins. The safety is not compromised as they are double insulated.
    Any EU device with a schuko plug ( F Type ) should not be used with this socket. All other standard 2 pin factory supplied devices can be used safely.

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