Broadlink SP1 Wi-Fi Smart Socket Can Be Turned On/Off by Android or iOS Devices

Broadlink SP1 is a smart socket with Wi-Fi connectivity that you can control remotely with your Android or iOS mobile device through a specific app in order to turn on and off lights, water heater, and other electrical appliances. This type of product already exists for example with Belkin Wemo, but Broadlink SP1 is cheaper as it sells for $32.90 including shipping, against $49.99 + shipping for Belkin Wemo Switch. So let’s have a closer look.

Broadlink_SP1_WiFi_Smart_Plug

For this type of device there aren’t that many technical specifications, but they are very important as you need to make sure it matches your electrical grid specs, equipment power rating, and socket type:

  • Material – ABS
  • Power Plug – Three flat-pin plug (Australia type)
  • Voltage – 90~245V @ 50-60 Hz
  • Output Current – 10A
  • Output Power – 2200W
  • Dimensions – 8.9 cm x 7.7 cm x 5.8 cm
  • Temperature Range – -10’C to 55’C

The smart socket comes with a user’s manual in English and Chinese.

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 company provides “Broadlink Smart Plug” app for iOS that’s compatible with iPhone 3GS to iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation), as well as an Android app (apk). I’ve tried the app in Android, and the UI shows up in English. For some reasons, during installation, the applications requires permission to access the camera… Without the plug, I can’t obviously try much in the apps, but according to the FAQ in Chinese, it lets you configure the smart sockets (Up to 100 units), turn them on and off, and set up to 7 timers. For security, there’s a “lock function” that only allows your device to control the sockets.

You can find more information (in Chinese), including a promo video, on Broadlink SP1 page. In China (Taobao), the device sells for 159 RMB ($26 US) + shipping.

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onebir
onebir
6 years ago

So you have to be on the local network to switch it on and off?

(When I read this first, I thought it might also be a wifi range extender, which would be cool…)

NoChinese
NoChinese
6 years ago

Hi all,

I’ve bought one online, but I can’t get it to work.
The manual is only in Chinese and any online translation is not very clear.
The Wifi networks here are all password protected, so no way to let this socket connect to the router 🙁
I the manual it is mentioned how to enter the password in the software on my phone, but no clou how to get it in the socket.
If anyone has an idea…. would be great. Otherwise it may be useless..

Plebinator
Plebinator
6 years ago

@NoChinese: You need the apk from the link in the article above. Plug in the switch, long-press the button on its side until the light quick-flashes yellow. Go into the app, go to config tab then select your wireless network and load the password. Once done, tap config. This should load the network ID and passwd into the switch. You can then go back to the system tab and tweak out the device – icon (including from your own gallery – probably why it asks for camera access) and name. Note that if the switch is removed from power, it… Read more »

Benny
Benny
6 years ago

Just got one.

Works perfect in Belgium 🙂 witch a chinees adaptor

NoChinese
NoChinese
6 years ago

In the meantime I got the switch to work. Problem was that the network SSID is hidden bij default in my router and then the switch can’t connect. After unhiding the network SSID the switch works perfectly.
But the software is still in Chinese, also with using the apk from the link above in the article.

GregK
GregK
6 years ago

Anyone found a way to control it from Internet? Please post steps if you did.
Greg

benny
benny
6 years ago

Nope only with a local network

Jon Smirl
6 years ago

What wifi chip does it use?

Benny
Benny
6 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) Port is foward. But i cant connect the device with a web interface on my local network. So i dont think i can acces it bij ussing dns. 1. You need the apk from the link in the article above. (done !) 2. Plug in the switch, long-press the button on its side until the light quick-flashes yellow. Go into the app, go to config tab then select your wireless network and load the password. Once done, tap config. This should load the network ID and passwd into the switch. (done) You can then go back to… Read more »

benny
benny
6 years ago

Thanks but i have on ios device. So i will search some more .
To bad i can’t contact broadlink itself.

benny
benny
6 years ago


looks nice ,lets see where we can bey it ……

G.Sib
G.Sib
6 years ago

You can control the switch from any other Internet connection Outside the wifi network the switch is connected to as follows . The switch has a variable DNS address synchronized to a server in Beijing at Broadlink so that server will route your request from your phone to Beijing then to the router of the switch . If the switch is behind a firewall, it will not be found by the broadlink server , so nothing happens . Either you disable the firewall on router of the switch ( not smart ) or enable uPNP and put MAC address of… Read more »

Tan dat
Tan dat
6 years ago

I controled the switch from my Iphone over 3G Network, you put MAC address on Mac filte of router.

benny
benny
6 years ago

You have to set the iphone language to englisch instead of dutch en download the lattest app.

But i still havent got it to work on 3G also the timer dus not seem to work.

benny
benny
6 years ago

the middel tap of the ap = e-remote device list ,what do you have to do here ?

Share to : sinaWzibo (seems to login )
Wechat or wechatgroup (dus not do anything)

ace
ace
5 years ago

does anybody know a broadlink customer service number or how to find instructions on how to reset this socket? I changed routers and it wont work on my wifi anymore, im getting fast yellow lights but no connection

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