Orvibo Wiwo S20 Smart Socket Now Sells for $16

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Kankun KK-SP3 used to be the cheapest smart socket on the market at around $20, and it is hackable too, but only available with a Chinese / Australian plug, and for some reasons, many sellers stopped selling the device. Last year, a similar product called Orvibo Wiwo S20 launched with US, UK, EU or AU plug types, but sold for nearly twice as much as KK-SP3 at the time. The good news is that the price has gone down considerably, as it can be purchased for around $16 on GearBest, and it’s available on others for $20 to $26 including on Amazon US, DealExtreme, and GeekBuying.

Orvibo_Wiwo-S20_Multi_Countries_PlugsLet’s remind us of the specifications first:

  • 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

You can control the device with Orvibo’s Android or iOS app. Since it has been around for a while, there’s quite a lot of user’s feedback, and users are usually satisfied.

Orvibo_Wiwo_S20_Hardware_Power Orvibo_Wiwo_S20_Hardware_WiFi
Images Source: https://sites.google.com/site/orvibos20/hardware (Click to Enlarge)

Orvibo Wiwo S20 is also compatible with Linux based Ninja Block automation box, the communication protocol has been reversed engineered, and an open source app “Orwivo S20 socket manager” has been released, and can be available as a command client client, or with a simple GUI. So beside Wiwo S20 getting cheaper, it has also become more flexible, thanks to the work of the community.

Thank you Onebir!

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Note that the “EU” plug is a very old European standard without ground and it won’t plug in to 90% or more sockets today, as they all have ground that would prevent this plug from being plugged in.

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@cnxsoft
Only grounded on the back, which is bad. Only usable with Type C plug(not grounded and limited to 2.5A), plugging in a Type F (grounded and limited to 16A) would be dangerous.

http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm
http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm

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backside look’s ok
http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_343066_2.jpg

front seems to missing the ground connection
http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_343066_1.jpg

I think it’s against safety rules in europe

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@SafetyFirst
Yes so that not accept european safety regulation on any country. Outer connection can be without grounding but it must be made so it’s not possible put grounded shoket on it.

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These things are great. I have a rebranded Arlec one for Australian sockets and it works a treat. Hacked together a bit of java and I can control it programatically without using the Android app.

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Would you be willing to share the java code?

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@Peter Bauer
Thx a lot! Very important information. Safety is no. 1 pri at any homes.