BlitzWolf Inexpensive & Compact EU & US Smart Sockets Work with ESPurna & Sonoff-Tasmota Open Source Firmware

When I first started to look into WiFi smart sockets a few years, there were some fairly compact models such as the Linux based Kankun KK-SP3 or ESP8266 based Konke Mini K sockets.

In recent years, more wireless smart sockets have come to market, but fewer companies have made compact models, and for example Sonoff S26 or Sonoff S31 smart sockets are not exactly small. But this morning I got contacted by a company called BlitzWolf that sells various accessories including low cost and compact smart sockets for the US and EU markets.

BlitzWolf EU / US Smart Sockets

It could prove to be interesting, so let’s check out the specifications:

  • BlitzWolf BW-SHP1 US Smart Socket

    • Rated Voltage – 110-240V @ 50-60 Hz
    • Rated Current – 10A (Max)
    • Max Total Power Output – 2000W
    • Dimensions – 4.5 cm ∅ (VO fireproof material)
    • Temperature Range – -10 to +60°C
  • BlitzWolf BW-SHP2 EU Smart Socket

    • Rated Voltage – 110-240V @ 50-60 Hz
    • Rated Current – 16A (Max)
    • Max Total Power Output – 3840W
    • Dimensions – 7.9 x 6.5 cm (VO fireproof material)
    • Temperature Range – -10 to +60°C

The US version is really small, but the EU version not so much, however the latter also supports power monitoring so you can keep track of the power consumption of the device connected to the socket.

Smart Life AppBoth versions can be controlled via Smart Life app for Android and iOS, which also integrates support for Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT.

The product pages do not mention the WiSoC used for the sockets, but it’s pretty clear the device is based on ESP8266 (or ESP8285) since the European version (BW-SHP2) at least is supported by both ESPurna and Sonoff-Tasmota open source firmware. So people who normally prefer have full control over their devices without relying on a third party would be able to upgrade the firmware to use the socket with MQTT, Domoticz, and so on. That would have to be confirmed for the US plug however, since it is not listed.

Blitzwolf BW-SHP1 US smart socket is sold for $10.99 and up on Banggood and Amazon US, while BW-SHP2 EU smart socket can be found for the same price (amazingly) on Banggood, and you’ll find the model on Amazon DE, and Amazon FR. Note the DE and FR models differ, so make sure you buy the right one if purchasing from Banggood.

[Update:

  • 20% discount for the Banggood links with coupon 938be3
  • Amazon US discount of 25% for SHP1-2PACK with coupon : 25ET4M9Q ]
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