Sometimes a short review is quite enough to point out a HomeKit device that is handy for the season. What else is there to write much about an electrical outlet? A few clues and perhaps the suggestion to think about the garden even in autumn and winter, we want to give you with the Meross outdoor double socket quickly on the way.
The socket is quickly added to HomeKit via 2.4 GHz WLAN and the usual scan of the QR code on the device. The circuit reacts promptly when switching on and off. Despite HomeKit, the manufacturer’s own app can still be useful. For example, the strength of the WLAN signal can be viewed or a provided firmware update can be installed. In the Apple Home app, the two sockets can be grouped together. If you want to control the functions separately, you can also display them as separate tiles.
The length of the connector plug is 28.5 cm. There is also a physical button on the side to manually switch both sockets at the same time. The device has an IP44 marking and is therefore splash-proof. A conventional rain is not a problem with it, so this can be used even in bad weather. Temperatures the socket can tolerate from -40 °C ~ 70 °C.
Only devices up to a maximum current of 10 amperes should be connected to the Meross Outdoor Double Socket. Therefore, no powerful motors, pumps or pool filters. In our case, the socket is perfect for a previously non-smart garden lighting and small electrical appliances for garden maintenance.
The Meross two-port outdoor power outlet is currently available through Amazon at a price of 38.99 EUR. If you prefer to buy directly from the manufacturer, use the community code “SMARTAPFEL” for a 10% discount on all products there.