TP-Link Wifi Smart Home

MSRP: $90.00
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Overview

Chowmain has integrated the range of TP-Link Wifi based Smart Home products into Control4 with two way control and feedback.  This provides easy to retrofit solutions for outlet control, inwall switch control and also LED bulb control.  The hardware is extremely affordable with outlets starting at $24.99, bulbs at $19.99, light switches at $39.99and power strips at $79.99 MSRP.  It definately adds value to any Control4 installation.

Supported Models

The following TP-Link Devices are supported.  Other models may work but are untested.

  • HS100
  • HS110
  • HS107
  • HS200
  • HS300
  • LB100
  • LB110
  • LB120
  • LB130
  • LB200
  • LB230

Outlets and Power Strips

Control4 supplies the wireless outlet switch that makes any household plug-in device, like lamps, appliances and electronics part of the Control4 system by turning a standard outlet into a smart outlet.

Unfortunately this device is not available to the majority of the world as it only supports 120VAC voltage for US plug type devices.

Introducing the tp-link HSXXX series of Wi-Fi smart plugs. It has plug types and regulatory compliance for the majority of the world and is extremely affordable. This WiFi based power outlet supports up to 15amps and can be easily integrated into the Control4 home automation system using the Chowmain TP-Link HSXXX driver.

Certain models have multiple outlets (HS107 has 2 controllable outlets and HS300 has 6 controllable outlets).

The HS110 socket and HS300 power strip can be utilised for energy monitoring and management using our driver and Control4.  It can also be useful for device health monitoring and also for automatic selection of manually controlled AV devices like Playstation 4’s, Xbox One’s and the Nintendo Switch.

Features

  • Indiviaul control over each outlet (single, double or six depending on model).
  • Abilty to connect driver to outlet light or relay device drivers which in turn allows you to view the correct icon on navigator interface or even eliminate standby power on AV based devices.
  • Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming
  • Ability to monitor and manage energy using insight based switches.
  • Ability to use energy monitoring in HS110 / HS300 outlets for automatic selection and room off of Playstation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and other manually controlled devices
  • On/Off feedback from the device. 

 

Bulbs

Control4 have provided a variety of lighting solutions for circuit level control.  They have yet to offer an easy to install solution for lamps or individual lights.  The TP-Link solves this problem with their affordable range of Wifi bulbs.  These wifi bulbs can be dimmed, the color temperature can be changed to suit the customer's lifestyle (eg warmer white vs cooler white) and the hue color bulbs can be used for various functionality including notifications via colors (eg flash red and blue to alert the customer).

Features

  • Automatic Discovery
  • Self Healing on IP Address change
  • Automatically hide Color, Saturation and temperature depending on the bulb type.
  • Ability to change modes between Color Temp and Hue
  • Allows control and feedback over
    • Brightness
    • Hue
    • Saturation
    • Color Temp
  • Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming
  • Preset Level and Click Ramp Rate Support

FAQ

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?

 

Outlet

Outlets can be easily retrofit without cutting wires or replacing switches.  No need to bring in your electrician to retrofit.
  • In Australia we do not have access to the Control4 outlet switch. As such we cannot easily integrate floor lamps, bedside table lights, fans, electric heaters, towel rails, etc easily. This driver fills in the gap to integrate these devices into the Control4 system.
  • This driver allows connection to the Control4 outlet light driver and any relay based binding. As such you can get the correct icon on your navigator and also bind it to your AV device to minimise standby power.
  • This driver can also detect power usage statistics from the HS110 outlet.  This can be useful for programming energy management based actions.
  • This driver allows connection to any Control4 keypad for ease of use programming.
  • On Hs110 outlets you can turn on your Xbox One, Playstation 4 or Nintendo Switch using their controller and have Control4 automatically turn on the system to the right inputs.  Turn off the console using the console's controller or power button and have Control4 automatically turn the room off.
  • Outlets are extremely affordable with entry level smart plugs starting at $24.99 MSRP

 

Bulb

  • Bulbs can be easily retrofit without cutting wires or replacing switches.  No need to bring in your electrician to retrofit.
  • Bulbs are extremely affordable with dimmable bulbs starting at $19.99 MSRP

What hardware will this work on?

Outlets

  • HS100
  • HS103
  • HS105
  • HS110

Wall Switches

  • HS200

Bulbs

  • LB100
  • LB110
  • LB120
  • LB130
  • LB200
  • LB230

NOTE: It may also work with other models however it is untested.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.  No registration required.

Version #20181210 - 10-DEC-2018

  • Fixed issue with variables not showing on HSXXX driver
  • Added HS107 driver (dual outlet)
  • Added Hs300 driver (six outlets with energy)

Version #20181108 - 08-NOV-2018

  • Fixed issue effecting toggle binding

Version #20181022 - 22-OCT-2018

  • Fixed issues with rogue characters in returned feedback.

Version #20181017 - 17-OCT-2018

  • Fixed issue where auto powering on/off AV sources will always over-ride other sources. This will now only happen once.

Version #20180913 - 13-SEP-2018

  • Fixed weird issue where an invalid character is being inserted into the data.

Version #20180517 - 17-MAY-2018

  • Implemented automatic discovery & self healing.
  • Changed HS1XX to HSXXX as product also supports inwall switch
  • Added LBXXX driver to support all light bulbs including color and temperature
  • Renamed to TP-Link Wifi Smart Home as the product now supports both outlets, wall switches and bulbs.

Version #20180227 - 27-FEB-2018

  • Updated to allow for versions that feedback in voltage/power rather than voltage_mv and power_mw


Version 20180214 - 14-FEB-2018

  • Changed driver to connect and disconnect rather than maintain persistent connection. Fixes weird issue with certain regions locking up director

Version 20180206 - 6 Feb 2018

  • Initial Release