Power Management

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Domotz implements support for Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and IP-controlled power outlets (smart plugs).

When one of these devices is discovered and recognized as supported by Domotz, a new tab Outlets is automatically created in the Device Details screen, with an entry for each port of the device, like in the example below:

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Here you have basic on/off control of the switch as well as a power-cycle button (if natively supported by the PDU itself). You’ll be prompted to confirm that you want to change the power state of the switch each time.

Domotz has an extremely useful feature where you can “Connect a Device/Connect additional devices” to the plug. What this does is that it creates a symbolic link between the outlet and the devices you selected. As a result, you can easily keep track of what is plugged in where.

To Connect a Device simply start by tapping on the symbol to the right of the devices name.

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You should see a screen similar to the one below. Create the connected device by tapping on the plug symbol in front of the device that is plugged in to the smart plug.

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When the devices have been linked, you will be able to switch them on/off from the smart plug or PDU Config tab. In addition, you’ll be able to do it also from the linked device page. In the picture below you can see a AppleTV connected to a PDU outlet. The on/off and reboot buttons also appear in the Info section of the Apple TV.

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Please always make sure that the associated device of a PDU you have set up within Domotz matches the real wired configuration.

Username and password

Our implementation of smart plugs and PDUs typically use the default username and password of the supported devices. This is normally tested by our Agent at discovery time. If default user and password are used, you are not asked to provide credentials. If default credentials do not work, you will see the Outlets section of that device locked.

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The section can be unlocked by entering the correct device access credentials.

Supported models

Domotz supports most popular Smart Plugs and Power Distribution Units (PDUs) for simple remote power management. This list include: APC, Aten, Belkin, Bryant, CyberPower, Digital Loggers, GUDE, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Pakedge, Panamax / Bluebolt, SnapAV, SurgeX, TP-Link, Tripp-Lite, NETIO, and more.

For the updated current list of supported PDUs and smart plugs, visit our Communities page at: http://community.domotz.com. You can also contact support@domotz.com if you have any questions or requests to support new devices.

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