Smart plug reference design which can fit into a wall plug and enable IoT and make switches smart.
Do you want to control your home appliance with your phone or tablet? Do you want to make your non-intelligent devices smart? Do you want to know how much energy is being utilised by your appliance, then look no further as the smart plug reference design from Monolithic Power will enable you to control and monitor your appliances. MPS has released a smart plug reference design which can fit into a wall plug and enable IoT and make switches smart. This is a two boards product, one for the DC/DC converter and the relay and the other for the Wi-Fi module. The reference design is a
A smart plug is a device that can be inserted into a traditional electrical outlet, enabling you to control the power supply to connected devices remotely. It adds smart functionality to regular appliances or electronics that are typically not designed to be “smart” or connected to the internet. Smart plugs usually connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control them using a smartphone app or voice commands if they are compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Through the app or voice commands, you can turn the connected devices on or off, set schedules for automatic operation, monitor energy usage, and sometimes even monitor or adjust the device settings remotely.
These devices offer convenience and energy management capabilities. For example, you can remotely turn off lights, fans, or other electronics that may have been left on accidentally, or you can create schedules to turn on lights at specific times to simulate occupancy while you’re away from home.
The MPS Smart plug reference design is suitable for use in devices such as lamps, televisions, coffee makers, fans, and other small appliances that can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet. The reference design provides an affordable and accessible way to integrate smart home functionality into your existing setup without the need for extensive wiring or modifications.
Features of MPS Reference Design:
1. Integrated IC supply solution (12V + 3V3 + Relay Driver)
2. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (HT20) protocol
3. 35.4 mW active input power under stand-by operation
4. 1.2 Integrated 700V MosFET and current source
5. Constant voltage regulation with internal loop compensation
6. Optimized light-load efficiency by frequency modulation
7. Standby mode
8. Anti-audible noise operation by peak current modulation
9. Adjustable or fixed 12V Output
10. Low operating current
11. Safety protection includes Over-Temperature Protection (OTP), Short-Circuit Protection (SCP), Over-Load Protection (OLP) and Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
This reference design has been tested by MCP. It comes with a design guide, schematic layout, etc. You can find additional data about the reference design on the company’s website. To read more about this reference design click here.