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Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

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The Single Outlet IP Switch is designed to automatically check if the network connection is online. Should the internet connection go down, the outlet is designed to automatically power-cycle. Users can also remotely turn on/off/reset the outlet via the Android/iOS App or the User Interface (web browser) or schedule timed on/off/resets*.

Uses for the 3Gstore Single Outlet IP Switch:

  • Home users who have to manually power-cycle their router to re-gain internet connectivity 
  • IT Professionals who need to automatically or remotely reset devices
  • Preventing your connection from timing out or going dormant
  • Create an automatic power schedule (ex: turn on at 9am & turn off at 5pm)

*The iPhone/Android application is required to update the firmware on the IP Switch. All other controls can be accessed either via the app or the web interface.

NOTE: the single-oulet switch cannot be configured for custom external or internal ping targets. If this is a feature that your application requires, please see the Dual Outlet IP Switch, which allows changes to be made to both external and internal IP addresses.


Tech Support and 24/7 Support Portal Access Included: Our expert tech support is included for free with your purchase. You'll also have 24/7 access to our online Support Portal (which includes step-by-step guides, tip sheets, documentation, manuals, and more)! You can view all the support items you'll have access to by clicking on the "Support" tab above.


The primary feature of the unit is very simple: it monitors an internet connection and power-cycles the connected devices if the internet connection goes down. This simple feature alone can be very useful if your mobile broadband or cable/DSL connection drops, and all you need to do is reset the router to re-gain connectivity - this will automatically reset the router for you, without anyone having to visit the location and manually cycle power.

Basic Specs:

  • Dimensions: 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Weight: 0.44lb
  • 1 ethernet port (6' flat ethernet cable included)
  • 1 controllable power outlet

Tech Specs:

Socket Type 1x North American (Type B, NEMA 5-15R)
Electrical Rating

Input 125~250Vac, 50/60hz
Output 10A

Fuse Type 10A Thermal Fuse
Available Outlets 1x fixed
Internet Controllable Socket 1x fixed
Power ON / OFF / RESET controlls

1) From iPhone/Android app
2) From LAN web user interface
3) Through a remote web server

Firmware

Web based upgrades NOT available - Upgrades/Reloads of firmware require the iPhone/Android app

LED Indicators Green (internet status), Red (outlet power), Yellow (server status)
Function Button 1) Press once to enter "Add Mode" or
2) Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset the device
Support Android/iOS APP, IE, Safari, Java
Network Protocols HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP, Dynamic DNS, DNS Client, DHCP
Network Access 10/100 Base-T , RJ45 (Cat.5)
Operating Environment 0°C ~ 60°C at 10% ~ 90% relative humidity. For indoor use only.
Certifications FCC


The Remote Power Switch will save you time and mon

The Single Outlet Remote Power Switch is an easy-to-use device that will monitor internet connectivity and automatically power-cycle critical equipment when an outage is detected. The uses for the Remote Power Switch are endless, including remotely rebooting routers, automatically resetting equipment on a schedule, keeping an internet connection from going dormant, monitoring connectivity, and doing away with the cost of sending a technician into the field to perform a simple hardware power cycle. Time and money are important to any home or business, and the Remote Power Switch will save you both!

Read our full review of the Single Outlet Remote Power IP Switch


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Date Added: 06/28/2015 by Daniel K. (tucson, AZ)
Great product. Before I bought this I was relying on a $10 wally world timer to reboot my router 2 times a day. The problem there is that the router may go wonky shortly after a scheduled reboot and my terminal server and security cam dvr would be inaccessible. Now thanks to this goodie it reboots when needed for minimal downtime. A must-have when it just has to be up & running. Just last week I went to check my cameras--no service. Used the android app to reset the router and bingo, I had my cameras viewable a minute later

Date Added: 06/10/2015 by Daniel K. (tucson, AZ)
I used to have a nice work from home gig but they brought us all back in-house. So now I cannot be there to reboot stuff if needed. I maintain a terminal server for my sister in texas for her quickbooks and I run webservers and a security cam system for the house. Previously I was relying on a $10 walmart timer to give the router a reboot 2x's a day to try to keep it fresh--every so often there would be an "off-cycle" glitch and the router would get jammed up and everything would be down until I could get home. Now with this baby I don't have ro worry about the 2 reboots a day at possibly inconvenient times and NOT rebooting when it's really needed

Date Added: 06/05/2015 by james e. (cincinnati, OH)
I wanted to respond an say that I ran your product through it's paces, making sure it could be set to a static IP and enjoying the fact that not only could it ping but go against an http: url. I am using it as a kind of deadman switch to monitor a standalone data acquisition device (with web interface) such that if it stops responding to web queries, the device is reset. Works as advertised in every respect. I will share the information re: this device with other interested parties.

Date Added: 05/28/2015 by Carlton W. (Fountain Hills, AZ)
It was a little difficult to setup, but once I figured it out it was fine. Appears to work as advertised!

Date Added: 05/27/2015 by Brooke E. (Hope, ID)
So far the switch has performed as described. I am using it to support my DSL modem remotely in Phoenix which keeps my remote security camera functioning.

Date Added: 05/21/2015 by Timothy Y. (Washougal, WA)
The switch replaced a wemo wifi switch. Installed in 5 minutes. Setting up control on Android phone took minutes. Great product. minor drawback for some is that it is not wireless. Did not matter in my case. Much prefer this over the wemo.

Date Added: 05/13/2015 by Jerry B. (Pinckney, MI)
The product is shipped with no instructions so obviously it did not work in the beginning. Reset never happened when needed. Finally after launching the web user interface it took me entirely to long to realize that the system was in manual and by pure luck I found out how to put it in auto(I think). Maybe it is working now?? As a manufacturing engineer I have written tons of operator instructions for complicated equipment/machinery and obviously the maker of this switch hasn't! 3g has dropped the ball here!

3Gstore Comments:
A getting started guide was printed on the invoice included in the box. We're sorry you missed that! Additional guides and manuals are also available in the support portal, and of course you're welcome to call us for technical support - one year of tech support is included with your purchase.

Date Added: 05/12/2015 by Timothy Y. (Washougal, WA)
Was using the Belkin Wireless Wemo. Fine idea but had trouble when I changed router out and wanted to re-install Android App on tablet. So I gave the Remote Power Switch a try. It requires Cat 5 to the router. It is not wireless. I actually preferred that. I use it to remotely power on and off Amateur Radio Equipment. Literally to less than 15 minutes to install, connect, get Android App and use. Great Product.

Date Added: 05/08/2015 by Margaret T. (E Syracuse, NY)
The single outlet IP switch is a very nice product. It was a very smooth installation. Thank you. Thank you.

Date Added: 05/06/2015 by Jurgen H. (WHEAT RIDGE, CO)
Again north korean worthless toy...this is good for onsite only..........absolutely no dynamic dns facility in place.................why in the world would you use this on a remote site without ip management...of course if all of your jobs are on static ips you got it made...other than that its a gloryfied toy.

3Gstore Comments:
We're sorry you were so dissatisfied with the Remote Power Switch. If you need to access the Switch remotely, you can use the mobile app to do so, although that is somewhat limited in terms of what you can do.

If you can set up dynamic DNS on the router you have the Switch connected to, you would then be able to access it that way. You probably just need to set up a port forwarding rule as well, unless you do not have anything else on your network using port 80.

If you are using the Switch to reset a router or modem, it is important to know that you should ONLY reset the outlet when you are accessing it remotely. Manually powering it OFF remotely, will cause you to loose your connection to it. However, if you're using the Switch to reset something else on your network (say a WiFi access point or camera, for example), the power On or Power Off commands would work just fine. This is because you're not powering down the hardware that provides the Switch with a local and Internet connection.

Also, please remember that we provide one year of technical support with your purchase - you have not contacted us for assistance yet, and we will be happy to help!

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Can I use this using 12volt power?
Can I send an http request (get or post) to the switch's web interface to turn on/off the device connected to the outlet? Example of the specific request would be helpful.
Not shown anywhere is the Settings screen where one sets the address that this device will check to verify Internet connectivity. Explain please: does this have to be an URL (which needs a DNS to be resolved) or a simple xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address?
I'm having an issue with the mobile application. Is it OK to uninstall the app and re-install it if I am NOT at the same location as the Switch?
If I have (at a remote cabin) Internet connectivity, can I send, over the Internet, a command to the single outlet unit and have it turn off then on the router its connected to?
Where can I find information on how the web browser functions work?
How long does the switch wait after a reboot before it starts pinging again?
Can you turn off the automatic reboot if internet connection drops and just use this for remote rebooting of a device?
After a complete power loss, does the unit default to on or off?
How many watts is this rated for?
How frequently does the switch ping to confirm the internet connection?
If I purchase Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet, can I put the APP on several cellphones to control only one unit?
Can you remotely access the switch using an iPad/iPhone?
What sites does it ping? Does it use ICMP or HTTP requests?
Does the single outlet IP switch have a physical option for turning on power to an outlet (such as the switches on the two outlet model) or can power only be turned on through software?
Can I control the outlet from a remote host with a script (e.g. telnet, http request)?
How many outlets can you control with a single App?
How is this different than the two-outlet model? Please be specific.
Would like to see screen shots of the menus. Are these menus the same as or similar to the 2 outlet version?

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