More Blitzwolf Blitz from Banggood

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This morning I received a package in the post which included a couple of Blitzwolf Smart sockets including the BW-SHP6 (2350w).

BW-SHP6 (2350w)

You may then recall that I’d been made aware that there was a “pro” version of the SHP6 model of smart socket – same name (exactly) but higher capacity and power monitoring – slightly different number on the case.

Well, I have one of the latter now – again simply called the BlitzWolf® BW-SHP6 Smart Socket – the Banggood link is above – this is NOT the same as the older, non-pro version as this one handles up to 3450W and of course the unit also has Power Monitoring (voltage, amps, watts). There seems to be no distinction in the part name or number – just the clear printed reference to max. wattage as above. As of August 2020, the high power BW-SHP6 is now powering my new air-conditioning system and using the Tasmota “pulsetime” command I’m confident it will not get left on if I go out and forget all about it. Thankfully the air-con remembers its settings on power cycling..

Meanwhile…

Blitzwolf BW-SHP5 (3680w)

Blitzwolf

In addition to that I now have the BlitzWolf® BW-SHP5 2.1A Dual USB Ports 16A Smart WIFI Socket and this one, as well as handling 3680w and having power monitoring, also has two handy USB sockets on the underside – 5v at 2.1A total – and all of this can, if you like, be controlled by the Blitzwolf APP.

Setup took seconds – I simply plugged the sockets into our 220v mains outlets one at a time and started up the APP, telling it that I had new devices. Again within seconds the sockets (one at a time) were registered with the APP and once both were done, I checked the USB switching on the SHP5 and the power out and power monitoring on both. As we have electric heat back in Spain these will be ideal – smaller, less powerful smart sockets simply would not handle that amount of power. I believe our heating radiators are no more than 2KW worst case (and these are not very inductive loads) so I don’t expect any issues. As heat is where most of our winter electricity charges come from, the automomous timing and power monitoring ability will come in handy.

Power Monitoring

As most of you know I tend not to use cloud operation for essential features so despite the perfect operation you see above, I have already now converted these (using Tuya-convert) to run the Tasmota firmware – and I made use of the templates for these sockets at the Blakadder site. But that’s just me. The sockets run just fine out of the box with Alexa, power monitoring, scheduling and more – in the case of the BW-SHP5 including separately controlled dual USB output..

Blakadder template example

Update July 2020

And thinking about it I have an immediate use for this BW-SHP-5 – I have an old timer in our main medroom in Spain and we have a loud and fairly powerful fan which circulates air through a pipe. It needs no special IOT control as it just runs twice a day – but the existing timer while being LCD, doe not handle summer/winter – and also the large timer takes up valuable space in a solitary power socket near the bed.

I’ve just set the timezone on the SHP5 aned set a pulsetime of 30 minutes – so the simplest of rules will allow the SHP5 to control the fan – and simultaneously allow my phone and tsblet a good overnight charge with automatic cut off using the built-in twin switched USB outputs.

pulsetime1 1900
rule1 on time#minute=660 do power1 1 endon 
      on time#minute=1808 do    power1 1 endon
rule1 on
pulsetime2 14500
rule2 on time#minute=660 do power2 1 endon
rule2 on
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10 thoughts on “More Blitzwolf Blitz from Banggood

  1. morning Peter, those sockets look interesting. In the UK do you plug those Blitzwolf sockets into a 13A plug adapter? and then presumably you have some round pin plugs that fit the Blitzwolf socket. I am asking because I have a use for the functionality of the device and I was thinking of hacking (butchering) one to fit into a suitable waterproof box to use in-line in a cable. My application is for fixed 240 VAC soil heating cables.

    1. Blitzwolf have a UK version in the pipe line, it’s on Banggood pre-order currently for under £10 with delivery. It’s called “BlitzWolf® BW-SHP11 16A 3520W UK Plug Smart Switch” and I have bought one with a late June release date.
      It looks identical to the BW-SHP5 but with a UK plug

  2. i have 13A universal adaptors everywhere yes and I go out of my way to get ptoducts that use EU plugs so I don’t need so many adaptors when I’m in Spain. Most of these smart sockets have UK equivalents – I do get some but prefer the EU versions generally.

  3. I have pre-ordered a couple of of the higher powered ones to try out. I think there will be the usual issue of them fouling the switches on the common UK twin outlet 13A sockets given the adapter width of 55 mm and 60 mm high.
    The quoted 16A and 3520W implies a voltage of 220. The nominal UK mains voltage is 240 VAC but is actually specified as 230 -6% / +10% which gives 216 to 253 volts. At 240 volt a current of 14.6A which is useful as it gives a bit of headroom on the 13A maximum rating of UK plug tops.

    1. Hi Bob

      Here in the Northeast of England I get as high as 250v, though recently I’ve been noticing around 240v. I do manage to control a 3KW immersion heater on a 13A wall socket without significant warming but I am using fairly heavy cable to be safe.

  4. Just an update as this week I received two Blitzwolf BW-SHP11 smart sockets. I am happy to report that on 3 different UK 13A double sockets I tried them on, they cleared the On/Off rocker switches. I haven’t taken one apart or tasmotized it either but they do look well made. Sourced from Banggood. Spec
    is 3520 W and 16A. Input 110 – 240 VAC. 3520 / 240 = 14.66 amps. !6A is at 220 VAC. Unfortunately I haven’t got time to tasmotize them yet to investigate further.

    1. Hi Bob. I’m hoping to get one of these to play with – I’ll check with Banggood. So far I’m impressed with Blitzwolf – I have a few of their sockets and battery packs – as soon as I get my hands on the BW-SHP11 I’ll do the conversion.

  5. Did either of you get anywhere with Tasmotizing the SHP11 sockets? I tried Tuya-convert, but wasn’t successful. It’s the first device I’ve tried Tuya-convert on, so I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, or if it’s just not going to work.

    1. For the life of me, I can find no reference to the BW-SHP11 – if I’d tested them – I would be able to find them in my mail or on the blog so while the socket looks familiar I’m fairly sure I’ve not had one. I’ve converted other Blitzwolf sockets and lamps using Tasmota without issue yrt I cannot find a tenplate for the BW-SHP11 yet clearly Banggood are selling them. Hmm.

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