Smart WiFi Circuit Breaker – Automatic Remote Control Protection
In the era of 3G, 4G and 5G, the smartphones are equipped with music players, camera, email and internet connection even you can make calls to friends and relative as well.
But wait, why we are interested in phone calls as we are supposed to discuss the circuit breakers and protection. Well, if all these important tasks can be done through a smartphone, why we can’t use it to control our circuit breaker as we sparkies are nothing less than those techies. So we must welcome the smart home automation as well.
So you got the idea that we are talking about smart WiFi remote control circuit breakers. Yes, they exist. The smart WiFi circuit breaker can control the ON / OFF position through ISC when connected to the WiFi and an active internet connection router.
We will be talking about the Single Pole (1P), two poles (2P), three poles (3P) and four poles (4P) Smart WiFi Circuit breakers with rating and specifications.
Specification and Characteristic Rating of Smart WiFi MCB
All the above mentioned WiFi circuit breakers have the following features:
- Smart WiFi Automatic Circuit breakers can be used for short circuit and overvoltage protection.
- It can be controlled from anywhere and anytime remotely as they are connected to the smartphone through WiFi.
- It is compatible with Google Assistance Home and Google Nest, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT i.e. this smart circuit breaker can be controlled through voice by using the above mentioned devices.
- It can be used as Scheduled ON and OFF through internet and mobile phones.
- It can be used for Surge, Short Circuit and Overload Protection
- It can also be used for Under voltage and Over voltage protection
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Following is the datasheet table with rating and characteristic of smart WiFi circuit breaker.
|Standard||IEC 60898-1 , GB10903.1|
|Pole Number||1P, 2P, 3P, 4P|
|Rated Current||10A, 16A ,20A, 25A, 32A, 40A, 63A, 80A, 100A, 125A|
|Frame Grade Rated Current||125A|
|Rated Frequency||50 / 60 Hz|
|Rated Voltage||Up t0 230V AC (1P, 2P) – 400V AC (3P, 4P)|
|Impact Withstand Voltage||6kV|
|Short Circuit Breaking Capacity||10kA|
|Tripping Characteristics||Class C|
|Protection Grade||IP20 (CE Certificate)|
|Ambient Temperature||-25 °C to +65 °C|
|Installation Category||II, III|
|Installation Type||Din Rail|
|WiFi Range||2.4G WiFi|
|Electrical Operation Life||More than 6000 Times|
|Mechanical Operation Life||More than 10000 Times|
Obliviously, this smart circuit breaker can be used to transform the ordinary household wiring into a smart system with automation. For example, with the scheduled operation, you can turn OFF and ON a fan, heater, washing machine, water pump motor, etc at a specific time and they can be switched ON/OFF automatically in schedule time operation. The time setting can be done through a smartphone instead of manual operation.
Construction of WiFi Circuit Breaker
WiFi circuit breakers are same like normal and ordinary CBs expect there is an antenna for WiFi signals and a special mechanical switch mechanism for automatic ON/OFF operation as shown in the following fig.
The following figure shows the nameplate rating data of Smart WiFi MCB.
How to Install and Use a Smart WiFi Circuit Breaker?
The upper portion is input (Line and Neutral) while the lower is output. In some cases, The incoming lines are connected to the lower portion in our home distribution broads, in that case, you may upside down the smart circuit breaker and install in the existing distribution board for proper operation.
After installation, simply install the iOS or Android app by scanning the QR code on the product box. After installing the app, you may pair the device and can set the automatic operation or scheduled time operation through the smartphone.
Note: If you are not sure how to install an MCB to the existing distribution board, contact a licensed electrician as playing with electricity is dangerous which leads to serious damage and injuries. For more details, refer to the user manual for step by step installation instruction.
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Applications of Smart WiFi Circuit Breakers
Smart WiFi Circuit breakers can be used to control and protect various types of electrical appliances far away from the installed device location remotely through smartphone such as water pump motors, electric heaters, electric water geyser, air conditioner / refrigerator, washing machine, TV, fan, bulb etc. It provides surge, short circuit, overload and overvoltage protection.
It’s your turn now. Lets us know in the comment box below what are your views / experience with smart WiFi circuit breaker. Will you go for it in the future or will stick to the ordinary CBs.
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