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Remote Power Management Hardware


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#1 voltayer

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:00 PM

Hello,

 

Anyone suggest any good remote power management tools? I have a "smart socket" from amazon that I can turn my PC on and off via wifi/iphone app, however I'm looking for something more advanced, something with a nice GUI and I can access TCP/IP and affordable (under or around $100.00)

 

I know about the 3GS remote power switch but that would be my last resort.

 

 

PS: This is for my personal network, I don't need any enterprise level PDUs (unless they are super cheap)

 

Thank you!



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:02 PM

GE used to make some PLC units that were pretty cheap and could handle devices from refrigerators and large fans to individual outlets.  Not sure what you're looking for.   I use an old IBM AT unit to monitor and control all outlets and some small motors for drapes and ducting control.  It monitors the current usage on the controlled outlets and allows me to set limits, it can sense and display variations as small  100 milliamps.  It also has inputs from infra-red and ultrasonic besides having locking controls for all windows and doors.  It was installed in the reconstructed home in 1989, wiring was pulled to all outlets along with CAT6 cable, TV (VHF/UHF) and phone(landline).  You have to decide if you really need that kind of control.  And one big clue, don't make it the only method of control, bugs do happen.



#3 voltayer

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

Wow that sounds like one hell of a set up. Never had any experience with PLCs but I am familiar with how they work. I wonder how automated they are these days especially if they are firmware / TCP/IP controlled. I know they use these kinds for high speed rail tracks and factory robots. Wish I had that budget! Sounds like you spent quite a lot of time on your setup; would be awesome to have a house already wired.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:25 PM

A better idea of what you're looking to accomplish with this would be very helpful.  What problem are you looking to solve?



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

I don't really have a problem, but my issue is I would like to remotely manage (power) my network / PC. So let's say my router needs to be restarted or MY PC crashed I can restart it anywhere via the internet. Like I said I'm just looking for alternatives to the 3GS remote power switch I mentioned previously.

Looking for a remote management system with a web interface




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