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# 167387 12-Mar-2015 09:25
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I was looking at the belkin wemo power switch to power on/off the pc/router in the network cabinet remotely over the internet or lan.

But the wemo has limited functionality.

So I found this on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remote-Power-Reboot-Switch-Web-Control-Timer-Auto-Ping-/191527413765

2-Port Remote Power Switch - Web Control2-Port Remote Power Switch - Web Control
This premium remote power switch/distribution system is designed to provide remote management of AC power distribution and AC power operation control for all powered equipments through local network or internet.
This intelligent remote power controller integrates versatile functions including detailed scheduling for operations including remote power reboot, equipment power on/off control and so on.
Complete power control via web, network or push buttons on the panel.
Network equipment monitoring and power rebooting (auto-ping/power reboot).
Real-time power consumption monitoring, reporting and alarming
Auto-reboot the failed network devices.
Independent Control of Power Ports


Is there a local NZ version of this type of product?  Preferably with two outlets and ping / reboot control. 

If not, I was thinking of grabbing something from overseas and using adapter plugs .  Any recommendations? 


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  # 1256848 12-Mar-2015 09:36
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Ubiquiti do a range called mPower but not sure if this range is available in NZ.

https://www.ubnt.com/mfi/mpower/

GoWifi  is a distributor, you could ask them







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  # 1256855 12-Mar-2015 09:51
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Aviosys 9255 @ $220 +GST
Aten PE6108G @ $475 +GST

If you are interested and desperate, we would be happy to sell to you, but this is not our core business.  You will likely find a cheaper supplier on pricespy.  Local distributor, local support.




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  # 1256891 12-Mar-2015 10:44
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Thanks, for the replies. There seem to be very few products like this in NZ .  I recall jaycar used to sell something but I cannot find it now. 

The Aviosys 9255 comes close but only one outlet. The mpower does not seem to be sold here. 

Very hard to find these things, and you need something you can be assured the quality is OK so I don't burn down the house. 

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  # 1256898 12-Mar-2015 10:45
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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/smart-plug-Orvibo-Wiwo-S20-WIFI-Smart-Home-Wall-Socket-Connects-AC-110-240V-10A-2000W/2004913638.html

Bunnings sell a version branded arlec, not sure if it has the same software or not.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/WiFi-Wireless-Smart-Power-Socket-Cell-Phone-Remote-Control-Repeater-Plug/32262431623.html

I have several of this one for aquarium lights, water features, pool pump etc as the timer is much easier to set on a smart phone than on a horrid UI with a tiny non backlit LCD like most plug in timers have.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-Sockets-Remote-Control-Wireless-Mobile-Phone-GSM-SIM-Smart-Socket-Switch-Promotion/2024702538.html
Friend has one of those, uses it for powercycling a cheap nasty DVR that keeps crashing and the router that also keeps crashing. They have portfowards exposing the DVR to the whole internet because their security installer said that was ok. They ignore me when I say its a dumb idea and just bought something to reboot it remotely.




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  # 1256981 12-Mar-2015 11:47
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I would encouragere you to ask gowifi.co.nz about the mpower stuff.  They import other items from that manufacturer and may be happy to special-order some mpower stuff for you.  We use their radio gear and it is high quality.




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  # 1256986 12-Mar-2015 11:51
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Dynamic: I would encouragere you to ask gowifi.co.nz about the mpower stuff.  They import other items from that manufacturer and may be happy to special-order some mpower stuff for you.  We use their radio gear and it is high quality.


You may want to check for any 110v vs 230v issues as well.









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  # 1257028 12-Mar-2015 12:23
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astrae:
Dynamic: I would encouragere you to ask gowifi.co.nz about the mpower stuff.  They import other items from that manufacturer and may be happy to special-order some mpower stuff for you.  We use their radio gear and it is high quality.


You may want to check for any 110v vs 230v issues as well.




Yes very important! I think the MPower plugs are only US design too





 
 
 
 


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  # 1257037 12-Mar-2015 12:29
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Zeon:
astrae:
Dynamic: I would encouragere you to ask gowifi.co.nz about the mpower stuff.  They import other items from that manufacturer and may be happy to special-order some mpower stuff for you.  We use their radio gear and it is high quality.


You may want to check for any 110v vs 230v issues as well.




Yes very important! I think the MPower plugs are only US design too


I've had a quick look at the specs. The EU version is  220-250v, the US version is 110-125v  so definitely need the EU version and an appropriate adapter.









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  # 1257038 12-Mar-2015 12:30
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Dynamic: I would encouragere you to ask gowifi.co.nz about the mpower stuff.  They import other items from that manufacturer and may be happy to special-order some mpower stuff for you.  We use their radio gear and it is high quality.


Thanks, I looked at the product but they don't have ping / reboot ability which would be quite nice. The mpower products seem aimed more at home automation than remote network/computer power specifically.  They do look nice though. 

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  # 1257040 12-Mar-2015 12:31
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astrae: I've had a quick look at the specs. The EU version is  220-250v, the US version is 110-125v  so definitely need the EU version and an appropriate adapter.

Experience with different vendors tells me that just because you have not seen an AU/NZ plug in their marketing, doesn't mean they don't actually produce a version with this configuration.




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  # 1257365 12-Mar-2015 18:14
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DLI is the one i would recommend
http://www.digital-loggers.com/lpc.html
gowifi is also the local supplier.

Here is their cheesy youtube video for one of their other products we use. Its halarious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgyQy7TG_Y




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  # 1257370 12-Mar-2015 18:47
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If you are looking for something a little more serious have a look at the locally distributed Rackpower enLogic series which are 19 inch rack mountable

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  # 1257404 12-Mar-2015 19:33
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surfisup1000: The Aviosys 9255 comes close but only one outlet. The mpower does not seem to be sold here. 


They also have (or had) a version with 4 outlets as well, IP Power 9258. From memory, it cost me under $100 to import one from the US. Note, it has US power points, but was 1/3 the price of the international version that was available in NZ. There was a variant with ping/reboot functionality too I believe.

I used one for a few years along with a script which would power cycle my ADSL router when it stopped responding.



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  # 1257405 12-Mar-2015 19:34
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Thanks, the DLI looks perfect . I've fired off an email to gowifi. I'll be interested in how much gowifi sells DLI unit? Not on their website either. Would you know? 

It is difficult to find something locally, and the market for these here seems mainly commercial/industrial. 

NZ suppliers I contacted so far have prices starting from around $450+gst for even the simplest controllers.  



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  # 1257466 12-Mar-2015 20:50
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Jaycar sells a kitset one for about $120




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