Smart plugs are definitely one of the most useful smart devices. Purley because it has the ability to control nearly all your devices smart or ordinary.
When I first came across smart plugs it was hard to imagine my life without it. Mainly because of how easy it was to control my home & perform tasks that usually seem tedious. Such as turning off all my lights, heating, & other devices before leaving the house. Now I simply ask Alexa to do it for me.
Let’s take a look at how we can set up and install Gosund and connect it to Alexa.
Setting up Gosund
- Download the Gosund App
- Create Your Account
- Go to the app & tap on the + icon to add your device
- Select type of device you’re setting up tap on “socket”
- Plug the device into a power outlet
- Go back to your app & select confirm
- Once the configuration is complete you will be able to control your plug through the app.
Connect Gosund Smart Plug To Alexa
- First, install the Alexa App
- Select the menu icon on the top left corner
- Select Skills & Games
- Tap on the search icon on the top right corner & type in “Gosund”
- Select “enable”
- Go back to the main menu select devices then plugs
- Select the name of your plug
- Your all set! you will now be able to turn it on & off with Alexa
What Can you Do with the Gosund Smart Plug?
Set Schedules & Timers
You can set schedules for your smart plugs to automate a task at a certain time for example if you want all your lights off by 10 pm, this feature is useful for automating daily tasks such as shutting off all the light on the house at night every day. Instead, just set the schedule and let the smart plug do all the work for you.
Timers are beneficial from preventing excess electrical usage of devices. For example, if you’re charging your headphones and you want it to stop within an hour of charging without you having to constantly check on it you can set the timer to shut off the socket in 40 minutes and you don’t have to worry about it sucking up more electricity.
Control your devices by voice
Use Alexa or google assistant to control your devices through your smart plug. Such as turn on and off lightbulbs in the living room. Or if you have an oven connected to one of your smart plugs and you would like to turn your oven off simply tell Alexa to turn off the smart plug connected to your oven.
Control Smart Plugs From Anywhere
One of the best features of the Gosund smart plug is the ability to control your plugs from wherever you are. This allows you to check if you forgot to turn off your lights
Group all your Plugs together
The Gosund smart plug has a feature called “scenes”. This allows you to group all your smart plugs together and perform specific tasks. For example, you can group all your plugs in your bedroom, kitchen, living room & ask Alexa to turn off lights in your bedroom. This makes it easier to turn on & off plugs in a whole room rather than closing each light individually.
Types Of Gosund Smart Plugs:
Gosund Mini Smart Wifi Plug
- Working Temp: -10 ~ 60 ℃
- Wi-Fi Requirement: 2.4Ghz Only
- Rated Voltage: 120V
- Rated Current: 10A Max
- AC Frequency: 2.4 Ghz
- Max power: 1200W
Smart Plug Gosund 16A Smart Wifi Outlet
- Working Temp: -4 ~ 113°F
- WIFI Requirement: 2.4GHz
- Rated Current: 16A Max
- Rated Voltage: 125V
- Max Power: 2000W
Gosund Dual Dual Extender
- Rated Voltage:110-240V
- Rared Current；10A(Max)
- Woking temperature: -10-60 degrees
- WiFi Frequency: ONLY support 2.4Ghz
- Total output: 1200w Max(110Vx10A)
Gosund Smart Power Strip
- Working Temp: -4℉-113℉
- Wi-Fi Requirement: 2.4GHz Only
- Rated Voltage: 110V
- Rated Current: 10A Max
- AC Frequency: 50/60Hz
- Max power: 1100W
Smart plugs are a staple in smart homes, it’s one of the most beneficial smart devices as it’s able to control multiple devices in an entire room.
Setting up & installing your smart plug is very simple and shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes to set up. Connecting your device to Alexa enhances your experience dramatically as your able to automate tedious daily tasks such as turning your lights on and off very easily.
A smart plug may also help you save more on electric bills. The reason being is you have the ability to control your smart plug from anywhere in the world so if you left your light or heating on and went to work you can simply turn it off via the app. Smart plugs are an awesome addition to any home and it will surely enhance your lifestyle.