Update for Edimax Radio-Controlled Socket: Managing Home Appliances Intelligently

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You can incredibly efficiently reduce power consumption in your home using the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 and Edimax radio-controlled socket. The update makes the Edimax radio-controlled socket even more safe. Here you’ll learn why the update is important and what you need to know when updating.

The SMA Sunny Home Manager 2.0 intelligently distributes the solar power generated by your PV systems to home appliances. The biggest savings can be made when the largest electrical appliances in your home, such as washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, immersion heaters and pumps, are taken into consideration. In addition, the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 also communicates with the Edimax SP-2101W WLAN radio-controlled socket, which can be purchased in the online store. Radio-controlled sockets are available in various country-specific versions. For more details, visit our product page Sunny  Home Manager 2.0.

Please note that unfortunately delivery of the radio-controlled sockets is delayed. “Due to the shortage of components and bottlenecks in production, we are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of WLAN Edimax SP-2101W V2 radio-controlled sockets,” said Ugur Göksu, business director at Edimax. “The expected delivery date in Europe is mid-April 2019.“

We will of course keep you updated on this issue.

Update improves communication between SHM 2.0 and Edimax radio-controlled sockets

In the past, there were some technical problems with the communication between the new Edimax SP-2101W radio-controlled socket 3.0 firmware and the Sunny  Home Manager 2.0. With this new product update, Edimax has improved the connection to the Edimax Cloud.

This is what you need to do

All Edimax Smart Plug users have to upgrade to version 2.2.14.R to ensure trouble-free operation. The firmware version 2.2.14.R for the Sunny Home Manager has already been updated by selected testers of a beta version and has been running smoothly. In addition to this test, the firmware release is currently in the final SMA quality assurance process and is planned for rollout shortly. We thank you in advance for your patience.

To make it possible for your Sunny Home Manager to communicate with the Edimax Smart Plug, a product update on BOTH systems is required. However, the operation via radio-controlled sockets with firmware version 3.0 is guaranteed until SMA publishes the new firmware for the Sunny Home Manager 2.0-20 (HM-20).

When the auto-update function for the Sunny Home Manager is enabled, you do not need to take any further action as the Sunny Home Manager will be updated automatically. For the current Edimax Smart Plug firmware, please use the update function in the Edimax app EdiSmart instead of EdiLife.

Automatic switching on and off your home appliances

The radio-controlled sockets turn your appliances on and off using control signals from the Sunny Home Manager 2.0. The WLAN radio-controlled sockets disconnect the loads and measure power consumption levels. Once the radio-controlled socket is registered in the local area network via the Edimax app, it will be displayed as a new device in Sunny Portal and can be added to the PV system with the Sunny Home Manger 2.0 (see Sunny Home Manager 2.0 operating manual).

Summary

In order to ensure that your Edimax SP-2101W WLAN radio-controlled socket with the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 continues to function, please make note of the current firmware version of the devices used (latest software updates via SMA download):

  • Sunny Home Manager 2.0 with firmware version 2.2.14.0R
  • Edimax SP-2101W and Edimax SP-2101W V2 with firmware version 3.0

Find more details for Sunny Home Manager 2.0 here.

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