Among the SmartBee Plug-n-Play Networking family, the Stinger Smart Plug, Stinger Smart Power Strip 4, and 24V Dry Contact Controller (DCC8) integrate with The Hive™ Gateway to centralize input from multiple SmartBee Smart Plugs for an energy management solution. Load consumption information from attached electrical devices can be communicated for monitoring or control of all attached appliances. Information including on/off status, operating range and erratic behavior can be determined and used to initiate subsequent actions, such as powering on or off a device. A key benefit of SmartBee Power Controls is more efficient usage of energy, resulting in decreased costs.
NEW! 24V Dry Contact Controller
Ideal for multi-zone irrigation systems
The SmartBee 24V Dry Contact Controller, allows you to step down your high-voltage relays to operate low-voltage appliances giving you variety of use options that may be suitable to your established electrical configuration. The eight relay dry contact controller is ideal for opening low-voltage solenoids serving multi-zoned irrigation systems within a single microclimate.
The Hive communicates with the DCC8 over your network to turn relays ON or OFF, and uses sensor data to compare conditions to set points, and turn the required electrical appliances ON or OFF controlling your appliances to your desired settings. A perfect solution for greenhouses, the SmartBee 24V Dry Contact Controller is great for actuating blackout appliances and louvers that aid light deprivation applications.
If you’re running different crop varieties in one room, a common practice is to irrigate in zones thus maximizing the efficiency of each of the crops individual feeding needs. The 24V Dry Contact Controller has the ability to utilize the SmartBee App’s irrigation schedules in the same way you would normally schedule irrigations in the system. You may be currently plugging several solenoids onto a control device such as a Smart Strip 4 (SS4). Now you can wire those same zones into the 24V Dry Contact Controller and have the same control while freeing up some controllable outlets you currently use for irrigation.
The Stinger SmartPlug offers wireless on/off control of any electrically-powered grow room appliance. Monitoring real-time power consumption as well as extending the range of your wireless sensor network, the SS1 provides a single outlet capable of powering devices up to 15 amps utilizing digital circuit-breaker technology. No longer do you have to hope and pray timers work, as the Stinger SmartPlug allows you to check in with your devices to ensure they’re working they way they should, and notifies you when they don’t. Remotely set thresholds and The Hive™ Gateway will turn appliances on and off as needed to keep your garden’s various systems in sync.
Stinger Smart Power Strip 4
Replace your current power strip with our smarter one. The Stinger Smart Power Strip 4 lets you turn up to 4 electronic devices on or off independently from anywhere. You can set schedules for your garden’s environmental and other grow appliances, and control them remotely using a simple mobile internet connection.
The Stinger Smart Power Strip 4 is an intelligent outlet that affords wireless control of humidifiers, exhaust fans, heaters, CO2 and more. Power failure detection, active electrical current monitoring, and fail-safe features make this power strip far better than any competing units on the market today. In fact, you can also add additional Stinger Smart Power Strip products to your garden for even greater control of appliances via your web enabled devices. Remotely set thresholds and The Hive™ Gateway will activate appliances as needed to keep your garden’s systems operating at peak performance.
POWER CONTROL FEATURES
- Wall-mountable design with heavy duty 5’ power cable
- Wireless mesh network range extender (additional 133’ [40m])
- “Real-time” power consumption monitoring
- Utilizes industrial-grade, machine-to-machine wireless mesh network technology (IEEE 802.15.4)
- Plant-safe green LED active indicator lights
- Integrates with SmartBee™ Environmental Base or Premier Systems