Very precise: the eQ-3 HmIP-PSM-2 radio-controlled socket convinces in the CHIP laboratory
the eQ-3 HmIP-PSM-2 is characterized above all by a high measurement accuracy: the deviation from the target value is less than one percent – a very good result. But you have to take into account that values below 0.5 watts are not saved. The socket’s own consumption is pleasantly low: we measured 0.2 watts when it was switched off and 0.8 watts when it was active. The radio-controlled socket has a lot to offer in terms of functionality: An associated app can be installed on iOS and Android. Google Home is also supported and the radio-controlled socket can even be voice-controlled via Alexa.
As an option, the eQ-3 HmIP-PSM-2 can also be controlled on the go: limit values and a schedule can be created, which are then monitored by the socket. For example, if a limit is reached, the app notifies you via a push notification. With automatic shutdown, however, only one of the two contacts can be deactivated. We are also missing a display of socket history and cost history. For the setup itself, you even have to buy a separate access point from the manufacturer.
Our conclusion at the time of the test:
“The radio-controlled socket HmIP-PSM-2 from the manufacturer eQ-3 convinced in the test with a very high measurement accuracy. However, the measurements only start with devices from 0.5 watts. The power consumption This socket’s own energy is low. It offers apps on iOS and Android and can be connected to Alexa and Google Home. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with Apple HomeKit. Another disadvantage is the need to configure a point of access from the manufacturer, which must be purchased separately.”