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Questions about your Plug Compact?
Questions about your Plug Compact? You can find installation videos, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions here.
The most frequently asked questions about the installation of the Plug Compact
Plug Compact - Installation
How can I reset my Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact (reset, reset)?
To reset your Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact, proceed as follows:
1. remove your Smart plug compact from the socket.
When plugging in, press and hold the button on the top of the Smart plug until the LED on the button flashes orange quickly.
Release the button briefly and press again until the LED lights up green. The Smart plug is now back to the factory settings.
How do I install the Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact (installation)?
To install the Smart plug compact, first make sure you have a Bosch Smart Home controller and the Bosch Smart Home app and have successfully set up both. Now start the Bosch Smart Home app and select "Add device". Follow the instructions in the app.
The most frequently asked questions about the operation of the Plug Compact
Plug Compact - Operation
Can I switch the Bosch Smart plug compact on and off directly on the device (functions, information)?
Yes, the button on the top of the device allows you to activate and deactivate the Smart plug compact manually on the device.
I would like to extend the Homematic IP and ZigBee signals. Can I plug the Bosch Smart plug compact into the Bosch Smart plug (requirements, connection, range)?
Can I connect several Bosch Smart Home Smart plugs compact in series to increase the range (connection, requirements)?
Yes, you can easily connect several Bosch Smart Home Smart plugs compact in series.
Where should I best place my Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact to optimally increase the range (connection, requirements)?
To increase the range between the Smart Home controller and a ZigBee3.0-enabled device, place the Bosch Smart Home plug compact about halfway between the Smart Home controller and the device you want to reach.
Make sure that there are no major obstacles between the Smart Home controller, Smart plug compact and the device to be reached.
How can I set a timer on my Bosch Smart plug compact (time control, functions, automations)?
To set a timer for your Bosch Smart plug compact, create the corresponding Smart plug compact as a favorite. Select the favorite and then swipe to the right. You now have the option of setting the desired times here.
Can I integrate the Bosch Smart plug compact into the presence simulation (services, automations, prerequisites, functions)?
Yes, the Smart plug compact can be integrated into the presence simulation.
Can I switch electric heaters with my Bosch Smart plug compact (functions, installation, services, settings)?
As soon as the intended use "Heating" has been selected in the device management, the following heater types can be connected to the Smart plug compact:
- Towel warmer
- Electric heating
- Radiant heater
- Infrared heating
It is important to note that the maximum switching capacity of 3680W must not be exceeded and a Room thermostat II is also required as a measuring device.
General information about the Plug Compact
Plug Compact - General information
My Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact is not reachable. What can I do (connection, range)?
If the Smart plug suddenly becomes inaccessible, briefly unplug it and plug it in again.
If you suspect a technical error, contact our customer service.
Do not make any repairs to the device and power lines yourself.
What is the protection class of the Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact (requirements)?
The Smart plug compact has the protection class IP 20.
Can I plug my Bosch Smart plug compact into a power strip (requirements, installation, mounting)?
Why is the energy consumption of my Smart plug compact not saved (functions, services)?
The Smart plug compact stores the energy consumption every 30 minutes. If the Smart plug compact is removed from the socket, the information on energy consumption from the last time it was saved is lost. When the Smart plug compact is plugged in again, the energy consumption value can thus be easily reset.
Why can my Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact extend the range only for my Twinguard, Motion detector, Twist and water sensor (connection, requirements)?
The Bosch Smart plug compact uses and extends the ZigBee 3.0 radio protocol. The Twinguard, Motion detector, Water alarm and Twist also use ZigBee 3.0 as their radio protocol and are therefore compatible.
What is the maximum power that can be applied to my Bosch Smart plug compact (requirements)?
The maximum switching capacity of the Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact is 16A.
My Bosch Smart plug compact is defective and must be disposed of. How can I dispose of it (warranty)?
Electrical or electronic equipment that is no longer usable and defective or used batteries must be collected separately and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner (European Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Use the country-specific return and collection systems for the disposal of waste electrical or electronic equipment.
What is included in the Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact?
The Bosch Smart plug compact comes with the Quickstart guide and the device itself.
Can I operate the Bosch Smart plug compact without the Bosch Smart Home controller (requirements, installation)?
Yes, the Bosch Smart plug compact can also be used without the Bosch Smart Home controller. However, plugging in the Smart plug is the only available function. For the full range of functions, please use the Smart Home controller and the Bosch Smart Home app.
Is it possible to get advice on the Bosch Smart home Smart plug compact (information)?
In the metropolitan areas of Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Mannheim, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Ruhr area you have the opportunity to get advice on site. You can find more information under the followingLink.
Where can I buy the Bosch Smart plug compact (purchase and delivery)?
How is the Bosch Smart Home Plug Compact secured against children and pets (requirements, installation)?
The Bosch Smart plug compact is secured against children and pets with the help of a nipple.
What are the differences between the Bosch Smart plug compact and the Bosch Smart plug (functions, information)?
The Smart plug extends the range of the following products:
- Universal switch (Flex)
- Shutter control
- Light control
- Door/window contact
- Radiator thermostat
- Room thermostat
- Underfloor-heating room thermostat 230V (24V/230V)
- Smoke alarm
The Smart plug Plus also features power metering and the integration of electric heaters.
The Smart plug compact extends the range of the following products:
- Outdoor siren
- Motion detector
- Radiator thermostat II
- Light/shutter control I
- IResmoke detector II
- Door/window contact II plus
- Water alarm
- More Smart plugs compact
The Smart plug compact also has a power metering function. It is not possible to integrate electric heaters.
How many Bosch Smart plug compacts can I integrate into my Bosch Smart Home system (requirements)?
There is currently no known upper limit that limits the number of Smart plug compacts in a room. However, please note that the response speed of the devices may decrease in very large installations.
How is the firmware of my Bosch Smart Home Smart plug compact kept up to date (update, installation, functions)?
The Bosch Smart home Smart plug compact always receives firmware updates. These must be performed manually. If an update is available, you will receive a message in the MessageCenter of the Bosch Smart Home app and information in the device management.
Can my Bosch Smart plug compact increase the range of my other Bosch Smart Home devices (range extension, functions, requirements)?
The Smart plug compact automatically extends the range between the Smart Home controller and the following devices:
- Motion detector
- Smart lamps (LEDVANCE)
- Water alarm
- Smart plug compact
For the range extender to work, the Smart plug compact should ideally be plugged in halfway between your Smart Home controller and the device with reception problems. The range extender cannot be switched off.
The Smart plug automatically extends the range of other Zigbee devices. If it is disconnected from the power supply (e.g. by unplugging it), the amplification is lost and the wireless network rebuilds itself. This may cause some devices to lose connection to the Smart Home controller temporarily or permanently.
How does the Smart plug compact affect my electricity consumption (requirements, functions, information)?
The power consumption in idle mode is < 1 watt.
Is the Bosch Smart plug compact equipped with a switch (requirements, functions)?
Yes, the Smart plug compact has a switch for manual operation of the device.
Can I connect the Smart plug compact with Alexa (requirements, functions, voice control)?
Yes, the Bosch Smart plug compact can also be switched via voice assistants such as Alexa or Google Assistant.
Does the Bosch Smart plug compact have a USB port (requirements, functions)?
The Smart home plug compact does not have a USB port.
Can I also use my Bosch Smart plug compact outdoors (installation, requirements)?
No, the Smart plug compact is not approved for outdoor use. If used outdoors, all claims for replacement of the defective device become void.
Is there overvoltage protection with the Smart plug compact (requirements, functions)?
No, the Bosch Smart Home Plug Kompakt does not offer surge protection.
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