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Last updated March 16, 2017

Ion Smart Outlet

Ion Smart Outlet allows you to control outlet usage from your smart phone or tablet using standard WiFi -- NO SEPARATE HUB REQUIRED.

Ion Smart Outlet

Ion Smart Outlet allows you to control outlet usage from your smart phone or tablet using standard WiFi -- NO SEPARATE HUB REQUIRED.

$10,479
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 16 2017 4:02 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 16, 2017

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Design Prototype

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About

Ion Smart: Control Energy Usage from the Palm of Your Hand
Ion Smart: Control Energy Usage from the Palm of Your Hand

                                                           www.ion-smart.com

Control & Monitor Outlet Usage from Your Smart Phone or Tablet Using Standard WiFi (No Separate Hub Required) -- And Stop Energy Losses in Their Tracks

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in the United States alone, vampire power -- or power lost through devices and appliances that are not on, but remain plugged in -- costs consumers more than $3 billion per year. Do you know all the places in your home or buildings where energy losses and vampire energy are depleting your resources – and your wallet? With the ION Smart Outlet, you can realize true cost savings through affordable and scalable home & building automation – and take back control of your energy costs.

Control from Anywhere in the World

HOW SMART IS YOUR OUTLET? With the Ion Smart Outlet, you can avoid the high energy costs associated with wasted outlet usage and vampire power by turning your outlets on or off with your mobile app. Control, monitor and schedule your individual outlets – from anywhere in the world –using the Ion Smart Outlet. Do it via your mobile device using standard WiFi or cellular network; no separate hub required. The ION Smart Outlet provides control and monitoring functions from anywhere in the world that you have cellular or WiFi service, making it ultra-flexible and easy-to-use.

Reap the Benefits

The Ion Smart Outlet allows you to realize true cost savings through affordable and scalable home and building automation, without needing to purchase a costly hub or head-end device in order to use it! With the Ion Smart Outlet, the control of your power usage in your home or building is in the palm of your hand...you can limit unnecessary power usage for things such as: printers, heaters, small appliances, electronics, and more when you are away. You can monitor power usage of individually connected plug loads, or even limit the amount of time the kids can be on their video game console, by connecting their device to an Ion Smart Outlet.

One Power-Packed, Standalone, Fully Functional Device

Appearance Prototype
Appearance Prototype

All of the potent capabilities you need packed into one sleek, innovative Ion Smart Outlet device: the Ion Smart Outlet was expertly engineered to provide an intelligent design, innovative outlet control capabilities, ultra-easy use via your mobile device, and hubless control. The result? You have the flexibility to control your energy costs from anywhere, at any time.

Intuitive Mobile App for Complete Control

Life is hard enough – your app shouldn’t be. Via your smart phone or tablet and a free and intuitive iPhone or Android app, you can effortlessly control your Ion Smart Outlet. Every aspect of our app has been designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind – a few clicks on your mobile device, and away you go. The Ion Smart Outlet mobile app is easy to set up and requires minimal interaction in order to perform the functions you need for any of your outlets. 

Energy Control in the Palm of Your Hand 

Your mobile app is available from anywhere in the world you have a cellular data connection or WiFi access. It is intuitive and clear and requires minimal interaction in order to perform the functions you need for any of your outlets (remotely control the on/off functionality of your outlet, monitor power usage, and schedule times for your Ion Smart Outlet to be on or off). 

Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use

Each Ion Smart Outlet is a standalone, fully functional device that is installed in any standard residential or commercial electrical box and works over standard WiFi networks; no separate hub or other head-end equipment is required. Additionally, the Ion Smart Outlet requires no extra wiring or rough-in -- it can be installed and wired to the existing copper wiring of a standard receptacle that is being replaced. It is also available in a 20A version to support commercial environments.

You're in Control

You decide how many Ion Smart Outlets you want to monitor and control, which mobile devices you want to view and control your ION Smart Outlets from, and when you want to schedule power to each of your outlets. From your mobile device, you can schedule times when your Ion Smart Outlet is on or off. Simply access your Ion Smart Outlet app via any mobile iOS or Android device and start charting your course.

Available in 15A and 20A Versions for Residential and Commercial Use

Why limit your control to just your home or commercial building? With the Ion Smart Outlet, you control both. The Ion Smart Outlet is available in 15A and 20A versions to support residential and commercial environments and has an in-wall installation for a clean and finished look. It can be installed and wired to the existing copper wiring of a standard receptacle that is being replaced or built into a new building during construction.

Reap the Benefits of the Ion Smart Outlet
Reap the Benefits of the Ion Smart Outlet

                                                           www.ion-smart.com

Soak It All In

We’re pretty proud of the potent capabilities that our fully functional, standalone Ion Smart Outlet devices possess, and we’re happy to share the details of our product with you – so you can get up-to-speed [and become equally impressed]!

Our Goal

The funds raised through our Kickstarter campaign will be used for tooling and manufacturing costs to bring the Ion Smart Outlet to the masses. This campaign is ALL-OR-NOTHING. Kickstarter will not collect funds from any of our backers unless we meet or exceed our goal. With your help, we can bring this revolutionary new technology to life! THANK YOU for your support!

 

Risks and challenges

One of the greatest benefits of our Ion Smart Outlet is its ability to be installed directly into a home or commercial building, making it a permanently available automation device. This does however, present some challenges. It will be necessary for our device to meet National Electrical Code requirements and to be certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as UL. I have personally spent nearly my entire career in the electrical business and our development team is highly experienced in all aspects of this industry. This puts us in a unique position to provide a product that meets all of the industry requirements that many others would be unaware of. With solid industry partnerships and an excellent understanding of current electrical codes, we were able to develop a product that is designed to meet all of these outside requirements. Our last big hurdle is to achieve a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory listing for our device. We have been working diligently with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) over the past 6 months to assure that our final design meets their standards. When our Kickstarter campaign is successful we will begin testing our final product with UL. We are confident that after much research, design, and testing we will be able to provide a product capable of passing the UL tests and achieve the required product listing.

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    Donation to Ion Smart Outlet Campaign

    Donate to Ion Smart Outlet product launch campaign - any amount, starting at $1.

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    Early Bird Special

    LIMITED TO 1,000 UNITS: Pledge in the first 7 days of the campaign and receive one Smart outlet product shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    One (1) Ion Smart Outlet

    Pledge $59 or more and receive one Smart Outlet product shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Pledge $116 or more About $116

    Two (2) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $116 or more and receive two Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Pledge $171 or more About $171

    Three (3) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $171 or more and receive three Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Four (4) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $220 or more and receive four Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

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    Pledge $270 or more About $270

    Five (5) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $270 or more and receive five Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

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    Six (6) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $318 or more and receive six Ion Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

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    Whole Home Plan: (10) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $530 or more and receive ten (10) Ion Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Pledge $1,060 or more About $1,060

    Whole Home Plan: (20) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $1,060 or more and receive twenty (20) Ion Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Pledge $1,590 or more About $1,590

    Whole Home Plan: (30) Ion Smart Outlets

    Pledge $1,590 or more and receive thirty (30) Ion Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

    The Ion Smart Outlet will be offered in: white and ivory colors, tamper-resistant and non-tamper resistant versions, and 15-amp and 20-amp options. You will specify your preferences after the campaign is successfully funded.

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    Business Plan: (100) Ion Smart Outlets:

    Pledge $5,300 or more and receive one hundred (100) Ion Smart Outlet products shipped directly to you. The accompanying Ion Smart outlet mobile app is provided to you for use, free of charge.

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Funding period

- (30 days)