Product Review: Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus

The Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus is a plugged-in adapter that is a transmitter and receiver and therefore will let the user know when an action has been carried out and the status of their device. It also provides for energy monitoring.

Requires the MiHome Gateway to function (See my Gateway review).

The Adapter Plus allows you to monitor the power being used by an attached appliance and switch the adapter on and off from anywhere in the world via the MiHome App.

The Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus can be controlled with IFTTT, this allows you to turn them on using the weather, ESPN, Facebook.  You can also use it in conjunction with the Phillips Hue and Nest.

The Adapter Plus is part of the MiHome home automation range.

Retail Packaging.

The Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus comes very well packed in a frustration free packed cardboard sleeved box.  The box measures 10.5cm x 9.0cm x 8.0cm and weighs 180G.

Adapter Plus
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Contents.

When you open your Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus box you will find: 1x Plug Adapter.

Adapter Plus
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Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus.

The Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus is moulded using high quality plastic.  It is White in colour and measures 9.5cm x 5.0cm x 6.0cm and weighs 115G.

Adapter Plus
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Installation.

To use this adapter, you need to ensure that you have a connected Energenie MiHome Gateway and have also installed the Energenie App.

To start to use the Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus simply open the App and select “Add a New Device”, now select the device type (In this instance select Adapter) and then select the location of the device.

Now you can start using this adapter via the Energenie App.  You’re able turn on/off a powered appliance, set a timing schedule, and set up Geofencing all from within the App.

You can also control the adapter by pressing the button on the front to turn on/off the connected appliance without using the App.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand – Energenie
  • Model – MiHome Adapter Plus
  • Model Code – MIHO005
  • EAN No – 5060166035778
  • ASIN – B00V52HKHI
  • Maximum Load – 3000W
  • Maximum Current – 13A
  • Voltage Range – 230-250V 50Hz AC
  • Plug & Socket – BS 5733 + The Relevant Clauses of BS 1363
  • Transmission Frequency – 434.300 MHz
  • Protocol – OpenThings (16663DOC14)
  • Location – Indoor Use Only
  • Compliance – CE, RoHS

Conclusion.

I really like the Energenie product range, it’s simple to set up and installation is a breeze. Look out for more Energenie MiHome product reviews over the next couple of weeks too.  I like this adapter, it’s easy to set and use, there is one annoying point though and it’s an annoying buzzing sound when the adapter is being used.  I don’t know what causes it, but it can be annoying!  Overall though i do recommend the Adapter Plus to be added onto your Energenie MiHome range and build up a connected home network.

If you want the Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus for yourself, it is available on Amazon and the Energenie Website and comes with a full 12 Month Warranty.  The RRP for the MiHome Adapter Plus is £34.99.

Price: £24.47
Was: £34.99

Thank you for reading this, feel free to comment down below, your input really matters to me.  I can also be contacted here.  Why not check out my other product reviews here.

Darren

2 thoughts on “Product Review: Energenie MiHome Adapter Plus”

  1. Hi Mr. energenie

    I have bought the Energenie gateway and Mihome Monitor products but have some problem..i follow the instruction to set up Gateway..
    lastly i cant see the solid green light..it just blingking green & red light every time..i already change network port but still same..when i scan QR code it ERROR
    (auth_code was not recognized…..)

    How to solve this problem…

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