A place for all of your Aviosys related Frequently Asked Questions about the full range of IP Power networked power switches.
Does the NetPower USB Power Switch device support Linux?
No. The NetPower USB Power switch will not run on a Linux server. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
Can you control the IP Power 9258S unit using RS-232?
No. The Aviosys IP Power 9258S and 9258SP models both have a RS232 interface but it is used only to log information.
Can the IP Power 9258 set one outlet to OFF then 45 mins later to ON; and do that up to seven times in one/same day?
You can set the schedule for a once a day action and repeat that every day, Monday to Friday and separately Saturday and Sunday. You can also set a delay on an action, so that On or Off won't take effect until a time has elapsed. In addition you can also use Wake on LAN so that a particular MAC address can wake the device up. However it is not possible to time multiple ON/Off actions on the same day.
Can the IP Power 9258 be used to switch on of 6 times a day like an programable clock?
The timer schedule limits the number of times you can switch each port on and off to once per day.
Can the IP9258SP be used to control low energy lighting, e.g. LEDs or CFLs?
The Power Switches are not aware of the type of devices connected to the outlets, they just switch power On or Off.
I am looking for a device that will ping internet sites, if it cannot get a connection, it will reset what ever is plugin in.
IP9258S-P, IP9255, IP9255PRO, 9258DX and IP9820 units can perform continuous Pings to specified IP addresses. If the Pings fail then the relevant power outlet can be turned off and On again
I am looking to fit a remote controlled power switch to our local telecoms mast in order to switch on an air traffic hazard beacon when needed; would the IP9255 be the right product for the job?
Yes. So long as the current drain is within the IP Power 9255 maximum of 8 amps. The device has a built in web server so you could browse to the device and switch your air traffic hazard beacon on / off as and when required. If you have a management system, you can also integrate it using the SDK.
I want to use the IP Power 9258S to turn on and off a machine that delivers Oxygen to my mother in another part of the country?
I would not recommend this for a medically critical application.
Where can i find firmware update for IP Power 9258S?
You can login to your power switch and use the Firmware Update option on the IP Power interface, or go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest firmware.
For security reasons, i will need the mac address of that device. Is it possible to get the mac address of this device?
Each device has a unique MAC address so I can't tell you what the MAC address will be prior to purchase. The MAC address is on a label on the device.
Can you supply a IP9255 as a 2 pin EU plug? If you can, tell me what code to use?
Yes we can supply EU versions. Just add your country code to the part number, for example for Germany 9255GE. for France 9255FR. The price is the same for all versions.
Can the IP Power9258 be set up so that it connects the power to an appliance for a predetermnined period, e.g. two minutes?
You can set a schedule to switch a port On (or Off) for 2 minutes, or indeed for any time. You can specify a date and time to switch too. However the scheduler is not designed to switch ports On and Off several times a day. See more details for further information...
If the unit power cycles after no response from a ping will it wait a set time period before pinging again?
You can program in a delay, the number of Pings and the time between Pings before a failure is indicated.
Can the IP9258S-P be used to reboot equipment?
Yes. You can use the Auto Ping feature to switch the socket that is attached to your router.
How many power cycles is each port rated for? I want to use it for test power cycling products i.e. run a test that does 100 to a 1000 power cycles, each on cycle would be about 5 minutes
No maximum is quoted in the specification. Each power cycle takes about 1 second so it would be unwise to flood the switch with lots of requests to power On/Off. The IP Power Switch is not designed for heavy duty switching so I would not recommend it...
Can you supply the IP Power 9255 Pro with a US socket?
Yes. The IP Power 9255 Pro is available with a US socket. I usually supply the UK and EU versions. I can supply the US version but there would be a minimum order size of 12 units, 1 box.
I want to ask if it is feasable having a remote control for example like the one used for TV? I don't need an internet or ethernet remote control, and i just want it to control 8 channels
The IP9820S unit comes with a battery operated Remote Control, so you can control the 8 ports, just like on a TV remote.
Are each of the 4 sockets individually switchable via remote control?
Yes. Each of the ports can be controlled seperately using the web interface as well as using the Telnet and web based API.
Item 1 says "High Power 15A on off switch". Does this mean the total load for the 8 outlets or 8 x 15 amp?
The total load of all of the outlets cannot exceed 15 amps @ 220V. The maximum load on a single outlet is 10 amps.
How many be used on the same network?
You can use as many as you have IP addresses. On a regular local area network you could have over 200. Each power switch needs to have one IP address.