Review: Braumm Smart Wi-Fi Switch and Wi-Fi Plug

The Braumm switches can be used with both Amazon Echo (Alexa) and the Google Home Assistant.Braumm provides their own app, but the smart plug and smart switch are also compatible with the Smart Life app, since they both work on the Tuya platform.

Overall Rating diy star 3.0

The Braum S111 is a Wi-Fi connected on/off switch that can connect through the Braumm app or the Tuya app. It’s a great switch for the price point. Be aware that it will not integrate with non-Tuya enabled systems.

 Braumm S111 Wi-Fi Smart Switch

~ $20.00

 BRAUMM WiFi Smart Plug (2 Pack)

~ $20.00

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General Features house-start-five-0-0-sm

This is a basic Wi-Fi switch at a great price point, especially considering the fact that it’s ETL listed. There is no dimmer version of this switch as of when I wrote this post.

Capability

On/Off

Dimmer

Invert Switch No N/A
Air Gap  No N/A
Disable Local Control No N/.A
Swap LED On/Off No N/A
Auto Timer Off No N/A
State After Power Restored No N/A
Set LED Brightness Level No N/A
Switch Side Notifications 2 No N/A
Configurable LED Default Color No N/A

Many of these general features can be achieved through the Tuya or Braumm app, and others are more accessible through Z-Wave switches.

Scenes & Power diy star 2.0

This is not a scene capable switch. However, there are people that have written drivers for SmartThings and Hubitat to allow integration with those platforms.

Capability

On/Off

Dimmer

Requires Device Handler  

No

 

N/A

Native Double-tap No N/A
Advanced Scene Capability No N/A
Max Scenes N/A N/A
Power & Energy Reporting No N/A

Wiring Options diy star 3.0

Pigtail wires for convenient connections. No side tabs and just 1.1″ deep to fit shallow and crowded switch boxes. The device is ETL listed.  A downside can be the amount of room in the box, especially if it’s a single gang box. The switch does come in at a thickness of 1.1″, but much of that room is lost to the pigtails.

braumm s111 wi-fi smart switch

Capability

On/Off

Dimmer

Smart Load Sensing 1 No N/A
Non-neutral 2 No N/A
3-way Capability No 3 N/A
Load Control Type Unknown N/A
Load Rating Check manufacturer N/A
Wire Connections to Switch Pigtails N/A
  1. Smart Load Sensing is a feature where the switch automatically determines the line and load regardless of how the switch was wired.
  2. This switch requires a neutral wire.
  3. This switch has no native 3-way capability.