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Dispositivo asequible para controlar la conexión de enchufes a la instalación eléctrica


Oferta Tecnológica
Una pyme catalana ha desarrollado un enchufe inteligente y asequible para controlar el consumo de electricidad. Con este enchufe no es necesario realizar ninguna modificación en la instalación eléctrica. El enchufe puede ponerse en posición OFF (sin corriente eléctrica para evitar mecánicamente la conexión/desconexión del dispositivo) o en posición ON (evitando la desconexión del dispositivo accidentalmente o por el uso indebido). La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia.


Inexpensive device to control the connection of plugs to the electrical installation
A Catalan SME has developed a cheap smart socket to control the use of electricity. It does not require any modification of the electrical installation. This socket can be locked in OFF position (no electrical flow, and mechanically prohibiting connection/disconnection of the device) or in ON position (preventing disconnection of the device, accidentally or from an unauthorized user). The company is looking for a partner interested in a license agreement.
Plugs and sockets are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to power supply.

The plug is the movable connector (male) attached to an electrically operated device´s mains cable, and the socket is fixed on equipment or a building structure and connected to an energized electrical circuit (female).
When the plug is inserted into the base, the electrical connection between both elements allows the free use of any electrical device.

One problem, in both domestic and industrial areas, is the risk of free use by non-authorized people when referred to permanently plugged tools, or inappropriate moments.
Other concerns are the untimely disconnections of devices which may occur accidentally (moving a machine) or not (malicious intent) causing tremendous damages.

The regulation is particularly complex since anyone able to connect the appliance plug can use the device.

The Barcelona based private SME, with background in solutions in various sectors, has started to develop this solution for domestic control of electric machines and devices.

The developed system uses a mechanical lock to temporarily disconnect the electricity flow and, at the same time, avoids the disconnection from the socket preventing the possibility of connecting the machine or device to another free base.

The mechanical and electrical locking can be accomplished simply by security code or by key. As well as the mechanical release of the plug and the electrical connection re-establishment.

The use of the key or code security can only be performed by authorized personnel with said key or code.

The system can be used with AC and DC connectors

The partner sought should be an Industrial company, related to electric materials or machinery, interested in the manufacturing and commercialization of the product through a license agreement.
Advantages and Innovations:
· Convenient product to control the use of electric machines and devices.
· Improves the security in the use of dangerous electric tools.
· Avoids the use of machines and devices by non-authorized people.
· Avoids untimely disconnections of electrical devices
· Reduces the risk of electric shock at home by inappropriate use of electric appliances.
· Does not, require any modification of the electrical installation
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Industrial partner, related to electric materials or machinery, interested in the exploitation of the know-how and the manufacturing and commercialization of the product through license agreement.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Languages Spoken:


Technology Keywords:
03010 Aplicaciones y productos para el hogar
04007001 Gestión de la energía
02006004 Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
02002009 Machine Tools
04001004 Transmisión de electricidad