Ring Outdoor Smart Plug Information

This article will answer commonly asked questions concerning the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug.

What is the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug?
The Ring Outdoor Smart Plug allows you to make standard outdoor lighting and other outdoor devices smart, so you can control them from anywhere. With the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug, you can control your lighting from anywhere via the Ring app or a compatible Alexa-enabled device. With dual outlet control, you can set schedules and control devices plugged into each of the two available outlets separately via the app. A Ring Bridge is required to enable smart features and in-app controls.

What kind of devices can be connected to the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug?
The Ring Outdoor Smart Plug can be used to control any standard plug-in device such as string lights, outdoor lighting, water fountains, or other outdoor devices.

What equipment is required for installation?
The Ring Outdoor Smart Plug must be plugged into a GFCI outlet and should hang at least two feet off the ground with the plugs facing downward. A Ring Bridge is also required to enable smart features and in-app controls.

What is a Ring Bridge?
Ring Bridge is the central hub that integrates Ring Outdoor Smart Plugs into your Ring system. The Bridge connects to the Ring app using your home Wi-Fi network and connects to other Ring Smart Lighting products using a proprietary long-range communication protocol. With a Bridge, you can control whole groups of lights, sensors, and plugs at once and be notified via the Ring app when any Ring Smart Lighting device senses movement.

In addition, you can use your Ring app to create Groups of Smart Lights, Plugs, sensors, and Ring cameras that work together to enhance security. For example,, your Ring Doorbell can begin recording video as soon as motion is detected by a linked device which turns on the lights connected to your Outdoor Smart Plug.

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Can I have each outlet in the Outdoor Smart Plug assigned to different Groups?
Yes. During setup or later you can choose to assign plug A and B to different groups of simply duplicate the settings of plug A on plug B.

Do I need to assign my Outdoor Smart Plug to a group?
No. Your Outdoor Smart Plug can operate without being in a group.

Do I need a Ring Protect subscription to use Ring Outdoor Smart Plug?
No. Ring Outdoor Smart Plug provides smart controls functionality with or without a Ring Protect subscription. If, however, you have devices such as motion detectors or cameras linked to your Outdoor Smart Plug and want your linked devices to record and save video images for any camera that was triggered, you will need a Ring Protect subscription.

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Does the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug work with Alexa?
Yes. With a Ring Bridge, the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug can be controlled via compatible Alexa-enabled devices.

Can I group the Outdoor Smart Plug with other Ring Smart Lights?
Yes, each device connected to the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug can be individually grouped with other Ring Smart Lights. A Ring Bridge is required.

Is the Outdoor Smart Plug compatible with Linked Devices?
Yes, each device connected to the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug can be individually linked with other Ring and Ring-compatible devices. Ring Bridge is required.

What is the power input/output of the Ring Outdoor Smart Plug?
Power Input: 110-120VAC, 60 Hz
Power Output: 110-120VAC, 60 Hz, 15 A Max Load in Total, 1/2HP Motor, 1875 Resistive Load

Is the Outdoor Smart Plug weather-resistant?
Yes, the Outdoor Smart Plug is weather resistant with an IP rating of IP64 and operating temperatures of -4F to 122F (-20C to 50C).

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