Craftstrom Safety Products

Safe and Permission-free Renewables

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Safety Gate and Power Meter = Permission-Free and Safe Plug & Play Power

A large part of providing true plug&play products is evaluating the multitude of standards and regulations that you, our customers, are exposed to. Each State and each country has different rules, some of which are similar, but seldom identical. Hence, we work hard to provide you with product accessories that enable you to install our products according to your local rules & regulations.

These Safety Products are designed in-house to work specifically with our product line. Simply choose your country for delivery and we will make sure to provide you with all the safety products and information you need. The Safety Gate Adapter is included in all panel and battery shipments to the USA.

This means, all Smart Solar Panels and Batteries are safe and permission-free, independent of where you live. Simply unpack and enjoy!

Safety Gate

The National Electric Code requires power installations to have dedicated circuits, meaning one power outlet that leads directly to the circuit breaker panel. Since not many households have an additional, dedicated circuit for such purposes and we don’t want to require this for a plug&play system, we developed this Safety Gate Adapter.

The adapter plugs into your chosen power outlet and has two power outlets of its own. Simply plug your Smart Solar Panel or Battery into one of the two power outlets on the Safety Gate Adapter. The power outlet you have chosen is part of a circuit that leads to a circuit breaker. We will call this circuit your Green Circuit from here on. Remember to not plug anything else, except your Smart Solar Panel/Battery into that circuit.

Now that you’ve plugged the adapter in between your power outlet and the panel/battery, the Green Circuit is safe, as the Safety Gate Adapter will act as a second circuit breaker. Should it detect any loads (could be an appliance, such as a vacuum cleaner) on your Green Circuit, it will trigger and physically shut down the Safety Gate Adapter, with an audible click. This means your power production will stop immediately until you re-activate the Safety Gate Adapter.

Safety Gate Technical Specifications

  • Input: 120/230 V AC
  • Dimensions: 2 x 3.75 x 2 inches / 50 x 95 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)

Power Meter

The Power Meter provides an essential service to you by providing crucial electricity consumption data to the App. The purpose is to keep you informed with real-time consumption data and to avoid feeding electricity back to the grid. It is one of the reasons we call our products “permission free”. See, utilities don’t want you to feed any electricity back into the grid without their knowledge for a host of good reasons. Typically, this is not an issue with classical solar arrays, where you pay installation companies and electricians, because they will deal with the permitting process. In those cases, you will fill-in a so-called interconnection agreement with them and wait for approval, if you can get it.
Using the CraftStrom ecosystem you can avoid this and ensure that your electricity remains within your home, behind the power meter.

Main purposes:

  • Monitor your consumption in real-time
  • Audit your monthly electricity bill
  • Ensures permission-free use of CraftStrom products

Power Meter Technical Specifications

  • Display Output Voltage/Current/Power/Temperature
  • Connection Magnetic Induction Clamps
  • Measurement Range: 1-
  • Power Consumption <5 W, 0.2 A
  • Certifications FCC
  • Communication: 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Dimensions 18 x 6 inches / 458 x 158 mm
  • Weight 1 lbs (0.8 kg)

Plug Protector

We designed this spring loaded sleeve for ease-of-mind when it comes to disconnecting the solar panel from the power outlet. Avoid any chance of touching the plug prongs with this additional safety device.

Plug Protector Technical Specifications

  • Availability: Ships internationally

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