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PowerCable 2KZ



Smart Power Cable 2-Way

What is it?

NETIO PowerCable 2KZ is a flat PDU (Power Distribution Unit) with LAN & WiFi connectivity. PowerCable 2KZ can switch & meter 2 power outputs, 2x DI (Digital Input) can read state of external detectors (door contact, relay outputs).

NETIO PowerCable 2KZ we call “flat PDU” because it can be installed behind TV, under double ceiling or to similar limited space. Flat PDU is delivered without power cables, user have to install 2 or 3 power cables to the terminal block inside plastic housing with using screw driver.

Small PDU is connected to LAN via RJ45 (Ethernet) or WiFi. Both power outputs are metered and can be individually switched On/Off (restarted).

Both power outputs individually measures power consumption (A, kWh, TPF, W, V, Hz) and switching On/Off (ZCS). Each output can be switched manually over the web, the NETIO Cloud service, or with a Mobile App (Locally or via NETIO Cloud).

DI (Digital Inputs) with 4-byte pulse counters can be used to connect momentary switches (dry contact) or S0 outputs of electricity, water or similar meters.

PDU supports local Ping & Power WatchDog and Scheduler functions.

Open API enables integration into third-party systems using a wide range of protocols (JSON, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, MQTT, Telnet, ..).

With the NETIO Cloud service, the outputs can be controlled from anywhere. The NETIO Cloud service, provided for a fee, uses SSL/TLS security and servers in Europe.

AV drivers make it easy to connect NETIO sockets to professional Audio/Video control systems such as Neets, Crestron, Control4 etc.


  • The PowerCable 2KZ LAN/WiFi PDU is typically used for electricity metering and distribution.
  • Remote energy consumption monitoring in one or two circuit branches.
  • Connecting the pulse output of a 3-phase electricity meter to In1 or In2 in order to measure electricity consumption above 16A.
  • Each output can be switched on/off or power-cycled (e.g. to restart all appliances connected to the same circuit branch) from the web interface or the NETIO Cloud service.
  • Controlling the charging of e-bikes, boats and other appliances up to 3.6 kW (230V/16A).
  • Controlling the outputs using Open API (JSON, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, MQTT-flex, Telnet, …)
  • Integration with various third-party programs and applications.
  • Controlling the device from the NETIO Mobile 2 app as long as the app is connected to the same network.
  • The NETIO Cloud service, provided for a fee, enables central control of outputs of multiple devices in various locations.


Switch On / Off or Restart (short Off) each output using these methods:

  • From the device website
  • From the NETIO Cloud (web service).
  • From NETIO Mobile 2 (Mobile App) over LAN or NETIO Cloud (web service)
  • Using build in Week-Scheduler function you can define several On/Off intervals per each output.
  • With build in PING WatchDog function, you can restart any LAN device when not responding to PINGs from NETIO PDU (Device frozen).
  • Using AV drivers you can control Outputs from many Audio Video SW (Crestron, Control4, Kramer, BrightSign, …)
  • There are plenty Open APIs (protocols) to control outputs / meter power consumption.
  • For example: JSON or XML over HTTP, SNMP v1 or v3, Modbus/TCP, MQTT, URL-API and others.
  • Using Windows executable PyNetio swtich / Toggle any NETIO output(s) from the Windows Desktop.


The product can be connected to one network only at a time. When a live RJ45 (Ethernet) connection is detected, the product uses the LAN. When the RJ45 cable is disconnected or the link layer is inactive, the product switches to WiFi.

For the WiFi connection, the product uses an internal antenna. When the device is installed in metal cabinet, WiFi distance will be very limited.

The WiFi connection can be configured using the AP mode.
For WiFi setup without LAN, the product features a built-in WiFi AP as well as a wizard to guide you through the selection of a WiFi network and configuring the connection. The mode switch button is located under the top panel.


The product can be connected to NETIO Cloud. Control hundreds of outputs from a single web screen. NETIO Cloud is an ideal solution for remote control and restarting. The NETIO Cloud service is a paid service.

  • All devices produced by the NETIO products company can be connected to NETIO Cloud.
  • Thanks to the included “Welcome credit”, the service can be used at no cost for the first 3 years.
  • Devices connected to the service can be controlled securely from anywhere over the Web (HTTPs).
  • NETIO Cloud can be used in parallel with another Open API protocol.
  • Communication with the Cloud service is secured (port 8883 – MQTTs – TLS)
  • NETIO Cloud uses a separate Open API (MQTTS protocol) to control all devices linked to a given user account.


This device can controlled from mobile App NETIO Mobile 2 (Android & iOS).

  • LAN: NETIO Mobile 2 can control all outputs of devices within local LAN (WiFi).
  • Cloud: User account on the NETIO Cloud service can be connected to the mobile app.You can do with mobile app
  • Control individual power outputs – switch ON, switch OFF, RESET
  • Read power consumption data (A, W, Wh), if this one output (device) supports energy metering
  • Activate / deactivate the week Scheduler function per each output
  • Sorting of outputs within groups (by function or location)
  • Output grouping – default group per one device can be changed individualy
  • Group control – Switch the whole group of outputs On / Off
  • Group control – Activate / deactivate the week Scheduler function for each output in whole group
  • Change output / device name (visible in the mobile application only)
  • Add multiple devices to the mobile app.
  • LAN discover: Search your LAN/Wifi network for NETIO devices.


NETIO PowerCable 2KZ measures electrical parameters for outputs 1 and 2 separately. Measured values are displayed in the web administration interface and are accessible via M2M protocols. PowerCable 2KZ measures with accuracy better than 1% in the entire operating temperature range.

  • 2x Current [A]
  • 2x Load [W]
  • 2x Energy [Wh] – user-resettable counter
  • 2x Energy Out [Wh] – MID-compliant metering of energy taken from the grid
  • 2x Energy In [Wh] – MID-compliant metering of energy supplied to the grid
  • 2x TPF (True Power Factor)
  • 2x Reverse Energy [Wh]
  • 2x Phase shift [-180…180°]
  • Voltage [V]
  • Grid frequency [Hz]


A digital input (DI) can be used to control any of the outputs(s) or count S0 pulses. The DI can be connected to a button (dry contact) or used as a S0 pulse counter for reading energy consumption from an external electricity meter.


The DI state and the S0 counter value are shown in the web interface and accessible over Open API.

  • Digital input (DI): 2x input (contact) + S0 counter (4 bytes)
  • Power for DI: 12V power


With the Scheduler (timer) function, each output can be individually switched on or off at specified times and days of week. The switching times are easily configured in a graphical interface.

  • Each output can have its own schedule
  • When a schedule is active, outputs can still be controlled with NETIO Cloud, the web interface and Open API
  • Scheduler functionality can be enabled/disabled (not edited) for each output from the NETIO Mobile 2 app.
  • Scheduler does not need an internet connection. However, a time source is needed – provided over the internet or, for example, by a local ADSL / WiFi router.
  • For special usage the Scheduler can be combined with PAB (Power Analyze Blocks):
  • Switching time is based on current sunrise/sunset based on your location
  • Whatever happend, defined output can be switched off on defined time (midnight for example).


PowerCable 2KZ is equipped with WatchDog PING (IP WatchDog) and WatchDog Power consumption (PAB).

  • WatchDog Ping continuously monitors whether a given process or a part of a system work as they should. If not, the WatchDog restarts the process. Can be used for both outputs.
  • WatchDog Power is “Condition” & “Action” (PAB – Power Analysis Block & Rules) based autonomous system. It continuously monitors current (energy) of monitored device powered from any metered power output of NETIO PDU device. Can be used for both outputs.


We can offer you drivers (integrated device support) for these AV (Audio Video) platforms:

  • BrightSign
  • Control 4
  • Crestron
  • Domotz
  • ELAN
  • Kramer
  • Loxone
  • Neets / biamp
  • PIXILAB Blocks
  • RTI
    These integrations / drivers can be free or paid. It’s individual..


For Open API communication, one M2M protocol can be chosen from among the following:

  • Modbus/TCP AN27, AN22, AN37
  • MQTT-flex AN40
  • Telnet AN10
  • URL API (http get) AN19, AN29
  • JSON over HTTP AN21, AN30, AN42
  • XML over HTTP AN20, AN31
  • SNMP v1 AN11, AN41
  • SNMP v3 AN59
  • HTTP(s) Push JSON
  • HTTP(s) Push XML

Regardless of which Open API protocol is being used, device can always be controlled from its web interface and from the NETIO Cloud service at the same time.


The NETIO Conditions (PAB & WatchDog) & Rules are preprogrammed in the device. It’s great tool for special usage and applications.

Customer activate these functions in script based configuration. Using Condition & Rules it is possible to define reaction of the output(s) to the switching the button (DI input) or the reaction of defined output to the (non) response of PING WatchDog. NETIO Condition & Rules are supported by all NETIO devices manufactured after 2020 with the exception of PowerPDU 4C (supports LUA scripts).

Detailed description you can find on the wiki.netio-products.com, check the “NETIO Conditions & Rules: Local device scripting” part.


For some applications, it is important to set the power socket state immediately after the device is powered on (or the power is restored after a failure). With some machines it is important to avoid momentary switch-on or switch-off. This parameter therefore defines the behavior of the 110/230V output power socket before the standard communication with a master system starts to work.

  • On
  • Off
  • LAST state restores the last state before the power was disconnectedPower-Up sequence (switching outputs on with a delay)
    When the power is restored after an outage, electrical appliances can be switched on in sequence with certain delays in order to avoid an overload and the tripping of circuit breakers. With the PowerCable 2PZ, use these parameters: “Power-Up state” = ON / LAST, and “Output PowerUp interval” = power-up delay before switching that particular output on.


NETIO PowerCable 2KZ can switch the metered outputs 1 and 2 when the immediate current crosses the zero level. ZCS significantly extends the lifetime of relay contacts when switching “problematic” appliances, such as LED lights or electric motors.

  • ZCS (Zero Current Switching) means that the relays switch the outputs at the moment when the current crosses the zero level.
    In the long run, ZCS support reduces the product failure rate due to internal relay damage.
  • ZCS reduces the negative effects of a high inrush current.
    Thanks to ZCS, the device can control switching power supplies (servers, computers and other IT equipment) up to the maximum rated power.
  • ZCS extends the lifetime of connected equipment; especially in case of frequent on/off switching of devices that are not designed for that (such as switching power supplies).


  • Open M2M API
  • Wide range of operating temperatures, accurate measurements in the entire range
  • PowerUp state – defined output state after power-up (remembers the last state)
  • PowerUp delay (outputs switched on after a delay). In this way, the outputs can be switched on in a sequence after a power outage
  • Firmware can be upgraded over the Web, configuration can be imported and exported .
  • IOC – Independent Output Control
  • ZCS – Zero Current Switching (outputs 1 and 2)
  • Energy metering tracks the energy flow in both directions separately (with two separate kWh counters); an additional, user-resettable counter is also provided .


LAN WiFi Web NETIO Cloud WatchDog Scheduler Mobile App Open API Max. current
per socket
PowerCable 2KZ 2x (terminal block) ZCS 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 16A
PowerCable 2PZ 2x (terminal block) ZVS Yes Yes Yes Yes Ping Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 16A
PowerCable REST 101F 1x DE
(Type F)
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 16A
PowerCable REST 101E 1x FR
(Type E)
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 16A
PowerCable REST 101G 1x UK
(Type G)
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 13A
PowerCable REST 101J 1x CH
(Type J)
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 10A
PowerCable REST 101S 1x C13
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 110/230V / 10A
PowerCable REST 101Y Input: Europlug (CEE 7/7)
Output: IEC-320 C13
ZCS 1 Yes Yes Yes Ping + Power Yes Android + iOS 10 protocols 230V / 10A

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Technical Specifications:

LAN (RJ45): Yes
WiFi: Yes
Web: Built-in web server
Online demo: Yes
FW upgrade: Yes – web
Mobile app: NETIO Mobile2 (LAN + Cloud)
Installation without a Cloud connection: Yes
Control button: Yes
Service: NETIO Cloud (for a fee)
M2M API protocols: JSON over HTTP (default)
MQTT-flex (extended MQTT, SSL enabled)
URL API (http get) (writing only)
Telnet (Outputs only, backwards compatible with KSHELL)
Lua scripting support: No
Condition & Rules: Yes
Scheduler function (weekly calendar): Yes
IP (ping) WatchDog function: Yes (Condition & Rules)
Power WatchDog function: Yes (metered Outputs 1&2 only)
Sending e-mails: No
Power input: Terminal block (Ø 2.5mm), 100-240VAC (50/60Hz) / max 16A
Power output: Terminal block (Ø 2.5mm)
Metered outputs: 2 channels
Power outputs: Terminal block (Ø 2.5mm)
DI (Digital Inputs): 2 (dry contact) + S0 counter (4 bytes)
Internal consumption:  Max 2 W
SPD – surge protection:  Yes, type 3
ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching):  Yes
IOC (output state independent from FW updates):  Yes
PowerUp state of outputs:  On / Off / LAST state
Mechanical characteristics:  102 x 32 x 149 mm
Protection: IP20
Sound output: No
Temperature range:  -20°C to +55°C

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