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Control your TP-Link HS100 smartplug with Tasker

Control your TP-Link HS100 smartplug with Tasker

Control your TP-Link HS100 smartplug with Tasker

We’ve seen in a previous post how to switch our TP-Link HS100 smartplug from command line, from anywhere (not only the local network). In this post we’ll see how to create some Tasker tasks to control our smartplug. From that, we can imagine any useful/crazy profiles triggered from any events, time, location and switch the plug On/Off, for example “when I arrive home, switch on the Christmas Tree…” 🙂

To quickly recap, this is the command that can change the plug state (depending on the %state variable, 0: switch off, 1: switch on):

curl --request POST "https://eu-wap.tplinkcloud.com/?token=%token HTTP/1.1" \
  --data '{"method":"passthrough", "params": {"deviceId": "%deviceId", "requestData": "{\"system\":{\"set_relay_state\":{\"state\":%state}}}" }}' \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json"

Task 1: Switch Plug On đź’ˇ

Using an HTTP Post action

In Tasker let’s create a new Task called “Switch Plug On đź’ˇ”, then add  3 “Variable Set” actions, to set the value of %deviceId, %token and %state to the right values for you.

Then we’ll use an HTTP Post action, that we’ll configure like this:

  • Server:Port: https://eu-wap.tplinkcloud.com
  • Path: ?token=%token
  • Data / File: {“method”:”passthrough”, “params”: {“deviceId”: “%deviceId”, “requestData”: “{\”system\”:{\”set_relay_state\”:{\”state\”:%state}}}” }}
  • Timeout: 30
  • Content Type: application/json

Note: Remember to change the URL above to the one that works for you (check the Common Issues section at the end of first post and its comments).

The resulting Tasker Task will look like this:

In text form, it looks like this:

Switch Plug On đź’ˇ (143)
 A1: Variable Set [ Name:%deviceId To:YOUR_DEVICE_ID_HERE Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A2: Variable Set [ Name:%token To:YOUR_TOKEN_ID_HERE Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A3: Variable Set [ Name:%state To:1 Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A4: HTTP Post [ Server:Port:https://eu-wap.tplinkcloud.com Path:?token=%token Data / File:{"method":"passthrough", "params": {"deviceId": "%deviceId", "requestData": "{\"system\":{\"set_relay_state\":{\"state\":%state}}}" }} Cookies: User Agent: Timeout:30 Content Type:application/json Output File: Trust Any Certificate:Off ]

Using a Run Shell action (2nd way)

If you have curl available from the command line on your Android phone, you can alternatively use a Run Shell action, instead of the HTTP Post action.

In this case, the Tasker Task would look like this:

And in text form it would read like this:

Switch Plug On đź’ˇ (143)
 A1: Variable Set [ Name:%deviceId To:YOUR_DEVICE_ID_HERE Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A2: Variable Set [ Name:%token To:YOUR_TOKEN_ID_HERE Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A3: Variable Set [ Name:%state To:1 Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] 
 A4: Run Shell [ Command:curl --request POST "https://eu-wap.tplinkcloud.com/?token=%token HTTP/1.1" --data '{"method":"passthrough", "params": {"deviceId": "%deviceId", "requestData": "{\"system\":{\"set_relay_state\":{\"state\":%state}}}" }}' --header "Content-Type: application/json" Timeout (Seconds):0 Use Root:Off Store Output In: Store Errors In: Store Result In: ]

Task 2: Switch Off Plug

Once you have the Switch On task working, you can simply clone it in Tasker and change the %state variable to 0, and that will give you the “Switch Off Plug” task!

Profiles ideas

Do not hesitate to contribute in the comments with any Profile idea you have to play with your TP-Link HS100 smartplug.


You can acquire Tasker from the Play Store, personally I believe it’s really worth the money. You can also download a 7 days free trial from Tasker official website.

Tasker
Tasker
Developer: Crafty Apps EU
Price: $3.99

In a next post I’ll show how you can control your smart plug from your Android smartwatch, which is super cool!