Merkury Smart Plug Setup Guide

Merkury Smart Plug Setup

The Merkury Smart Plug makes it easy to use your smartphone to control appliances such as coffee makers and lamps without needing a home automation bridge or hub.

The Merkury Smart Plug is not only one of the smallest smart plugs we’ve run into; it’s also one of the cheaper ones. What’s more, you can use Amazon Alexa, Cortana, or Google Assistant verbal commands to switch it on and off.

The puck-shaped Merkury smart plug comprises a three-prong socket on the front and a three-prong plug in the back that’s well-positioned so that it doesn’t block the second outlet on a dual power outlet receptacle.

On the left side are a backlit on and off button and a Wi-Fi indicator light that flickers light blue during setup and solid blue when connected.

That said, let’s look at how to set up this smart plug and some FAQs people have about the Merkury smart plug.

Guidelines Prior to Setting up The Merkury Smart Plug

  1. Know your Wi-Fi credentials (name and password).
  2. Ensure your smartphone is running Android 4.1 or higher or iOS 8 or higher.
  3. Ensure you’re connecting the Merkury Smart Wi-Fi plug to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network; this smart plug cant connect to 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.

The Setup Process

Download the Companion App

  1. Start by downloading the Geeni companion app for your Merkury Smart Wi-Fi plug from iOS if you have an iPhone or Google Play if you have an Android smartphone.
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: Download the Companion App

Register an Account on the App and Log in

  1. After download, launch the Geeni companion app and head to the ‘Register’ option.
  2. Next, enter your mobile number starting with the country code or use your email.
  3. Next, enter the verification code sent to your number or email.
  4. Create a passcode and confirm by entering it again.
  5. Finally, log into the Geeni app.
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup : Register an Account on the App and Log in

 

Connect the Smart Plug and Reset It

  1. Connect the smart plug to a power outlet; Ensure the notification light on the smart plug is flickering blue which indicates the plug is ready to connect.
  2. Launch the Geeni app and proceed to add your smart plug.
  3. You can add your smart plug using ‘Easy’ or ‘AP’ mode.
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: Connect the Smart Plug and Reset It

Easy Mode

  1. Turn on the smart plug and confirm the notification light is flickering quickly.
  2. In the app, click on the plus (+) sign in the top corner of the ‘Devices’ tab.
  3. Next, click on ‘Smart Power.’
  4. Ensure the light on the smart plug is rapidly flickering blue, showing that the plug is ready to connect via Easy Mode. If not, press and hold the power button for about 3 seconds until the light starts to blink rapidly, and then press ‘Yes, it’s blinking quickly.’
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: Easy Mode
  1. Next, enter your Wi-Fi credentials (name and password).
  2. At this point, the app will attempt to establish a connection with your plug.
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: Easy Mode

AP Mode

  1. Turn on the smart plug and confirm the notification light is flickering quickly.
  2. In the app, click on the plus (+) sign in the top corner of the ‘Devices’ tab.
  3. Next, click on ‘Smart Power.’
  4. Then click on ‘AP Mode’ in the top corner of your screen
  5. Click on ‘Next’ and enter your Wi-Fi credentials.
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: AP Mode
  1. Follow the prompts to pick your smart plug from the Wi-Fi networks list
  2. At this point, your smart plug will connect to Wi-Fi
Merkury Smart Plug Setup
Merkury Smart Plug Setup: AP Mode

FAQs

Can You Group Several Merkury Smart Plugs?

Yes, you can group several smart plugs by location, room, or however else you like’ For instance, you can create a group for ‘Kitchen’ and another group for ‘Entire House,’ and your kitchen smart plugs will be included in both groups.

How Many Merkury Smart Plugs Can I Connect?

The Geeni companion app can control an unlimited number of smart plugs in various locations. However, note that your router might limit the number of connected devices.

How Do I Rename My Merkury Smart Plug?

Choose the smart plug you want to rename from the main device list and then click on ‘Modify Device Name.’ Now you’ll be able to enter a more familiar name.

What Should I Do If My Smart Plug Is Unreachable?

Ensure your Wi-Fi router is active and in range. In addition, ensure your smart plug is running the latest Geeni firmware; you can confirm by clicking on ‘Check for firmware update.’

Final Thought

All in all, even if you’re not tech-savvy, smart plugs are pretty easy to set up.

You just need to connect them to a power outlet, download the companion application, and carefully follow all the prompts, and your smart plug should be up and running in no time.

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