Hive Active Plug

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About this product


  • The smart plug which lets you control your home electrical appliances from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Switch them on and off wherever you are
  • Worried you’ve left your hair straighteners or iron on? With the Hive Active Plug™ you can check and switch them off from your phone
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo

Product overview

• The smart plug which lets you control your home electrical appliances from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Switch them on and off wherever you are
• Worried you’ve left your hair straighteners or iron on? With the Hive Active Plug™ you can check and switch them off from your phone
• Compatible with Amazon Echo
• Set up to six time slots a day. If you’re going away you can switch your lamp on and off as if you’re still at home
• Just pair with the Hive Hub (not included) and add your plug device on the Hive app.
• Works with the Hive Hub and backwards compatible with older hubs

Control your home with the Hive app

What is the Hive Active Plug?
Connect your Hive Active Plug to your Hive hub and get control of your socket wherever you are. Not sure it you’ve left your straighteners on? Use your phone to check and switch the socket off. The app is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices. Set a light to switch on and off with six time slots in a day.

What you’ll need to get the Hive Active Plug running
• The Hive Hub
• For the Hive app you’ll need an Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS 7 or later), a device running Android (min 4.0.3) or Windows desktop computer running the Hive web application
• Laptop or tablet with internet access and an up-to-date web browser (we recommend minimum: Internet Explorer 10 or the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari)
• Hive is a British Gas innovation, but you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to buy the Hive products

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. Had 2 of these in the starter kit, 1 is connected to the living Room Lamp, the other in the bedroom with the IPhone Charger in it. My other half always leaves the charger switched on and has really annoyed me for years. Now there's no issue, I also have this linked to my Amazon echo so as I get up I ask Alexa to turn off the plug so no reason to go check to see if he's bothered. He did take the charger out of this socket as it was too much hassle but that has now been overcome and works brilliantly. Can't wait to get more of these so that other lamps can be added to the list.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well with the Hive Hub This was very simple to set up and with the hive app easy to schedule on and off times. It's a little bulkier that you'd like it to be, but other than that A+
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Designed, Works Well, Tad Expensive (so buy them when they are on offer!) We have slowly added more of these to our Hive network (now have 6 in total). They are mainly used for lighting up various rooms (lamps, Xmas tree etc). They work really well with the hub and are ideal in hard to reach areas or for scheduling to come on and off at various times (security). Low power consumption and sturdy construction. They are a tad expensive but they do go on offer occasionally so keep an eye out when they are closed to £30 than £40.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK but no IFTTT compatability The sockets work fine either through the app or using Amazon's Alexa. However they are let down by the lack of IFTTT compatibility. I wanted to turn side lamps on at sunset which i had done with the Energenie sockets only to discover this important functionality missing.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hive plug Quick and easy to order and collect from Maplin. Bought two of the hive plugs and they do what they say. Set up was easy, just plug in, switch on and wait for the "app" to discover the device. Then simply use the "app" to switch connected electrical item "On and Off". Obviously you need to have a Hive installation up and running and the Hive App downloaded.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This is great, really easy to use and programme. Ability to control with my phone is awesome.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works straight away easily I had two of these already but required a third My wife is disabled and has mobility problems These can be controlled via a voice activated AI such as Alexa therefore they are perfect for assisting my wife throughout the day
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Bought this plug just before Christmas. Had Christmas lights plugged in and set on a timer. Very reliable, works well. Loving my new hive system
Date published: 2017-01-02
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Name and model number Hive active plug
Power source
Mains Yes
Wireless Yes
Links to other hive products Yes – hive hub
Remote controlled via App Yes
Operating Systems and Protocols
IOS IOS 7.0 and up
Android 4.0.3 and up
Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz
Browser IE 10+ ,Chrome , Safari , or Fire fox
App Yes
Expandable Connects to Hive hub
Operating Power 240V
Dimensions 110 mm x 53 mm x 58 mm
Indoor Yes
Usage and location Indoors directly into mains socket
Works with existing Wi-Fi router Yes – via hive hub
Package contents Hive active plug
User guide

Would this unit be suitable for use with an immersion heater if I change the hard wired system for a 3 pin socket and fit a 3 pin plug to the immersion heater via the hive active plug. Thank you

Asked by: Hoytman
No this would not be suitable for that use.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-14

What is the maximum range from hub/ router.

Asked by: David
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-14

Will these items work with the older Hive hubs that were supplied with the British Gas Smart Linked Thermosat? I use the Hive software to control the thermostat.

Asked by: FlatBattery
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be suitable with the older hubs.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-05

do you get confirmation that hive has received instruction - or that signal has failed

Asked by: slowhand67
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-05

is there a manual on/off switch?

Asked by: pc_man
actually there is, it's on the top of the unit and works really well
Answered by: pc_man
Date published: 2017-02-13

I understand the plug works with Echo (Alexa)  Will it work directly, or is the Hive hub required.

Asked by: Dave
Yes you need HIVE hub.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-29

Will this work with Nest?

Asked by: Adnan
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee compatibility with other Home Automation products
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-17

Will this work with Amazon Echo (Alexa)

Asked by: kingtut
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-16
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