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  # 1258150 13-Mar-2015 22:07
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Check Amazon UK for 240v & IEC.



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  # 1258157 13-Mar-2015 22:11
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richms: The US power connector is a dangerous piece of crap. At least find something with IEC inlets and outlets so you arnt putting anyone with a finger at extreme risk when working near the equipment.


If the component does not have an IEC inlet, is it ok to use something like this....

http://www.comsol.com.au/Products-by-Category/10A-Power-Cables/IEC-3F-15

 
 
 
 


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  # 1258159 13-Mar-2015 22:17
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Yeah those are fine. PB sell them dirt cheap. Its just the US plug will fail any finger test ever made, and even an adults fingers can touch the pins when they make contact with the socket.




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  # 1258166 13-Mar-2015 22:28
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surfisup1000:
BTR: Computer Dynamix sell managed power boards but they are pricey as this stuff usually is.


 i guess because here in NZ they are largely business to business. 

This web power switch 7 is an awesome device, for $129USD. 


http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=NR605&code=RPSW-10A2 shouldn't retail for much more than $200NZ.  Any computer shop will have an account with them

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  # 1258252 14-Mar-2015 09:34
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MadEngineer:  http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=NR605&code=RPSW-10A2 shouldn't retail for much more than $200NZ.  Any computer shop will have an account with them

I think you have your pricing wrong.  Try an approximate sale price of $300-$350 including GST.




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  # 1258260 14-Mar-2015 09:52
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MadEngineer:  http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=NR605&code=RPSW-10A2 shouldn't retail for much more than $200NZ.  Any computer shop will have an account with them

I think you have your pricing wrong.  Try an approximate sale price of $300-$350 including GST.


$283.61 from Ascent, including delivery. Out of stock.

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  # 1297522 4-May-2015 11:51
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Hi anyone tried the Arlec ones sold at bunnings for $50? or the $80 Belkin wemo devices DSE or Leemings etc?
http://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-wi-fi-remote-control-power-point-_p00286265

I want to control a DIY ceiling ventilation fan, and probably the TV/freeview/home theatre/soundbar in the lounge, both currently on basic timers.  The ceiling fan power point is in the roof cavity and needs a step ladder to access.
 
I also switch of my PC/printer/PS3 including ADSL modem/router at night so the kids turn off and go to sleep, but may have problems doing that by IP.  Unless the Wifi switch retains settings once programmed.

Another reason I turn stuff off, when not in use, is that I have grid connected solar power (4.8kW).




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  # 1297739 4-May-2015 16:04
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kotuku4: Hi anyone tried the Arlec ones sold at bunnings for $50? or the $80 Belkin wemo devices DSE or Leemings etc?
http://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-wi-fi-remote-control-power-point-_p00286265

I want to control a DIY ceiling ventilation fan, and probably the TV/freeview/home theatre/soundbar in the lounge, both currently on basic timers.  The ceiling fan power point is in the roof cavity and needs a step ladder to access.
 
I also switch of my PC/printer/PS3 including ADSL modem/router at night so the kids turn off and go to sleep, but may have problems doing that by IP.  Unless the Wifi switch retains settings once programmed.

Another reason I turn stuff off, when not in use, is that I have grid connected solar power (4.8kW).


The arlec one looks exactly like the wiwo from orvibo that is about half the price of bunnigs on alixpress.

I have one, and it works ok.

I also have 4 of the kankun ones, they also work fine.

Not doing monitoring I bought a ego efergy off pbtech that will report some power use stats back to you, but its really laggy with its updates and not very accurate.

All seem to take about 2-4 watts depending on what I measure them with, and the ego and kankuns actuallyget noticibly warm on one part but that may just be their construction has the hot part against that bit of the case. so factor in incresesd power usage if you are just using them to turn something that is a handful of watts off anyway you will probably not gain anything.

I use them on things like aquarium lights where they are a pain to set timers, and also on the filters so that I can cut the power for 15 mins in the app at feeding time so the food doesnt get sucked straight into the filter.




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  # 1297887 4-May-2015 19:59
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MadEngineer:  http://www.cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=NR605&code=RPSW-10A2 shouldn't retail for much more than $200NZ.  Any computer shop will have an account with them

I think you have your pricing wrong.  Try an approximate sale price of $300-$350 including GST.
https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=888440796

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  # 1302755 12-May-2015 13:37
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The arlec one looks exactly like the wiwo from orvibo that is about half the price of bunnigs on alixpress.

Thanks for the recommendation, just ordered three Orvibo for Aliexpress.
Cost with credit card fees $71, only downside is the wait for shipping.





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  # 1303066 12-May-2015 19:21
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MadEngineer: http://www.banggood.com/Cellphone-Phone-GSM-Remote-Control-3-Sockets-Smart-Socket-Power-Switch-p-926484.html



Those universal style sockets arent that great for appliances you actually want to be earthed in most cases.




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  # 1303074 12-May-2015 19:32
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?  why's that?  Surely they'll be earthed seeing that the IEC connector is earthed.  Also no good around curious kids as the holes are larger.

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  # 1303100 12-May-2015 20:03
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Because the metal contacts are far enough apart to support the giant UK plug that they dont push in enough to contact the 10 or 15A AU plugs earth pin. Some have a thin part that does, but it quickly bends out of the way. Also the distance back from the face means that you can angle a AU plug enough to get the live and neutral to connect before the earth pin has made contact which is the reverse of what should happen.

Those things are all fine if you are using it and are aware of the problems, but not if you are giving it to other people.




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