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# 199068 3-Aug-2016 14:17
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http://www.banggood.com/WiWo-S20-Wi-Fi-Smart-Remote-Control-Timing-Socket-USEU-Plug-p-953743.html

 

 


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  # 1603607 3-Aug-2016 14:21
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Broadlink seems to have the better cloud for reliability, and is cheaper and narrow enough to not block other outlets.

 

http://www.banggood.com/BroadLink-SP-Mini-WiFi-Smart-Home-Socket-Switch-Plug-Timer-Wireless-Remote-Control-p-1003007.html 

 

Plus their power strip has individual control of the outlets http://www.banggood.com/Broadlink-MP1-Smart-Home-Wifi-Timing-Plug-Power-Strip-4-Ports-Individual-Wireless-Remote-Control-p-1052671.html

 

which is great. No 10A overload on it so dont be a dick and plug 3 heaters into it. And I think it had the annoying shutters over the holes that need the earth pin to open so you cant use a 2 pin plug in them, but that was solved by opening and pulling them all out of it.





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  # 1603613 3-Aug-2016 14:31
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Actually I rate the Wiwo socket over many others (I have 4 different kinds)

Its actually sold at Bunnings under the Arlink brand which means it's at least gone through some QC to ensure it meets NZ standards.

Its easy to control with some scripting (easier than wemo).

And I just recently got mine working with IFTTT by using my own cloud server.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1603621 3-Aug-2016 14:40
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tchart: Actually I rate the Wiwo socket over many others (I have 4 different kinds)

Its actually sold at Bunnings under the Arlink brand which means it's at least gone through some QC to ensure it meets NZ standards.

Its easy to control with some scripting (easier than wemo).

And I just recently got mine working with IFTTT by using my own cloud server.

 

Link?  Can't find it on the Bunnings site.


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  # 1603624 3-Aug-2016 14:51
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Link?  Can't find it on the Bunnings site.

 

 

http://www.arlec.com.au/detail-2/?de=PC180

 

Not seen it at all bunnings so I guess they dont put it on their lame site that wont sell you things.





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  # 1603627 3-Aug-2016 14:59
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Also the setup process for me never went smoothly with those ones. It uses that weird way of setting SSID by default where the phone sends it over without connecting to it. I have had to do the long hold down till it makes its own SSID and connect to that inorder to configure every wiwo I have set up, and theother orvibo stuff I bought too.





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  # 1603632 3-Aug-2016 15:08
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tchart: Its easy to control with some scripting (easier than wemo).

And I just recently got mine working with IFTTT by using my own cloud server.

 

Would you care to share how you managed this? Can you switch these sockets without any cloud server/connection necessary?


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  # 1603655 3-Aug-2016 15:27
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The Broadlink SP Mini at least won't comply with NZ regs if the photos on the site are accurate (No insulating bits on the pins)

 

 

 

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  # 1603658 3-Aug-2016 15:35
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Yeah it wont, but im not selling them, and use for yourself is fine.

 

 





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  # 1603677 3-Aug-2016 16:02
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richms:

 

Yeah it wont, but im not selling them, and use for yourself is fine.

 

 

 

 

Is it?  What happens if it starts a fire?  Will my insurance pay out?


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  # 1603685 3-Aug-2016 16:11
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deadlyllama:

 

richms:

 

 

 

Yeah it wont, but im not selling them, and use for yourself is fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it?  What happens if it starts a fire?  Will my insurance pay out?

 



This deal has been posted on Choice Cheapies as well. I asked the exact same question over there. I'm always reluctant to import devices like this for this very reason.

https://www.cheapies.nz/node/7776

 

 


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  # 1603713 3-Aug-2016 16:48
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Is it?  What happens if it starts a fire?  Will my insurance pay out?

 

 

NZ doesnt have the equivalent of the UL scam that the US insurance industry has as a get out of paying scheme.





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  # 1603929 3-Aug-2016 22:45
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SumnerBoy:

 

tchart: Its easy to control with some scripting (easier than wemo).

And I just recently got mine working with IFTTT by using my own cloud server.

 

Would you care to share how you managed this? Can you switch these sockets without any cloud server/connection necessary?

 

 

 

 

@SumnerBoy its been quite a journey to put it together so probably a quick post won't cover it. Ive pieced together bits of info from the internet and discovered many things on my own. I own a wiwo socket and two allone ir blasters.

 

In a nut shell I can;

 

1 Control my wiwo devices locally on my lan - this is easy and well documented

 

2 Control my wiwo devices using their cloud server - this is harder and not well documented

 

3 Alter my wiwo devices to talk to my own cloud server instead of theirs (my server is on AWS)

 

 

 

I use option 3 to integrate with IFTTT. While I've found their cloud server reliable it has no API and its pretty easy to spoof given the devices all have a default password.

 

Pm me if you want further details.

 

 


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  # 1603930 3-Aug-2016 22:47
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Thanks @tchart, I am only really interested in the LAN control - would integrate with openHAB so all remote access would be via that. Sounds like this is the easy bit so I will do some reading. Thanks for the details.


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  # 1604033 4-Aug-2016 08:30
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SumnerBoy:

 

Thanks @tchart, I am only really interested in the LAN control - would integrate with openHAB so all remote access would be via that. Sounds like this is the easy bit so I will do some reading. Thanks for the details.

 

 

No problem @SumnerBoy just shout if you need a hand. I thought openHAB already supported the Wiwo socket but I could be wrong.


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  # 1604034 4-Aug-2016 08:31
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It quite possibly does, I haven't done much research into these yet. I don't really have a need for any but at $20 it is very tempting to have a play with one...


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