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  Reply # 1729033 2-Mar-2017 17:08
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smbunn:

 

 

 

I have just bought 6 Itead Sonoff WiFi power switches at NZ$7 each including postage from DHGate. They work perfectly with Alexa but I am about to hack them using 'esp easy' so I can link them into HAB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are these approved for use in NZ do you know?


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  Reply # 1729089 2-Mar-2017 19:16
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AliExpress for them. Also look at the s20 and s22 versions. Made by iteeed but they often cost more than AliExpress sellers for them.





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  Reply # 1729155 2-Mar-2017 22:00
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This was my order to DHGate.  There were multiple suppliers all around the same US$15 per pack of three units.  They arrived in about 5 days

 


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  Reply # 1729162 2-Mar-2017 22:09
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kemosabe:

 

smbunn:

 

 

 

I have just bought 6 Itead Sonoff WiFi power switches at NZ$7 each including postage from DHGate. They work perfectly with Alexa but I am about to hack them using 'esp easy' so I can link them into HAB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are these approved for use in NZ do you know?

 

 

They have a full CE certificate

 

 

Can anyone tell us if having CE certification to EN and IEC standards makes it legal to use in New Zealand?


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  Reply # 1729167 2-Mar-2017 22:20
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My quick reading of the The European Union (EU) – New Zealand Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) is that having CE and these EN standards is fully accepted here.  So the Itead Sonoff should be OK

 

 


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  Reply # 1729170 2-Mar-2017 22:23
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When I see pack on places like that and there are 3 things in the picture it sets off alarm bells that they are counting the body and the 2 covers as parts for the back. I have bought a 4 pack of drill mandrels before that ended up being the 4 parts of the mandrel, not actually 4 of the total assembly.

 





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  Reply # 1729172 2-Mar-2017 22:31
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smbunn:

 

kemosabe:

 

smbunn:

 

 I have just bought 6 Itead Sonoff WiFi power switches at NZ$7 each including postage from DHGate. They work perfectly with Alexa but I am about to hack them using 'esp easy' so I can link them into HAB.

 

 

 

 Are these approved for use in NZ do you know?

 

 

They have a full CE certificate

 

Can anyone tell us if having CE certification to EN and IEC standards makes it legal to use in New Zealand?

 

 


Dont see that IEC code in the list. AS/NZS ones would be a sure thing.  But then these are hard to classify and IEC are listed for most other items in the list. Suspect its a bit of a grey area until one burns down your house.

https://tinyurl.com/gnhkv39


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  Reply # 1729182 2-Mar-2017 22:53
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smbunn:

 

My quick reading of the The European Union (EU) – New Zealand Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) is that having CE and these EN standards is fully accepted here.  So the Itead Sonoff should be OK

 

 

 

 

Think the EN standards apply only to the Wifi testing, not the electrical.


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  Reply # 1729423 3-Mar-2017 14:23
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Testing does say it covers for categories: EMC, Safety, Health and Radio so looks OK.  I am sitting next to the past president of the New Zealand Electrical Engineers Association and will ask him.


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  Reply # 1729534 3-Mar-2017 17:42
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the EMC and Radio are for wifi.  the "Safety" EN ones you see on the certs are the ones you need to look for. They are the ones where they LVD test them for insanely huge voltage levels, to ensure they don't explode and catch fire. It looks to be LVD safety tested so you just need to verify BCTC TEchnology as a trustworthy test lab.

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  Reply # 1729764 4-Mar-2017 10:10
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From the web (which can ALWAYS be trusted)

 

 

 

BCTC third party as the world\'s leading industrial and consumer products testing, inspection and authentication institutions, with large-scale EMC & Safety laboratory, and the international first-class testing equipment and professional testing personnel.
BCTC testing the product range includes: information technology, home appliances, lamps and lanterns, electric tools, radio and television audio class, industry, science, medical, automotive electronics, wireless products, etc., at the same time agents around the world of electronic product certification, as well as machinery and equipment, medical electronics, automotive electronics, toys and other environmental hazardous substances test certification services.
BCTC has won many international certification body authorized and recognition, including the German TUV, EMCC American UL, FCC, TIMCO IC, Canada, the Czech republic EZU, etc. Can be directly to CE, FCC, CCC, C - Tick, ETL, UL, EK - MARK, RoHS, etc. All of the test, help customers to an application for the multinational certification certificate.


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  Reply # 1733202 8-Mar-2017 18:17
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All my echos are down, just light the blue ring on alexa and then go out after a second - talking at it or not. Once said it lost its connection.

 

 

 

Still able to spotify to it, just not talk to it. Amazon broken something with a typo again?





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  Reply # 1733206 8-Mar-2017 18:28
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richms:

 

All my echos are down, just light the blue ring on alexa and then go out after a second - talking at it or not. Once said it lost its connection.

 

 

 

Still able to spotify to it, just not talk to it. Amazon broken something with a typo again?

 

 

 

 

Same here.


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  Reply # 1733208 8-Mar-2017 18:41
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It keeps stopping on spotify connect now. Might have to go get one of the chromecast audios from another room if this keeps up.





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  Reply # 1733220 8-Mar-2017 19:03
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No Lifx working and she isn't listening very well.

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