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  Reply # 1968994 6-Mar-2018 15:35
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fearandloathing: Sonoff devices are not certified for use in NZ as far as I can tell? Plus not burying non certified electrical devices in the wall cavity, and equally the complications of insurance, should my house burn down.

 

All good points but...

 

Thousands and thousands of these things are being used all around the world anyway. Why are they not building them with a port to sense the existing wall switch? The additional marginal cost is one PCB screw terminal. It makes no difference to the electrical safety either way. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1970501 7-Mar-2018 11:35
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Well hrsecurity.co.nz are apparently booked out to May... anyone else???


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  Reply # 1970801 7-Mar-2018 19:30
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I saw the WEMO stuff in my local Noel Leeming the day before yesterday. It was in the Home Automation stand they had, along with the Philips Hue stuff. I was kind of surprised to see it there, actually. It doesn't seem to appear on their website though. You might have to contact a store to see what is available.

 

 

 

As far as the switches go - I thought that the idea when installing a Philips Hue hub was to buy and stick on the wall (anywhere you want) the compatible switches that operate the lights and just stop using the regular switches which you leave turned on to operate. I guess you're looking for something more durable.


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  Reply # 1970804 7-Mar-2018 19:34
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Just the bulbs and smart plugs though, right?

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  Reply # 1970805 7-Mar-2018 19:36
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kryptonjohn: Just the bulbs and smart plugs though, right?

 

I really can't remember. It could be. I just remember seeing the brand and thinking it was strange that they had them. I didn't think anyone stocked them any more. 

 

 

 

[edit] I remember seeing some kind of starter kits with two bulbs, etc.

 

 


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  Reply # 1982857 25-Mar-2018 13:39
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I have a sonoff basic installed behind an old fashioned toggle light switch, it's hooked up to mqtt, so i can turn the lights on and off using both the switch and mqtt.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
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  Reply # 1982887 25-Mar-2018 15:20
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Hi could you explain how that was wired? I thought it couldn't be done without done hacking.

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  Reply # 1982907 25-Mar-2018 16:59
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I flashed tasmota firmware onto the sonoff using a $4 usb dongle.

 

I soldered two wires to GND and GPIO14 on the sonoff.

 

I attached those two wires to the original light switch.

 

 

 

 

https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota/wiki/Sonoff-Basic





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Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
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  Reply # 1982918 25-Mar-2018 17:28
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Ok thanks for that. May I ask what you use to remote control it?

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  Reply # 1982949 25-Mar-2018 17:37
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Home assistant.

But mostly just control it using the original light switch.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
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