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  #2883488 9-Mar-2022 09:47
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networkn: Wireshark VPN?
Isn't Wireshark used for packet inspection?

 

I suspect he meant to say WireGuard... For VPN...


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  #2884234 10-Mar-2022 10:48
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I ended up ordering them before I realized they weren't what I thought they were, and they shipped them within 2 hours of my order so too late to cancel. I guess I'll have a go at getting Home Assistant running on my Synology otherwise there might be some for sale on TM.

 

 


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  #2884817 11-Mar-2022 11:06
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networkn:

 

I ended up ordering them before I realized they weren't what I thought they were, and they shipped them within 2 hours of my order so too late to cancel. I guess I'll have a go at getting Home Assistant running on my Synology otherwise there might be some for sale on TM.

 

 

@networkn - keep me in mind if you find they are not quit write and home assistant is not the path for you, before listing on TM.




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  #2884819 11-Mar-2022 11:07
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Yoban:

 

networkn:

 

I ended up ordering them before I realized they weren't what I thought they were, and they shipped them within 2 hours of my order so too late to cancel. I guess I'll have a go at getting Home Assistant running on my Synology otherwise there might be some for sale on TM.

 

 

@networkn - keep me in mind if you find they are not quit write and home assistant is not the path for you, before listing on TM.

 

 

Will do. 

 

 


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  #2887962 18-Mar-2022 07:57
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Please keep me in mind too :)

 

I have been playing with Home Assistant on a Pi for a couple of months, and ordered 4 of the ESPHome plugs - they arrived yesterday and were *so easy* to set up. I'll likely get some more.

 

I wasn't sure whether to get the ESPHome ones or the Tasmota ones - for my HA purposes both work well; is there a compelling reason to use one over the other, or to convert the ESPHome ones to Tasmota?


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  #2888700 19-Mar-2022 11:56
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Question for the wise brains in this forum ... how do I tell if my smart plugs have a chipset compatible with Tasmota?
I have one of these from Jaycar. Excellent value right now if you buy them in pairs.
https://www.jaycar.co.nz/smart-plug-wifi-controlled-mains-switch/p/MS6106?pos=2&queryId=1a350072f9fd16d39256039dabef5c66

Related quick question please - I bought one of these so I could power cycle our Cable Modem without having to go up to the data cabinet in the attic. (Long story, multiple discussions with Vodafone, etc.) Got worried when I realized they have a cloud component, but I get the impression for the (somewhat patchy) docs that I can still control the socket over our LAN. Does that sound right?

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  #2888704 19-Mar-2022 12:13
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kelly42: ... I wasn't sure whether to get the ESPHome ones or the Tasmota ones - for my HA purposes both work well; is there a compelling reason to use one over the other, or to convert the ESPHome ones to Tasmota?

 

Interesting question for sure. Certainly hoping others with more experience can answer this.





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  #2888719 19-Mar-2022 13:54
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I had two turn up yesterday.  Considering I’d flashedr some of the bunnings brilliant ones to tasmota, these slotted right in.  They’re a good size as well. 





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Did anybody that bought these plugs by chance also buy any light bulbs? How are they working for you?

 

 

 

 





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  #2900624 12-Apr-2022 19:43
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SteveC: Question for the wise brains in this forum ... how do I tell if my smart plugs have a chipset compatible with Tasmota?
I have one of these from Jaycar. Excellent value right now if you buy them in pairs.
https://www.jaycar.co.nz/smart-plug-wifi-controlled-mains-switch/p/MS6106?pos=2&queryId=1a350072f9fd16d39256039dabef5c66 ...

 

After some more reading, you'll want something with an ESP32 or ESP82xx chipset. Didn't see any chipset specs listed.

 

 





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  #2900698 13-Apr-2022 05:30
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Bulky stuff. I use smaller ones. Don‘t know if they are available for NZ wall sockets. For US yes.





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  #2900717 13-Apr-2022 07:56
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ANglEAUT:

SteveC: Question for the wise brains in this forum ... how do I tell if my smart plugs have a chipset compatible with Tasmota?
I have one of these from Jaycar. Excellent value right now if you buy them in pairs.
https://www.jaycar.co.nz/smart-plug-wifi-controlled-mains-switch/p/MS6106?pos=2&queryId=1a350072f9fd16d39256039dabef5c66 ...


After some more reading, you'll want something with an ESP32 or ESP82xx chipset. Didn't see any chipset specs listed.



Thanks @ANglEAUT
I sent a query to https://www.techbrands.co.nz/ (JayCar distributors - turns out it is a brand-name for https://www.electusdistribution.co.nz/ ) who sent it to JayCar Australia, who asked their (JayCar?) project manager, who said "The supplier isn't willing to confirm but from experience they are usually an ESP32 / Espressif module."
Humm ...

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SteveC: 

 

Thanks @ANglEAUT
I sent a query to https://www.techbrands.co.nz/ (JayCar distributors - turns out it is a brand-name for https://www.electusdistribution.co.nz/ ) who sent it to JayCar Australia, who asked their (JayCar?) project manager, who said "The supplier isn't willing to confirm but from experience they are usually an ESP32 / Espressif module."
Humm ...

 

 

 

Always looks here if looking for tasmota,esphome compatibility: I found the jaycar one: Powertech Plug (MS6106) Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)  and a MS6104 variant as well - this looks like the kogans.... Powertech MS6104 Power Monitoring Plug Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)

 

But your mileage may vary - this is the warning on the 6104: WARNING: New Tuya devices have replaced their Wi-Fi module with one incompatible with Tasmota!!!
Tuya-Convert might not be possible for this device since the template was added (2020-03-12).

 

 





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  #2901788 13-Apr-2022 10:23
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davidcole:

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Always looks here if looking for tasmota,esphome compatibility: I found the jaycar one: Powertech Plug (MS6106) Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)  and a MS6104 variant as well - this looks like the kogans.... Powertech MS6104 Power Monitoring Plug Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)


But your mileage may vary - this is the warning on the 6104: WARNING: New Tuya devices have replaced their Wi-Fi module with one incompatible with Tasmota!!!
Tuya-Convert might not be possible for this device since the template was added (2020-03-12).


 


Thanks @davidcole.

I bought this thing (apart for general IoT interest) to enable me to power-cycle our cable modem without having to go up to the attic. (We get an outage every week or two. Vodafone won't do anything much to try to fix the problem. So far the cheap price for gig Internet over fibre makes it worth putting up with.) I'd prefer to have a script that reboots if it can't ping an Internet address ... not sure I'll get there!

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  #2901791 13-Apr-2022 10:27
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SteveC:
davidcole:

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Always looks here if looking for tasmota,esphome compatibility: I found the jaycar one: Powertech Plug (MS6106) Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)  and a MS6104 variant as well - this looks like the kogans.... Powertech MS6104 Power Monitoring Plug Configuration for Tasmota (blakadder.com)

 

 

 

But your mileage may vary - this is the warning on the 6104: WARNING: New Tuya devices have replaced their Wi-Fi module with one incompatible with Tasmota!!!
Tuya-Convert might not be possible for this device since the template was added (2020-03-12).

 


Thanks @davidcole.

I bought this thing (apart for general IoT interest) to enable me to power-cycle our cable modem without having to go up to the attic. (We get an outage every week or two. Vodafone won't do anything much to try to fix the problem. So far the cheap price for gig Internet over fibre makes it worth putting up with.) I'd prefer to have a script that reboots if it can't ping an Internet address ... not sure I'll get there!

 

Which it will do...but you might be limited to using the tuya app (or getting tuya-local going in home assistant, or tuya2mqtt going).  For one device, probably not worth it.





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