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# 21136 16-Apr-2008 20:08
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I am sure these things exist.

My non-geek partner has asked me to set a particular appliance up with a power adapter that she can text to turn it on.

Anyone got one to see, or know where i can buy one?

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  # 124186 16-Apr-2008 21:46
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I know of one type which is about $200 but it's more intended for in car use so runs off 12 V and is designed to switch on small relays rather than 2.4KW outlets but some extra parts and assembly would make it work.. it has 2 outputs and 2 inputs (low-high) and a further 2 monitoring inputs (high-low).

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  # 124189 16-Apr-2008 21:58
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SMS Controller Kit

Ref: Silicon Chip 2004
The SMS controller kit works with Nokia 3210, 3310, 5110, and 6110 models to control electronic outputs, and gives you a host of control options. The possible uses are almost endless! Kit includes PCB, pre-programmed midro, and all electronic components. Requires Nokia data cable.
From Jaycar, if you feel like getting your hands dirty that is!


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# 124570 17-Apr-2008 23:34
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They work but are a little bit "dirty" and mine crashed a couple of times, and then ther comes the problem of finding a 5510 which is getting hard now! but if you got the bits, they are cheap.

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  # 125059 20-Apr-2008 13:30
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I remember seeing them at the agricultural fieldays in Hamilton years ago Tony, aimed at farmers remotely turning on and off farm equipment (electric fences etc).

It looked like one of those small RCDs and had a SIM slot in the side.

May give you a direction to look . . .

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