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Topic # 240137 22-Aug-2018 14:51
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I have 5 of these little beasties, brand new, that are going to be dumped unless someone wants to pick them up from just off Lincoln Road (flexible timing).  Or I'll post them all nationwide for $20.

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/master-slave-powerboard-with-auto-off/p/MS4080

 

I was using a different brand to switch off a monitor and printer when the computer went to sleep, but that one died and I had a hard time finding a replacement.... and felt I was lucky to find these at such a good price and grabbed a handful.  But now I see why they were so cheap.....

 

They have an IR sensor on a 1m cord.  ANY signal from an IR remote will wake up the power board and switch on the slave sockets.  Sounds pretty good, right?

 

They have a nifty power-off feature too....  if they don't see an IR signal for an hour, the IR receiver had an LED that flashes rapidly for 3 minutes as a warning.  If you don't zap it (or press the handy button on the IR receiver), the slave sockets get turned off.  If you were streaming Netflix from your Smart TV, your sound bar might turn off....  no big deal, just zap it.  Ifg you were watching a blu-ray movie and your player gets switched off, watch the WAF hit the floor in an instant.

 

For my purpose, this is no jolly good.  :(





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  Reply # 2077525 22-Aug-2018 15:40
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Keep mate

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  Reply # 2077526 22-Aug-2018 15:42
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champakram: Keep mate

 

???

 

Op: Are you not able to return these at all?





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  Reply # 2077546 22-Aug-2018 16:04
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'Sold' to @champakram

 

@richms its not worth the aggravation, time, and courier fees.  I had little doubt someone would take them off my hands.  :)





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  Reply # 2078173 23-Aug-2018 21:08
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Hi,

 

I am after one of these to activate a laundry extract fan (say 50-100W) only for the duration of the dryer being active too. The dryer would draw up to 2000W with the heater on. Max set time for the dryer timer is 60min, so I guess the IR sensor would not create any undesired issues, as the dryer will stop after one hour anyway.

 

I got one of these "power saving" boards before (I still have it somewhere, brand new) but I discovered only after that, the max rating of the "master" circuit was very low, not be suitable to use it for the dryer as I intended. But the "slave" circuit was rated 2400W.

 

would the boards you have be suitable for what I want to do, please? pick up on Lincoln Rd would be no issue - Saturday it would be ideal (if possible).

 

Thank you.





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