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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by bkenobi on July 25, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
Maybe they don't know what "local control" means to us?  I think it means I can control it directly (either a button on the device or a way to connect directly to it).  Maybe they think it means something else (connect to it from next to the device by using the app and the cloud)?
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on July 25, 2017, 04:18:21 AM »
I swear no one at itead know the right foot from the left!
Support in the forum states local control is possible for some of its modules.( I have one of said modules)
Using the feed back from the app I asked how that was possible. their response was "local control is not possible."
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on July 24, 2017, 01:49:25 PM »
Just managed to get my sonoff module configured and noticed it required a firmware update which I did.
I can use the Alexa skill and control via Alexa. ;)
However if I disconnect the internet the app will not activate the switch.:(
I know the IP of the device so if it is indeed possible to send a request to the IP I just have to find the protocol.
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on July 24, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »
With the RF 433 MHz module you would have local control anyways via a remote.
As well using a Broadlink RM Pro you could learn the RF code and control from it.

I've been trying to access my module I had planed to use for my outdoor furnace but it keeps coming up it is registered to someone else.
This is one of the modules which is now to have local Wi-Fi control ability so if I can get it configured in the app I'll see what is available.
I'm unsure how local Wi-Fi control will work as the app needs Wi-Fi to allow a logon.
I've emailed tech support to see if I can get this module freed up If not I guess I'll flash it as I know the firmware I used for the solar park module works well.
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by bkenobi on July 24, 2017, 08:51:26 AM »
These modules look awesome if they have true local control.  For $4-$8 and being so compact, if I can control these from a HA system via WiFi and/or 433MHz, I'm very interested!  When it was just cloud based, I was a pass.  But with local control...   8)
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on July 21, 2017, 07:43:20 AM »
Up Date:
itead has finally added local control to their app for some (not all) of their devices.
They have also created an Alexa skill which may get me looking more at these as I still have one that I didn't flash to different firmware.

The safe voltage module are very useful for low voltage stuff at the off grid place.
I modified my solar tracker placing one of these inside the control module.
This is used to place my solar array into a park position during damaging high winds.
Also since I had flashed this with different firmware I was able to add Alexa control prior to itead releasing their skill. 8)
The array is over 50 feet from the Wi-Fi router and has worked flawless for the last few months. ;)

I may reattempt the outdoor furnace mod using different firmware though itead's new software with local and alexa control is a bit more stable (so far)

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XTB Products / Re: APC BR1500G Filter?
« Last post by bcwmachine on July 19, 2017, 11:38:45 AM »
That answered the question of use VA or Watts for figuring amps. Thank you.
Bruce
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XTB Products / Re: APC BR1500G Filter?
« Last post by bkenobi on July 19, 2017, 07:57:37 AM »
Since basically all consumer electronics are used on 15A circuits (talking plug in, not hard wired), it's safe to say that a 15A filter would not be a problem.  If the device is small (phone charger), going with the smaller one (5-10A) works.  I haven't used a plugin 15A filter but that would be my vote if the cost were the same.  All of my filters are 10A SmartHome FilterLinc units.  I do have a couple custom XPF modules around, but those are likely significantly overkill for the installation I have.  If those ever fail, I'll be moving to another FilterLinc.
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XTB Products / Re: APC BR1500G Filter?
« Last post by Jeff on July 19, 2017, 07:06:32 AM »
Have a pair of signal sucking APC BR1500G ups's. 1500VA, 865Watts. Do I go with 10A or 15A Filters?

1500VA means they can pull 12 amps (1500VA / 125V), so I would recommend a 15A filter.

Jeff
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XTB Products / Re: APC BR1500G Filter?
« Last post by Brian H on July 19, 2017, 03:16:54 AM »
Do not use an XPPF. They maybe rated for five amps but I can tell you if you push then any where close to five amps. They will smell like something overheating and the plastic coil forms start melting.

I can't say about the BR1500G. I had a smaller BR1000G on a ten amp Smarthome FilterLinc with no issues.

I have also observed on an XTBM. How much of a signal sucker the UPS's AC input power line condition can be.
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