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Questions tagged [ac-power]

For questions about IoT devices powered by or controlling of AC power (mains electricity). This includes devices like smart plugs, smart sockets or smart power switches. Only use when the smart aspect is important, do not use for every device that is AC powered.

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Control electric plug remotely

I have an electric water pump, which I want to control over the internet. Currently I know that smart plugs can be used but this requires me to be in the same WiFi network. Are there any smart plugs ...
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Are there any 'minimal' power meter data loggers?

I mean, a device that will just read, persist, and then push the data to a (my) server without having to buy a 3rd party software license. The data being, in this case, electrical generation/...
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What is the working voltage range of a Sonoff Touch?

I would like to replace normal (mechanical) switches at home with Sonoff Touch ones, which I will be able to manage. Today I have this: and by adding the Sonoff Touch I will have that (P1 is the ...
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Z-Wave switches with 2-way switched lights?

I'm looking for a set of Z-Wave (preferably Z-Wave Plus) components to use in order to merge two 2-way light switch circuits and allow control of both lights from all switch positions. I've looked at ...
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How can I stop my Philips Hue bulbs resetting to full brightness after a power cut?

According to this comment on Reddit, Philips Hue bulbs reset to 100% brightness after any power interruption (e.g. a power cut, switching the physical light switch off then on, etc). This does seem ...
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Wiring regulations for self made electrical equipment (UK)

There are various intrusive wiring regulations in the UK. If I want to wire up a light extension I'm required to have this done by a suitably qualified person, or if I do it myself get it approved by ...
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European Union Regulations for Smart Plugs

If I want my smart plug design to be a commercial product in the EU it must surely meet some requirements, regulations or directives. I know about the CE (Conformité Européenne) marking, which is ...
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Is there a way to turn on large numbers of IoT devices remotely?

I have a lot of IoT devices that I am currently working on (read playing with). One of my biggest headaches is turning on the ones I need without climbing under my desk and plugging in a lot of wires. ...
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How do I shut down IoT devices without a power button?

A lot of devices, such as connected fridges, security cameras, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and my Nest thermostat don't have power buttons. What is the preferred way to disconnect them from power? What ...