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According to this TPLink page the HS-100 units are rated at 13A maximum. You can switch a load of essentially any size by using the HS-100 to switch a secondary relay (solid state or electromechanical.) Electromechanical relays able to switch many kilowatts are available at prices that are usually well below the cost of the automation system switches. You ...


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If your AC unit is a portable one, yes, it should work. By portable, I mean the unit is shipped with a 13A plug attached rather than designed to be wired in to a fused spur. It also depends on the size of the unit. If the compressor is rated at 1 kW or less, you should be fine. Equally, if it is a slightly larger unit, but with modern electronic 'soft start',...


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One of the underlying software and hardware architectures you can use to implement such a design is: Arduino core for ESP8266 WiFi chip It is based in a low cost single chip solution and it can use WPA2 for security. On the server side you can use SSL/TLS. Check thinger.io arduino libraries 2.5+ For the server side you can also use thinger.io.


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A really quick google (tp-link bulb api) turns up a npm module that claims support: https://www.npmjs.com/package/tplink-lightbulb They are unlikely to be officially supported by given there is discusion of reverse engineering the protocol, it even includes a wireshark plugin to help decode the network protocol. The only way to get a definitive answer will ...


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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like your goal of just one hub is achievable. According to the Arlo documentation: When do I need a base station? You need a base station to connect Arlo Wire-Free and Arlo Pro Wire-Free cameras. You don't need a base station to connect Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus cameras. They connect directly to your Wi-Fi router. It is ...


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