August 16, 2019

SONOFF Wireless WiFi Smart Switch

Sonoff is an affordable ESP8266 based device that provides users with smart home control. It is a WiFi based wireless switch that can connect to a wide range of appliances. Sonoff transmits data to a cloud platform through the WiFi router, which enables users to remotely control all the connected appliances, via the mobile application eWeLink. The Sonoff cloud server is an Amazon AWS global server.

Sonoff makes all home appliances smart. As long as your mobile has network, you can remotely control the connected appliances from anywhere at any time. Another feature available is to set timing schedules for appliances, which includes countdown timers and scheduled on/off times. This can make controlling lights/heating etc easier and avoid spending excess money on electricity bills if you forgot to switch of the light before you left for work for example.

Please note: This device requires connection to a mains power supply. You should not attempt to install this product yourself if you are unfamiliar with how to safely wire an electrical device to a mains electrical circuit. Always isolate mains power before attempting to connect this product.

This Sonoff version does not have 433Mhz RF remote function.

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Features
Supports status tracking, home appliances status, get feedback directly in the App.
Supports remotely turning connected devices on or off.
Supports single/repeat/countdown timing tasks for each device.
Supports numerous WiFi smart switches within one account.
Easy installation, easy handling and can be activated immediately.

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Voltage range: 90-250v AC(50/60Hz)
Max current: 10A
Max Wattage: 2200 watts
Dimensions: (L)88*(W)38*(H)23mm
Color: White
Operating Temperature: 0ºC-40ºC(32°F-104°F)
Operating Humidity: 5%-90%RH, Non-condensing
Wireless Frequency: 2.4Ghz

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This product is very similar to more well known brands such as Nest and Hive but offers users more flexibility in terms of it's uses. We are currently looking into the use of this device to control and monitor our studio automated machinery, predominately 3D printers as some jobs require long print times and we believe that safety should be paramount with these kinds of operations. This device could be used to monitor the printer whilst printing and will give us the ability to shut down the printer once the print is completed. Also in the event the print becomes unattached from the build platform the may be stopped.

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