I’ve also ordered new smart plugs: 2. Spammers and "guest post" companies beware - you have NO chance of success and a good chance of getting spammed badly in return. Alvin. The MCU daughterboard is in fact labelled on the back as SP27 so I guess those are also now Realtek units. To shave off a few pennies? Your email address will not be published. Thanks for this. You can also subscribe without commenting. T o start off, rated at 230 volts, every single plug included in the set can operate on standard power grids and is compatible with UK type-G sockets. 2 on cheap via Amazon Black “friday” sales.. I have given up now, and solved most of my issues using webhooks and ifttt because my WeMo will respond to IFTTT and Google, just not OpenHab. At this point the hack is complete and you should see a “SONOFF-XXX” WiFi access point on your phone, connect to it, navigate to 192.168.4.1 and use the web interface to connect the device to your WiFi network. Learn how your comment data is processed. Packaging - 9/10; 9/10. no need for any physical access point, but you need whatever linux which can access internet via ethernet, and has a wifi adapter that the hack will use to create ITS OWN access point, simulating the network that tuya use to ota update, faking it and so giving your own firmwares instead of the original one…, you can even boot a notebook or pc with a debian buster iso, or an ubuntu one, and run it from there, without actually installing anything on that pc (use it LIVE), or owning a raspberry pi at all , you can even create a linux virtual machine in windows, using hyperv or virtualbox or vmware, and “passing through” the physical wifi adapter to that virtual machine (of course, given this, your notebook MUST be wired to internet via ethernet), and do all from there , Oh using a laptop with a live distro is a GREAT idea From various internet searches they’ve also dropped the power monitoring. Wonder if you can buy the older ones still? Another Smart Life app compatible smart plug set, the Netvip wifi smart plug offers the same functionality as the more expensive Teckin SP27, but with the added dimmable LED light ring with changeable colours, from the same app. it’s annoying when that happens. They are going back to Amazon complete with one split apart. Great to look at and enjoy in summer but you need a little effort to keep the house nice and dry in winter. Bear in mind that these devices as well as on-off, have 24 hour, 7 day timers built-in – but unbelievably do NOT have dusk-dawn capability. I've tried disconnecting the 5g and also renamed the 2.4g but no joy. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Remote control. I've also tried turning off the channel optimization. Priced at £20.99 there is currently, at time of publishing, £5 off offer on Amazon here. I did manage in the end after many attemps to get it connected to my Wi-Fi and I can toggle the smart plug via the app but I was unable to get the Google Assistant to turn it on or off. No good to me at all if I cant reflash them for Openhab. Previous versions apparently worked just fine. In short, they just appear to have pasted the original 2NICE EU information uncritically. Glad I found this page, Yes I was pretty disappointed when Teckin said they’d changed things. Thread Modes. The WeMo Switch is … It's a plug with connected features that work well, but don't particularly stand out amongst the crowd. Available at Amazon, not too expensive, pretty but otherwise nothing special it would seem. | See details . As per Terry’s note, the switch not being fully on or fully off could cause the contacts to not fully engage resulting in arcing and the ensuing overheat of the socket and its contacts. It would seem they have binned power monitoring on the SP23 product and adjusted the capacity claim for the UK to 13A. I also have SP27 sockets in the same boat. Now to to your Tasmotized device web page, other, configuration, paste in the template in the top text box, check ACTIVATE, remove any password from the password field and press SAVE. Safe and Reasonable Design Perfectly suitable for the UK wall socket and will not block the switch. Two images above – and in the above Dehumidifier photo is the SP27 smart plug (in this case running the internal timer to only turn on the living room – slightly noisy dehumidifier in the early hours of the morning when we are all in bed) and below, the somewhat larger SP23. Can’t return mine as I cracked one open to make sure, but these things happen. What you say is true but the truth is that people who are not interested in hacking the product will keep the original firmware whether they are locked in or not and for people who want to hack they will soon find out who is attempting to lock them in and avoid their products. The Blitzwolf smart plug is a two sided circuit board, with the through hole components on the top of the board and all the SMD mounted components on the rear, while the Teckin plug uses a single-sided board with through hole and SMD components on the top side. Smart plugs are the essential part of any smart home. With the smart life free app and network, … I am in the UK so might take a punt on the SP111 thanks. Just download the APP and connect to 2.4Ghz WiFi to control the device via your phone, no hub required. But, there are a number of issues to smooth before you can use them. Or if you are using a strip/extension socket, just buy a smart one of them (tuya made) and flash in the same OTA way. One-click to sharing appliances with family/friends, you can also set up different permissions level for them. I’ve also had big issues getting products from the USA to Spain, the two countries do not seem to work well together at all – but that’s another story. 2. Registrations with no name or suspicious looking email addresses will be considered to be spammers and will be deleted. I think great care is needed. Aside from occasional filter cleaning, this setup should never need maintenance. Slot with slide safety cover will prevent electric shock. I have a hub 3. the plugs are teckin sp27. The standard 10A dual Australian GPO (General Purpose Outlet – what we call a wall socket) can only often accept one ‘smartplug’ (see https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/i/). When I tried to setup the following smart plug, Wsiiroon WiFi Smart Plug, it fails. Perhaps the designers might re-think this if enough people gripe? 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