Smart plug (16A) recommendations?


rajil.s

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Hello,

I am looking for recommendation for a Smart plug to control an AC. My primary requirement is that it should be controllable from openhab or home assistant. I have Sonoff switches (flashed with tasmota) but wiress dangling out of them doesnt look nice.

Thanks
 

rajil.s

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I was finally able to locate Tasmota compatible switches on Amazon India. The phlipton 16a switch is the one I tried and worked fine. They are all rebranded from the NX-SM223 switch sold on Alibaba.

The phlipton switch died on me after a week of working, guess it did not like the current drawn by the AC.
 
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karmyster

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I currently use a Helia smart plug for my AC. It works well and can be controlled from the Helia app. It also can be controlled from Alexa though I haven't tried that.
 

Ageing stud

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Acasa 16 A , I have been using couple of them for a few months now and works well. Controllable by smart home app apart from Alexa and Google home. Also shows energy consumption and have timers setup.
 

Arya

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Doesn't cutting off power supply harm the AC, without turning it off with the remote? As far as I understand compressor needs time to shut off properly.
 

rajil.s

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@suds Thanks for the suggestion. I dont really care much about proprietary interfaces. That Oakter platform is a walled garden.
 

gbharani

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I am looking at a smart plug or extn board to charge my gadgets. When going to bed, i want to put my mobiles (2 of them) and ipad to charge for 2 hours and then switch off instead of charging all night. Any suggestions ?
 

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