So… Since these are paused after only 4, I’ll note that I bought a 4 pack of enbrighten smart switches at Lowe’s today for $10 and change. They will run off the tuya app, unconfirmed as yet whether they can be flashed with tasmota or not.
I don’t see enbrighten or the Wemo switches in the search, .
On another note, I got some Sonoff BASICR2 switches and Tasmotized them. They worked perfectly for awhile but then started to drop off the network. Only 2 out of 4 are still working. Maybe my fault in my network setup or maybe the latest Tasmota binary will work better. I still love Tasmota, but it’s not all green eggs and ham.
Bought these another time they showed up here, for the same price, they seem to be working well.
They are pretty wide, extending about half an inch on either side of a standard faceplate which, to my eye, looks less pleasing than the narrower versions.
Bought these earlier this year. One of 3 could not connect. All have QR codes you need to scan to set up, but you cannot see the code when plugged into a wall outlet - had to plug into a one outlet extension so I could scan the QR for setup.
@TCayer Good to know. My space heaters have built in timers so no need for a smartplug but I do use them for things with inline switches that are difficult to reach like my lava lamp and some of those wax melt warmers for scents and also for outlets that are in hard to get places for my old, arthritic body.
@sargentdeb Mine connected fine. First you need to connect them to WeMo then after they are connected change back to your usual WiFi and continue to install. I connected all three of mine and never had to scan a code. Used the 6 step instructions that were included with them. One of the steps took forever (I forget which one) but I wasn’t in a hurry and made myself a cup of coffee while waiting. I can control them with both the WeMo app (only used it for set up though) and my Google Home.
I have both these and the smaller Wemo plugs, and though they are a pain to set up, I find they are more reliable with Siri commands than the smaller ones. The smaller ones seem like they need power cycled at least once a month to keep connection to HomeKit. I’ve never had to power cycle the ones Meh is selling today.
They say these need the Wemo bridge for use with HomeKit. I’m fine with that, but do they need to be within wifi range of the bridge? I’d have to put the bridge on the first floor, front room, but the plugs would mostly go second and third floor, back rooms. Will that work?
@seanhussey if all the floors served by the same wifi network (you have multiple APs or a mesh setup) it should be fine. They’d be on the same network, I don’t think the bridge broadcasts directly to the switches like z-wave or ZigBee would need to.
Hrm. In the past two days, despite being home and literally running to the front door as soon as my Ring doorbell or driveway cam/light go off, I’m missing two packages. 1 from USPS supposedly delivered yesterday, and then this meh item via FedEx, whose tracking says it arrived 2 hours ago.
From reviewing footage I don’t see any thieves, and we’ve never had that issue before (touch wood.)
I’m wondering if delivery folks might have scanned it in the truck and then forgotten to drop it off? Or they got the address wrong? The school across the street is 730, and we’re 703, so I suppose that could be it, except… they’re closed today.
Anyways, has anyone ever had issues with FedEx and meh deliveries?
@notyoutoo YES. FedEx has been the worst of the delivery services recently. One package (an Irk!) made to a neighboring town and then just never showed up, and when I called they said I had to get Meh to settle it. Which they did, but no thanks to FedEx.