… I bought one and I am interested in providing the plugin. As far as I understand this I see the following pro and cons:
- No certification. Thus it is not legal to install it as part of your electrical system (I think). You may get in to trouble if the device causes damage, e.g. a fire.
You are right, but thats why I ordered one also to see what about the hardware design.
I’m interested in combining the things with my existing switches. With all that RF433MHz I can’t do that in the same way.
And of course all of us hobby tinkerers need a bit of thrill Isn’t it . Thats what we do everywhere else …
- Possibly, the standard wallbox (Unterputzdose) does not provide enough space for the device and a switch box?! We’ll see.
I have all electric inside stone walls and used everywhere deep wallboxes what should be possible to have enough space for it.
- Power Draw. Ok that should be fairly small, but if it is 1W the average cost per year is about 2,50 Euros.
What is the difference with all the cheap RF-Wall-Plugs we use? If this 1W is to much we have to stop using Home-Automation, 10 mobile charges pluged everywhere in the house, TV standby, DECT telephone, Standby at the PC and every other electronics device at home!
- I also have some concerns about Wifi coverage if its mounted inside the Wallbox. We’ll see.
Let’s hope it is ok, otherwise it could be used in a box enywhere else in my house.
Will be a suprise if it is useful as I expect, but still more how to play with it.