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Wireless Remote Switching

[Deleted User]
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
Just setting up another remote switch - very cheap and very easy to do, so I thought I would share the information

I am using these and they proved to be really useful and reliable.

Manufactured by Sonoff - this is the 4 way device out of their range of products.

https://sonoff.itead.cc/en/products/sonoff/sonoff-4ch-pro

Sells around £20  $25

1   Operate from your phone/Ipad/Android remote device
2   Has 4 X 10A change over relays
3   Powered from DC or line voltage
4   Operation can be individual or interlocked
5   WiFi into your home network
6   Custom label the functions on remote device

Setup time - a few minutes !

I use to remote my 6400 

I power up the 12V supply - remote switch on the transceiver - remote ON the antenna isolation - remote change over 1 of 2 antennas

Just add more devices if you need more switches

If you need remote switches - and cheap - give them a try

Available from all the usual online sources.

73 Phil G4UDU

Comments

  • Mark NS9N
    Mark NS9N Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Hi Phil, do you know if the connection to the controller uses a secure access like VPN? I built my own remote switch using a PI as this was the most secure way to access my controller using Real VPN as the link. But this unit is so much simpler.
  • [Deleted User]
    edited July 2019
    Sonoff using the EWE Link app is part of the "IT Lead" company based in China.

    The app is I would think is using a connection path via their servers.

    Personally I have 2 internet access setups - one high speed for my computers etc and the other a minimum cost ADSL account that is used to hang any "Odd Stuff" onto - I found that is an easy way.

    If we have an IT Network expert who can check out the company they may want to comment ........

    Phil G4UDU

  • Mike - K6QY
    Mike - K6QY Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Another source is Robot Electronics (UK), https://robot-electronics.co.uk/products.html?p=2. They make internet-controllable units with 4, 8, and 24 relays.
  • Bob G   W1GLV
    Bob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Too expensive.
  • Bob G   W1GLV
    Bob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Phil, ordered two from Amazon. What's the name of the app for iPhone?
  • Robert Lonn
    Robert Lonn Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    The APP is eWeLink.,, I dont use it, I was checking these out after Phil talked about them...
  • Mike - K6QY
    Mike - K6QY Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Non Chinese. Backdoors, anyone?
  • [Deleted User]
    edited July 2019
    EWeLink is the App for iPhone/Ipad
  • Wayne W5GIE
    Wayne W5GIE Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Thanks for the info.  I use an Amazon smart switch and contacts from a 115V relay to remotely switch on/off the FLEX.

    However, one of my main antennas in the small lot I have is a Hi Q screwdriver antenna on a large  aluminum patio over.  I need the ability to remotely hit an up/down 12 volt signal to tune the antenna.  This might be adaptable to do that job!

    Wayne W5GIE

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