Belkin WeMo insight Home Automation Switch lowest price ever £34.99 @ Amazon
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Belkin WeMo insight Home Automation Switch lowest price ever £34.99 @ Amazon

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Found 11th Mar 2015
Lowest price ever for this useful piece of kit!

Remotely turn appliances and electronic devices on and off
Monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere
Set schedules and receive customized notifications
Control using the free WeMo App on smartphone or tablet. Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network
Compatible with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 and higher or iOS 6 and higher

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I've been looking at these for ages and really want to get one. But I can't think of what to plug in! Any ideas?

Monitor you time enwrgy and cost

At £35 a plug I think you'd be better off not bothering lol

I've managed to sell my older Wenos recently for £30 each and hoping these would come down in price.

At only £69 more they are a good deal if you can use them.

I personally use mine on a dehumidifier, and a heated dryer. But they are also good for Christmas lights and similar.

Yes they aren't cheap for what they are and at full price I wouldn't bother. But at this price point ive ordered 3.

I use mine on my coffee machine. I have a TASKER script running on my Android phone that tracks my phones alarm and turns on my coffee machine earlier to make sure it's ready when I awake. The built in WeMo rules weren't flexible enough for me whereas the tasker solution automatically adapts the time it turns on. It also only turns on when my phone can see my WiFi, that way it doesn't trigger the coffee machine when I'm away on business or holiday.
Edited by: "MARCUSW" 11th Mar 2015

iannewson

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/belkin-wemo-switch-motion-apple-and-android-compatible-n41nz isnt this a better deal?



Depends on what you want it for.
The big diffences are that the Maplins WeMo is the old model (bigger) which is just a remote switch, whereas the Amazon one is the newer model (smaller) with built in energy monitoring and reporting so you can track how much the device plugged into it is using.
Edited by: "MARCUSW" 11th Mar 2015

Banned

My place is all electric and with no gas boiler so I had these (the older ones) attached to the 3 heaters so I could hear up the place before I got home. Would be good to see the energy output (mainly cost) of each of these and see how much I'm saving with them off in the day.

Ordered thanks. I hope the current draw from my espresso machine doesn't melt it... had trouble finding a rating for the UK model.

mistertad111

Ordered thanks. I hope the current draw from my espresso machine doesn't … Ordered thanks. I hope the current draw from my espresso machine doesn't melt it... had trouble finding a rating for the UK model.


You'll be fine. I've had my espresso machine running on it for the last 3 months with no trouble. I seem to remember calculating that the WeMo is rated at something like 2500-2800w at 240v. It certainly copes with my 1400W (Isomac Tea E61) machine OK.

MARCUSW

You'll be fine. I've had my espresso machine running on it for the last 3 … You'll be fine. I've had my espresso machine running on it for the last 3 months with no trouble. I seem to remember calculating that the WeMo is rated at something like 2500-2800w at 240v. It certainly copes with my 1400W (Isomac Tea E61) machine OK.



Ah, but you assume incorrectly that my espresso machine draws less than 2500-2800w...

I suppose the only way to find out is to try it, and make sure I'm wearing gloves and/or a face mask at the time!
Edited by: "mistertad111" 11th Mar 2015

Well yes I did assume it as a consumer or prosumer machine and not a commercial machine
Is it a commercial machine or is it a dual boiler ?
After checking, the Wemo appears to be rated at 15amps so at 220/240v that's actually 3.3 - 3.6kw

It's a Fracino Ariete, so still a prosumer HX, just with a fairly large (2.3l) boiler with the element turned up to 11 (2850w to be precise)

I did see some specs on the US model saying they were rated at 15A/120V, and then a few reports of space heaters killing the non-insight UK model. Mine turns up today, so will stand back and see what happens

mistertad111

It's a Fracino Ariete, so still a prosumer HX, just with a fairly large … It's a Fracino Ariete, so still a prosumer HX, just with a fairly large (2.3l) boiler with the element turned up to 11 (2850w to be precise)I did see some specs on the US model saying they were rated at 15A/120V, and then a few reports of space heaters killing the non-insight UK model. Mine turns up today, so will stand back and see what happens



Nice machine, looks amazingly similar to a Cherub but with wooden handles Same basic design as my Isomac but with double the boiler capacity and double the heating power it must be a bit of beast at steaming milk! What grinder are you using with it?
Its rated at 13amp so the Wemo should handle it fine.
Given you obviously take your coffee seriously are you a member of coffeeforums.co.uk ? I'd recommend joining if not, we're a friendly bunch and there's lots of information and advice.
If you have an Android phone then I've been developing a Tasker driven script that tracks my phones alarm and automatically preheats my machine (40mins) for when I get up in the morning. This works much better than the built in wemo rules as it automatically adapts to a changing schedule and only activates if I'm at home so no need to change anything when we go on holiday or I'm away on business.
coffeeforums.co.uk/sho…786

MARCUSW

Nice machine, looks amazingly similar to a Cherub but with wooden handles … Nice machine, looks amazingly similar to a Cherub but with wooden handles Same basic design as my Isomac but with double the boiler capacity and double the heating power it must be a bit of beast at steaming milk! What grinder are you using with it?Its rated at 13amp so the Wemo should handle it fine.Given you obviously take your coffee seriously are you a member of http://coffeeforums.co.uk ? I'd recommend joining if not, we're a friendly bunch and there's lots of information and advice.If you have an Android phone then I've been developing a Tasker driven script that tracks my phones alarm and automatically preheats my machine (40mins) for when I get up in the morning. This works much better than the built in wemo rules as it automatically adapts to a changing schedule and only activates if I'm at home so no need to change anything when we go on holiday or I'm away on business.http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?20239-belkin-wemo&p=263786#post263786



It's based pretty heavily on the all-stainless Cherub - only differences that I'm aware of are obviously the wood, the steam/water are sticks rather than knobs and it's a lever group as opposed to the Cherub's switched one.

I'm told that it can actually steam non-stop so long as you keep topping the tank up... one of the deciders for me after my previous Gaggia Classic's asthmatic steam output!

I'm in the market for a grinder at the moment, currently using the modded kitchenaid proline (stepless, mazzer burrs) which does an admirable job and was more than a match for the classic, but is now sufficiently outgunned. I'm kind of debating whether to sensibly go with a 65E or go all out on an E8 or even E10... decisions!

I've been lurking on CFUK for years, only recently joined up actually.

mistertad111

It's based pretty heavily on the all-stainless Cherub - only differences … It's based pretty heavily on the all-stainless Cherub - only differences that I'm aware of are obviously the wood, the steam/water are sticks rather than knobs and it's a lever group as opposed to the Cherub's switched one.I'm told that it can actually steam non-stop so long as you keep topping the tank up... one of the deciders for me after my previous Gaggia Classic's asthmatic steam output!I'm in the market for a grinder at the moment, currently using the modded kitchenaid proline (stepless, mazzer burrs) which does an admirable job and was more than a match for the classic, but is now sufficiently outgunned. I'm kind of debating whether to sensibly go with a 65E or go all out on an E8 or even E10... decisions!I've been lurking on CFUK for years, only recently joined up actually.


Good to hear you're already a forum member.
I never had much issue with the steamer on my old classic, but I guess it depends on the amount of milk/size of jug as much as anything. Mind you a replacement silivia steam wand also helps The 65e is a nice on demand flat burr probably roughly equivalent to my Brasilia RR55 OD, but I must admit I'd also love a E10 Conical OD but too much money for my pockets (at least brand new).

MARCUSW

Good to hear you're already a forum member.I never had much issue with … Good to hear you're already a forum member.I never had much issue with the steamer on my old classic, but I guess it depends on the amount of milk/size of jug as much as anything. Mind you a replacement silivia steam wand also helps The 65e is a nice on demand flat burr probably roughly equivalent to my Brasilia RR55 OD, but I must admit I'd also love a E10 Conical OD but too much money for my pockets (at least brand new).



I found the classic to really struggle preparing even a medium sized jug, even with the Silvia wand. I did spend a year working in a coffee shop at uni, which started this whole coffee thing, so perhaps that set an unrealistic expectation from the get go.

The E10s are no small pill to swallow clearly, especially since I'd be adamant on a polished one to match the machine, but there's the lurking feeling that if I go for the 65E I'll always have an upgrade on my mind, whereas I don't think that would be the case with the E10.

mistertad111

I found the classic to really struggle preparing even a medium sized jug, … I found the classic to really struggle preparing even a medium sized jug, even with the Silvia wand. I did spend a year working in a coffee shop at uni, which started this whole coffee thing, so perhaps that set an unrealistic expectation from the get go.The E10s are no small pill to swallow clearly, especially since I'd be adamant on a polished one to match the machine, but there's the lurking feeling that if I go for the 65E I'll always have an upgrade on my mind, whereas I don't think that would be the case with the E10.


LoL... Full commercial machine to a Classic... yes I suspect it did feel a bit under powered
But if you did go with the E10 then what happens when Compak release the E11 or E12 etc... there will always be an upgrade looming on the horizon. As I mainly single dose, one of my main concerns is always retention. From a purely logical standpoint that means I should probably get a Mythos Eureka but I just can't get on with the looks of that... looks more like an icecream machine than a coffee grinder to me.

Oh, there's always upgrades... I'm not often a victim up upgrade-itis though, so the latest and greatest being later and greater than what I've got doesn't bother me. I could get a Slayer or a KvdW but I'm perfectly happy with the Ariete.

With the 65E though, I just wonder whether I'll be perfectly happy, with the E10 I know I would be (even though there's always the uber-grinders which would better it)


In other news, my kitchen hasn't burnt down yet...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/wemo.jpg

... perhaps the non-insight model would have left me in ignorant bliss of what this machine is costing me though

£39.99 now

edit: just seen the post is 3 weeks ago, not sure why it was made hot making it to appear on first page
Edited by: "steffcip" 1st Apr 2015
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