DIY Wi-Fi Wireless Switch For Smart Home With ABS Shell Mobile APP £4.06 - Banggood
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DIY Wi-Fi Wireless Switch For Smart Home With ABS Shell Mobile APP £4.06 - Banggood

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Found 7th Dec
SONOFF DIY Wi-Fi Wireless Switch For Smart Home With ABS Shell Mobile APP Timer Socket Remote Control Switch Module for £4.06 @ Banggood


allowing you to remotely turn devices on or off, set timing schedules, check devices status etc

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umirza853 m ago

You would usually use this on items that wouldnt require that much power …You would usually use this on items that wouldnt require that much power like lamps (things that dont have the ground) etc..... I wouldnt dare use this on something that actually has a ground. Unless you bypass it as was mentioned but that just sounds like its asking for trouble.


Just cut the live and neutral, pass these through the sonoff and leave the earth wire. This keeps the earth connected.
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Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I can see connections for live and neutral only

Wezi2 m ago

Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I …Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I can see connections for live and neutral only


It has to bypass the sonoff and goes direct to source

Wezi7 m ago

Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I …Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I can see connections for live and neutral only


You would usually use this on items that wouldnt require that much power like lamps (things that dont have the ground) etc..... I wouldnt dare use this on something that actually has a ground. Unless you bypass it as was mentioned but that just sounds like its asking for trouble.

Wezi8 m ago

Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I …Where would the earth / ground wire go if you were to use one of these? I can see connections for live and neutral only


And that's the reason I have one of these sitting in a drawer at home. I found it a lot easier to just get a smart plug

umirza853 m ago

You would usually use this on items that wouldnt require that much power …You would usually use this on items that wouldnt require that much power like lamps (things that dont have the ground) etc..... I wouldnt dare use this on something that actually has a ground. Unless you bypass it as was mentioned but that just sounds like its asking for trouble.


Just cut the live and neutral, pass these through the sonoff and leave the earth wire. This keeps the earth connected.

You'd need to use a project box with these. They house the sonoff switch.

Within the project box you would have the sonoff switch with the live and netural wired. The earth wire should be kept but it is left outside the sonoff within the project box.

The sonoff switches are ideal for custom projects and aren't intended for use as is.

YouTube video explains everything in great detail.
Edited by: "OdhranC" 7th Dec

I got a few of these for around £2.50 when Banggood had a really good promotion in October, and paid this price for the power monitor ones.

But great to see a Sonoff post. Although there is around £4 postage, the Sonoff site does have some items cheaper than Banggood, eg the 18W led ceiling light.
Edited by: "mcek" 7th Dec

I have a few of these and they're good, they make a UK plug version for about £8.50 which might be worth it if that's what you want it for. The earth issue is annoying as it looks messy and isn't as safe/reliable as it could be unless you use an extra box.

Works well with their app and Alexa.

_sion23 m ago

And that's the reason I have one of these sitting in a drawer at home. I …And that's the reason I have one of these sitting in a drawer at home. I found it a lot easier to just get a smart plug


Those TP Links plugs that were on sale recently are miles better, along with being safer.

Love these things, flash with Tasmota and control with Home Assistant, you can't make your own for less. You can get close to this price if buying several from UK based sellers on ebay, especially with the recent cashback offers.

I have 2 of these and they are great. Only for 2 core wires such as lamps, there is no earth as others have mentioned.

I have 3 of these. Work a treat with Alex.

Got a couple of these on order from a few weeks back - they were £4.04 then. Hoping to fit to a couple of lamps to use with Google Home. When they eventually arrive.

I'm looking higher in Sonoff's range, 16A models with ground and a temperature sensor. I should be able to use those to control my home heating since at the moment we have dumb on/off electric convection heaters. They're not much more expensive than this.

I use these in ceiling lights and wire the existing wall switch you to two of the pins so you can operate manually and wirelessly.

I've thinking of one of these to control the spots in the bathroom ceiling,
Easy access from the loft space.
Cheaper than 7 smart spots from Hue etc
Any thoughts?

stuartw3 m ago

I've thinking of one of these to control the spots in the bathroom …I've thinking of one of these to control the spots in the bathroom ceiling,Easy access from the loft space.Cheaper than 7 smart spots from Hue etcAny thoughts?


They make a touch panel version that replaces your light switches. That'd be what I'd use in your situation.

CampGareth9 m ago

They make a touch panel version that replaces your light switches. That'd …They make a touch panel version that replaces your light switches. That'd be what I'd use in your situation.


This one?
itead.cc/son…tml

stuartw13 m ago

I've thinking of one of these to control the spots in the bathroom …I've thinking of one of these to control the spots in the bathroom ceiling,Easy access from the loft space.Cheaper than 7 smart spots from Hue etcAny thoughts?


The perfect cheap solution for you!

stuartw7 m ago

This one?https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-touch.html


Looks like it specifically needs to be the T1 UK, but yes that's the product. A quick search on Aliexpress brings them up from various sellers, but then chinese shipping times are long.

CampGareth33 m ago

Looks like it specifically needs to be the T1 UK, but yes that's the …Looks like it specifically needs to be the T1 UK, but yes that's the product. A quick search on Aliexpress brings them up from various sellers, but then chinese shipping times are long.


This is a video of someone fitting it. I was concerned about the right wiring as read about switch neutral, but seems ok.
I am tempted to have a good, as it doesn't look as bad as it could be..

For anyone considering these, they’re not without their issues, they can occasionally (maybe once a month or so) lose wifi signal or flat out crash and need powercycling, ensure that is practical in your installation design without having to turn off the whole house’s power. Amazon also sell them if you don’t want the China wait - also remember you’re dealing with mains voltages so be careful with insulation and watching for possible shorts
Edited by: "McGoose" 7th Dec

stuartw22 m ago

This is a video of someone fitting it. I was concerned about the right …This is a video of someone fitting it. I was concerned about the right wiring as read about switch neutral, but seems ok.I am tempted to have a good, as it doesn't look as bad as it could be..[Video]


Ooh, I like that the front glass is completely removed from the circuitry behind it. I always get a bit nervous with our bathroom light switches as they're metal switches with a metal surround, I'm sure it's fine but if mains somehow were running through the switch bit it'd suck.

if anyone's buying these for christmas lights make sure the mains plug and adaptor are not in one unit, you want to be splicing the wire before the adaptor. . i have some lights from b&q where the adaptor is housed in the plug and the only available wire for splicing is south of the plug/adaptor, i found out the current is too low to power the sonoff.

Sorry for hyjacking this post..
Just read this Amazon Review
"Product looks good and paired/worked with mobile phone no problem, BUT unable to switch light on/off due to UK wiring circuit we tend not to have Neutral, only live feed/return on our lighting system. May try running neutral from light to switch !!
Unable to use at present."


I don't have Neutral on my wiring, so not sure if I will be going ahead.

stuartw1 h, 43 m ago

This one?https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-touch.html


are there any smart switches that can work two way? like the corridors lights controlled by switches at both ends. I have been looking for this but seems like the tech guys have not come up with a solution yet as I have only seen 1-3 Gang but 1 way only smart swtiches.

mudassiraslam32 m ago

are there any smart switches that can work two way? like the corridors …are there any smart switches that can work two way? like the corridors lights controlled by switches at both ends. I have been looking for this but seems like the tech guys have not come up with a solution yet as I have only seen 1-3 Gang but 1 way only smart swtiches.


"That sounds like a software problem". By which I mean that two smart switches with communication to the internet could communicate with each other so when one triggers, the other switches appropriately to keep power flowing. It may not be an off-the-shelf solution because pairing like that gets tricky, but it would work. An alternative would be to convert a two way setup to one way, then if you're at the end that no longer has a switch just use an app or Alexa, Google Assistant etc.

OdhranC6 h, 49 m ago

You'd need to use a project box with these. They house the sonoff …You'd need to use a project box with these. They house the sonoff switch.Within the project box you would have the sonoff switch with the live and netural wired. The earth wire should be kept but it is left outside the sonoff within the project box.The sonoff switches are ideal for custom projects and aren't intended for use as is.[Video] YouTube video explains everything in great detail.


Definitely the right way to use these. Banggood sell an IP rated box for these - banggood.com/SON…=CN

stuartw1 h, 48 m ago

Sorry for hyjacking this post..Just read this Amazon Review"Product looks …Sorry for hyjacking this post..Just read this Amazon Review"Product looks good and paired/worked with mobile phone no problem, BUT unable to switch light on/off due to UK wiring circuit we tend not to have Neutral, only live feed/return on our lighting system. May try running neutral from light to switch !!Unable to use at present."I don't have Neutral on my wiring, so not sure if I will be going ahead.


Of course we have neutral otherwise the light wouldn't work!
What I think he means is we don't normally have neutrals running to light switches as you only switch on live/phase and send the neutral direct to the light fitting.
If your gaff has been wired properly and too standard then you will have whats know as the three-plate method where the always energised live/phase supply is sent direct to the light fitting/ceiling rose. Then another cable is sent to the light switch to create a break in the constant live and turn the light off.

So to overcome this problem you simply install the WiFi switch at the light fitting/ceiling rose where there is obviously a neutral, make sure you use the constant live though otherwise the light switch would be able to isolate the WiFi switch and stop it working remotely.
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 7th Dec

CampGareth57 m ago

"That sounds like a software problem". By which I mean that two smart …"That sounds like a software problem". By which I mean that two smart switches with communication to the internet could communicate with each other so when one triggers, the other switches appropriately to keep power flowing. It may not be an off-the-shelf solution because pairing like that gets tricky, but it would work. An alternative would be to convert a two way setup to one way, then if you're at the end that no longer has a switch just use an app or Alexa, Google Assistant etc.


It depends how capable you are but you could do it with one of these and keep the functionality of both switches, no way an out of the box solution though.

stuartw1 h, 50 m ago

Sorry for hyjacking this post..Just read this Amazon Review"Product looks …Sorry for hyjacking this post..Just read this Amazon Review"Product looks good and paired/worked with mobile phone no problem, BUT unable to switch light on/off due to UK wiring circuit we tend not to have Neutral, only live feed/return on our lighting system. May try running neutral from light to switch !!Unable to use at present."I don't have Neutral on my wiring, so not sure if I will be going ahead.


You're outside lights will or at least should have neutral at the switch otherwise you could use one of these in the ceiling where the neutral is, out of the box your existing switch would become redundant though.

Leftfield_2k24 m ago

If your gaff has been wired properly and too standard then you will have …If your gaff has been wired properly and too standard then you will have whats know as the three-plate method where the always energised live/phase supply is sent direct to the light fitting/ceiling rose.


Modify that to the old standard although that is still what the majority of houses will have.

How are lighting radials wired now then?

Leftfield_2k210 m ago

How are lighting radials wired now then?


Not sure of the details but you can have neutral at all switches.

How do these work with Alexa? I will be using a FireHD tablet. Does Alexa automatically detect them as the downloadable app says Android and IOS. Not sure it will be available on Amazon Fire store!?!

ByronWellburn11 h, 57 m ago

How do these work with Alexa? I will be using a FireHD tablet. Does Alexa …How do these work with Alexa? I will be using a FireHD tablet. Does Alexa automatically detect them as the downloadable app says Android and IOS. Not sure it will be available on Amazon Fire store!?!


No automatic detection generally. The norm seems to be linking two cloud services together. For instance I have a Google Home and lots of Xiaomi Yeelights. I had to link my Xiaomi Mi account to Google Assistant, after that it picked up the devices attached to the account.

CampGareth6 h, 25 m ago

No automatic detection generally. The norm seems to be linking two cloud …No automatic detection generally. The norm seems to be linking two cloud services together. For instance I have a Google Home and lots of Xiaomi Yeelights. I had to link my Xiaomi Mi account to Google Assistant, after that it picked up the devices attached to the account.


Is that not because they are not officially supported by Google?

ByronWellburn6 h, 32 m ago

Is that not because they are not officially supported by Google?


Nope, that's the default. Here's another example, Nest. Google own Nest, google own assistant, it should 'just work' right? But no, gotta link your Nest account to assistant before it'll work. It's all through apps so super easy though.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 8th Dec

CampGareth2 h, 13 m ago

Nope, that's the default. Here's another example, Hive. Google own Hive, …Nope, that's the default. Here's another example, Hive. Google own Hive, google own assistant, it should 'just work' right? But no, gotta link your Hive account to assistant before it'll work. It's all through apps so super easy though.


Ahh. So if this e..whatever app these use is not available to download on the Amazon Kindle store I will not be able to link then to Alexa?

CampGareth2 h, 25 m ago

Nope, that's the default. Here's another example, Hive. Google own Hive, …Nope, that's the default. Here's another example, Hive. Google own Hive, google own assistant, it should 'just work' right? But no, gotta link your Hive account to assistant before it'll work. It's all through apps so super easy though.


I'm guessing you meant 'Nest' and not 'Hive'!
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