SONOFF Basic Wifi Switch Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home £4.92 Delivered with code @ Tomtop
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SONOFF Basic Wifi Switch Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home £4.92 Delivered with code @ Tomtop

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Found 11th Jan
Good price for this Wireless WiFi Switch. Some wiring will be required to setup with your existing devices.

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Note: Sonoff Basic does NOT have 433Mhz RF receiver module. If you want RF function, please buy Sonoff RF.


Overview:

Sonoff wireless remote switch is a low-cost, affordable device that allows users to remote turn on/off connected appliance of different types and brands via app EWeLink from anywhere in the world, and it can provide you with amazing smart home control experience. It sends data to cloud platform through the WiFi Router, which enables you to remotely control all appliances with APP eWeLink on your smart phone. Sonoff makes all your home appliances smart, as long as your phone has network you can remotely turn on or turn off your appliances from anywhere at any time. And by setting timing schedules for your appliances, you can maintain an carefree life.

Features:

*Supports WiFi network.

*Supports status tracking: device status timely provided to the EWeLink.

*Supports remotely turn on or off connected appliances, for example light, electric kettle, electric rice cooker, electrocar, etc.

*Supports max 8 enabled scheduled/countdown/loop timers for each device.

*Supports numerous WiFi smart switches on one smart phone.

*Works with Amazon Echo, for Google Home, for Google Nest.

*The cloud server of Sonoff RF is Amazon AWS global server.


Specification:

Voltage range: 90-250v AC(50/60Hz)

Max current: 10A

Max Wattage: 2200W

Size: 90*40*24mm (L*W*H)

Transmission mode: Wi-Fi communication

Wireless Standard: 802.11 b/g/n

Control mode: Mobile APP

Platform: for Android, iOS

Control distance: infinity

Controlled lines: 1

Enclosure Material: Fire-retardant ABS

Humidity: 5%-90%RH, Non-condensing

Security Mechanism: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Operating Temperature: -20ºC-70ºC


Package Information:

Package Size: Approx. 9*4.2*2.5cm/3.54*1.65*0.98in

Package Weight: Approx. 54g/1.9oz


Packing List:

1 * Remote Switch Module

1 * Set of Mounting Screws
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mcek1 h, 48 m ago

And before people start asking about the earth wire, see previous posts. …And before people start asking about the earth wire, see previous posts. This device is great for lamps etc which only have a 2wire input. The switch can be flashed to work in local network mode, ie with HASS etc.The larger Sonoff switches are earthed if you need that.


It is possible to pass a three core cable through the switch to leave the earth continuous if you're careful when cutting the outer insulation - I've done a few of these myself.

[EDIT - anyone wanting to do this needs to remove approximately 9cm of the outer sleeve. I also snipped through the two bottom strips of plastic on the top cover so that the cover could be fitted - I found it impossible to thread it over the pcd and base.]





I missed the Sonoff Basics at £2.30 last year (have been buying them at around £4 from Banggood) but managed to get 6 of the S20's for £4ish a piece. Great products.


As Billychan says this device can still be got for £4 ish at Banggood - 2-3 weeks delivery. Great product but cold deal.
Edited by: "Van1973" 11th Jan
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Is it the same as this one? LINK
$5.29 at banggood
Edited by: "Paradroid" 11th Jan
Banggood have promotions on most Sonoff products, got this for £2.30 last Sept, would wait again for that price range.
And before people start asking about the earth wire, see previous posts. This device is great for lamps etc which only have a 2wire input. The switch can be flashed to work in local network mode, ie with HASS etc.

The larger Sonoff switches are earthed if you need that.
mcek6 m ago

Banggood have promotions on most Sonoff products, got this for £2.30 last …Banggood have promotions on most Sonoff products, got this for £2.30 last Sept, would wait again for that price range.


Please post it when it happens again.
HotUKDealSeeker5 m ago

Please post it when it happens again.


It's only recently that people here have been interested in Xiaomi sensors and Sonoff devices, and they are an alternative to the WeMo, TPLink, Smartthing etc devices. I'm certainly keeping an eye on prices and the posts.
mcek1 h, 48 m ago

And before people start asking about the earth wire, see previous posts. …And before people start asking about the earth wire, see previous posts. This device is great for lamps etc which only have a 2wire input. The switch can be flashed to work in local network mode, ie with HASS etc.The larger Sonoff switches are earthed if you need that.


It is possible to pass a three core cable through the switch to leave the earth continuous if you're careful when cutting the outer insulation - I've done a few of these myself.

[EDIT - anyone wanting to do this needs to remove approximately 9cm of the outer sleeve. I also snipped through the two bottom strips of plastic on the top cover so that the cover could be fitted - I found it impossible to thread it over the pcd and base.]





I missed the Sonoff Basics at £2.30 last year (have been buying them at around £4 from Banggood) but managed to get 6 of the S20's for £4ish a piece. Great products.


As Billychan says this device can still be got for £4 ish at Banggood - 2-3 weeks delivery. Great product but cold deal.
Edited by: "Van1973" 11th Jan
HotUKDealSeeker10 m ago

Please post it when it happens again.


It was Banggood's 11th Anniversary sale (if I remember correctly) - so I guess it may not be till next September. Prices were not reduced for Black Friday or over Christmas! Perhaps they may do something for Chinese New Year. Stock for the discounted items was limited - as I said above I missed these switches at the reduced price as the stock only lasted a few hours or so.
Got two of these from banggood for £4.04 just before Christmas. It appears that they aren't as reliable as they used to be due to server issues now there are so many in use. There have been several occasions over the last week or so when my lights wouldn't turn on via Google Home as the ewelink server was down.

I wired mine up as in the post above with the earth cable passing through the unit. Bit of a squeeze but it does fit. Great when they work but need a server upgrade to improve reliability and this price is not a good deal.

Dont wire them up somewhere you cant easily access in case you need to reset them with the button on the side.
generationz4 m ago

Got two of these from banggood for £4.04 just before Christmas. It appears …Got two of these from banggood for £4.04 just before Christmas. It appears that they aren't as reliable as they used to be due to server issues now there are so many in use. There have been several occasions over the last week or so when my lights wouldn't turn on via Google Home as the ewelink server was down.I wired mine up as in the post above with the earth cable passing through the unit. Bit of a squeeze but it does fit. Great when they work but need a server upgrade to improve reliability and this price is not a good deal.Dont wire them up somewhere you cant easily access in case you need to reset them with the button on the side.


Good advice re. the access. Agree also re the server problems. They are suggesting via their Facebook posts that they are nearly sorted - let's hope so. They have also announced that they are to make control over LAN's possible - yet to see how but this will take away the reliance on remote servers.

I have some of the switches in my loft (in sealed plastic cases for additional safety) to control ceiing lights - so not at all accessible. Fortunately I have timer settings on these lights and these have continued to work during the server problems as the timings are stored locally on the device.
I got all excited, then remembered I have 2 TP-Link ones sat doing nothing since the xmas lights came down!
I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 dual socket box.
I could always splice this into the extension lead and house it in a suitable IP67 box for weather proofing. Gets round the fact Smart switches don’t fit in outdoor housings.
Van197310 m ago

Good advice re. the access. Agree also re the server problems. They …Good advice re. the access. Agree also re the server problems. They are suggesting via their Facebook posts that they are nearly sorted - let's hope so. They have also announced that they are to make control over LAN's possible - yet to see how but this will take away the reliance on remote servers.I have some of the switches in my loft (in sealed plastic cases for additional safety) to control ceiing lights - so not at all accessible. Fortunately I have timer settings on these lights and these have continued to work during the server problems as the timings are stored locally on the device.


The servers have taken a few Dos attacks from what I've read hence there recent downtime for upgrades. Mine have been down about 3 times since Christmas. They were down again yesterday but back on now.

Don't forget to power down all Sonoff's and reboot the whole system as they don't seem to automatically reconnect after the recent upgrade.
Edited by: "modelman" 11th Jan
"Control distance: infinity" The will be useful for controlling my shed lights on Pluto.
I have alexa, can i turn these off remotely through my iphone, or only when i am home? any answer gratefully recieved.
Van197313 m ago

Good advice re. the access. Agree also re the server problems. They …Good advice re. the access. Agree also re the server problems. They are suggesting via their Facebook posts that they are nearly sorted - let's hope so. They have also announced that they are to make control over LAN's possible - yet to see how but this will take away the reliance on remote servers.I have some of the switches in my loft (in sealed plastic cases for additional safety) to control ceiing lights - so not at all accessible. Fortunately I have timer settings on these lights and these have continued to work during the server problems as the timings are stored locally on the device.


If you follow the flashing guides on the Sonoff site, and use Home Assistant or Domoticz, you don't need Sonoff server control, it's all off-grid local network.
And if you look into SNIPS, you don't need to use Alexa etc for voice control.
Oneday7710 m ago

I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 …I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 dual socket box. I could always splice this into the extension lead and house it in a suitable IP67 box for weather proofing. Gets round the fact Smart switches don’t fit in outdoor housings.


Would it not be much simpler to put it inside and control the socket with it? No issues with weatherproofing then.
mcek5 m ago

If you follow the flashing guides on the Sonoff site, and use Home …If you follow the flashing guides on the Sonoff site, and use Home Assistant or Domoticz, you don't need Sonoff server control, it's all off-grid local network.And if you look into SNIPS, you don't need to use Alexa etc for voice control.


I use ten of them with Home Assistant, in the house and outside in the garage. 100% reliable with a decent wifi signal.

Before anyone tries to claim otherwise, they are CE approved, certificates are on Itead's website.
Edited by: "b1g1an" 11th Jan
Oneday7712 m ago

I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 …I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 dual socket box. I could always splice this into the extension lead and house it in a suitable IP67 box for weather proofing. Gets round the fact Smart switches don’t fit in outdoor housings.


Sonoff sell outdoor IP66 junction boxes for their switches.

itead.cc/sma…tml
psxpirate2k39 m ago

I have alexa, can i turn these off remotely through my iphone, or only …I have alexa, can i turn these off remotely through my iphone, or only when i am home? any answer gratefully recieved.



Alexa isn't local, it works over the web so location is irrelevant. From your phone you could control them either from the Alexa app or you could use Reverb.ai to use voice control.
Are these any good for anything other than lamps?
I have them on my lamps in the house, the slow cooker and on the heating. So I can remotely turn the heat on before I get home and be toasty warm.
Van19731 h, 11 m ago

It is possible to pass a three core cable through the switch to leave the …It is possible to pass a three core cable through the switch to leave the earth continuous if you're careful when cutting the outer insulation - I've done a few of these myself. [EDIT - anyone wanting to do this needs to remove approximately 9cm of the outer sleeve. I also cut the two bottom strips of plastic on the top cover so that the cover could be fitted - I found it impossible to thread it over the pcd and base.][Video] I missed the Sonoff Basics at £2.30 last year (have been buying them at around £4 from Banggood) but managed to get 6 of the S20's for £4ish a piece. Great products.As Billychan says this device can still be got for £4 ish at Banggood - 2-3 weeks delivery. Great product but cold deal.


I just do an external earth using a couple of terminal blocks on mine with some heat shrink.

jamesking42034 m ago

Are these any good for anything other than lamps?

Oil filled radiator, subwoofer...

Oneday771 h, 6 m ago

I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 …I need something to control an extension outdoors, that plugs into an IP67 dual socket box. I could always splice this into the extension lead and house it in a suitable IP67 box for weather proofing. Gets round the fact Smart switches don’t fit in outdoor housings.


How about this? banggood.com/SON…=CN

I'd probably paint it after fitting it if going to be in view!
mcek1 h, 2 m ago

If you follow the flashing guides on the Sonoff site, and use Home …If you follow the flashing guides on the Sonoff site, and use Home Assistant or Domoticz, you don't need Sonoff server control, it's all off-grid local network.And if you look into SNIPS, you don't need to use Alexa etc for voice control.


Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm not getting much beyond the 'tin' type!

Yes - I'm thinking about flashing the units. Not too sure whether to go down the SmartThings or Home Assistant route - I have no experience of either. Hard to find any comparisons of the two systems!
b1g1an1 h, 14 m ago

I use ten of them with Home Assistant, in the house and outside in the …I use ten of them with Home Assistant, in the house and outside in the garage. 100% reliable with a decent wifi signal.Before anyone tries to claim otherwise, they are CE approved, certificates are on Itead's website.


Like to pick your brains! I'm considering going down the Home Assistant route, How easy would this be for someone who has no experience with a Raspberry Pi? I can work out and write various computer languages (Basic, Javascript and ones so old no one else has heard of them) so not IT illiterate but certainly not an expert!

Also if you could point me in direction of any online tutorials would be most grateful. Thanks


Further to the CE markings - anyone concerned about the safety of these units can watch some testing/destruction videos by John Ward on youtube - he has tested both this switch (basic) to destruction and also a 16A rated TH16 unit. Videos here...






Edited by: "Van1973" 11th Jan
Van197311 m ago

Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm …Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm not getting much beyond the 'tin' type!Yes - I'm thinking about flashing the units. Not too sure whether to go down the SmartThings or Home Assistant route - I have no experience of either. Hard to find any comparisons of the two systems!



medium.com/sni…ce9
home-assistant.io/com…ps/
mcek1 m ago

https://medium.com/snips-ai/building-a-voice-controlled-home-sound-system-using-snips-and-sonos-2aaf16523ce9https://home-assistant.io/components/snips/


Thanks!
b1g1an1 h, 14 m ago

Would it not be much simpler to put it inside and control the socket with …Would it not be much simpler to put it inside and control the socket with it? No issues with weatherproofing then.


Yes and no. Good idea though.
Not sure about space inside to fit it.
Also it is for when I use exterior lights, typically at Christmas, Halloween etc.
However I also use the socket for the pressure washer etc. Would rather keep it 'live' all the time.
Van197321 m ago

Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm …Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm not getting much beyond the 'tin' type!Yes - I'm thinking about flashing the units. Not too sure whether to go down the SmartThings or Home Assistant route - I have no experience of either. Hard to find any comparisons of the two systems!


Look through all the Xiaomi door sensor posts, and the debates of the merits of Smartthings and Home Assistant.

But to summarise, Smartthings is good cheap device for plug-n-play with Zigbee and Zwave devices, carp quality own brand sensors, but will work with cheap Xiaomi zigbee sensors (door/PIR/thermometer) and others. It's main functionality is through the cloud server.

Home Assistant/Domoticz/openHAB/etc will work with the Xiaomi gateway for Zigbee sensors, you can add a Zwave dongle, a 433/868MHz radio dongle, add 'skills' to work with Alexa, Mycroft, Owntracks, etc etc, but it isn't plug'n'play, need to bits and pieces, tinker, copy & paste code. You can get a whole set-up to work offline, no cloud server.
mcek20 m ago

Look through all the Xiaomi door sensor posts, and the debates of the …Look through all the Xiaomi door sensor posts, and the debates of the merits of Smartthings and Home Assistant.But to summarise, Smartthings is good cheap device for plug-n-play with Zigbee and Zwave devices, carp quality own brand sensors, but will work with cheap Xiaomi zigbee sensors (door/PIR/thermometer) and others. It's main functionality is through the cloud server.Home Assistant/Domoticz/openHAB/etc will work with the Xiaomi gateway for Zigbee sensors, you can add a Zwave dongle, a 433/868MHz radio dongle, add 'skills' to work with Alexa, Mycroft, Owntracks, etc etc, but it isn't plug'n'play, need to bits and pieces, tinker, copy & paste code. You can get a whole set-up to work offline, no cloud server.


Smartthings is much harder work once you get past the very basics as lots of ex Smartthings users on the HA forums will testify. You can also use the Smartthings hub with HA so no need to replace if you've seen the light.
Van197343 m ago

Like to pick your brains! I'm considering going down the Home Assistant …Like to pick your brains! I'm considering going down the Home Assistant route, How easy would this be for someone who has no experience with a Raspberry Pi? I can work out and write various computer languages (Basic, Javascript and ones so old no one else has heard of them) so not IT illiterate but certainly not an expert!Also if you could point me in direction of any online tutorials would be most grateful. ThanksFurther to the CE markings - anyone concerned about the safety of these units can watch some testing/destruction videos by John Ward on youtube - he has tested both this switch (basic) to destruction and also a 16A rated TH16 unit. Videos here... [Video] [Video]


My experience was probably less then yours but picked it up quickly, though now hass.io exists, basically an all in one bespoke Docker setup that has a preprepared self installing micro SD card image, you don't really need to know anything about RPis or Linux at all.

If you go to the HA webpage, it tells you all you need to know to get started and check a few of BRUH's channel on youtube for a flavour of what you can do.
b1g1an5 m ago

My experience was probably less then yours but picked it up quickly, …My experience was probably less then yours but picked it up quickly, though now hass.io exists, basically an all in one bespoke Docker setup that has a preprepared self installing micro SD card image, you don't really need to know anything about RPis or Linux at all. If you go to the HA webpage, it tells you all you need to know to get started and check a few of BRUH's channel on youtube for a flavour of what you can do.


Thanks for the info. Think the responses have pushed me over the edge to go the HA route!
Van19731 h, 3 m ago

Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm …Can you point me in the right direction for "SNIPS" - when i google it I'm not getting much beyond the 'tin' type!Yes - I'm thinking about flashing the units. Not too sure whether to go down the SmartThings or Home Assistant route - I have no experience of either. Hard to find any comparisons of the two systems!


OpenHAB for the win
powerbrick12 m ago

OpenHAB for the win


That's what all ex OpenHAB users used to say

To be fair, it does have it's advantages but appears to have been designed to be as un user friendly as possible. Choice is yours as they say.
Good price for the switch, but TomTap seem to be a crap vendor.

I ordered a Fiesty Pet from the before Christmas.. It never arrived.. When i chased them they said it was out of stock.

At no point had i been informed of that and they were just going to let it sit there until they had some more and then send it.
£4.01 at Banggood so not a good price.
The earth issue isn't ideal but it's soluble - the idea of scattering always-on cheap electronics into your home is far, far scarier tho

We know from experience that electronics like this are designed to be cheap and NOT to be safe or long-lasting - do you really want stuff like that in your house with no comeback/no CE mark/nothing to back-them-up??

At the very least, if it says 10a limit, stick to 5a and that rules-out most oil rads/fan/convection heaters which I'd imagine are things people would like to control like that?
psxpirate2k38 h, 13 m ago

I have alexa, can i turn these off remotely through my iphone, or only …I have alexa, can i turn these off remotely through my iphone, or only when i am home? any answer gratefully recieved.


These can be run independently of Alexa, however the factory software requires you to configure a internet connection to operate them via the wireless connection (which has had issues due to the amount of traffic!). They can be reflashed to work as a local network device (which can also be operated over the internet) and you can install an app like Reverb to have Alexa commands work from your phone
therealjohnpeat53 m ago

The earth issue isn't ideal but it's soluble - the idea of scattering …The earth issue isn't ideal but it's soluble - the idea of scattering always-on cheap electronics into your home is far, far scarier thoWe know from experience that electronics like this are designed to be cheap and NOT to be safe or long-lasting - do you really want stuff like that in your house with no comeback/no CE mark/nothing to back-them-up??At the very least, if it says 10a limit, stick to 5a and that rules-out most oil rads/fan/convection heaters which I'd imagine are things people would like to control like that?


Even the "expensive" stuff is not immune to problems - check out the latest safety recalls....

To be fair to Sonoff/iTead they do publish the designs and the safety of the layout can be seen first hand. They are not designed to be used as is - instead they should be installed in a secondary project box (mainly for mechanical safety) - they do sell the boxes on their site...
Edited by: "aLV426" 11th Jan
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