Work with a Wemo control?

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#1

Instead of using the rear on/off switch would a voice activated socket switch work?
Like this?


#2

I’ve got one light on something like this and have thought about it…


#3

I tried this with my 3D printer, but it kept randomly shutting off.

Other people will have had different experiences, but this was mine.


#4

They have been around awhile…


#5

We have this on our xmas tree each year…it has a setting for either 2 claps or 3… Either one, the dog learned he can turn it on and off with his barking…lol


#6

i recommend avoiding noise controlled outlets; you can never be certain what will set them off (which would be at best frustrating if it happened in the middle of a cut). if you don’t mind using a device as an intermediary, you can get app-controlled outlets instead.


#7

Bah! Do you not want to control lighting with the clap of your hands!


#8

never. what if i want to get my stomping and clapping on???


#9

Ohhh! I have an outlet that can be controlled by and Amazon Echo. Now I know what I’m going to do with it.


#10

Be careful with these automation outlets. Many of them are only rated up to 5 or 6 amps, for lighting. You need to make sure you are getting one that supports appliances.


#11

The one in the OP is 15A.


#12

Thanks for the clarification, I misread it as 5A. It’s still important for folks to know to pay attention to that rating; and I’ve seen many people make that mistake.


#13

#14

Good thing it’s just the on-off switch. “Alexa, engrave my house…”