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I need a wireless remote to control an upstairs plug in light from downstairs in an old house. Is this suitable? 24 Jan 2014
Hi misty Assuming it's not more than the next floor up, the controller is not miles away at the other end of the house and your floor is not concrete it will be fine. If not return it.
Is the socket kit controllable inside of your home without the (sold separately) wifi link? Is the wifi link only for controlling outside of the home? 10 Aug 2014
You can control the socket kit inside the house using the supplied remote control. But the remote has the same limitations as any other remote control - you need to be in the same room pretty much. You need the wifi box and app if you're in another part of the house or away from home.
Can each socket handle 1000 watts? Because the product description mentions "3000 watts" (assuming that would be 1000 each, for 3 sockets). 22 Sep 2014
I believe each socket can handle 3000w. Although I haven't put this load through it
Can you use the app (android / ios) to control the sockets out of the box? Or is the adaptor required? 10 Aug 2014
You need the wifi adaptor which enables you to programme it as well
You need the WIFI box
What's the difference between the plug in lighting controller which seems to switch lamps on and off (£36) and the Plug-In Socket Kit on-of (£25)? 30 Nov 2013
The plug in socket kit works via the remote control, in other words it's a manual operation. I don't know about the plug in lighting controller, but by definition I would presume you set the times via a dial or similar on the device enabling it to function automatically.
can you control appliances from different rooms in the house if the walls are made from concrete? 12 days ago
Yes, although it would depend on the range, number of walls, distance (direct line) etc so I can't say if they will 100% work in your house, but I know a couple that use to turn off there gear downstairs, when up stairs (normal walls - not concrete)
Will one of these units handle a 2000W brush motor load? Other makes seem to die after about 500 operations. Can I buy a single socket? 14 Oct 2014
This is because you are attempting to switch an inductive load. The ratings for these devices is typically for resistive loads, and the specs. are silent about the potential inductive loads... I would suggest JSJSLW830 http://www.amazon.co.uk/LightwaveRF-3000W-Inline-JSJS-LW830-White/dp/B00BSTCDY8 if you are already using LightwaveRF. The LightwaveRF inline relays are for curtains, gates and garage doors, so should be better suited to a brush motor load.
Can two of these kits be used at the same time? What I mean is to use two remotes controlling 6 sockets. 5 Jan 2014
Yes you can. Each socket can be paired with up to six devices (ie remotes) so there is no problem pairing all of your sockets with two remotes.