I would like to control Smartplugs (2 different brands) using node-red-contrib-smartlifeair. The Device node can login with my SmartLife Air account correctly, so I can see my devices accordingly but I can't find a way to control them because there are no input available as you can see on the following picture:
I'm willing to change brand if there is a proof of concept somewhere. I can see that Tp-Link Tapo model P100 & P105 seems to work with node-red-contrib-tplink-tapo-connect-api
If someone got success with this, please let me know, I'll buy some to test.
That is doable but seems a lot of work with onboard soldering and the need of a Zigbee USB to serial dongle as I can figure it. I have 12 devices I want to operate, so I was thinking of an easy bundle-with-contrib node that would have been built for that purpose. I keep your solution in mind however, that could be the only one that works for me! Thanks.
Some people says that OTA flashing will only works if you already have manually installed Tasmota. Can you point out to me on Amazon or somewhere else to a link where I can find the specific product proven that can be updated over the air, you are talking about? That would be appreciated, I just don't want to buy another plug for nothing. Thanks.
I would suggest using shelly devices, maybe a shell 1 pm in a shelly button, you can then wire them into the power leads. Shelly's are great local devices and use http and mqtt and are reasonably priced. Then no fuss flashing (KISS)
It is not an issue of failure. If you make use of the Shelly switch ports, just know that they are at 110v in the US. They are NOT low voltage. So you need to use a switch that can handle line voltage.
What switch are you on about The shelly button is the switch and designed for line voltage, or you use a house light switch again mains voltage, in UK 240v with no issues also the shelly can be run at 12v 24v 60v dc. Again i see no issue. I would add if you miss wire a shelly switch terminal there is no issue it just wont work, If you miss wire a sonoff mini and accidently put mains on switch terminals, you can throw the mini in the bin.
I will try once more to explain. The Shelly 1 for example puts line voltage on the local switch connections when using line voltage. The Sonoff puts low voltage on the local switch connections when using line voltage. All I am trying to express is to be careful when installing a local switch and make sure you use a switch that can handle line voltage when using the Shelly1. For the same application with a Sonoff you can use a non-line voltage switch, like a button or something similar because of the low voltage.