[Lab] Help with a remote control switch...

HC613 huntclub613 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 11:11:02 EST 2015

I recently bought one from Amazon. It's pretty good with ETL certification.

The 1-outlet version is $16 and 3-outlet version is $24

Link: http://amzn.to/1LM2CZL

You can probably get cheaper ones from eBay, but those won't have ETL or UL
certification (i.e. could be fire hazard)


On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Chris de Groot <cdegroot at adobe.com> wrote:

> I would suggest you spend $20 on something like this.
> http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/indoor-wireless-remote-outlet-0529205p.html#.VjeEza6rQUE
> You could use it right as it is, or if you want to have it slimmed down
> and/or totally battery operated, put them in different enclosures and
> bypass the power in the switching enclosure with a battery. Will save a lot
> of time and is hard to beat price wise as it has a remote, buttons,
> battery, battery holder, relay(more then likely) and is ok to use as far as
> the law is. You can also grow with it, so start with it as it is and then
> focus on the rest of the project, then if you have time you can improve on
> the switch to make it better for your case.
> If you are not used to working with mains electricity, do not open up the
> switcher box and expect to still use it with mains.
> C.
> From: Lab <lab-bounces at artengine.ca> on behalf of Andrew Barbour <
> andrew.g.barbour at gmail.com>
> Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 4:29 PM
> To: lab <lab at artengine.ca>
> Subject: [Lab] Help with a remote control switch...
> I am trying to set-up a simple remote control switch.... all it has to do
> is control a LED light and a buzzer.  Does anyone have any of the cheap
> Chinese receiver transmitter pairs kicking around?
> Any suggestions to do this small and cheap?  Ideally, I would love to get
> the remote control switch hidden inside a pen/whiteboard marker/large
> sharpie
> Or thoughts/experiences with various receiver/transmitters
> Thanks!
> Andrew
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