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The Belkin WeMo WiFi Power Outlet

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by macmurray, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Menz, have you tried deleting the app and re-installing it? My ipone is a 5, so I can't help troubleshoot.

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  2. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    it can't hurt to try it
     
  3. Pickz

    Pickz VXNails have landed!!!

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    I actually just got my WeMo today and I also have an iPhone 4S. I haven't had time to adjust the rules or set schedules, but I will most likely be doing these things very soon. If you're problem isn't resolved by the time I have started adjusting my settings I'll see if I have similar problems. For now I'm just amused at the on and off, but it will be very nice to be able to set schedules.
     
  4. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    The wemo seems cool but is there anything a bit simpler?
    for those of us that don't require a 24/7 infinitely programmable wifi robot.

    Like if we just want the evo to stay on for say a six-hour period
    without the bother of checking on it, and that's it.
     
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  5. M00NEY

    M00NEY Well-Known Member

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    Because of the auto shutoff , to have the EVO stay on for 6 hours you do need a program and it cannot be just a simple timer.

    You have to turn it on somehow - a simple timer would work for this.

    At the end of your shift, you need to turn it off - a simple timer will work for this.

    But you also have to factor in the auto shutoff, and it tends to vary a bit from unit to unit. So you need to be able to turn the device off and on every 30 to 60 minutes during your shift. A simple timer will not do for that...

    Once set, the WeMo is straight up and simple. The setup is also pretty intuitive, so it honestly fits like a round peg in a round hole.
     
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  6. King

    King You show respect, and I respect you. Accessory Maker

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    Here you go.
    Up to eight ON/OFF cycles a day for under fourteen bucks.

    Edit: That being said, I have three WeMo Insight Switches, totally worth it.
     
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  7. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    how can you NOT check it with a program or recipe?? the EVO and the CLOUD have auto shutoffs. no way around those without multiple programs
     
  8. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Cool, I've got one of these already, I'll have to try it.

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  9. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    Here's an interesting looking little item called a WiseButton. Part of an Indiegogo campaign like the Cloud/EVO was. Special offer good through tomorrow.

    Not a timer, but a remote that might have some interesting uses: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wisebutton
     
  10. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    So this work pretty well, now it's easy to run my cloud for 5+ hours at a time.
    I just programmed it to go on at 7am, off at 7:44, on at 7:45, off at 8:30 etc.,
    until all 8 slots were used up, it finishes at 1:30pm or thereabouts.
    Then all I have to do is set the clock to 6:59am and watch the countdown!
    Of course I can always use it on manual override as well :tup:
     
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  11. Zookeeper

    Zookeeper Well-Known Member

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    Its funny how people call the Extreme Q gimmicky because of its remote but clamor to spend extra $$$ for a hackable Cloud.
     
  12. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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    But I couldn't use the Q remote to heat up my unit from my car on my way home...or even better have it turn on the unit without me doing anything simply because it knows it's time to go or senses I'm on my way!

    FWIW I used to use my q remote all the time. I never saw it as a gimmick (though I understand a lot of people do)
     
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  13. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    An IR remote control and the WeMo aren't even close to being comparable devices. A remote control is used for a wide variety of options while in direct line of sight and proximity to it's only controllable unit. The WeMo Insight acts as a user controllable wall outlet through an app that gives constant feedback of the power being used by the unit plugged into it.

    Yes, you can turn the WeMo on and off and set a schedule for the WeMo from wherever you happen to be as long as you have phone service, but you can not control other functions of the unit plugged into the WeMo.
     
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  14. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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  15. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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  16. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I used one like that, it was on for seven hours or so but I only left it on for 45 minutes before reset. It worked fine for a while, then I found myself resetting the evo manually sometimes as I would find it blinking.

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  17. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    This thing is absolutely awesome!!! :tup:

    Easy to program, no internet or recipes, I programmed it to turn on at the top (00:00) of every hour and off at the (00:59) so it power cycles once each hour and is off one minute per hour, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I am now free at last from power cycling my EVO. . . :)

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