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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by annlee, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. annlee

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    Hi dear pals! I would like to share an idea I would be working soon,

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    The system consists in an Android App which you can click "play" and turn on the light or "stop" to turn off.

    The thing is which components would you use in "A"?

    is there any easy commercial switcher for "A" (usb or bluetooth)?

    Thanks in advance !!
     
  2. Harald Kapp

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  3. annlee

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    Thanks, but would it work under Google Android?

    also its voltage is 120volts and 15 Amps. I would need 230volts and 16 Amps,

    moreover, I would just need a single power connector

    Any suggestion?
     
  4. CocaCola

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    That linked power strip won't work as you want, it's just sensing that there is a USB power source active, but there are others that will work... So as long as it's plugged into a powered USB port it will keep things on...

    Look into some home automation switches, if they toggle based on commands from a USB host then it's just a matter of writing the Android program to send those commands...
     
  5. Harald Kapp

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    Sorry I haven't seen the mode of operation of this power strip. Find one that is really USB controlled, as CocaCola writes. It won't matter what operating system issues the USB commands.
     
  6. CocaCola

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  7. annlee

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    Thanks, IOIO https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10585 seems a cool system, however would need to check out if this is suitable >.<
     
  8. amidis86

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  9. annlee

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    Thanks but that one you mention seems too advanced for me, in comparison with IOIO
     
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