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Remote Controlled AC Outlet

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Otto, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Otto

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    Does this device exist? Call it External switch Box- (ESB) it would plug into an AC outlet. AC powered device A (a TV controlled by remote plugs into the ESB. Also plugged into ESB is a stereo (no remote). This is device B. The ESB would allow when device A is switched on and off so is the power to device b.
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    a fast search on google/bing brings up lots of hits eg .....

    https://www.ebay.com.au/i/112174761293?rt=nc
     
  3. Otto

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    Sorry Dave, but looking really looked for a switched AC outlet that can be turned on and off via my TV remote.
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    then probably not, I have never seen a TV remote with that feature
     
  5. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    If you're talking about something that can detect when your TV gets switched off and remove power from another circuit, then yes, these exist.

    I've seen them advertised so "green" or "master/slave" power boards. Like this.
     
  6. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    If you want to use an existing remote control paired with device B to turn power on or off for both device A and device B, I don't think I have seen anything quite like that commercially available.

    However, it would not be unreasonable for a skilled hobbyist to build their own auxiliary receiver to control a duplex convenience outlet using the remote control for device B. This would be used in conjunction with the remote control used to remotely control device B.

    Complexity would depend on whether the existing remote control is an infrared type or a radio-frequency Bluetooth type. Infrared is fairly simple because all you would need is an infrared receiver and a small microcontroller to interpret the serially-coded infrared signals from the remote. Determine which code turns device B on or off and use that same code to control the duplex outlet, from which both device A and device B are powered. Your DIY device would of course be powered from the un-switched power connected to the duplex outlet, so when both device A and device B are un-powered the outlet can be made "live" again.
     
  7. Otto

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    Found what I needed- Master- Slave Outlet strip- like APC P8gt

    Thanks
     
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