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    So I've just stumbled across these and thought "that's an absolute dream for growing" so I thought I'd share them with you guys.

    Just incase the link gets removed - amazon dot com search: smart plugs - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07...sparkle_asin_0

    That's not an affiliate link btw. I get fuck all if you buy one.

    Anyway......

    You can connect to them via wifi I think and control them from your phone or Alexa (if you have one)

    This means if you're away and someone rings to say theres a leak, you can switch your pumps off from miles away. Or check your lights are on. Or even switch your bubbler on an hour or so before you want to water your plants from the couch!

    Maybe it's just me being excited with my shiny object syndrome but I think it's quite useful.

    Thoughts?

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    i have been looking into this for my new set up. i am also looking for a wifi hygrometre. would be able to control airflow and temps that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyDave View Post
    So I've just stumbled across these and thought "that's an absolute dream for growing" so I thought I'd share them with you guys.

    Just incase the link gets removed - amazon dot com search: smart plugs - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07...sparkle_asin_0

    That's not an affiliate link btw. I get fuck all if you buy one.

    Anyway......

    You can connect to them via wifi I think and control them from your phone or Alexa (if you have one)

    This means if you're away and someone rings to say theres a leak, you can switch your pumps off from miles away. Or check your lights are on. Or even switch your bubbler on an hour or so before you want to water your plants from the couch!

    Maybe it's just me being excited with my shiny object syndrome but I think it's quite useful.

    Thoughts?

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    I just found these on ebuyer
    TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip 3-Outlets - Works with Google and Alexa
    also has 2 USB £29.98
    On eBay they are going for £44.99 plus

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    Couldn't live now without home automation in & out of the groom.

    When an electrician came and found cat 5 cables only at at light switch he said he was out of his depth

    Just hope we dont get hacked #stuxnet lols

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    I run a Meross 4 way smart strip wifi, can control it from an app or widget on my phones home screen, or can use my Alexa to control it.

    I have my fan speed controller and 2 280w lights connected to it, handles em all fine switching all on/off at once or individually. You can set timers and routines on the app and control multiple devices from it.

    Handy hint keep it outside the tent and run your plugs to it, makes for a better signal reception. Found I had connection drop outs with it inside, presume it was the mylar interfering with the signal.

    I need to get a second one soon to get all my fans on. Remote kill switch for emergency silent running
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardro View Post
    Couldn't live now without home automation in & out of the groom.

    When an electrician came and found cat 5 cables only at at light switch he said he was out of his depth

    Just hope we dont get hacked #stuxnet lols
    Gardro - "Shit lads got hacked last night."
    The Talk - "oh no they get much? bank? pron stash? incriminating pics of THAT party with the badgers "
    Gardro - "no lads worse..... they turned my bedroom light on and off all bloody night!! haven't slept a wink! "


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Gardro - "Shit lads got hacked last night."
    The Talk - "oh no they get much? bank? pron stash? incriminating pics of THAT party with the badgers "
    Gardro - "no lads worse..... they turned my bedroom light on and off all bloody night!! haven't slept a wink! "

    Reminds me of one of my favourite comedians, Stephen Wright (the American....not the UK radio DJ)

    I can't remember the exact words but:

    "I had a light switch which didn't seem to do anything. I used to flick it up and down. One day, I received a letter from a woman in Belgium asking me to stop."
    I'd love to do it and you know you've always had it coming

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    Thats great man. Will get this or similar after completing automating all my runoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Gardro - "Shit lads got hacked last night."
    The Talk - "oh no they get much? bank? pron stash? incriminating pics of THAT party with the badgers "
    Gardro - "no lads worse..... they turned my bedroom light on and off all bloody night!! haven't slept a wink! "

    Can you imagine that, i mean they could modulate the flickering with a subliminal message that makes me go even more nuts or vote brexit or something.

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    I also use Meros - could not be without!!!
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    Just wait until you find that your grow room is a spam relay
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    I use remote plugs but didnt know these existed

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