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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Belkin WeMo for Air Conditioning Unit

Hey,

I am thinking of using the Belkin WeMo for my Air Conditioning Unit...

Does anyone have any experience with these for home automation? Or even with the use of them with an air conditioning unit?

For those who don't know, they are wifi enabled outlets...

thanks for your advice,

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Hey,

I am thinking of using the Belkin WeMo for my Air Conditioning Unit...

Does anyone have any experience with these for home automation? Or even with the use of them with an air conditioning unit?

For those who don't know, they are wifi enabled outlets...

thanks for your advice,

r.
I have a couple units I use for remote light control. So far they have worked flawlessly. I believe the units have a 15amp limit, not sure how much an air conditioner draws.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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i picked up some this winter for zone heating using space heaters

handled 1500 watt heaters no issue, as was mentioned they're rated for 15 amps.


the product pictures show ac units among other high wattage devices, just make sure the ac you use has manual controls all the wemo does is work as an on off switch for the outlet.


the ability to program schedules is pretty nice.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:00 AM   #4
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For those who don't know, they are wifi enabled outlets...


You probably don't want their opinion anyway.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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As I mentioned in my previous post, the units have worked flawlessly. I'm really hoping Belkin bring some additional automation products to market.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Anybody using one of these with an Airport Extreme? I read a bunch of comments on Amazon (like this one: http://www.amazon.com/review/RJW6KCV4DX6YV) that implied the WeMo didn't play well with the AEBS.

If it does, I'd be pretty excited to try it out too.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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It really depends what your system does. It will turn the on/off switch that is all. I use the Nest Thermostat to control my heating/cooling system and am quite happy with that setup.

I use the WeMo to control my Food Dehydrator and my non-Hue lights
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Anybody using one of these with an Airport Extreme? I read a bunch of comments on Amazon (like this one: http://www.amazon.com/review/RJW6KCV4DX6YV) that implied the WeMo didn't play well with the AEBS.

If it does, I'd be pretty excited to try it out too.
had no issues with an old airport extreme and new airport express on network,

no issues either now using a net gear/ airport express combo
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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as long as the window A/C unit has a mechanical on/off switch, it will work with the WeMo. if it is an electrical switch (ie, a little button that you press or a remote and not a knob that you turn) then it won't work with the WeMo since the WeMo has no way of turning it back on once you have turned it off
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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wemo and gas fireplace??

new Wemo user here...wondering how the wemo lightswitch would work for a gas fireplace??
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