Belkin WeMo for Air Conditioning Unit

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by whyrichard, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    You probably don't want their opinion anyway.
     
  5. macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    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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    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
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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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