[clug] [OT] Remote control powerboard
rklein at tpg.com.au
Mon Nov 23 18:17:19 MST 2009
There are commercial products.
In mid October, Aldi had on special "Digital Home System" product with 4
remote controlled powerboards and a simple remote. Each of those boards
consume less than 1 Watt and come with a build-in on-/off-switch.
If someone is interested, I can bring an example to our next meeting.
On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, David Schoen wrote:
> I bought a switch just like the one you've linked to from one of the
> Hardware stores in Belconnen. Most hardware/electrical stores (I've
> even seen a couple of supermarkets stocking them) should have
> something like that.
> I didn't actually use my in line switch in line though.
> I had somethign like (excuse ascii art):
> | Junction |
> | box |
> Plug N ------------------- power board
> E -------------------
> A -------| |--------
> Depending on the switch you should be easily able to block one end and
> run both wires out one end of the switch. I think I had to reuse the
> earth or the neutral terminator in my switch to avoid cutting/removing
> bits of plastic, but from the outside it looks fairly normal. It's
> been working for my Mum's lounge room set up for years now.
> If you want really simple, there's a Cabac PB80  sitting under my
> desk at work right now that I can easily turn on and off with my foot.
>  http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/power-surge-protector-8-outlets/
> 2009/11/17 Alex Satrapa <alexsatrapa at mac.com>:
> > On 17/11/2009, at 08:55 , David Schoen wrote:
> >> The simplest way is just to get a standard in line switch (like you
> >> get on the cable running to a desk lamp) and run the active wire from
> >> somewhere before it enters a power board and back again.
> > That's the solution I was hoping to find, but I can't for the life of me
> > find any extension cables that have inline switches. There are options
> > for DIY though!
> > Guess I'll go for the inline switch option, since there's much less
> > chance of losing the switch and not being able to turn off the power ;)
> > Alex
> > 
> > http://www.electusdistribution.com.au/productView.asp?ID=2411&CATID=35&ke
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