Aussie wifi socket - will it work?


#1

I just saw these on sale at K-Mart in Aus. Wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. In a quick search I didn’t find details of the internal to see if it runs an ESP8266 or whatever so not sure if we can flash with Tasmota etc…

https://www.kmart.com.au/product/mirabella-genio-wi-fi-1-usb-adaptor/2327313?&gclid=Cj0KCQiArqPgBRCRARIsAPwlHoWvEYTYlWslZQnC3zSWeUbaftp28OgF1fQbKaA2fj9qBwwIGcT7DzAaAm41EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Although not as cheap as Sonoff, at least they are AU reg compliant so no dramas with insurance if something goes bad.


#2

The Genio series is supposed to be based on Tuya and should work with the Tuya add-on accordingly. I had no chance to buy one yet but will do shortly.

I have no idea in regards of Tasmota flash.


#3

Tuya needs cloud connectivity so I dont want that…


#4

Anyone popped one open yet to see if it can be flashed?

I just read this: https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota/wiki/Tuya-Smart-Plug-Models-ESP8266MOD-by-AI-THINKER-and-ESP-12F-by-TUYA-LN-0026

Which suggests that if it is a tuya, it could be possible.
I’m with you Dave, i would rather not have cloud connected devices, if i wanted cloud connected i could have just bought a dozen Sonoff plugs and left them as stock standard!

Also having them commercially available in Aus (and just down the road) makes them a little appealing!