Trying to find some ESP8266 based UK smart plugs to replace my old and temperamental Orvibo ones which I can’t convert to ESPHome.
Seems like Tuya are the ones who produce such plugs as an OEM and then various other rebadge and sell them on eBay and Amazon - I think these ones are the same - any thoughts as to if they might be ESP8266 and could be converted to run ESPHome?
Not tried that brand but the Teckin ones do work with tuya convert and then can flash esphome to them using the sonoff firmware. At least they do at the moment, a patch is coming apparently. See tuya convert page.
From more googling, they use the woox home app which is a rebadged version of tuya smart life app - which suggests these are perfect ad the same as the Teckin ones you mention but cheaper.
Yes, was exploring tuya-convert and saw they might have a patch incoming. Don’t understand why they don’t like us just buying lots of their hardware and then not asking them for any software support or using their services - surely that makes more for them so they shouldn’t block us reflashing them! Bizarre.
Are you happy with your Teckin ones? Are they the square or round ones with or without power use monitoring?
I think I might just have to give it a go and hope - else I’ll be reporting back having torn one apart and broken it when trying to re-flash it using a soldering iron and a usb to ttl!
I have 4 of the 2Nice UP111 smart plugs flashed with ESPHome and connected to home assistant. I’ve run them with reasonable loads (one on washing machine another on tumble dryer) for a few years now and although they get warm I’ve not had any failures. Can’t vouch for whether they’re up to our electrical safety standards as I haven’t opened any of them up yet.
They have power monitoring but I would recommend calibrating and flashing a config with the new calibrations as my voltage value was a bit off when it arrived. I’ve not pushed these plugs to their current limit, but I’ve had 2000 watts going through them OK with no issues so far.
Any update on how the Athome plugs have been working so far in terms of energy monitoring, how easy they were to setup, if there were any issues?
Any update on any other esphome plugs would be most welcome as well.
I am looking for buy a few.
Hello I have three running for the last seven weeks. They are running some audio equipment and the on\ off is occasional but power consumption seems accurate. Have worked flawlessly and arriving preflashed with ESP Home was great. I have installed updated custom configuration. The build is great. I would not be putting a large load through them though. They are not hugely expensive but might be worth running a few for a while before a big order