I would like to see a WeMo power strip. I would invision the following:
1. 110VAC with fuse protection
2. ~6 outlets
3. Each outlet can be controlled
a. together (on/off) e.g. master power
b. individualy (on/off), each outlet seprately
c. in groups (on/off), e.g. group 1 = outlet 1, 2 and 3, group 2, outlet 4, 5 and 6. Group 3 outlet 1 and 6.
4. Groups can have timers/rules et against them
5. Allow proper integratino with IFTTT, more than 1 product to be interfaced with IFTTT
You know what, this is a brilliant idea. They do have a submit idea link where you can send this info. Click here: http://community.wemo.is.
Belkin already makes Wemo and Power adapters, this shouldn't be too far of a leap.
Make each outlet on the strip separately addressable or grouped.
I would absolutely buy a well designed powerstrip right away. Using bulky WeMo switches (UK version especially) is just not possible for individual devices. In fact, that's exactly what I planned to buy for a long time and then without any viable option on the market I've made one myself with Arduino and relays. This would be an absolute no brainer for any home AV systems, where you have increasingly more devices connected and hidden from view.
Well designed power strip would have:
- Individual and group controls
- Individual detailed monitoring and IFTTT actions
- Socket Power cycle option for resets
- Power ON and OFF sequencing for group Power events (the order how we boot devices is important)
- Surge and overload protections
- High frequency and noise filters
- Options with 4,6,8,10 sockets.
Basically - take inspiration from ATEN, but make it more sensible for Home use (mainly price
Exactly what I want. I currently have a power strip with 5 devices plugged into it 3 of which I'd like to control seperately.
I know there are power strips with individual switches next to each outlet but it is difficult for me to crawl down on the floor to use them due to a stroke in 2010. Voice control through my Amazon Echo would be perfect.
I would definitely buy one of these at a reasonable price.
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