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An Osram led light set for RV awnings would be awesome! This would be a standout at campsites!

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I've foolishly sunk almost $150 into this crap, none of it works, the company obviously doesn't give a sheet about it's customers (note that there are zero responses here to customer questions...).

 

Really, how hard is this, you morons at Belkin?  All I want to do is TURN ON A FECKING LIGHT BULB!  You can't even get THAT right?  Gawd, you are idiots...

 

Fine.  Belkin, I'm done with you dishonest, incompetent assoles - you'll never get another dime from me as long as I live.

 

Can anyone suggest a competing brand that actually works?  THANK YOU.

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<p>I just got into WEMO devices and I love them. I invision replacing all my wall switches with new WEMO ones but I can begin to really consider that without Dim capability built into the switch. I have many 3 way and even a 4 way switch so it would be even better if it had support for that as well. To go just one step further, couldn't it measure power consumption of whatever the switch is powering Smiley Happy</p>

Power usage data for all wemo devices

by ssc1478 on ‎06-08-2015 05:41 PM

Log power usage on all wemo devices, not just the Insight Switch.

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Mr.Coffee 5 day Rotating K-cup Coffee

by roe623 on ‎11-06-2015 09:35 AM

Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to select different coffee flavors using WeMo every morning!

 

It would be amazing to have a coffee maker that can hold at least 5-7 K-Cups for the entire week and then have it dispense based on your morning coffee craving.  Tell you when you need to restock on your k-cups and if the water tank needs refilling.  

 

 

OMG this is turly the future I swear

 

=)

 

LETS GO WEMO!!!!!!!

 

Wemo wifi improvement

by sauldavidsj on ‎05-26-2015 07:13 PM
I believe besides new ideas wifi needs to be improved having a better chip to increase distance (supporting 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz).
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I work in a Nursing home where there is  need to control the nurse call box via a voice command.  The closest I came is with the Wemo maker and the echo...but having trouble connecting the echo to the wemo maker.

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I have 4 WeMo sswitchs that I have had for 2 years and a recent change to my routers config caused the units to disconnect.. I have tried many times to get the units to broadcast their info so I can proceed with set up... unfortunately they dont seem to want to broacast... remember settngs un-checked, Cellular data turned off, tried the forget primary Wifi SSID for home router...I have had this problem many times over and eventually I have been able to get the SSID for each switch to establish the linkage and set-up... This time they just dont want to reliably broadcast... What is the broadcast intervals and do these units die a slow death over a couple of years?

That app on the phone seems a little slow and not as smooth or fluid as i would liek a home automation product to be. if there wa a desktop app to set rules and possible web browser access when away. That may aleeviate some of my frustration with the app.

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Timed Events

by crimbo on ‎07-02-2014 02:53 AM

I've set up my WeMo Switch to contol a 3KW Water heater (Using a 20amp Contactor as the switching circuit.)

I'm using rules for regular morning On/Off times for Mon-Fri and seperate time for W/E

 

I'd like to be able to also switch the heater on at random times outside these schedules and have it auto switch off after 1 hour.

 

1. When switching on from the App, I'd like the default "On Time" to be X minutes. Prompted at switch ON time to select between X minutes, and "Stay On until switched off"

 

2. When switching on from the switch directly, default to X minutes. Device could also determine the difference between Long Press (For X Minutes) and STD press for regular ON.

 

3. If switched on from schedule and it's On till Time, Ignore the off time as the schedule will handle that.

 

I've been all over IFTTT and no channel will do this job.

 

Thanks

 

 

Tim

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We now have:-

 

  • On
  • Off
  • On until

Which is great, but it would be nice to add a 'toggle' option.

 

This is already available in the IFTTT integtation, but would be better to have it locally too as it's a bit more reliable!

 

I have my sun blinds connected to a WeMo Maker - and at sunset I'd like to 'reverse them'.

 

If it's been hot and sunny and they are closed to stop the house turning into a greenhouse - I want to open them to cool the house. If it's been normal day and the blinds are open I want to close them.

 

I have other uses for toggle where I've integrated WeMo maker into my own circuit and so would just like to switch state.

 

Please consider for a future release.

 

 

Icons for Devices in the WEMO App

by JamesFromIT ‎02-22-2016 01:47 AM - edited ‎02-22-2016 02:02 AM

Hello Everyone,

 

 

I was looking at that feature that lets you take a picture of the appliance and assign that to the WEMO device that powers it. This is a very cool feature. I had the idea of possibly adding icons which are included with the app that a user can pick from which could represent the device. I have included an example of icons below in the spoiler.

 

What do you think of this idea?

 

Example 

 

Spoiler
wemo icons.png 

 

Thanks for reading. Smiley Wink

 

 

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In Poland we have two tariffs cost of energy during the day.

From 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. we have a cheap tariff.
From 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. we have a expensive tariff.
From 1 P.M. to 3 A.M. we have a cheap tariff.
From 3 P.M. to 10 P.M. we have a expensive tariff.

I would like to be able to adjust the calculation of such tariffs in energy costs. We need to set two tariffs costs and 4 time ranges, two for cheep and two for expensive tariff.
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Warm Up Hot Tub Before I get Home

by rselover on ‎07-24-2014 03:58 PM

I'm not confident enough to set this up myself, but looking at the WeMo Maker web page, it's clear that it can take readings from a temperature probe, and then adjust current - enough to control a Hot Tub?

 

Say I'm on my way home from skiing. I want to open the app in the parking lot, tell the tub to warm up, then come home to a pre-warmed tub!

 

Otherwise, I have to wait for it to heat up, which can take 45 mins + and I'm just not that patient.

 

Any thoughts? The internet isn't clear about DC controllers for Tubs.

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Multi purpose remote control so you can turn on appliances that have (IR)remote controls eg: tv, radio, aircon

I would like the option of takign action based on power usage of the device (not just notification). This way, once can automatically turn off the devices once they are not being used (speakers!) 

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Restart Link within the app

by Newtown on ‎03-23-2016 12:09 AM

I wish I could restart the Link via the app. 

 

Today, the only workaround is to plug in the Link into a Wemo Switch first, and do the whole restarting thing that way. Seems a bit overkill though. 

 

 

 

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Allow a pre-set power cycle option

by marklyn on ‎06-12-2015 09:35 PM

I'd be highly interested in a wemo product that let me power cycle it from the internet with an 'auto-on' option.  I take long trips away from home and I regularly check in on my home automation (alarm, a/c, cameras, etc.).  Sometimes there is a problem that only a physical power cycle to the router will fix.

It would be very handy to have an option where you could tell the wemo insight plug to power down the plug for say, 1 minute, then power it back up.  That would reset my router and allow me access to everything again.

 

Thoughts?

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Problem - Unable to update FW on all 3x external switches & 1x wall switch.  iOS app sometimes shows "FW upgrade successfull" and "Update Complete" , but reloading app gives "new FW available. 

 

Solution - Disconnect/power off  OpenVPN server on local network, reboot router, FW upgrade successful.

 

Why this works (IMHO) - From what I can tell, the Wemo upgrade process involves connecting to Amazon Web Service (the cloud or AWS) and then establishing a Open VPN connection to the Wemo upgrade servers.  In my router, I could see a established connection to AWS, and then a 'waiting' connection to 10.8.0.1 (default IP for OpenVPN).  But, since I have OpenVPN running on a server inside my LAN,  Wemo's were attempting to connect to MY OpenVPN server @ 10.8.0.1.  After I shut down my server  & rebooted my router (to clear ARP cache), Wemo's were able to sucessfully update. 

 

Recomendation:  Perhaps Wemo could set their Open VPN server up on something other than the default IP??

The logic behind "FW upgrade successfull" need to be MUCH stronger.  Perhaps the App could give some feedback, something like "Unable to connect to Wemo servers"???

 

P.S. "WeMo Cares" on twitter responded to me quickly, but they eventually passed me off to "2nd tier" support, which I never heard from (it's been 2 days).

 

 

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Our electric company has a program called EZ3. The cost of electricity is much higher from the hours between 3:00 PM - 6:00 Pm.
To cut my usage for those three hours I set my rules to turn off my refrigerator at 3:00 and on again at 6:00. This of course turns it off completely, lights and all.
Rather than turning it off completely it would be nice to set it in standby mode for a set period of time. That way the compressor will not run, but at least the lights would come on