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IP-controlled AC switches/dimmers?

post #1 of 6
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What would be your current recommendation for AC switches and/or dimmers that sport the following specs:
  • are controlled through IP (ethernet or wifi)
  • don't cost a fortune
  • are sufficiently small to be inserted in typical in-wall sockets
  • some tried-and-true control software exists (e.g. iRule)
  • if known/available, 220V compatible
many thanks
AAG
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
well, I have found some switches (URL here) that may perhaps fit my needs. The descriptions are rather cryptic though. What is also unclear, crucially, is whether I can control these with iRule or anything similar. I wouldn't be able to write the control software from scratch! Any opinions? If iRule is not an option, are you aware of any way to accomplish the same task with an android-based application?
post #3 of 6
Hi, Your question, came up when I did a Google search and I was looking for exactly what you are asking about. As this post was 2 years ago, I am wondering how you made out in your search....I would like to acquire one or more dimmers that I can assign an IP address on my network and control with my iPad App that has this feature.....Any additional info you have found on this issue would be appreciated....Thanks
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Thread Starter 
I have installed a system called IP-Symcon. It does everything conceivable (and a few things more) related to IP-controlled appliances. I am very happy with it. The only thing is, the product is German and the support forum is mostly German as well. If you want to exploit it to its maximum, it helps if you understand some German.
post #5 of 6
Thanks a lot for your prompt info...I will check this out. Cheers.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by aag View Post

What would be your current recommendation for AC switches and/or dimmers that sport the following specs:

If you can find a X-10 Model IR543 controller then you could use X-10 devices to control your lights, lamps, appliance, etc. Unfortunately X-10 has discontinued the IR543. The Marmitek IRRF7243 may be a replacement for the IR543.

I have used a IR543 for many years to control my X-10 devices. My setup includes a MX-850 remote with a base station that feeds a Xantech system with one of the IR blasters attached to the IR543.

You could do the same using iRule (they have the X-10 codes) and a interface such as the Global Caché IP products.
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