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  • Joe Lippa The Umidigi F1 Smartphone by Joe Lippa: I do like my Poco F1 a lot, there really is a lot to like and I can't fault the hardware and build for the price. That said I'm not a fan of Xiaomi's MIUI that it ships with. Their implementation of notifications is basically one big bug that needs to be fixed asap. Personally I'd be happier if they gave up trying to maintain a boat load of bloaty Google copy cat apps that they ship with their MIUI rom and concentrated more on making MIUI better. I'll probably root it to bin MIUI off eventually. Jun 16, 09:02
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: No problem - and thanks for the feedback which helps confim the changes have not messed things up = always a potential issue with long term projects. As for capitalisation that's just a habit I try (not always successfully) to remember- all but the first word in a multi-word variable capitalised, instead of using underscores. I would bw far happier if C and other languages would ignore case (then it would not matter if you screwed up occasionally) but that's life and my view is most likely NOT universal. Jun 15, 15:46
  • Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Leo van der Hoek: Still illegal in my layman opinion! Data is data and nothing can be excluded afterwards. If you can use it in ROI it should be available in the whole EU. Find the authority to handle a complaint about this! If you had a subscription with unlimited data before the switch to roam like at home you must have kept it without change( see - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/question-and-answers-roaming - for answers on this). But OK the phone companies are full of tricks and they have more money to battle your complaints. Jun 15, 12:05
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: hi pete, just updated to 2.2.0 via node-red and I am happy to say, that both changes works like a charm! thank you very much for making these changes, they really help me a lot. but curious that the initalising and capitalising finally did the trick with statusText. thank you! Jun 15, 07:03
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Good point Antonio - anyway I've updated BigTimer after reading all of this and hopefully made some minor improvements. Up there already, Pete Jun 14, 20:34
  • DrFragle and MrShark BigTimer by DrFragle and MrShark: why using something which was just only forked from Pete's excellent work, and it's 2 years old and the only mod done at that time was forking and changing the readme? :/ Jun 14, 20:06
  • Alecmyles Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Alecmyles: That’s what I thought about that data only deal I mention above - not sure how that works. On my phone I have full and unlimited calls and texts and 15GB data. When roaming I get my full calls and texts, just as I have at home. There’s a workaround on the data though: the data is divided into 2 parts; 8GB full EU data (which roams) plus a “free” extra 7 GB for use in ROI only. Looks like rules are there to be circumvented!! Jun 14, 15:56
  • Leo Van der Hoek Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Leo Van der Hoek: You are in the Euro-zone when visiting Spain for 2 weeks, so roaming should be included as standard? If they limit that then they seem to violate the EU-law. Jun 14, 15:12
  • Alecmyles Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Alecmyles: Thanks for all of that. Confirms my suspicion that unlimited 4G data only packages are not available in Spain. More’s the pity. At home (Ireland) I can get unlimited 4G data on a 30-day “contract” for €30. Unfortunately there’s no roaming on that. Jun 14, 13:23
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Righto, Cool Duke. I'm trying "precision=0;" and workaround 2, but initialising statusText to "" when creating it and capitalising outmsg2.extState and statusText. Seems to be working. In the process I spotted an error at the original line 768 and fixed it by moving the semicolon to the end. outmsg2.time = pad(parseInt(duration / 60), 2) + "hrs " + pad(duration % 60, 2) + "mins"; +manov That also led me to put the extension message into output 1. This (2.2.0) will be live later today, hopefully without issue, thank you. Jun 14, 12:32
  • Julian Knight Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Julian Knight: The SHP4 UK is no longer available. Jun 14, 10:55
  • Julian Knight Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Julian Knight: Just note the issues with sockets that have switches. Jun 14, 10:51
  • Julian Knight Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Julian Knight: Does anyone have any info on the long-term reliability of these devices? My LightwaveRF devices are starting to fail after a few years. Not yet sure what the issue is but they just die one day. Jun 14, 10:47
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: hi pete, a) "precision=0" works as expected... no problem at all b) node.status.text doesn't work at all. maybe it is not readable. I have no clue... workaround 1: I use a status node to grab the status from the bigtimer node, so no code change required but I have a addtional status node and another function node to parse the text from the message. workaround 2: use an addtional variable in your code to store the statustext before writing it to node.status. this variable could then be used to set outmsg2.extstate. eg: statustext = "ON" + manov; node.status({fill: "green",shape: "dot",text: statustext}); ... outmsg2.extstate = statustext; which do you prefer? I could give workaround 2 a try and send you the working code, if you will... thx Jun 14, 10:33
  • Peter Scargill Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Peter Scargill: Your query raises more questions than answers, however, here goes... Simyo do Pay As You Go, 22GB for 15.5 Euros being one example but you will need one of their SIMS which I recall costs maybe a tenner. Also they simply will not speak English if you have problems and for that reason I ditched them after a year or so. Indeed they are technically that good that when returning to the UK for the winter I chose to stick with them and "roam" in the UK - ultimately they cut me off after 4 months of constant roaming - not a problem but for the utter lack of communication. HITSMobile speak Spanish, English and apparently German and charge a fiver postage for the otherwise free SIM and do for example 20GB on Pay As You Go for 19.90 Euros for a month - no ontract needed. As far as I can tell these are amongst the best options. Speed depends entirely on location, right now in my cave, on HITSMobile, I have speeds of 15 meg down, 5 meg up, entirely enough for HD TV (my WIFI is slightly slower but good enough). Indeed if 20GB wasn't their highest offering I might consider scrapping the WIFI but I need more per month than that. On WIFI I get unlimited amounts of data for under 30 Euros a month but limited to around 12 Meg download speed and 3 Meg up if I'm lucky. I'm assuming your phone can take a second SIM or you'll have to pull out the original - I'm also assuming you are not locked to a particular provider. Helpful? Jun 14, 09:29
  • BigTimer by Fredrik Jacobsson: Hi, I use the bigtimer to turn on my lamps. But I run in to a problem. I want to turn on the lamp at dusk and off at 22.00. Have configured the bigtimer as attached figure shows. But the problem is that the bigtimer gives on during the day. When it should be off. What I'm I doing wrong? Jun 14, 07:13
  • Alecmyles Cubot X19 Budget Phone by Alecmyles: I only go to Spain for fortnights at a time (unfortunately). Have you come across any decent (cheap) sim only data packages there. I only get 8gb of my home data package while roaming so that gets used up pretty quickly if I’m watching sky sports on Sky Q mobile. Jun 13, 20:13
  • Bob Green FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by Bob Green: That's quite a rig Pete, case £90.00, 4 * Samsung EVO 860 approx £520.00 plus the M4 and HAT. I guess that's quite reasonable for something like a 4TB NAS. Jun 13, 14:24
  • Peter Scargill The Sonoff 4CH Pro by Peter Scargill: Personally if I were new to Sonoff, I might consider start off with a simple Sonoff WIFI BASIC - these can be had for as little as under 4 Euros (just over 4 dollars). My own preference would be to kit such a device out with my own ESP-GO software or TASMOTA and go from there but that assumes knowledge of how to FLASH these things. You say you are new to the Sonoff technology but give us no idea of your general level of technical competence or otherwise (hardware and software) which makes it difficult to know what else to say. Jun 13, 12:17
  • The Sonoff 4CH Pro by Arthur King: Hello everyone! I'm new to this Sonoff technology. What should I do to be a Sonoff developer? I'll start from the 4CH Pro R2. Jun 13, 09:00
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: I know nothing about the "waspinator" version. Current version of BigTimer is 2.1.9 https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-contrib-bigtimer https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-bigtimer I've not publlished the change "precision=0" or the failed change using node.status.text - I'll leave both until you or someone comes back to me with suggestions based on my version 2.19 - I can't afford to endanger compatibility with the current version. Thanks for the feedback. Jun 13, 07:48
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: hi pete, thanks for the improvements - I'll give it a try on the weekend and keep you posted! I looked at the bigtimer.js on https://github.com/waspinator/bigtimer, which is not the latest version - maybe that is the reason for the wrong lie numbers. anyways, will there be a new version with the changes at https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-bigtimer or where can I get the version with your changes? thx! Jun 13, 07:16
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: I tried adding your changes - Cool Duke - but the line numbers you suggested don't seem to make sense. The precision=0; I've added to line 284 when auto is set.... that'll do - outmsg2.extstate=node.status.text on the other hand fails miserably - I've always set the text property of msg.status but never tried reading it - must need something like but not the same as node-status.text - thoughts? Jun 13, 06:38
  • BigTimer by Roberto Bruni: Hi Peter, great job on this! how can you override ON and OFF time in BigTimer and make them permanent? (for example, when start and stop time come from a textbox) Jun 12, 14:07
  • FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by Pete Kane: Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Jun 12, 12:43
  • DrFragle and MrShark FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by DrFragle and MrShark: can't find it... Jun 12, 12:36
  • Pkfox FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by Pkfox: The case has 4 SATA inputs and a 4 pin Molex power supply - I power it all through the HAT I bought the case here https://www.servercase.co.uk/ Jun 11, 20:57
  • DrFragle and MrShark FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by DrFragle and MrShark: nice, it seems a 5.25" bay fitted with 4 2.5" hdd, link to the box? Thanks Jun 11, 07:03
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by mervyn: Thanks for the information. I have not come across Deconz before, it looks very interesting and seems a good alternative to zigbee2mqtt. Jun 10, 15:35
  • Steve Lenehan Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Steve Lenehan: I used tuya-convert which Mr Shark has referenced a few times or can be found with a simple google search. I used a clean install of raspbian and it took less than 15 minutes to install tuya-convert and flash 3 devices with Tasmota. I have also got a zigbee2mqtt setup to control Xiaomi devices and it works well, It is the best solution as the Xiaomi hub only comes with a chinese plug. I am thinking of switching to Deconz because of the larger device limits Jun 10, 08:50
  • Auto Aligning Solar Tracker by Cliff Wylie: Hi Aiden I am interested in the ESP GO boards with the built-in power supply. Have the Gerbers for these boards ever been up loaded and if so where can I find them. Thanks Clifv Jun 9, 23:39
  • FriendlyArm NanoPi M4 by Pete Kane: I have one fitted with 4 1TB SSD drives and it appears to work ok Jun 9, 08:41
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by mervyn: Hi, The ANOOPSYCHE smart socket looks interesting and a reasonable price too. Do you have a link to instructions on how to 'Tasmotize' them? I have just set up a pi to control Zigbee based devices using mqtt/node-red/Alexa. I am mainly using Ikea devices as they are cheap (e.g. Tradfir smart socket is £9). Details can be found here: https://diyprojects.io/test-zigbee2mqtt-project-hack-xiaomo-aqara-smart-home-gateway-assembly-demo-nodered-3d-printed-case/#.XPt-DVxKjRb Jun 8, 10:07
  • Steve Lenehan Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Steve Lenehan: If you do end up buying some more smart plugs I would strongly recommend something like these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B079JGDQJD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Always on special deal from Amazon for approx £8 each with next day delivery, claim to be 15A capable but buyer beware, smaller than the Sonoff devices (of which I have many), includes power monitoring and reporting and best of all is easily Tasmotized without opening the unit up. Jun 7, 11:43
  • Brian Gowland Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Brian Gowland: Oops, I obviously need lessons in banggood. First time order I followed the link here - it defaults to Type F (EU) but I selected UK then had to register to checkout. Either the registration process messed up or the supplier did as I just received a Type F which is totally useless to me. Not blaming you Pete I'll persevere to get a UK version, I just need to work out the banggood returns process if there is one. 😀 Jun 7, 11:13
  • BigTimer by Robert Dicken: Peter, You are correct. If I fill in the topic in Big Timer settings I now get output from output 1 and you are also correct there is no output when sending stop. My use case is that I am starting and stopping different video players on a schedule for architectural applications. is there a way to pass the incoming msg.topic through the timer so I can filter which device the signal goes to? Thanks Jun 6, 16:07
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: to solve b) you could add: add to line 671; outmsg2.extstate = node.status.text; whould that work? thx Jun 6, 08:20
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: ... when looking at the code at line 272: case "auto": temporaryManual = 0; permanentManual = 0; change = 1; stopped = 0; goodDay = 1; break; should be: case "auto": temporaryManual = 0; permanentManual = 0; change = 1; stopped = 0; goodDay = 1; precision = 0; break; to solve case a) 🙂 best! Jun 6, 08:02
  • Blog changes by erix molinie: Hi, I have a request about your post/email. is there possible to have under the title of each article/item the date of the last modification, so by the way we know if there is an update since the last time we read it ? Thanks in advance Regards Erix Jun 6, 06:16
  • FY6800 Signal Generator by Mir47: Hi all! Is there any preliminary info about plans to release something like 6800, but in a metal case like JDS2900? Jun 5, 15:16
  • Cool Duke BigTimer by Cool Duke: hi peter, appreciate your updates on bigtimer - especially the timer minutes is really great and reduces the payload on my pi3 🙂 I have two questions: a) when setting am timer with "timer 10 m" (for 10 minutes) and you cancel that timer with "auto", the msg.timer on output 2 still remains counting down (even though the switch turned off) . I think when canceling the timer, the msg.timer should be resetted to zero immediately. b) it would be great if could add the extendend status eg. "ON "timer" for 4 mins." to the output2 of the node, in order to have a nice status for the remaining time. in msg.state it "only" says "ON override", which is good but in case of a timer no so 🙂 hope you keep up the great work! best! Jun 5, 14:43
  • BigTimer by Robert Dicken: as of today with a fresh install of node-red and BigTimer there is no output from output 1. Only 2 and 3 so following your documentation no longer applies. Jun 4, 16:41
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: On mine, if STOP commend is sent, nothing gets send out of the first output – the second output gets state: ON Stopped It’s a while since I looked at this command but I can’t help thinking that the state (stopped) should be set on the first output as well. I’ll have to take a look. Pete Jun 4, 09:33
  • BigTimer by Robert Dicken: Why does sending a "stop" output a 1? Jun 4, 00:59
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Timeout and timer are not related. The default timeout is in minutes.... timer mode can be in seconds or minutes.... Jun 3, 18:06
  • BigTimer by Peter Meißner: Hi Peter, BigTimer is very nice and easy to handle. But i think, i found an Issue with the override Timer-Function and the Timeout. By default the Timeout is set to 1440. I was plaing aoround with Bigtimer and set the Timeout to 10, what should means 10 Minutea. If i now inject "timer 15" it reset to off after 10 Seconds. This 10 Seconds a realated the the Timeout value... greatings from Germany Peter Jun 3, 17:55
  • BigTimer by Andrew: I just put an inject node into the input. I inject off_override 8 BigTimer suddenly says: On for 15 hours 8 minutes (It has been about 5 since I did it.) Look at picture. Jun 1, 23:07
  • BigTimer by Andrew: Well, yes, I shall go digging for the file. But I am pointing out that it is written on this page (way near the top) >> Inject "timer 30" to turn it on for 10 seconds. << How does that work? Jun 1, 22:49
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: i think i never used a single tuya device without reflashing it, and i'm "harvesting" more devices than i need to have them just in case (example the very nice blitzwolf bw-shp6), eventually there are always friends and collegues to whom (is "whom" correct?) resell them... oh, no, i had an e14 rgb lamp connected to tuya, but even that is now reflashed... Jun 1, 18:40
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Timer 30 would turn on the timer for 30 seconds – I don’t do 1/3rd seconds… unless of course the next argument is “m” for minutes… you have the source code – presumably in /home/pi/.node-red/node_modules/node-red-contrib-bigtimer check out bigtimer.js and you’ll see what I’m talking about – it is a human-readable file. /home/pi/.node-red/node_modules/node-red-contrib-bigtimer/bigtimer.js Jun 1, 14:01
  • Julian Knight Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Julian Knight: Be aware that, as Tuya are actively trying to block the replacement of the native firmware, it is clear that there is a financial aspect to using these devices. Most likely, there is a profit share going on where Tuya resell whatever information they can glean from your use of their cloud service. Typically, your use is aggregated with other data to support targeted advertising. If you are uncomfortable with the level of commercial tracking and aggregated data collection done to you, I would think twice about using them. Of course, while you can still get versions that can be reflashed, that is fine. Jun 1, 13:38
  • Village idiot BigTimer by Village idiot: Hi everyone. I have only just updated to the latest version I'm again stuck with a part of Big Timer. I have tried reading the instructions but am confused by the wording. Quote: Recent additions/changes include timestamp on outputs, additional on/off inputs, improvements to "timer" input option (default seconds) example: timer X (mins) timeoff X (mins) End quote. Seconds.... (mins) Lost me. Which is it? I inject `on_override 1` and it says it is OFF for some weird amount of time. It has been a few minutes so I can't say the exact amount. Re-injecting it doesn't seem to do anything. (just tried again. No, nothing changes.) Just a bit further down from my first quote I find this: quote: December 9, 2018. Recent features include a seconds timer and even/odd day of the month selection. December 2018 I note I have not yet documented the timer mode – so here goes. In manual override (injection), assuming the timer is off, inject “timer 30” to turn it on for 10 seconds. end quote: Inject "timer 30" to turn it on for 10 seconds. Sorry? So the value is how many 1/3 of a second to be active? I'm also stuck trying to get a proper understanding of what you can send it as "controls". I get there is: on off auto on_override off_override There is also: sync timer timeroff but I can not get a good explanation of the commands and the parameters. I've tried the on_override and it takes seconds not minutes - mentioned that - and the timer option. But that also seems unclear to what you send. Minutes, Seconds or 1/3 of a second. It isn't I am wanting to be difficult, but I am really not getting what is written to what is happening. Jun 1, 12:15
  • BigTimer by Henrik: I made a better solution, I think. In BigTimer I just unchecked the summer months, so it will not trigger. I read that on reddit. Had hoped the developer would have suggested it instead of that silly answer he gave. But for now it will work 🙂 May 31, 10:21
  • Bob Green BigTimer by Bob Green: Henrik, could you configure some code to use an alternative start / stop time for the Summer months, possibly using a second Bigtimer? I am no expert on BigTimer so it is only a suggestion. May 31, 07:08
  • BigTimer by Henrik: Is that really your answer?? As I said I'm using dusk as start, so how can I use a start time less than that? May 30, 18:22
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Use a start time less than the end time. May 30, 17:38
  • BigTimer by Henrik: I have a problem, and seems that many nodes have the same problem. When using a start time that comes after end time, 24 hours are added to the on time, which is not good. For instance, I'm using on time: dusk, end time 22.00, but now in the summer dusk is after 22.00, resulting in my lights are on all night. Basically when the start time is after the off time, is should not trigger. How can I overcome this problem ? May 30, 14:38
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: armbian xenial (NOT bionic) or stretch: https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCK64_Main_Page should work pretty much everything, but of course you can have problems with gpio... May 29, 19:14
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: I've not yet used the Rock64 so no comment from me. May 28, 21:10
  • The Script by GeerGuy: Used The Script on a RPi3 and everything worked great. I would like to install on a Rock64 as well. Any tips? Which OS to start with? Will everything work the same as with RPi? Thanks May 28, 21:07
  • BigTimer by Lance: I am trying to come up with a solution, but the "suspended" functionality has me a bit confused. I was hoping I could leave the node/timer in "suspended" state and then push an "auto" input to it when my alarm is set to away...basically, I want my house to go into night mode when I arm the alarm to stay, but when I'm not there and it's in "away" mode, I want the timer to resume. Does that make sense? I feel like I'm missing something pretty basic. May 28, 20:20
  • DrFragle and MrShark RFLink and Node-Red by DrFragle and MrShark: finally i had it working... to reach this, i had to program the mega and the esp8266 as you suggested, but THEN put the serial switch to 0 and NOT to 3... with 3, i get messages in console but they're never sent to my mqtt broker, as the link between esp and mega is not working... with 0 i have no messages in serial console but i finally get them in my mqtt, which is the only think relevant to me... AND i had to comment the following line in: RFLink_to_MQTT.ino //#define USE_SOFTWARE_SERIAL TRUE but i think i'll go for espeasy on the esp8266 part, so i can have a decent web interface to deal with and no need to recompile if i need to change mqtt or wifi settings: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/rflink-on-robotdyn-atmega-2560-with-embedded-esp8266-and-espeasy/50793/5 or to this, i'll try both this afternoon: https://github.com/seb821/espRFLinkMQTT May 26, 12:03
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by David Covell: I will agree after doing two S26 to tasmota tonight followed by two no-name tuyas via tuya_convert, that the tuya_convert process rocked!!!! I have had my tuyas for some time but did not use them due to the cloud control. Reading this thread and comments after ordering the S26s peaked my curiosity. I had a recent headless pi install already powered up. I ssh'd in and followed a tech sites instructions to set up for the Tuya to Tasmota transfer.... "Priceless"..... (Too bad this process will likely not last forever) One note: I had one of these tuyas already working via the cloud. It had no issue using tuya-convert. The second unused unit refused to work until first connected to the cloud. I stopped in both cases when it asked to upgrade firmware... May 24, 07:08
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by David Covell: My three new S26 units arrived and I was able to easily* load Tasmota on the first two tonight. They are integrated into the house. My wife prefers them over the old Basics and their cord tails! Thanks again for the tip! *OK being honest the soldering was a bit challenging. I pulled out my small soldering vice with rubber jaws and did battle. I used some tiny wire from the old wire wrap days successfully. Both of these new units (USA style) failed to work in the house wall outlet as delivered. I was able to bend the prongs slightly to make them both work. Another words the USA style plug failed to electrically engage the female outlet as delivered. A very small mechanical tweak solved the problem for both!! May 24, 03:16
  • Bob Green DPS5020 and DPS3003 PSUs by Bob Green: I would suggest the letters mean the following; U = Vcc, probably 5 VDC. T = Transmit. R = Receive. G = Ground. However, I don't know for certain. May 23, 17:52
  • DPS5020 and DPS3003 PSUs by Markel Robregado: I have DPS3005. I connect a Logic Analyzer to the wires of UART to USB board to analyze the UART communication but my capture seems not logical based from the Communication Protocol. What does U T R G pins means from the UART to USB board? May 23, 17:21
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: me too, if on amazon for about same price or little more, and obviously less time, it's a go... about those sockets, i "think" to have one... i've bought so many... for sure i didn't open it, but just used tuya-convert... in description says smartlife, so tuya-convert should work... i use both, espurna and tasmota, but for dumb sockets like these i go for tasmota, while i've espurna on my sonoff rf bridge with DIRECT hack May 23, 11:56
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Piero: Antonio, I prefer amazon prime if they list similar products with similar prices, taking in account they arrive in one or at most few days, you have 30 days to return them for whatever reason, and a full 2 years very efficient guarantee 😉 Did you tasmotize some of these products, i.e. https://www.amazon.it/dp/B07PJGR263 ? On similar items I installed Espurna by opening the plugs and reverse-engineering the board to find the best solding points, but I think one can more simply tasmotize and the install espurna or other Arduino/ESP firmwares on them. In your experience is it generally possible? I don't know tasmota details, mainly because i feel confortable with espurna's software architecture and C coding standards. Thanks, Piero May 23, 10:41
  • Sonoff T1 by Lizzy Wizzy: I'm wondering if there is a way to stop the flashy wifi led without tasmota? is it possible to stick a white sticker behind the glass? I haven't purchased yet, but been looking for somewhere that sells pre-flashed versions and can't find any UK ones 🙁 May 22, 15:36
  • BigTimer by Robert Dicken: Peter, Thank you for such a well thought out product. I have read through all the documentation and understand it all very clearly. However... when I hook up a test rig as you have done in the docs I never get an output from 1. All of mine come out of output 2 and 3? Thoughts? May 21, 23:01
  • Peter Scargill DPS5020 and DPS3003 PSUs by Peter Scargill: Hi Joe _ I know you want me to pass on your email to Martin - but I cant find "Joe Hanley" in the subscriber database. Are you subscried to the blog or just the newsletter? Failing that just email me privately and I'll pass the email on to Martin.... May 21, 13:12
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: the ones you put in during script setup May 21, 08:53
  • The Script by Salman Faris: Hi, I was stuck at the node-red login window. idk the correct password and usename? May 21, 05:59
  • Jeff_in_TX BigTimer by Jeff_in_TX: You need a "Like" button. The cool thing was saying to myself "Damn, Dusk to too late, I need to have them go on at Dusk - 90 minutes, I wonder if there's a way to do that?" and 5 minutes later, they went on at Dusk - 90 minutes. Problem solved. Please keep up the good work. At the moment, most of my Technology-Inspiration is coming from the UK.... May 21, 05:42
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: Thanks so much, Jeff. I rarely get feedback when things work as they should. I usually get questions like "Can BigTime do stuff it was never designed to do?". So nice to see a happy user. I'm already just retired and I often wonder how I found time to make things like Node-Red nodes, "the script" and "esp-go" while focussing on 2 careers, not to mention our homes in the UK and Spain (where I am now). Thsnkfully, these days my non-tech duties are more or les limited to home and car maintenance so when not out and about enjoying retirement with my wife and friends, I get to spend a little more time on my tech toys and keeping my home control installations up to date. I'm also grateful for friends I've made over the web who often help when I go in over my head. I wish you well. Pete May 20, 10:27
  • Jeff_in_TX BigTimer by Jeff_in_TX: Not a question, a comment: I've been following your blog (lurking) for quite some time now and have found it amazingly educational. I registered because of BigTimer - it's everything you say it is and then some ("all that and a bag of chips [crisps]" as we would say). So far EVERY question I have had has been answered either in the documentation or in this thread. I'm an engineer nearing retirement and looking forward to having MORE time to play with this stuff. May 20, 01:54
  • NEW PCB for ESP-GO by Brian Willims: Hello Peter, thanks for replying. I'm a newbie here, so how do I contact Adrian? Thanks! Brian May 19, 20:46
  • Peter Scargill NEW PCB for ESP-GO by Peter Scargill: No marketing plan that I'm aware of... talk to Aidan Ruff in here. I THINK he's on hols but worth a shot. May 19, 20:23
  • Bwims NEW PCB for ESP-GO by Bwims: Hello, sorry this is late, but did you intend to sell these PCBs? If not, is there any way I can get hold of them? Thanks! Brian Williams May 19, 19:36
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: many tuya devices integrates a thermoswitch to turn off everything in case of overheat... sure i'll not leave a heavy load attached to them unattended, better using a sonoff with a 16A relay... hopefully now many of them are certified for EU regulations, should be better made, too... in the sonoff basic r3, all the low voltage part is on a separate board, for example... May 18, 07:03
  • Paul Smyth Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Paul Smyth: The Sonoff's appear to be rather large due to the beefy components inside. The relay looks a decent size, as does the power transformer. The Tuya devices look far smaller. I'd be concerned about them overheating or not being able to handle the same kind of load. May 17, 19:49
  • BigTimer by Bert: I read your blog post regarding my issue and would like to thank you for the alternative solution. May 17, 17:44
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: I don't gfollow your requirement. Use multiple BigTimers if you need to. Manual override is just that, it remporarily overrides the auto setting. May 17, 17:38
  • Jens Kluge BigTimer by Jens Kluge: Hi Peter, love your BigTimer because it makes life so much easier Just one more thought. I want to use BigTimer having with on-time and off-time set for "auto" mode. However want to feed same BigTimer via input with additional timer requests, e.g. "timer 2". My expecation would be that BigTimer stays in same mode after timer expires, e.g. "auto" or "manual". Actually it does in auto mode, but when in manual mode it switches back to auto. Just wondering how whether this could be implemented. Best Jens May 17, 15:00
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Ed Darby: Thanks! 🙂 May 17, 10:09
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: that's what Tuya-Convert does, look at the video pointed in other comments May 16, 17:08
  • Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Ed Darby: Can you flash tasmota to these OTA or do they need opening up? I like the price tho. May 16, 16:44
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: I put up an updated blog entry with today's date on it so now you have TWO solutions... May 16, 16:03
  • BigTimer by Bert: Hi Peter, I think i found a solution using the function node: if(msg.payload === "true"){ msg.payload = true; } if(msg.payload === "false"){ msg.payload = false; } return msg; Sorry, but i am not a programmer, and this is all new to me. Kind regards, Bert May 16, 15:51
  • BigTimer by Bert: Hi Peter and others, I found a solution to convert the BigTimer output, which is of type String in my opinion, to Boolean with a function node: if(msg.payload === "true"){ msg.payload = true; } if(msg.payload === "false"){ msg.payload = false; } return msg; Kind regards, Bert May 16, 15:43
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: BigTimers give whatever output you want. If the standard msg.payload isn't what you want, change it. Rather than mess with images here in comments I'll amend the blog entry BigTimer. Check tomorrow. May 16, 15:31
  • BigTimer by Bert: Hi Peter, I love your work on BigTimer, and i use it a lot in combination with openHAB. But since i am not a programmer, i run into a problem with BT and Philips HUE lamps. I can simple switch the HUE light just with input nodes true and false. But when i use BigTimer, this gives an output of "true" and "false". The Philips hue light can't handle that. So i guess i need somehow to convert the output in double quotes to an output without quotes, i think with a function node. Could you ore someone else who is reading this show me how to do this? I could provide a test flow for this... May 16, 14:32
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: i did at least 10 different devices, and uploaded 7 different templates on blakadder site, never bricked one... May 16, 14:29
  • Grant Lake Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Grant Lake: I too had problems with one of my switches. I unplugged it for a while and tried again. Seems to me I had to try a few times but eventually it worked (it may have been working after the second time and I had been looking for the wrong IP address) May 16, 13:54
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: i just published tasmota template for this last one: https://blakadder.github.io/templates/bilikay_SP10.html May 16, 12:11
  • DPS5020 and DPS3003 PSUs by Martin: Hi Joe, Can I get your contact details. I have some questions about connecting a DPS5005 to modbus RTU. May 16, 11:04
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: try redoing the procedure, but run directly last step: curl http://10.42.42.42/flash3 p.s.: just tasmotized via tuya-convert a brand new plug, this one: https://it.gearbest.com/smart-power-socket-plug/pp_009960087679.html May 16, 10:36
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by DrFragle and MrShark: try ask on discord, as said it can still be recovered May 16, 08:32
  • Steve Lenehan Sonoff S26 Wifi Smart Plug by Steve Lenehan: Neither device had updated firmware and at least one of them was never allowed to connect to house wi-fi but both were completely dead after the upgrade had seemed to complete - even the manual switch refused to work so not only could it not switch on or off but also it could not be put into pairing mode. This is the device I used and previous reports state that it is compatible with Tuya-convert so I can only think that it is shipping with modified firmware because I went through the process by the book. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07CVJYV3G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 May 16, 08:23
  • Korad KA3005D Bench Supply by Pete Cross: I bought the TENMA 72-10495 (AKA Korad KA3005D-2S) dual channel power supply, but there are many issues with it. To help others understand it's limitations before buying it (or to help work out its insane user interface after purchase), here is the manual, marked up with corrections and warnings about bugs in the user interface and behaviour: https://ufile.io/drsjx09j This applies to models: - TENMA 72-10495 (Korad KA3005D-2S): 30V-5A x 2 Channels - TENMA 72-10500 (Korad KA3003D-2S): 30V-3A x 2 Channels and probably also - TENMA 72-10505 (Korad KA3003D-3S): 30V-3A x 2 Channels & 5V-3A x 1 Important notes to avoid damage: ● Do not allow power supply to sink current. Use diode when charging battery. ● For sensitive circuits, see Avoiding overshoot and excessive in-rush current : ○ Inside the power supply, there is a capacitor near the output terminals for stability. The current limiting and over current protection (OCP) cannot control current from this capacitor. ○ There is some overshoot on turning a channel on. ○ There is a spike when turning mains off while the channel is on. ● In parallel mode, connect load to CH2 (right hand) channel. (When mains power is turned on, the power supply defaults to independent mode, and CH1 to whatever voltage and current settings are in CH1 memory recall M1, with the load turned off. Therefore, avoiding CH1 could prevent mistakenly applying wrong settings to the load.) ● OCP and OVP do not work in serial and parallel modes. ● If you recall a CH2 memory in SER mode, only CH2 is updated from that memory and only CH2 turns off. At this time, CH2 output terminals have up to -1.2 V (i.e. reverse polarity) on them, with a short circuit current of up to -2.8 A. This also happens when the channels are independent but you have wired them in series. ● When using the power supply in SER mode, or wired in series, you may have to ensure the supply is working in CV mode to avoid instability. Important notes to avoid confusion: ● There is a small negative voltage and current when the load is switched off (50mV, 100 uA) ● OCP/OVP: ○ CH2 OUT LED stays on after CH2 OCP/OVP trip disconnects the load. ○ OCP and OVP do not work in serial and parallel modes ○ CH2 OVP/OCP buttons also control CH1 OVP/OCP ○ CH1 OVP/OCP buttons only control CH1 OVP/OCP ○ The OCP and OVP LEDs apply to whichever channel last updated them. Pressing either the OVP or OCP button updates both the OVP and OCP LEDs with that single button push. ● An OCP/OVP trip for one channel does not trip the other channel May 16, 08:01