Just a quick one for those familiar with reprogramming the Sonoff devices…. the Slampher product.. you’ll have seen me ranting about Sonoffs – the incredibly low-priced mains control boards (no – I don’t work for them – but you cannot beat their price for WIFI controlled relay units) – and I’ve just updated my software so the Sonoff green light works a little better (it’s still mighty dim). Well, I decided to tackle the Slampher unit I happen to have lying around.
Unlike Sonoff which you need to wire mains into and out of – this has a standard screw lamp socket and you just plug a bulb into it (up to 500w in theory). Provided you can handle the extra length this creates it’s a nice unit but of course as usual I wanted my own software and not theirs.
Easy – 2 small screws out – see R21 below? Move it to R20 and now the long pushbutton is GPIO0 (I’m assuming you’re not interested in the radio remote control – just WIFI).
At that point there’s a 4 way connection (holes) just like the Sonoff – from your FTDI – ground, serial, serial 3v3. A little white mark on the PCB 4-way connector marks 3v3 – so from there backwards … FTDI 3v3, FTDI TX, FTDI RX, FTDI GND. Hold down the button – power up and program.
August 2020 I dug out this old unit and upgraded it to the latest Tasmota 8.4.3 no problem. From now, any further updates I expect to do via OTA.