It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews. Traditional time-based mechanic or digital plugs were so feature-limited that it got me wondering: Is a smart plug that expensive? Well, not really. So I ordered a Sonoff S26 the other day, and I was happy with it but then asked myself: What exactly can I automate with it?
So I did a little research. Sonoff S26 allows you to remotely turn on or off your connected devices from anywhere at any time and instantly convert any standard plug into a smart outlet. Before we move further, we need to know what it is and understand it with a few use cases.
It's a plug from ITEAD Studio that you can use to connect to any home appliances and electric devices via wi-fi or by pressing the manual control switch in the wi-fi plug. You can remotely control your appliances or set them to turn themselves on if certain conditions occur. For that, you can download an app for your Android or iPhone called eWeLink that also allows you to:. That's the reason I love this smart device. I use it mainly to turn on or off a dehumidifier during the night.
My current dehumidifier doesn't turn completely off when it "thinks" the air reaches a certain level of humidity, so I use this plug to force it to turn off the fan and not only the compressor. Now I can choose how much time it stays on and keep my house from also having a low humidity level. I also like to connect this device to an oil-filled radiator heater and choose exactly how much time it stays on or off during those cold winter nights.
You can also use a scheduled timer if you want to auto-run the coffee maker every morning so when you wake up, your coffee is ready. If you have a fish tank, you can set a loop timer to run the oxygen pump for 10 minutes every one hour.
On your way home, you can check if someone already turned on the water heater, the AC unit or any other appliance and if not, you can turn it on yourself right away with just one tap. How to make it possible? The other account will receive an invitation message.
Click Accept, the device has shared successfully. The other user will have access to control the device. You can set a scene to turn on or off a group of devices in the same account, so you don't have to do it yourself one by one.
You can also set a scene to trigger other devices on or off when the status of a device changes. Let's say you have other Sonoff devices. You can create a new scene and specify a name. For example: Leaving Home. Then, you can choose the option called Click to execute and then, Trigger device.
Then you can specify the device and the stages on or offyou can create another scene called Coming home and set it to do exactly the inverse of the Leaving home scene. Another use case is to turn on an S26 when you touch a Sonoff T1 wireless panel switch. For that, you'll have to add two new scenes: one for turning on the S26 when you turn the T1 on and another for turning the S26 off when you turn the T1 off.
It has some great and some crazy triggers that you should try for yourself. For example, you can make your Sonoff turn a light on when you receive a new email and when the current weather condition changes to rain, at sunset, when your kids or your wife are almost or already home when you get tagged on a Facebook photo, among hundreds of other triggers.
Then it only takes a couple of seconds to turn it on or off. You don't need to open the app or even leave it open all the time. You can also ask Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to turn on or off your S26 or any other eWeLink devices, dim or brighten a light, change light color and much more.One of the most popular hardware hacks is flashing the custom Sonoff-Tasmota firmware to the ever popular Sonoff line of products.
In this article we will be using the UK variant. The S26 comes in a plain box which includes the plug itself and instructions on how to use the original firmware.
The S26 has a button to manually turn the plug on and off. In comparison to the older Sonoff S20 model, the S26 is slightly smaller in overall size which help if you are plugging it into an extension lead, however the S26 is more difficult to flash because you have to solder to PCB pads instead of through hole connectors more on this below.
To flash the Sonoff Tasmota firmware to the S26 we need to open the plug and solder some connectors.
Next remove the 3 Phillips head screws and remove the top half of the case. Note: There is a small clip at the top of the case. Next solder your GPIO cables to each pad. Whilst there are PCB pads for Power 3. Once complete, inspect your solder connections to ensure there are no solder bridges and the connections are strong. A loose connection could cause issues when flashing the custom firmware.
How to Hard Reset Lmkj S26
After a few seconds release the button. Once reassembled, plug the S26 into the mains and then press the button 4 times in quick succession. This will the plug into configuration mode. I will use my Smart Phone to complete the rest of the configuration.I have had similar problems moving a Sonoff double gang touch switch over to a new router and found how to put the device into compatible pairing mode It was a bit odd but touching both touch zones continuously and wait past the single beep 'till the two beeps.
Hope it helps. The latest firmware, v3. Guys, it's easy. Hold it for 5 secs and wait for the short-short-long blinking then again 5 secs and you get the constant blinking.
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Now you add the device via quick pairing mode. I guess this is it. Kamil While that method does permit connection to a different wifi access point, It is not a factory reset option though as the RF codes it's learned are not erased. This appears to be the closest we have to a factory reset function. The SonOff devices do not just link via the SSID and the Passphrase but also the MAC address of the access point too which will be different if you change to a different piece of hardware to take on the role of the access point.
Still not getting my eWeLink to pair with my TX 2-gang switch. It was paired, then the network SSID changed same router and now I cannot for the life of me get it paired again. My Phone Apple is connected to 2. The TX has a reset button on the side using a pin to press the button and that also does nothing, it basically just reboots the switch. Home Solutions Forums.
Enter your search term here New support ticket. Check ticket status. Dvng4u started a topic over 1 year ago. I am not able to enter quick pairing mode no matter how many times I try to press and hold the left most button.
How can I factory reset this device, so that I can start a fresh. Scott Gowans said over 1 year ago. Did you make sure you're only using 2.Sonoff S26 Setup guide - inc. resolve device offline status after setup
Does it fall back to AP mode on the second try in ewelink and find the Touch's access point? Same here. SSID name is the same with a new wifi router. Some devices work, some others not. It would be nice to be able to perform a factory reset so there is really no problem Ok, problem solved. Here is how: 1. You might have to change it to your cellphone too 2.
Hacking A Sonoff WiFi Switch
Make sure they work and then delete the devices from ewe app 4. Change back the password to the original in your router 5.Read this article and choose one method and reset your Lmkj S But Some times this Device may give errors. Then we have to deal with them. In that situation Hard and Soft Reset give us best opportunity settle the problem.
But If you feel any fear to reset your Device then you can watch below video Click here. In this toolkit, you can reset your Device finely by using data cable. So, installing Stock ROM does not avoid your warranty.
Go to that site and Flash a new Rom to your Device. Hi,however i reset my Device successfully but i forgot get back up before reset.
I want to know, Can i get my data now? Yes, you can get some of the data. If you use any third party app to set Pattern Lock then Uninstall it first. If you does not use any app then you may have been set it through the Device setting. Try to find it and remove. This process will be performed after switching off the Device. First, remove your Device battery and wait for 5 min. So, remove that case for little. After try to go recovery mode.
If is does not work then install Stock Rom. If there is no any error msg then you should ask Internet settings for your Device.So while the more pedestrian users of your system might be turning the porch light on with their iPhones, you can still fire it up with a Bash script as nature intended.
It is not smart. It just has a remote control. A smart lamp is a lamp that turns on if people are home and it is dark in the room. At least in my head…. I really do agree on that there are too many competing systems for smart devices. If I like to replace a normal dumb light switch in my home today I can buy any brand or style I want. There needs to be a common standard protocol that can last for decades, and a standard form factor of the devices that fits standard house wiring systems.
Or bash, since with a phone:person everyone has a MAC address. There are other types of sensors and software triggers you can use to add the smarts but you do it yourself. Wholly agreed on a need for standardization.
I personally prefer making the switches smart rather than the bulbs, which goes a good ways towards fitting in with existing hardware. That kind of automatic lamp is something I have longer than iPhones or Homekits exist in my toilet. No it is not and needs not to be remote controlled. A smart lamp would be a lamp that knows when to turn on or off whether someone is home sleeping VS reading or not all save VS burglar approaching. I have found that the Shelly1 is a much-improved version of the Sonoff.
It is smaller and fits in the electrical box. It works with 3-way switches. It will work from the web without any modifications. It is rated at 15 amps, the Sonoff is rated at 10 amps and most light circuits are fused to 15 amps, therefore, it could be a fire hazard, It is much easier to install. I replaced all my Somoffs with Sheey1s and they are much faster also.
Is it as easily reprogrammed?Companies like Sonoff are basing entire home automation product lines around the inexpensive WiFi card. Reaching for a Sonoff was an easy way to get this done, but the out-of-the-box device can only be programmed in the simplest of ways. The upgraded devices are fully programmable and customizable now, and this would be a great hack for anyone looking to get more out of a Sonoff switch.
A lot of the work is already done, like building a safe enclosure, wiring it, and getting it to look halfway decent. All that needs to be done is a little bit of programming.
The Node-Red folks use these all the time. Incredibly easy to integrate these into NR, and from there into. Worked on a very similar project recently with a Sonoff S20 this time, that I re-programmed using Arduino yes, I know…:.
Better use a TH. The programmer powers the sonoff in that case. Another solution is to hack the sonoff to run off 12v instead of mains. I did that to control a 12v led strip, the sonoff is powered by a 12v fixed voltage led driver and the relay toggles the 12v to the led strip. These are perfectly fine for OTA use, which negate the issue of exposing pins. Unfortunately the newest Sonoff firmware disables the OTA hacking mechanism so from v1.
And if you have a reasonably steady hand, you can do the reprogramming with a bunch of dupont plugs — no soldering or pogo pins required. The tasmota replacement firmware on github is pretty impressive.
I have a Sonoff switch on my desk right now, and it has a switch-mode transformer power supply for the logic side. Elliot: My thoughts exactly. Looking at the schematic again, it sure looks like an isolated supply to me. Has the man not heard of OTA? Program it ONCE with only 5v on the loose then put the case back on. I have built a pogo. Press and hold for about 30 sec while flashing OTA.
No soldering, job done safely, forever. I have several and they are pretty good. Itead the actual name of the company that makes them, Sonoff is just the range has a history of making good stuff that is designed to be hacked.
As the director of engineering of an ODM with customers that sell into all of the major markets, I can write from experience that if the product is sold in the local Chinese market and is CCC certified, you can trust it as being stringently regulated.
Of course, many products sold in on street corners and on-line China are not CCC certified and this is especially true for the lowest tier of products sold on the on-line dumpster that is taobao. Sems to fly in the face of what my Chinese collegues tell me manfuacturing co about why they wont buy chinese brands. Part of it is very much a status thing but there is also massive distrust in the local market.
I found it funny that whilst we clamour to buy cheap tat, the Chinese guy is buying western brands made in China, because they believe it gives a level of western quality control that they dont see on cut price local brands. Does anyone have anything concrete? The number of Chinese teardowns by yourselves, Big Clive and other trusted sources.
Which is why I asked a source I trust ie the HaD readership.I have read lots about how to replace the original firmware and I might try some of these suggestions, but I really like the factory software and would want to restore it after my experiment.
Someone please explain how to do this. Of course I haven't confirmed this works. I'd probably test something like this on an esp Take a snapshot of what's on it, upload some other firmware, then try restoring the original and see if it works. Home Solutions Forums.
Enter your search term here New support ticket.
Check ticket status. Jim Legg started a topic over 3 years ago. Bulent D. I already asked, Itead cannot offer the original Sonoff firmware, it's not open source and not for public. Jim Legg said over 3 years ago. Michael Monteith said over 2 years ago. More topics in Free Talk. Buy the pcb only.
Automate the sonoff wifi switch with tasker application for Android. Vibration Swicth feature in eWeLink. Seriah headers and custom code. No reply to my!!! Powering external device from 5V supply. Sonoff smart light switch. Colors Shield v1.