Belkin WeMo F7C027fcAPL (Newer Model Available) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Turn electronics on or off from anywhere. Perfect for lamps and space heaters!
- You've already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad - iOS v5 or higher
- Modular system. You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to
- Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
- Included: WeMo Switch,Electrical Rating120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W
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From the manufacturer
Set schedules for your appliances and turn them on and off from anywhere.
At a Glance:
- Remotely turn appliances and electronic devices on and off.
- Set schedules and receive customized notifications.
- Control using the free WeMo App on smartphone or tablet.
WeMo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on and off or set worry-free schedules right from your phone. Simply plug it into an outlet and plug your device into the Switch. It's that easy.
Compatible with Apple (iOS 7 and higher) and Android (4.1 and higher), Switch works with your home Wi-Fi and router via 3G or 4G networks. It also works with iPod touch (5th generation and later), iPhone (4 and later), iPad (3rd generation and above), and the latest Android tablets.
What's in the Box:
- WeMo Switch
- Quick install guide
Never Worry You Left Something On Again
Switch can turn anything plugged in on and off automatically like lamps, fans, space heaters, and other electronic devices. Set worry-free schedules to match the rhythms of your home.
Have Your Lamp Come On At Sunset
Have your lights turn on at sunset and off at sunrise with the free WeMo App. Or combine sun and time rules to have a light to turn on at sunset and off at a predetermined time. It's quick, easy and can be adjusted right from your phone.
Put A Light To Work While You're Away
Away mode makes it look like you're home even when you're not with preset lighting schedules. Lights go on and off automatically or can be controlled remotely from your phone.
Turn Off The Kids' Room From Your Room
Never risk waking up the little ones again by sneaking in to turn off that humidifier or white noise machine. With Switch, you can take care of everything without even getting out of bed.
WeMo Is Completely Modular
WeMo products are designed to work together via the free WeMo App, allowing you to light and control as much or as little of your home as you like. Pair any products from the WeMo family to program and monitor multiple electronic devices or appliances throughout your home.
For example, you can add WeMo Light Switch to activate porch lights or ceiling fans when movement is detected. Or extend control to other parts of your home with a WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set. An Insight Switch will even let you know how much energy your appliances are using. The combinations are endless.
Multiple electronic devices can be controlled from the WeMo App, giving you instant visibility to every connected device. The WeMo App also works on multiple smartphones and tablets simultaneously.
Never Lift A Finger With Echo Voice Control
Amazon Echo (sold separately), lets you control devices plugged into Switch using just your voice. Turn off the living room lamp from the kitchen, or brew your morning coffee without even getting out of bed. Voice command also lets family or guests control connected devices without having to access the WeMo App.
Get Creative With IFTTT Automated Recipes
Turn lamps, coffee makers, fans, and other electronics on when you get near home or off when you leave by using IFTTT (If This, Then That). Switch can even flash the lights when your favorite team scores a touchdown. With IFTTT, you can create conditional relationships between your products and connect them to a wide array of online apps. Visit IFTTT website to learn more.
The Belkin WeMo Switch, the iPhone Home Remote, works with the (free) WeMo app so you can turn electronics on or off from anywhere. A lamp, a fan, a heater, curling iron, stereo, you name it. If you can plug it in, you can control it with WeMo. You can turn your electronic devices on or off, you can even put them on a schedule. Perfect for Christmas lights during the holiday season. You’ll save time, and save money by conserving energy. WeMo uses your home Wi-Fi network, and also operates over mobile internet-so you can even control things while you’re away. WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your house as you like. WeMo is your home at your fingertips.
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... Mac Address (update): I did want to note I purchased a couple more of these from Amazon, and they still have the wrong MAC address (see below). I know for a while Belkin had a page up that showed some have the right one and some have the wrong one, and how to tell which is which. I can no longer find the page on their site, so I assumed it was fixed. It's not.
... IFTT (update): You can now access more than one device from the website.
... Extended WiFi network (update): If you extend your WiFi network by using multiple WiFi devices setup with the same NetworkID and password (if you do this, you'll know who you are). Belkin has fixed the problem that you can't properly access your devices externally.
... Device Firmware Update: Belkin has fixed alot of things with their most recent firmware update. From easier updates, cleaner UI for setting up events, properly saving WiFi information, and perhaps most importantly, the devices are rarely hanging. That said, they still do hang and need to be manually reset. It is nice to see Belkin continues to support the product actively.
... to all who appreciated the review, thanks for the kind words. ;)
Update: 12/16/12: There have been several firmware updates since the product first came out. The device seems to hang less often now than when I noted below... on the order of once every 2 to 3 weeks.
I should note, I have several IP Power Switch boxes. I use them for things like controlling my network, network devices and stereo devices. These work off of wired ethernet, and have many plugs on the back that are addressable. I note this only to make clear I already understand some of the shortcomings of these types of devices.
OK, that said, these are really nice for the right application.
First, since I searched high and low for this information (on Belkin's site - everywhere) and could not find it... the device packaging indicates that it can handle 15A throughput. Amazon should really add that to the product description, since I consider it pretty important.
Setup (MAC address printed on the back is wrong)
There is a trick in the setup and it ended up wasting about an hour of time. That is, the MAC address written on the back of the device is off by one. I'm guessing that is because it probably has 2 wi-fi network cards in it. I'll note that in a second. But, if you have your wireless network setup to filter by MAC address, the address printed on the back is off by one... so add one to it for the wireless network you will need to "filter" (and for those not technical, remember it is HEX, so one more than 9 is A, and one more than F is like adding 10). you can use a hex calculator on the internet if that isn't enough. I won't bore you with how I figured this out... and they may change it at some later date, but that is the current situation.
Setup (Aside from the wrong MAC address)
It is (in my opinion) really nice. I think they have 2 wi-fi adapters in the device, because you first setup your iPhone (or other iOS device) to connect to the switch. I was assuming once you connected through the iOS app and entered your network information, you would loose connection and just have to assume everything worked, as it switched the single wi-fi adapter's settings and connected to your wifi network. But, conveniently, it stayed connected to my iPhone, helping diagnose the problem... thus I figured there were 2 wifi adapters. I think this is a really nice touch - and will really help. Kind of nullified by putting the wrong adapter's MAC address on the back of the device - but, we all make mistakes. The setup otherwise went smooth.
Effortless - I did nothing. No router settings, technical people will understand the weakness of this approach, but for everyone else, it is mindless... just worked.
IFTT (If This Then That)
Is a website not associated with Belkin other than that it supports their device. You should note, it only supports a single device currently. So, you can't get too complicated, but it does note it will support more than one at some time in the future. I really like this function. There is a fair amount of capability when a sensor is triggered (if you have the sensor device), or a switch was turned on/off. You can tell the IFTT website to do something, like send you and email notifying you of such. And conceivably significantly more at some point in the future.
How it Works
There is a nice iOS device that reports the state of the device (currently on or off, or in the case of the motion sensor sensing motion or not sensing motion). In the case of the power switch, you can change it's state from the iOS device or by pressing the "override" button on the device itself." In the case of the motion sensor, you can tell it what to do when motion is sensed... like power on a switch. It should be noted, the sensor and the power switch are two separate devices. The power switch that comes in the motion sensor pack, is the same power switch you can buy individually, and neither the sensor or the power switch are tied to each other specifically. That is to say, the motion sensor can control any belkin switch. It has a lot of potential.
How it Doesn't Work
It seems to have the same weaknesses that any wireless network device has... loosing connection after long periods. This may well be fixed in a firmware updated, but for me, right now, the power devices seem to crash after being plugged in for a couple of days. I had it on a nite light in our hall (just to test reliability). I setup a schedule to turn the light on at dusk and off at sunrise. Pretty simple, and something you'd want to work before heavily investing in them. It works for 2 or 3 days, then "hangs." Doesn't show up in the iOS app, and won't respond to the button on the device. After pressing the button, it would "reconnect" to the network after a minute or two, and be fine for another couple days. This didn't just happen once. Also note it is located in an area where the network has solid strength (current version Apple Time Capsule). Also, my wireless network is not setup directly to a cable modem... I have a router between, so the wireless network stays up 24x7, though the WAN may end up cycling itself. So, when it crashes, it saves it state - on or off... just stops responding. That's really the problem, because you "really" want it to cycle itself if it can't reach a network. I should note, the motion sensor doesn't seem to hang, but I have to honestly say, it isn't as obvious a situation to test. But every time I tested it, no matter uptime, it was active and responded correctly. There is also a problem when you have multiple WiFi routers in used to extend your wireless network (and you want to access your devices externally). If this is your case, you should read their forums on the lack of a work-around.
So, I wouldn't use this for something mission critical... or said another way, something you need to work.
It is big, I can't use the other plug in a typical 2 or 4 outlet setup when it is plugged in. There are work arounds, but you get the point. The reliability. I can't see using this for much home automation.
It is ALOT cheaper than other similar products, and it has a lot of potential to do things because of the "programming" type if/then abilities it has. For example, my more expensive IP Switches have a function to "IF" it cannot reach a website (either immediately or after a certain number of time or tries), "THEN" cycle a power outlet... or many power outlets, or the device itself. This is a lifesaver for any technical person. I have it setup to watch google's DNS servers (220.127.116.11). If it can't reach that site for at least 5 minutes, then recycle the cable modem. If after 5 recycles of the cable modem, I have it recycle the cable modem and the network router (and switches). So, my network fixes itself. The belkin could do this with a little more smarts for only $50! That would be a virtual must have for anyone technical. I also think if they would add in wall light switches to the "system" I think you could get a lot further along. Perhaps multiple outlet devices, etc.
You can feel the potential.
If you have a non-critical device or system that you want to control: this is your device. If you want to put a sensor by your front and back door, and get an email when it triggers, then turn on a couple of lights (say in 2 minutes, then turn off in 5)... then this is your device. Just know, for now at least, it could hang and not do what you expect.
Think about it. The whole idea of this switch is so that you can control it when you're away from home. But if it consistently drops offline, what is it good for? That's right. Absolutely nothing. Save your money.
-- Update April 25, 2013 --
After many (too many to count) firmware updates, the WeMo switch is finally reliable for me. It's a shame that Belkin stained their reputation by releasing such a poor product, but I give them credit for eventually fixing it.