Fan, Wi-Fi Smart Plug and IFTTT: Which Brand of Wi-Fi Smart Plug Is The Easiest to Do This (Please Read on) ?

the question: which brand of these Smart Wi-Fi plug is the easiest to configure via IFTTT ?

the objective: if outside temperature > 28c then turn on Smart Wi-Fi plug else turn off.

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  • Sorry no personal experience with that sort of programming, but I do like how easy the TP-Link Kasa app is, and it's constantly evolving as they release more stuff. Looks like it has inbuilt ittt as well.

    Have only compared to Xiaomi's app, and briefly used Brilliants

  • This would require someone to have one of each. That seems unlikely.

  • the question: which brand of these Smart Wi-Fi plug is the easiest to configure via IFTTT ?

    This can be done directly via the app used for the Brilliant Smart WiFi device aka tuya platform (they all just skin the same app). BTW Brilliant Smart WiFi I can recommend great device, Kogan sells the same device which is made by tuya in a 4 pack for $65 or a 2 pack for $35.

    Anyhow, using the Tuya app of choice, under the smart, Automation section, you can set a if temp above 28c in city/suburb then turn on (or off) this device, being your smart plug.

    Basically No need to use IFFT as its a extra layer/step.

    You would have to have two rules, being turn on over 28c and turn off under 28c, but meh a extra 30 seconds.

    • Anyhow, using the Tuya app of choice, under the smart, Automation section, you can set a if temp above 28c in city/suburb then turn on (or off) this device, being your smart plug.

      oh wow .. the temp feature is built in the automation section of Tuya app? that's good .. in that case, problem solved then .. well not really .. i just need to find the right Bunnings to get one.

      • oh wow .. the temp feature is built in the automation section of Tuya app?

        Yes it is. Download the app of your choice, create an account and have a look.

        i just need to find the right Bunnings to get one.

        Oh that one… Yes thats the older one with USB, Works well. Have a couple of them, the 'new' one has power monitoring built in but no USB ports, which I thought you linked to, but I see you didn't. Anyhow the newer ones are the kogan ones above I was talking about and officeworks also sells, bit more costly though at $24 @ officeworks, but if power monitoring is your thing, then maybe its worth the extra :)

        Either will do what you want.

  • The Brilliant plugs were mostly sold out across Vic before the end of 2019 so if you can't get your hands on those, next best price I found is at Costco who are doing 2-packs of these guys for $34, so $17 per plug.

    As someone's already pointed out, most if not all of those devices you posted above would use the same (tuya) app, so setting up the automation would be identical for each.

  • there are temp-controlled relays with lcd displays which turn a relay on/off and set temperatures

  • I just set up that very scenario with a SONOFF plug (rated up to 60 degrees C because it is in the roof cavity) which uses the ewelink service and is IFTTT compatible. An Aldi Medion smart plug, which uses the tuya smart network, runs my clothes dryer.

    Tip: Do not use the recommended app for the Medion plug; it looks like they have stood up their own copy of tuya and this isn't the one IFTTT uses. Instead, just use the "tuya" app to set up the plug directly. It works well. The moment a cloud crosses the sun, my dryer switches off.

    Tip: Use a local Node Red install on a Raspberry Pi if you ate doing IOT at home. It has plugins for most things and is superbly written.