Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, White (Learning Code, 5Rx-2Tx)
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Command complete control over your outlets
The Etekcity Remote Control Outlet Switch lets you remotely control hard to reach appliances and devices. A strong RF signal works as far as 100 feet and through doors and walls without interfering with other electronics, allowing convenient control over small household appliances from across rooms or on second floors.
Learning function adapts to your needs
This handy feature enables you to program the learning outlet receiver to suit your particular needs. Match any button on any remote transmitter so you can control each outlet individually or all at once. With this level of control in your hands, you'll increase the efficiency of your household easily and conveniently. Integrate other Etekcity learning remotes and outlets to work seamlessly together.
Voltage over usage notice
Maximum capacity of the power input is: 120V/60Hz. Only 10 percent over usage is allowed on the noted specifications.
Etekcity outlets in countries that are allowed to use: USA, Japan and most countries in South America.
Countries with voltage at 220V and above are not allowed to use: China, Australia, or most countries in the Europe. If this device is used improperly in the countries listed above, there might be a potential to cause a burn due to the voltage over capacity.
Our remote outlets is prohibited to use under heavy rain. Make sure to keep the item stay away from water.
Power input: 120V/60Hz
Power output: 1200W/10A (max)
Transmission frequency: 433.92MHz
Remote transmitter battery: DC 12V(23A) 1pc
Power consumption: 0.6w
5 x Etekcity Outlet Receivers
2 x Remote Control Transmitters
2 x 12V Batteries
1 x User Manual
Most helpful customer reviews
561 of 586 people found the following review helpful.
Good, but in need of minor improvements.
By Peter T. Sadow
Works fine, exactly as described, but it could easily be better. First, one needs the code for the individual unit to know which button to press. This is marked in tiney numbers on an obscure label. I solved this by marking each unit with a black marker in large numerals. Secondly, using it in a normal duplex receptacle block to lower one even though the unit only uses the upper one. For example, if I want to use it to switch a lamp, but leave another appliance plugged in for continuous power, I cannot do it. This is more difficult for me to solve, but I did. Using a hacksaw, I sliced off the lower part of the round case tangentially at the circular piece of plastic that is the bezel for the plug. This is not pretty, but is damages nothing functional in the unit. With a little less attention to styling, and more to functionality, the manufacturer could have easily solved this problem. Again, it works as described.
561 of 581 people found the following review helpful.
Some Review Criticism Clarifications
This is a review of the Etekcity® 5 Pack Self Learning Wireless Remote Control Outlet Light Switch with 2 remotes.
Although it is possible that I received a different or updated model, I thought I should correct, or rebut, some of the misinformation that I read in other reviews.
After reading all of the reviews on this product, I nearly didn't buy it for a few of those reasons. But my unit arrived in perfect condition, and performed flawlessly.
Several comments were made about the battery/battery compartment. My compartment opened and closed easily. The battery went right in with no trouble, although I did have to insert it straight into the compartment with no tilt in either direction. My unit came with two batteries, one for each remote.
Several reviews said that the on/off buttons were actually just one button, and that if you pushed the "on" or "off" button, the unit would just go to the opposite state. In other words, pushing button 1, on or off, could be used to turn the device on and off. This is not the case with my unit. If I push the on button, the device turns "ON" and if I push it again, the device still stays "ON". The only way to turn a device "OFF" is to push the off button, just as it is labeled.
Yep, the switch is big. I am using all five switches for various Holiday lights in our home. In two of those cases, I was able to use another two prong plug in the second outlet below the device. In another case, I had a three pronged plug that I was using in the spare outlet, which had to be relocated, as it would not fit after installing the remote switch. But, very easy to just add the remote switch into a short extension chord, and the problem is solved. I bought the pack of 5 short chords exactly for this reason.
All five of my devices are on the first and second floor of our home. So to test for range, I went into our basement and back to the furthest wall away from the devices. They all worked fine. I would estimate that I was between 40 to 60 feet away from all five devices, and had to go through at least one floor, and a few walls.
My overall satisfaction with this product is very high right now. Everything worked exactly as the manufacturer described.
After the Holidays, most of these units will be relocated to my basement workshop where they will be subject to much higher loads and more demanding use. I will use one on a dust collector (about 12 amps draw), one on a vacuum, and even one on a strobe light so my wife can summon me if she needs to, without me cutting my hand off if she yells at me to come to dinner. I will think of many uses for this great product.
I will try to remember to post my experiences after a few months of use.
Well, although the units work fine for many applications that require about 10 amps or less, they would not work for my 1.5 HP dust collector. This was to be expected as they make no claim that it will support high loads.
They do work for many other things though, like the strobe light that I mentioned above. So now my wife just hits a button upstairs and my strobe light in the basement lets me know she needs me to come up!
My opinion of this product is still very high, and I may be ordering another set soon.
144 of 150 people found the following review helpful.
One faulted, but Etekcity corrected the issue
I've since acquired another set of these and they all seem to function fine. Additionally beyond that, the remain 4 that were functional out of the first set have been cycling daily (via RPi) for about 4 months now. It's reasonable to assume that out of the countless number of these made, that I received a faulty one. Fortunately Etekcity took it upon themselves to correct the issue. However, I would strongly encourage buyers to cycle them on and off a few times to make sure that there aren't any issues before you depend on them.