As part of my project to control my aquarium hardware with a Pi and Cayenne, I’m looking for a way of controlling the state of 4x UK mains sockets (tank lights, heater, filter etc).
I have actually purchased a relay board and some sockets, with the original intention of wiring these sockets directly into the relay, but reading some of the “issues” with this, have decided against that!
One elegant solution i’ve seen recommended is to use those RF controlled sockets and the associated piBoard:
So, questions would be:
- Would Cayenne see and be able to control those sockets, via the board?
- I already have a few “wifi” sockets - which are a bit rubbish TBH. At a push, would Cayenne see these on the network?
- Whats the “best” or “most common way” of controlling mains sockets with Pi / Cayenne, I’m sure Im not alone with this requirement!