• Radio-controlled mains socket for household appliances
• Can switch devices off to save money on your electric bill
• Helps those with mobility issues avoid backache
• Does not require a direct line of sight to operate
• Uses four-channel remote operating over 433 MHz
• Dual-control option allows two remote devices to operate a single socket
• Compatible with Raspberry Pi Pi-mote control board
• For indoor use onlyWhat convenience does the Pi-mote RF mains socket provide?
The Pi-mote RF (Radio Frequency) mains socket is a top-selling solution to electrical sockets located in awkward or inconvenient locations. It is a mains electrical point that sits plugged into an existing socket on a wall, and is controlled by the radio frequencies of a remote control.
It has a range of 30 m, including through walls and ceilings, so that the sockets can easily be switched off from any location around the home. To switch it on or off, you can either use the dedicated remote found with mains socket or a device like the Pi-mote control board.
What could I achieve with the Pi-mote RF mains socket?
With the Pi-mote, you can add new automated functionality to your electrical devices all around your home. Two great features of this system are that it uses RF control and is compatible with a Raspberry Pi 433 MHz Control board. The RF control means that a direct line of sight is not required for operation. The Raspberry Pi is a small programmable computer, opening up the possibility for countless ways to control when and for how long your electrical devices come on for.
What is compatible with the Pi-mote RF mains socket?
The Pi-mote RF mains socket can be used in any standard 13 Amp household plug points. It can be used to the control the power going to any mains operated device up to a 3 kW load. This includes TVs, lights, printers and many more household items.
A single Pi-mote RF mains socket can be controlled using two different remote controls, one of which can be the Raspberry Pi 433 Mhz Control board available here.