Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Arduino Remote Control Outlet

Today i bought an remote control outlet kit from avidsen (2 adapters + remote control)
Using the library and info from here and here, was possible to decode the on/off codes.

After finding these codes, i added and actuator to the platform with two functions on() and off()

Electric water heater

Outlet adapter

Outlet adapter and remote control

Actuator in system

Mobile version

New update: i was forgetting one important thing, set a policy to turn on water heater between 7 am and 8 am and turn off after 8 am.

My policies in system

turn_heater_on policy info


  1. can you make a tutorial of this project?i thinks this is the easiest i've found on the net :) thanks!

  2. p.s.mail me @ me@carmeloburgio.it

  3. ooh yeah, please a tutorial!

  4. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!13 April 2012 at 19:35

    !!!! IMPORTANT !!!!

    1) Are you sure these remote controled outlets can handle the wattage of the water heater??? Usually they can handle loads of ~1.000watts. DOUBLECHECK!

    2) The plug needs to be properly re-instaled in the cable!

    Sorry, but the first 2 pictures look really dangerous, had to speak out.