There is one oddity, which I have not been able to resolve...
I have fitted a car charger, in my garage, idea is to give the battery
a 15 minute boost once per day. I had this originally working via a
plug in timer, but I have no replaced this with a Smart Plug working
with Alexa/ Smart life. I set it in Alexa to come on at 12:00, off at
12:15 - which works properly, except....
The plug is also switched on at 23:00 - Alexa shows it as on, but there
is no routine in Alexa set to turn it on. As there is no routine to
turn it on, I didn't have one set to turn it back off. As a temporary
fix, I have changed my on/off times to 23:00 to 23:15, but has anyone
any idea why it turns on without a routine at 23:00 please?
The other three Smart Plugs are behaving perfectly, as near as I can
Next question, also garage related. I have a mains powered air
compressor in my garage, which is quite noisy. I power it up very
ocaisionaly, as needed to check tyre pressure etc.. I used to power it
up, then forget to switch it off, then as pressure in the system was
lost, it would start up maybe in the middle of the night. To stop that
happening, I added a timer circuit - once powered on it remains on for
20 minutes, then turns off.
I'm wondering if I might be able to replace that timer with a Smart
Plug? I ask Alexa to 'turn compressor on', Alexa then turns it off 20
Last question for now - I installed the Alexa PC App on my laptop.
Unless I am missing something, it is of very little use - It allows me
to check the state of Smart Plugs, change the state of them, but that
is all? I cannot see any routines, or edit them. It is unable to
control my Smart TV, or Fire stick/cube/box - it shows all these things
as 'Not accessible from your PC'. The Alexa Iphone App works fine, am I
- posted 1 month ago