208/230v Wireless Outlet

(aaron) #1

I live in an old apartment building with a through the wall HVAC unit. I would like to be able to use a remote sensor to create a virtual thermostat (of which ST is capable) but the plug is 208/230v. Does anyone know of a compatible wireless outlet?

Note - here is an image of the outlet style with horizontal prongs:

Thanks for the help!

(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #2

The only 240V compatible device I have seen to date is the Intermatic CA3750, which would involve some wiring on your part as it is just a box with relay contacts (screw terminals). I use one of these to control an electric water heater, and works great.

BTW, these devices are discontinued, but still available here.

(Brian) #3

Does your AC unit have an infrared remote?

If so, according to this post:

the ZXT-120 may work for you to control your AC unit

(aaron) #4

I appreciate the help! I am not sure I trust myself to do the wiring without burning down my apartment building so I’ll wait for a more consumer-ready outlet to become available.

My AC unit is a (relatively new) Frigidaire with a remote control. I tried using my phone (HTC M8 with an IR blaster) to roll through codes but I could not get them to match. I’m open to alternative recommendations/suggestions (and/or other IR blaster products because this one appears discontinued).

(An) #5

Check out ThinkEco’s smart AC. Not an open API but looks like there are hacks on Github. I considered getting this but needed more control. My unit is combined heating and cooling. Aeon has a new heavy duty smart appliance switch, just becoming available now. It’s a simple wiring job with optional ground and neutrals.