A/C

Try to get my air conditioner to turn on remotely with the smart outlet and using big turn on. It will not flip on. Am I missing anything?

Is it the air conditioner that won’t turn on or the switch itself?

the air conditioner. I get green lights on the smartthings outlet but when I use turn on I get nothing. The A/C does have a bypass on it.

Would a picture help?

Not sure how much troubleshooting you’ve done, so this may sound obvious, but just in case you haven’t tried it…

If you plug something else into the outlet (like a desk lamp or whatever), does it turn on when you turn the outlet on?
If you plug the AC directly into the outlet that the SmartThings outlet is plugged into, does the AC turn on?

Obviously this is testing to make sure the SmartThings outlet itself is working properly.

I’m not 100% certain what you mean by “bypass.” Can you explain exactly what this is and what it is supposed to do?

Also if you unplug the A/C while it is running, and then plug it back in, does it turn on automatically?

I don’t own an A/C, but my dehumdifier does not automatically turn back on after a power outage.

I will test all scenarios tonight.

@carusoapps,

I have two window units in our business and only one will work with the outlet. You have to have an A/C that will power to its last state. Basically if its on and running you can unplug and plug it back in again the state stays the same then the outlet will work. One of our units will be running and once its powered off its off. I have to manually turn the power back on from the front panel. Your best bet would not be an outlet but try to hack the digital panel for off/on functionality.

I had to do this to get it to work:

Basically if its on and running you can unplug and plug it back in again the state stays the same then the outlet will work.

Sounds like the woes of the Smart Crock Pot. The dumber the device interface the better you can control the device. Exactly why a $20 thing was better than the $125 one. Ability to abstract the UI is important in the IoT.

Something to think about when you purchase things from now on.

IMHO,
Twack

@carusoapps,

Good to hear that your A/C supports last state. Just make sure no one touches that button to turn it off :slight_smile: