Currently I’m looking for something that will do just 1 thing. I want to be able to turn this amp: http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/EP4000.aspx on and off; since it’s in another room due to fan noise. It seems it’s hard to find a Z Wave outlet that’s heavy duty enough. So far the best thing I found is: http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-HA02C-Settings-Heavy-Duty-Appliance/dp/B000BJSDZO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377114006&sr=8-1&keywords=z+wave+heavy+duty but the manufacturer said they don’t make it any more, and the rep also said he wouldn’t recommend it.
The Aeotec switch looks promising: http://aeotec.com/z-wave-plug-in-switch/1014-high-power-z-wave-switch.html but it isn’t released yet. Would this be my best bet? I noticed some people mentioning Aeon at these forums.
Lastly, I haven’t bought the Smart Things hub. Would this be the brain I’d want? I may expand on the modules in the future, like to control the Firefly laser lamp when it arrives. Is there a monthly cost associated with using Smart Things? I think I’d just like to control things when I’m inside my house, at least for now, and I’m not currently worried about controlling them when I’m offsite.
Let me know what you think, thanks!