Well with winter looming and another 4months of miserable cold night working, I finally got round to wiring up my remote Webasto switch-on setup today. Last year I relied on my timer to have the boat warm when I got home, but due to having to ‘guess’ what time Id get finished, more often than not I was home too late or too early to have a toasty boat.
This summer I decided ‘no more!’ so got all the gear to build a remote setup to compliment my remote electric blanket switch that I used all last year, that I can turn on when I leave site / am half hour from home. Timer has been left as is so I stillhave that function If I need use it in the future.
Built and tested today...Seems to do the job just as I planned.👍
240V relay to trigger the Webasto tested..
Wifi triggered double socket with USB point for keeping the router charged.
Sockets are switched using the ‘Smart-Life’ app on your phone
Testing the phone switch works👍
All wired & Switching the Webasto on remotely....
Success...No more arriving home at 05.00 to a freezing cold boat, all in total cost about £25 plus a couple of enjoyable hours work. 👍
son set up a means to remotely switch the heating on in his van conversion which he's just installed with a little help from me....works really well. I cannot help remembering how useless number 3 son used to be in IT and all this sort of stuff....just shows if u really want to achieve summit theres a way. However despite being there and watching/listening and asking loads of questions I still haven't a clue.
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If u ignore important stuff...it'll come back and bite u on the bum....
I used a Velleman MK160 kit using a £10 mobile phone
Yours looks tidier though
Yes.... Using crappy old phone technology is ‘Soooo last year Darhling’ for modern boat life, ( but still fine and dandy for RC-IED use!💥 )
The other fun one was using an old button phone to make a mooring alarm. Using the speed dial function. You program your number into speed dial 2 then remove the keyboard and solder a thin 2 core wire to the inner and outer contacts of button two. Lead this wire to a Normally Closed reed switch. Stick that reed switch to a magnetic 2p coin or other steel disc.
Stick this disc inside window and a magnet on outside of window attached to strong fishing line with a tent peg stick that in ground. The magnet will (if it is a strong one) open the reed switch contacts.
If boat becomes detached/set adrift the magnet will detach from the reed switch which will close contacts and the speed dial 2 will be activated on the phone.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT