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Description: Want to control a standard wall outlet device with your micro controller, but don’t want to mess with the high voltage wiring? This might just be the right device for you!
The PowerSwitch Tail II is designed to allow you to safely control an outlet device without exposing any 120VAC voltages. You can plug in any standard 120VAC 3-prong outlet to be controlled by most any microcontroller. This will work great with Arduino! The PowerSwitch Tail II improves on the original PowerSwitch Tail by allowing you to switch a bigger load (now up to 15A) with a wider range of control signals (3-12VDC).
Based on 2 ratings:
Was looking to tinker with some control lights in my office with an Arduino, and didn’t want exposed wiring or the hassle of the containment of it. This may be a little pricey up front, but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Pro tip that helped me out: Use a set of old Cat 5e wire and split the wires to get a nice cord you can use for this and run a distance if needed.
I use it to turn on the amps and speakers when my projector is on. Saves me from having to go switch them on each time i want to watch something.