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BroadLink® RF-IR Blaster Automation Hub: Need an easy phone app system? Take a look at our affordable blind and shade hub, operated by Android and IOS apps. This RF-IR blaster hub can "learn" RF radio signals for our blind motors and skylight/window openers! It is also has IFTTT event triggering (if-this-then-that) and IR learning; see how we use this for rain sensing to close windows and skylights.

Turn all your old phones and tablets into powerful WiFi home automation controllers!

If you want to take it even further and add support for many other system hubs like Alexa®, Wink®, SmartThings®, Vera® and Wemo®, take a look at the Home Assistant home automation system. Written in Python 3, it is an excellent system that runs on any platform (Raspberry Pi included) and supports literally hundreds of devices, including our blind motors and skylight/window openers via the BroadLink® plug-in.

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This article discusses the use of our SP-WIFI-AC Smart Switch for controlling AC power, another member of the BroadLink® family of home automation devices.

It can be used as a stand-alone independent AC control switch with its own built-in timer functions for controlling any AC powered device, such as lights, heaters, fans, motors, etc.

It can also be used in concert with the other available BroadLink®devices as an IFTTT (if-this-then-that) event switch for controlling AC grid power when conditions determine that power should be switched ON or OFF.

Here is a summary of features:

  • 6 types of timers that can be configured as one-shot, random and repeat timers. Timers can also be set for different days of the week, up to 26 different tasks
  • ability to act as an IFTTT (if-this-then-that) event switch when used with our ES-WIFI-5V e-Air environmental sensor or our SK1-WIFI-AC alarm kit
  • 'smart charge' mode senses end-of-charge cycle and shuts outlet off to prevent overcharging damage to devices
  • quick and easy connection to your WiFi router with SmartConfig™
  • data logger function records device history
  • built-in night light function, with timers
  • built-in clock displays time

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The BroadLink® SP-WIFI-AC Power Switch: Sample Setup Screens

The device is easy to configure, and if you have already configured any of the other BroadLink® devices you will find that it uses essentially the same procedure. Please refer to the Smart Hub article for an overview. Here are some sample screens:

  • The first screen is the main control default screen with a nice big button to turn the outlet ON and OFF. The night light can also be toggled ON/OFF
  • The second screen diplays comments about the main features and where they are configured
  • The third screen shows some of the various types of timer functions

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Specifications

ModelSP-WIFI-AC
Communication ModeWi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Wireless Power≤0.5W
Operating Related Humidity≤80% RH
Operating Temperature0 °C ~ 50 °C
Power InputAC100~120V, 60Hz
Maximum Wattage1800W
Rated Current15A
SizeL: 3" x W: 1.7" x H: 2.3" ( 7.5cm x 4.4cm x 5.8cm )
Operating System
(phone or tablet)
Android / IOS
Supported IOS VersionIOS 7.0 or above
Supported Android VersionAndroid 4.0 or above
Power Plug TypeNorth America

If you didn't see the previous article series about using our HA-RFIRW-5V controller hub for home theater, you may be interested to review that series if you are automating blinds and shades.

You can also see more info about our motorized skylight/window actuators here.

Also, see the follow-on series about our other devices:

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If you are interested, you can purchase these products in our DIY blind and shade online store.