Switching power over IP
1 Project goal
This project has the goal of creating a device that can switch power over an IP connection.
2 Project history
- Initially I wanted to use my ASUS WL-500GP router to do the job. This project is still in focus, but has moved somewhat into the background.
- Since I successfully concluded the WIFI Link project recently, I thought about re-using the fonera platform. The new project setup will be a device that is not connected to a control computer via USB, but which is reachable through ethernet or via WIFI. I want to embed a fonera router into the relay box and make it control the relays.
3 Commercial products
There are commercial modules that can take switching commands purely on the basis of an IP connection. Though, I have not yet purchased any of them because they don't fit my ideas. The main reason is that they are either too expensive or consume too much power.
- http://www.remotemonitoringsystems.ca/rms2/ - probably the best product!
4 Project ideas
Note that IP switches could be combined with a fonera router to switch remote devices over WIFI
5 Related ideas
- http://www.linuxfocus.org/Deutsch/February2005/article365.shtml I2C experiments wih Linux
So it is basically possible to control the relays over GPIO / I2C or via the serial port that resides on the Fonera.