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Help, Newbie(atm) question. Answered

I Tried!!! well what i mean is i read and read but no use, Im pretty new to things although do have basic understanding about cuircits, well physcs anyway... think i may have just confused myself with all my reading.

Also I have forgotten allot of terms and definitions for things, so please be patient, as i am a fast learner BUT a practical hands on learner and struggle with a bit of theory.

Let me explain, i want too design and build a simple remote controlled switch to turn on/off a lamp. now its 230v as i am in uk, so thinking....

Are there any certain components i will need to take into account with the high power load? guessing a capacitor....or are some of these really good existing designs ok for uk power.

Help, as u can see from text i don't even know how to explain/word things =s But if someone can point me in right direction to get me off and running things will snowball and before you know it, I wlil b giving out advice lol.

Really hope im not making a dire first impression here, but patience is a virtue lol.

P.S Great site admin..... im on every and will be completing several projects in due course.

Cheers all

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scott_shot
scott_shot

8 years ago

cheers buddy i knew someone would try and understand my over simplicity lol. ideally would be ir off of a universal remote but am i right in thinking there not the easiest to combine/program? if not radio waves could be good. yes had brief look through,but a bit worried about the diff in the europe/uk voltages and how that will effect my design. also ive been 110% on this when get chance every day and tend to be getting distracted reading other instructables not got very far with a design for this?!?

btw cheers again. have faith in you techies after all lol

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

If you're connecting via IR, and using components purchased over here (I'm a Brit too), then you should be fine with the current & voltage.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Let's see...

https://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Power-Strip/

https://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-IR-Remote-Switch/

https://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-IR-remote-control-to-a-wireless-control-O/

https://www.instructables.com/id/Safely-controlling-mains-powerline-sockets-using-e/

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scott_shot
scott_shot

Reply 8 years ago

stop it now, i feel stupid! hahaha only kidding btw,no serious i am only joking lol. cant thank you enough pal =D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

No worries - it's tough being new on an established site.

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scott_shot
scott_shot

Reply 8 years ago

awww i see, i though we had a majority from across the pond, well thanks allot, simple silly question i know but untill i get the ball rolling there may be a few more to come. Going too spend some "focused" time on the idea, and write up a list of components and get a simple plan drawn up.

Again thanks alot uv actually shifted ah frustrated headache (litterally) lol!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

Define "remote"...
  • On a long wire?
  • Radio waves?
  • BlueTooth?
  • Mobile signal?
  • Infra red?
  • Some sort of sound control?
Have you seen the remote control channel here?