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a wireless outlet hub for for lights and have it run off batteries? Answered

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Woods-32555-Woods-Outdoor-Weatherproof-Wireless-Remote-Control-with-3-Conductor-Outlet-Black-32555/21682994?action=product_interest&action_type=title&placement_id=irs-106-t1&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id=ETcpHj7RBmUN1JcQ0DTkPY&category=&client_guid=b409cb7b-6b6a-4e2b-8cce-a1e8ab4022be&customer_id_enc=&config_id=106&parent_item_id=29417733&parent_anchor_item_id=29417733&guid=222c485c-8ebd-460e-ba0b-ceadaea20a75&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n



I want to mod this or buy something similar. IN the end its going to run a small micro motor which uses very little power. Ideally it would run of DC just batteries and would have a plug for a positive and negative wire while remaining wireless. Can this be done or is there a ready made solution? 

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seandogue
seandogue

5 years ago

As a qualified engineer, I recommend NOT using a standard line voltage connector, although technically they can be used.

You *could modify the gizmo so that instead of using the 3-prong connections, it used something like one of those 4-port 12V car power adapters, using only the remote function of the AC-intened device for the communications, and reoruting wiring to source and delvier power from a more suited connector.

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

As for the socket you list a lot depends on how they switch it remotely. Some methods need mains voltages to work and would be useless on batteries.

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

1. You need to take care because if it looks like a standard socket people will plug in normal electrical products with possibly bad results.

2. If you need to run lights from batteries - and your going to need to use LEDS if you want any length of battery life just wire them up locally as a stand alone light with it's own battery.