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My name is Thomas Huyghebaert. I'm 18 years old and I study Multimedia & Creative Technologies at Howest in Kortrijk, Belgium. I love programming and I want to become an AI engineer in the future. I also have a passion for electronics.

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    Thanks for the feedback!I had to create a breadboard version of the smart plug in Fritzing and include it in my instructable for a school assignment. But since this project got way more views than expected, I removed the breadboard schematic because that would indeed be quite dangerous. Thanks for pointing that out.Regarding your question, when I was designing the circuit I did some research on dimmer circuits using MOSFETs and I noticed you have to connect ground in between the two MOSFETs. I didn't really understand at the time how this could possibly work and I guess I chose to connect the N line through the MOSFETs instead of the L line because of this. (I added some images to make myself clear)I get your point though, and a solution could be to just reverse the wires inside the smart…

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    Thanks for the feedback!I had to create a breadboard version of the smart plug in Fritzing and include it in my instructable for a school assignment. But since this project got way more views than expected, I removed the breadboard schematic because that would indeed be quite dangerous. Thanks for pointing that out.Regarding your question, when I was designing the circuit I did some research on dimmer circuits using MOSFETs and I noticed you have to connect ground in between the two MOSFETs. I didn't really understand at the time how this could possibly work and I guess I chose to connect the N line through the MOSFETs instead of the L line because of this. (I added some images to make myself clear)I get your point though, and a solution could be to just reverse the wires inside the smart plug. The colors of the wires on my schematic are "imaginairy" you could connect the actual physical wires to the input connector however you would like.

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