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[Dollarama] Incipio CommandKit Smart Power Bar (Apple HomeKit) $4

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NoCountry4RFDer wrote: True, remember messaging Phytrex but never heard back from them. Maybe if someone speaks Mandarin can ask them in case they don't speak English

Can you add a new device with Android 9?
The easy connect page can't see my WiFi SSID nor search for available devices
Try connect only to the 2.4ghz wifi and see. These device don't talk 5ghz.
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I just gave it another try and was able to add a new device with an old Android 6 phone using Phytrex Controller!
This is great news for me because I don't have any iphone/ipad and always had to borrow to add a new Incipio device.

Phyrex Controller can turn On/Off all my other Incipio switch as well currently connected with Home Assissant, but I can't change settings.
Phytrex Dearhome don't work for me. It listed the devices but I can't do anything with it.
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I tried DearHome again and you are right I couldn't control the devices now, Phyrex Controller run well on android 9 and you can control the devices and "sometime" change the setting ... they also released new app called "waciao" doesn't work on android 9.
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RomanS36104 wrote: I tried DearHome again and you are right I couldn't control the devices now, Phyrex Controller run well on android 9 and you can control the devices and "sometime" change the setting ... they also released new app called "waciao" doesn't work on android 9.
Just to report back with my experience. The newer Phyrex Waciao App's interface seems to be the same with Phyrex DearHome App. Both don't work for me on my older Android phone. But Phyrex Controller works with pairing new device and control them. I still can't get the settings to change with all 3 apps.
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Scote64 wrote: So turning off the PIR sensor in HomeKit works to prevent intermittent lights-on for no reason, but I see that it forgets the setting when there is a power failure. The only way I can see to restore the setting is the time-consuming process of hard reset to remove from Home Assistant control, set it up again in HomeKit, turn the sensor control off again, delete from HomeKit, resume HA control. Too bad HomeKit won't allow simultaneous control by two different controllers.
My light switches will revert to the PIR sensor being "active" after a power failure. The Incipio CommandKit app sucks but the Eve app is much better. I use it to turn the PIR sensor off on my switches after a power failure. I have had one or two completely loose their settings and had to be added back but that hasn't happened with the last couple of power outages (self induced to install other switches).
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I bought 3 of these when the thread was posted, only installed 1, an it looks like I will be ripping it back out, its in one of the kids room and when it resets its a frigging pain to have to reconnect it with home assistant . And it seems to be disconnecting more than its worth (also about 6 feet away from the DECO AP so it shouldnt be dropping wifi, my ecobee switches have been rock solid on the same AP.)

In non true RFD form, I will keep investing into TP-Link/Ecobee switches - they have been flawless.

Soon FS << 3 switches in Brantford/Burlington >> 2 brand new, 1 Used.
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I have 2 connected in a 3 way now. The motion sensor works after an initial lag of about 5 seconds or so. Like it is in a sleep mode. Odd.
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Any chance someone could post which pins to connect to for serial console access to the chip?
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Why would Incipio switch the firmware to a minimum 10 minutes on?
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SammyDavis wrote: Why would Incipio switch the firmware to a minimum 10 minutes on?
Do they at least still let you turn it off?
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NoCountry4RFDer wrote: Do they at least still let you turn it off?
Yeah. I have them in a 3 way setup and they weren’t working well so upgrading the firmware was my last hope. It didn’t help . Oh well. Just weird Incipio would change the default to 10 minutes.
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update: for anyone that have blocked xlink.cn and want to setup or re-setup another incipio device, you must first unblock the link in order to set it up. the device need to call home.

After the setup, you could block it again.
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Rooster wrote: update: for anyone that have blocked xlink.cn and want to setup or re-setup another incipio device, you must first unblock the link in order to set it up. the device need to call home.

After the setup, you could block it again.
I did not experience this using the Android applications talked about before. I was able to setup the light switches with that DNS entry blocked.

This may be a Homekit implementation and if so a bad one for when the site goes down you can not add the device.
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Rooster wrote: update: for anyone that have blocked xlink.cn and want to setup or re-setup another incipio device, you must first unblock the link in order to set it up. the device need to call home.

After the setup, you could block it again.
PipDeals wrote: I did not experience this using the Android applications talked about before. I was able to setup the light switches with that DNS entry blocked.

This may be a Homekit implementation and if so a bad one for when the site goes down you can not add the device.
I think you need to connect to xlink to login to the app don't think you need access to it afterwards from neither the app nor the device

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