These are going to be popular!!
These devices are the new SONOFF touch panel switches, they replace standard light switches and work at 90VAC to 250VAC. I have nothing against SONOFF they have very nice ESP8266 equipped devices….. there is a larger issue out there…..
Since these devices have no approvals, once installed all over your house these could turn into a fire trap, or maybe not… but when your house catches fire for any reason and the insurance company comes to investigate and these are found, your insurance is going to be denied.
This is currently an issue not only with these, but all Chinese imported devices, they all come with the same caveat… which again is…. Buyer beware. (don’t get me started on fake labels too)
There is a reason you install known approved electrical devices in a home, mainly safety, but when that 1 in a million thing happens and someone is killed or the home burns due to a non-approved device… your out of luck at that point.
Buying from Home Depot, or Lowes pretty much guarantees an approved device as these large retailers would partially be held responsible if found to be selling sub par unapproved devices. Even though I have seen questionable devices at these retailers, but it is rare. (Another reason why electrical devices from Dollar stores are also bad news also)
There are many Youtube channels showing the issues with un-approved devices, both as a fire risk and risk to your own health, Youtubers such as Big Clive and AvE are well known for their tear downs and subsequent discovery of issues. Both gentleman have a deep respect for safety.
So what’s you take on this, should we worry????