Powerswitch Tail II alternative


#1

Has anyone used this?https://www.adafruit.com/product/2935

See description below. I intended to use powerswitches instead of SSRs for my freezer and heater. I’m still figuring all this out but to me it seems like this one product could replace having to use two powerswitch tails (using the 2 normally off outlets.) And then if I wanted to run a fan into my freezer and have it on all the time, I could just use the one normally on outlet, right? And then my brewpi spark could plug into the always on outlet, yes? Seems like a nice, compact solution.

Can someone validate my thought process or correct me if I’m not thinking about this correctly? Finally I think I would just have to connect a wire from the side of this product to the brewpi spark?

Features:
A single input signal to switch four outlets: 1 always on + 1 normally on + 2 normally off.
Universal control voltage 3-60VDC or 12-120VAC, or connect directly to a 12V, 48VDC, or even 120VAC circuit.
Optical isolation, relay, hysteresis and de-bounce protection for added safety.
A large MOV used to clamp surges for clean 90-140 AVC power.
Durable SPDT control relay rated at 30/40A. More than 400k operations at 12A or 2million+ at 5A.
A 12A thermal safety circuit breaker switch prevents overloads.
Standard 24" C13 detachable cord included.
Mounting tabs
This power relay is professionally built and tested.


#2

Interesting product. I think it could work for you, as long as you don’t need a heater. I don’t see how it could be used to switch from cooling to heating.


#3

Ah so it won’t be able to let me control both the freezer and a separate heater independently? Also, if a fan was plugged into the “normally on” outlet, would that mean the fan would turn off when the brewpi spark turns the freezer on (which would be plugged into a “normally off” outlet)?


#4

Correct. The device uses a single input signal to reverse the state of the normally on and normally off outlets.