AJM wrote:For about the same price as Fritzdect200 you could get an old Vera (or most any) home controller and a smart outlet. Each additional outlet is about $30, so it immediately becomes cheaper when used with more than one printer. It does not have the problem of unwanted shutdown (like during firmware update) and you can program it the way you want.
The way I have setup is that it powers-down when Raise3D-N2 is 33W or below for a minute, but only if I am not in the same room. Also, it does not arm itself for power-down unless the printer actually start printing. This way, it won't shutdown while sending a file over. When the power-down occurs it announces "Print complete" by voice if I am in the same room, else it sends me a text message. For the printer I use often, I even power it up automatically when I go near it.
You just can't do something like this with Fritzdect200. Yep, I am lazy. But I do try to minimize wasted electricity.
The issues I have to compete with this set-up are simple. We limit network after 9 at night and 5 in the morning. Accessing the printer through the intranet (company), VPN, or any manner after hours isn't going to happen. Without going in to detail, we have security concerns that are more important than most others. I would love to have a camera on this printer, but my organization has to work out how we are going to accomplish this with our stringent security requirements.
Simply, what we need is one of two things:
1. The Raise3D to be able to power down, sleep (meaning shut the fans off turn off the LED's, and/or completely turn itself off) at the end of a print.
2. An outlet that can power down without requiring it be a router or modem or some network switch. It just needs to turn the switch off automagically at lower than 35 or 33 watts for a controlled duration of time.