If you talk with some smart home enthusiasts and you ask them about Sonoff, then you will probably be stuck for the next couple of minutes because they will start to talk about the endless possibilities and low prices.
And of course we simply can’t blame those people. Sonoff products offer just a great bang for the buck. So if you finally ready to get into the real awesome home automation stuff, buy yourself some Sonoff stuff and start tweaking. And so we did when we decided to buy ourselves a Sonoff TH16.
● Support 90 – 250V AC input
● Max. 16A input
● Power: 3500W
● Support tracking device status and timely remote control through APP
● Support setting countdown, single and repeat timing tasks
● Real-time temperature and humidity displaying
● Support 3 temperature and humidity sensors ( AM2301, DS18B20, DHT11 )
● Preset temperature and humidity to turn on / off
● Group management, scene, smart scene
● WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b / g / n
● Operating temperature range: -40 – 125 Deg.C
Product weight: 0.0750 kg
Package weight: 0.0870 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.50 x 5.20 x 3.20 cm / 4.53 x 2.05 x 1.26 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 12.00 x 5.50 x 3.80 cm / 4.72 x 2.17 x 1.5 inches
Does it fit your mailbox?
Depending on the extra packaging, but probably not.
What’s in the box
1 x Smart Switch, 1 x English User Manual
Home automation compatible?
Out of the box the Sonoff is not compatible with platforms like Home-Assistant or Domoticz. Therefore, if you want to connect the Sonoff to those platform you need to flash it with custom software. We will write a tutorial about that in the near future. But we can give you a hint: easpesp or Tasmota.
However, it is compatible with Alexa en Google Home what makes the Sonoff very interesting for people who are into those platforms.
Our not so Review of the Sonoff TH16
So, we wanted to give you guys a full-blown review of this great device, but sadly we made an mistake. What makes the TH16 special is that it can be connected to a temperature and humidity sensor, where the values can be set as a trigger to switch on a device such as a fan. Sadly, the sensors are not included in the box and that was something we didn’t notice when we ordered the Sonoff TH16. As a result, we were not able to test the most important features of this device.
Therefore, we were just able to test it as a simple WiFi switch and for that we just can say: it just works like any other WiFi switch. Using the EWeLink app, we connected it to our WiFi network and to our EWeLink account and that’s really it.
So this ends our review of the Sonoff TH16 for now while we order a couple of sensors.