Arduino Technology
New in the Maker Shed: PowerSwitch Tail
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The PowerSwitch Tail allows you to safely control a standard wall outlet (120VAC) device with almost any micro controller. Simply connect 2 wires and your ready to go! It’s perfect for use with an Arduino. Just connect 1 wire to ground, and the other to a free pin on the Arduino (or on almost any other micro-controller) and now you can safely control most standard 120VAC 3-prong outlets.

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