This may change as the manufacturer catches on but devices that use a Tuya based style esp device The apps used on the phone provided by the manufacturer have names like XXXX-Life like "Smart Life"
Tuya is a major distributer of these devices in the US, in the UK the brand KooGeek is sold, and i have a far east sourced 4x socket strip that also uses the same h/w.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Koogeek-Compat ... plug&psc=1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
the powerstrip is not upto UK code( tho it probably will be next year ), earth neutral and live wires are soldered onto the steel (brass lookalike) bus bars and the flex grip fully clamped down is useless.. not a safe product so i am not recommending it.
the process is pretty straight forward and as usual involves more time waiting than doing.
you will need a Pi3B or 3B+ an 8gb sd card with a freshly flashed raspian image and a network cable to connect your pi to your network. enable ssh with a file named ssh in the boot partiton of the sd card, plug in your pi and ssh into it.
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then execute the following 3 commands only
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sudo apt get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install network-manager
Also DO NOT upgrade npm if invited to by the install script...
you will also need a wifi enabled phone or tablet to make a connection to the AP the system will set up on your pi via its wifi. when prompted it will provide you with the ssid and pw to use.
After a few false starts trying to use my everyday pi3b system to preform the upgrades the above method proved successful..
dont worry about security and passwords etc after all the pi is up on your network and empty for the duration it takes to set up, flashing the device takes seconds.. once done your pulling the sd card and reinserting your system..
the system will set your device up for flashing, its got the binaries for the tasmota project which is the firmware i use and will provide you with the command to flash tasmota to your device when its ready but you could if you wanted use your own code too.