Control Appliances with Avatto Wi-Fi Wall Socket via HTTP Requests

Avatto Wi-Fi wall socket is 16 A wall socket that has two USB ports and integrated ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. This socket is compatible with Tuya Smart mobile application that allows to remotely turn on and off appliances.

Many device vendors uses Tuya firmware and cloud services.Tuya doesn’t provide a way to control devices locally without connecting to cloud servers. So I decided to use Tuya-convert tool to flash Tasmota latest firmware to Avatto Wi-Fi wall socket. After it finished, I connected to Tasmota dashboard using a web browser. I started to create device template. I tried to assign the components to the GPIOs to match wall socket. After many attempts, I found which GPIOs are responsible for controlling the socket components. Here is a template:

{"NAME":"Avatto Wall Socket MC-801","GPIO":[0,0,0,0,576,32,0,0,0,0,224,0,225,0],"FLAG":0,"BASE":18}

The following image shows components of Avatto Wi-Fi wall socket (MC-801 model):

Avatto Wi-Fi Wall MC-801 Socket

Wall socket can be bought from AliExpress.

The following table presents how components was assigned in the device template to the GPIOs:

GPIO4 (576)LedLinkiLink status blue LED (1) that shows the Wi-Fi network state.
GPIO5 (32)Button 1Button (2) that allows to turn on and off socket (3). First red LED (5) shows state.
GPIO14 (224)Relay 1Relay that turns on and off socket (3). First red LED (5) shows state.
GPIO16 (225)Relay 2Relay that turns on and off two USB ports (4). Second red LED (6) shows state.

Tasmota has commands can be issued using HTTP requests. We can send HTTP GET requests to control relay 1 and 2 to turn on and off socket and USB ports. The following table shows commands:

Power0Controls state for relay 1 and 2.
Power1Controls state for relay 1.
Power2Controls state for relay 2.

We can provide one of the following parameters to the command:

0 or offTurn off relay.
1 or onTurn on relay.
2 or toggleIf relay is on, switch to off and vice versa.

If command is used without a parameter then current state is returned.

The following table shows examples of HTTP GET requests using curl command:

curl http://<IP_ADDRESS>/cm?cmnd=Power1Get current state of relay 1. Response example:
curl http://<IP_ADDRESS>/cm?cmnd=Power1%20onTurn on relay 1.
curl http://<IP_ADDRESS>/cm?cmnd=Power1%20offTurn off relay 1.
curl http://<IP_ADDRESS>/cm?cmnd=Power1%20toggleToggle state of relay 1.
  • IP_ADDRESS – IP address of Avatto Wi-Fi wall socket.
  • Command Power1 can be replaced with Power2 to control relay 2 or Power0 to control both relays.

We can send GET requests programmatically. You can read post how to do that using various programming languages.

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