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How to Flash Tasmota using Tuya-Convert onto a Arlec 5 Outlet Smart Powerboard PB89HA from Bunnings

WARNING: I’ve received a comment that new plugs from bunnings are incompatible. Tuya has updated the firmware. Buy a different unit. – Thanks deadpan_pedant
https://github.com/ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert/issues/746
Comment is on this article but I would assume it applies to all these models: https://jaytuckey.name/2020/03/27/how-to-flash-tasmota-using-tuya-convert-onto-a-arlec-smart-plug-pc190ha-from-bunnings/

Here are my notes from the process of flashing this smart powerboard using Tuya-Convert – https://github.com/ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert

This is the powerboard: https://www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-5-outlet-smart-powerboard-with-grid-connect_p0074830

These are my notes:

Arlec Model: PB89HA
5 Outlet Smart Powerboard – 1 always-on 4 swichable

Running on Ubuntu 20.04

Steps:

  • Clone tuya-convert repo
  • run ./install_prereq.sh
  • edited the config.txt and set:
  • WLAN=wlp3s0
  • rebooted for a clean environment
  • run ./start_flash.sh
  • Connected phone to ‘vtrust-flash’ when prompted
  • plugged in arlec smart power board
  • Held button for 5s to make it start flashing rapidly
  • Hit enter at the tuya-convert prompt
  • Waited for the existing firmware to back up
  • Hit 2) flash tasmota.bin
  • Hit y to confirm
  • Flash complete, can now see the tasmota-xxxx wifi AP

Got template from:
https://templates.blakadder.com/arlec_PB89HA.html

{"NAME":"Arlec PB89HA","GPIO":[255,255,255,255,22,21,0,0,24,23,255,255,255],"FLAG":15,"BASE":18}

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