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We have the same thing here as our primary heating: they are called "storage heaters" and they are basically a big electric fire inside a bunch of bricks. What you need to do is talk to an electrician and your power company - the chances are that you need to change tariff to take advantage of these, as you need cheaper electricity at night - in the UK it's called "economy seven" - and it means a "double meter" which only switches some circuits on at night when it's cheap. Then your electrician wires that circuit to the heaters and it all happens automatically.
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Maybe you should separate the functionalities :
1. Smart control
2. Switch on/off a high powered line
For 2, use a relais that is 4kW/18A capable, with the appropriate safety.
For 1, use a smart plug to trigger the signal for the relais, or use a Wi-Fi capable arduino - you have plenty of example of DIY arduino-based relais all over the interweb
Another reason to talk to your sparky is wiring those sorts of devices in must be done by a licensed contractor
- yes that's big $ but if it does catch fire (even if it didn't start the fire they will check all possible ignition points) and it's something you've cobbled together by yourself (even if you did it proper) then it's bye bye insurance - and if any neighbours are affected it's open market for them to sue you.
Even wiring a plug to the unit, or/and fitting the power socket (doesn't matter if the socket is special rating or not), no licensed contractor do, no insurance.
Even if disaster doesn't strike, but say you are renting the property (landlord inspections - these always happen if your landlord sells the property to another person), or your business is subject to lcouncil building or H&S checks: if an inspector sees the item and request the documentation (because it won't be in the original property plans) and you don't have any docco to show them, first it's a fine, then on to it's paying a contractor "un-install an improperly wired wotsit" and then reinstall it - double whammy regardless if they actually performed all those steps or not).
You say it's for an office... Surely you can write it off the business then (what you pay is less then it really costs anyway).
Be smart, for the sake of a few dollars saved today do it properly.
Sure sometimes it's OK to take shortcuts in business, but sometimes just for the sake of a few dollars you really shouldn't.
Sure, change the plug on a computer you bought in USA, but not on something that sucks big current and/or is attached to a building (in particular a commercial building), and really is supposed to be "professionally" installed anyway.
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Those are fun, I was calmly working in Venezuela on the 12th floor, when my seat started moving across the aisle to another cubical. Everyone startweed running for the stairwell and I just sat there waing for the hysteria to stop. Then someon came and told me that we were all supposed to walk down the stairs in case there was structural damage. I said"If there might be structural damage, the last place I want to be is in a stairwell with 3000 people! I waited a whilke, then walked down alone and went to lunch.
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So how many people now realize that Christopher Columbus was Jewish. Also, that there is no picture of Christopher Columbus from his time ([^]. One of the many lies in your history books. Even Wikipedia cannot get it right. He apparently could not even speak Italian.
Pretty sure he was the last in a long line of peoples that discovered the Americas... The Vikings and the Chinese amongst many and, of course, the native Indians who crossed the Bering Straits many thousands of years ago.
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