Hello, new TAZ5 owner here. In fact, I haven’t even received mine yet, but I’m really looking forward to getting it on Monday! I’ve decided to use a MatterControl Touch as a printer controller. My printer will live in the basement (wife approval factor, pets, kids, smell, etc.). I know that MatterControl Touch has some remote monitoring features, but they are not fully functional yet.
One important thing that cannot be done remotely is powering off the printer (as far as I can tell). In an emergency, I’d like to be able to shut off power in case something catastrophic happens. I’m thinking I’ll get a Belkin WeMo Insight Switch to be able to remotely cut all power and avoid a fire hazard in case the extruder stops, but doesn’t shut off for some reason. Will the Belkin WeMo cause any problems for the printer? What are the consequences of shutting off a fully powered printer? Is there any reason I wouldn’t want to do this? As an alternative, does anybody know of a UPS that I can control remotely to do the same thing?
Thanks for your insight. I’m sure I’ll have many other questions in the future, but this community seems great and is one of the selling features of the printer for me.