I want to try to use my arduino diecimila to control an AC power relay to control a humidifier.
I know I can get and wire an SSR and use it with the arduino, but does anyone know of any existing components to do this?
What I'd really like to be able to do is buy a component that I can plug my humidifier into, which plugs into the wall, with wires coming out for the arduino to trigger.
Does such a component exist? I don't really like the idea of cutting up the humidifier's power wire, etc, and I was really hoping to be able to plug in some kind of pre-existing module (like an x10 module, but with wires to control when the relay switches on/off).
Thanks in advance, Jim