COUNTDOWN TIMER FROM MOMENT OF STATE CHANGE
as i seen now the way to create any countdown timer has no regard to the current state of the sonoff. when a timer is created (of any kind) it creates a TIME-STAMP to change the state of the switch.
is it possible to create a timer lets say to turn off an appliance 20 minutes FROM THE MOMENT it was turned on? (its good even if this effects only turning on via push-button)
with the current situation if i create a loop timer or any other it may turn off the device after 2 minutes as the timer is not counting from the state change.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
I can confirm that both the new inching function in firmware 2.6 as well as the loop timer as detailed by martin earlier in this thread BOTH work as a countdown timer based on when my device is switched to on.
Inching has a max time of 1 hour, the loop timer can go for longer. Both work great on my sonoff basic switches. I use it currently in several locations to turn off the piano after an hour, turn off a humidifier after 45 minutes, turn off a table fan after 2 hours.
I love it!
They both work now for me as well. :) (updates finally came thru on apps)
Martin's countdown method works well BUT I found on the 1st turn on it always fell short on the set time, further op's no problems.