I am thinking of plugging my compressor dehumidifier to a smart switch so I can control it when it should turn on/off by controlling the power outlet.
The dehumidifier has an "Auto Restart" feature so that if power cuts off, it will go back to its last operation it was on before the power cut off.
In the manual it does state the following:
Turning off: Never unplug the power cord without press the "Power" key to off first, as this could damage the unit. Never unplug the dehumidifier before the fan has stopped blowing. Always unplug the unit when not in use or moving location. To disconnect from the power supply, grip the plug and pull from the power socket. Never pull by the cord.
Not sure whether or not that was added just as a precaution or whether there is an actual cool down cycle of the compressor that it has to do in order not to damage the unit.
Anyone have any idea?