I've bought some MOC3023 to use with a triac for turning some home appliance on/off using an EPS8266. The thing is.. every place that I search says that for on/off the best is a zero crossing detector optocoupler and tells about inrush current, but isn't this the same as putting the appliance on the wall socket? I mean, when you plug in your coffeemaker and turn it on, does it have a ZC detector?
That is the first question about the principle.
The second and more objective question is if I can use this MOC3023 to turn on a LED light bulb (and the coffeemaker) without many problems.
I know that if the first answer is maybe I can tell myself but either way is best to ask.
Thanks in advance for the help :)