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Topic # 113928 1-Feb-2013 20:05
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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 754538 1-Feb-2013 20:11
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sorry slight mishap

ok i found these and has anyone used them or uses them now and for what. Im thinking they would be ideal for when im away for a few days , i could turn appliances and lights off and on just to make it look like im home.Cheap security

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Belkin-WeMo-Switch/21008164/




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  Reply # 754544 1-Feb-2013 20:41
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vexxxboy: sorry slight mishap

ok i found these and has anyone used them or uses them now and for what. Im thinking they would be ideal for when im away for a few days , i could turn appliances and lights off and on just to make it look like im home.Cheap security

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Belkin-WeMo-Switch/21008164/


I see in the specs that it plugs in to 120v outlet? Possible typo?

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  Reply # 754546 1-Feb-2013 20:46
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vexxxboy: sorry slight mishap

ok i found these and has anyone used them or uses them now and for what. Im thinking they would be ideal for when im away for a few days , i could turn appliances and lights off and on just to make it look like im home.Cheap security

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Belkin-WeMo-Switch/21008164/


I see in the specs that it plugs in to 120v outlet? Possible typo?


i saw that but then it also says only sold in NZ, so a mistake hopefully 




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  Reply # 754566 1-Feb-2013 20:54
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It is a typo. I ordered from them and it works fine. Software is solid and the configuration is expected.

Using it for security is perfect. And that is what I use it for

From an energy saving perspective on devices on standby, according to my smart meter I'd have to use this for almost 2 years before breaking even. Something to be mindful about

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  Reply # 756965 7-Feb-2013 14:29
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Got a couple (from MightyApe), use one to turn on the heater at the batch. One for LED lights in the kitchen.

Works perfectly, simple setup. You can use them with IFTTT too.

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  Reply # 1057686 1-Jun-2014 20:03
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On decent special at Noel Leeming

http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?af=&w=wemo

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  Reply # 1057706 1-Jun-2014 21:13
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I use mine for turning on the coffee machine :)




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  Reply # 1057710 1-Jun-2014 21:34
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Can you set a timer on them so that it turns on at a certain time?







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  Reply # 1057714 1-Jun-2014 21:52
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  Reply # 1057742 1-Jun-2014 22:43
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Anyone know anything about the Belkin Wemo Insight (F7C029AU).

Is it the same as the first Belkin Wemo power switch but in a more compact housing?
Improved firmware?
More or less features?

Seems to be zero stock around NZ.

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  Reply # 1057747 1-Jun-2014 23:01
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I thought the insight was for tracking power usage rather than a switch? Dont think it is available here yet.

Im waiting for the WeMo LED bulbs. Should be good.

Oh yeah and as previously pointed out wait for 20-30% off at Noel Leeming.

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  Reply # 1057782 2-Jun-2014 09:04
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http://www.belkin.com/us/F7C029/p/P-F7C029/

Checked.... says it is a switch...





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  Reply # 1057788 2-Jun-2014 09:23
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tchart: I thought the insight was for tracking power usage rather than a switch? Dont think it is available here yet.

Im waiting for the WeMo LED bulbs. Should be good.

Oh yeah and as previously pointed out wait for 20-30% off at Noel Leeming.


Hahaha good call....
and in the deals thread:

scottjpalmer: Belkin Wemo on decent special at Noel Leeming

http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?af=&w=wemo

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  Reply # 1057791 2-Jun-2014 09:26
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And on the same page...
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-accessories/belkin-f8j007au-wemo-baby-monitor/prod123712.html

Wonder if I'm the only one to think of more nefarious uses for a listening pod... :D

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