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Topic # 247726 19-Feb-2019 10:44
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I need to buy a new timer plug for something so I thought I should go with a smart plug, as I may ant to control it remotely in the future. The only one I've seen at a sensible price is the TP-Link smart plug - are there any others around? Has anyone used the TP-Link one?


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  Reply # 2183513 19-Feb-2019 11:04
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I have a Belkin Wemo insight smart plug you can have for $40 shipped. It's in as new condition about 18 months old. PM if interested





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  Reply # 2183533 19-Feb-2019 11:30
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A guy at work has one of the tp link ones I think.  He's not overly techincal, but thinks it's pretty good.  Obviously it's tied to the tp link cloud...so I;m unsure if there's local control if there cloud is down, and/or any security issues that make arise for a cloud connected device.

 

But it's one of the mainstream available devices (ie nz brick and mortar store) that is certified.  There are zwave ones, but when they're about $100 + the controller (another $100) + software, it's not a great option for a one off.

 

 





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  Reply # 2183569 19-Feb-2019 12:35
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I have used the TP-Link power plugs, they work well with the TP-Link software but I had issues with the Google Home integration, they kept dropping off and had to be reset.


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  Reply # 2183863 19-Feb-2019 18:39
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 I got the cheaper TP-Link (they sell 2 different versions) on special about two weeks ago from Noel Leeming when they had them down to $40. It seems to work well with Alexa - just download the Kasa app for your phone and integrate it into Alexa Skills. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2183880 19-Feb-2019 19:15
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TP-Links work for me.


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  Reply # 2183961 19-Feb-2019 20:25
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TP-link one works great, and has never dropped off like others have suggested.

Took advice from someone here and and bought two Orvibo ones - total waste of money.

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  Reply # 2183967 19-Feb-2019 20:34
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TP-link for me here also. More stable than Wemo. $38 from Noel Leeming was a sharp price! 





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  Reply # 2184008 19-Feb-2019 22:37
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Still so many inconsiderate designers of these things out there making them wider than outlet spacing.





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  Reply # 2202770 21-Mar-2019 10:47
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The TP-Link plugs are on sale at Noel Leeming again today - $38


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