Efergy Ego Smart Plug £9.99 @ Ryman - free c&c
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Efergy Ego Smart Plug £9.99 @ Ryman - free c&c

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Found 31st Jul 2017
Smart wi-fi plug, switches on lamps/plugged in devices remotely with app (timers etc), Android and IOS. 2.4Ghz wifi only. Also this records power consumption/cost of the plugged in device and graphs to the app which make it roughly equilivent to more expensive units (thinking tp-links which is >35GBP). Control from outside the home (4g-->internet) appears to work without any fuss.
Hardware appears good, not the smallest unit in the world, might not be able to fit two side by side in a dual gang socket.
Seems like end of the line for this product so they are selling it off. 600 or so available across the chain apparently. With the benefit of only owning one for 24 hours; seems like a bargin to me. Pickup from the store or order- delivery to home or store, there's 40GBP minimum order for free delivery to home.
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Does it work with Amazon Alexa?
Original Poster
I don't think it does, nor google from what I can see, IFTTT, don't know. It doesnt mention it on the box. I guess that maybe a killer for some. Like I said using their app does work externally from the house, app works with android 7 fine.
Geeks only: Being a bit of a smart home geek it does seem to be compatible with the broadlink sp3 for controlling power on/off/status, I have it working with FHEM software without difficulty.
Amazon have it listed and someone has posted a question asking about alexa, and the manufacturer has replied stating not at the moment
Edited by: "rumuk" 31st Jul 2017
Was tempted but reviews on YouTube are not great.

Changed my mind and just brought 5. Works great.
Edited by: "Richdotward" 1st Aug 2017
For a tenner I will give it a try - thanks for sharing. Heat added.
If only it supported Alexa I'd be all over this
boystoys

I have it working with FHEM software without difficulty.



That sounds interesting. Is it easy to set up FHEM with it? Can the FHEM server act as a bridge between the Ego and an Alexa?
Worry with these is what happens if the manufacturer goes bust and turns off their servers....
amarb2116 m ago

If only it supported Alexa I'd be all over this




Only problem being it would then probably cost more!
OB11 h, 6 m ago

Worry with these is what happens if the manufacturer goes bust and turns …Worry with these is what happens if the manufacturer goes bust and turns off their servers....

The monitoring part of the app may stop, but the controlling of stuff plugged in should still work
Out of stock
OB1

Worry with these is what happens if the manufacturer goes bust and turns … Worry with these is what happens if the manufacturer goes bust and turns off their servers....



Not exactly a big worry is it?
rnr812 h, 0 m ago

The monitoring part of the app may stop, but the controlling of stuff …The monitoring part of the app may stop, but the controlling of stuff plugged in should still work

Are you sure it doesn't rely on a cloud connection?
jimbo23

Out of stock



I collected mine toady from the Edgware Road store in London and they had a few on the shelf if that helps. They're same price in the shop.
Out of stock now. Shame, was going to see if I could set this up to work through home assistant
refaey31 m ago

I collected mine toady from the Edgware Road store in London and they had …I collected mine toady from the Edgware Road store in London and they had a few on the shelf if that helps. They're same price in the shop.


Cheers for the info, I'll check my local.
Original Poster
Fhem as an alexa bridge:possible but that's sledgehammer to crack a nut unless u already have a reason to use fhem, which is great btw but a steep learning curve. Setting these up with them by themselves is easy, something like: define plug1 broadlink macaddtess ipaddress sp3, I forget exactly, am at the beach
I suspect the mfg is not involved with the cloudy logging of data or remote control from outside the house, I don't know for sure. Also regarding the mfg disowning the product, as an experiment I told my network DHCP server to not give my plug a network gateway to the internet, this is a quick hack, not really a firewall but sort of. Remote control from the internet now doesn't work as expected but the app and fhem control continues to work at home and I think the graphing too. This kinda implies the mfg can fold but the product continue working, I'd be very unhappy if this wasn't the case. I suspect the shops all have a few on shelves
boystoys

Fhem as an alexa bridge cheeky ossible but that's sledgehammer to crack a … Fhem as an alexa bridge cheeky ossible but that's sledgehammer to crack a nut unless u already have a reason to use fhem, which is great btw but a steep learning curve. Setting these up with them by themselves is easy, something like: define plug1 broadlink macaddtess ipaddress sp3, I forget exactly, am at the beach :DI suspect the mfg is not involved with the cloudy logging of data or remote control from outside the house, I don't know for sure. Also regarding the mfg disowning the product, as an experiment I told my network DHCP server to not give my plug a network gateway to the internet, this is a quick hack, not really a firewall but sort of. Remote control from the internet now doesn't work as expected but the app and fhem control continues to work at home and I think the graphing too. This kinda implies the mfg can fold but the product continue working, I'd be very unhappy if this wasn't the case. I suspect the shops all have a few on shelves



Well done for taking the trouble to do this.
OB13 h, 40 m ago

Are you sure it doesn't rely on a cloud connection?

None of my answer was definite, just thinking logically, but you may be right
Took the last 2 from Dudley and 3 from merry hill. If I'm doing the house might as well do all with the same brand so only one app.
ah shame, they're out of stock
Damn OOS
r4w802 h, 43 m ago

ah shame, they're out of stock


Pop in your local store. I managed to get 5 even after the website was out of stock. They even checked the local area for me and got a few transferred over from another local store.
Richdotward13 h, 32 m ago

Pop in your local store. I managed to get 5 even after the website was …Pop in your local store. I managed to get 5 even after the website was out of stock. They even checked the local area for me and got a few transferred over from another local store.


I will try that, thanks!
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