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TECKIN Smart WiFi Plug (2 Pack) - £16.99 Prime - Sold by BABAN EU and Fulfilled by Amazon. (+£4.49 non-Prime)
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TECKIN Smart WiFi Plug (2 Pack) - £16.99 Prime - Sold by BABAN EU and Fulfilled by Amazon. (+£4.49 non-Prime)

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SAFETY DESIGN and SET UP EASILY-—The socket slot with Sliding Safety Cover will prevent children from inserting fingers or other objects into it.Simply plug TECKIN mini outlet into an electrical outlet, connect a device to the Smart Plug, and wirelessly control your device using a tablet or phone. A secured 2.4GHz WiFi network is required.
REMOTE CONTROL-—Control your electrical items via your phone whenever and wherever you are after downloading the FREE APP Smart Life as long as there is a network. Ideal for someone who can not move around very well and needs easy access to turn on/off a device.
VOICE CONTROL-—Compatible with Alexa, Google home assistant and IFTTT, control your home appliances with the smart plug by simply giving voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant. No Hub Required, the smart plug SP27 works without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service.
SCHEDULE & TIMER-— Get ready to have a smart home and create customized schedule to automatically turn on and off any home Electronics or appliances such as lamps, Christmas Lighting, coffee maker, etc.
WARM TIPS -— Please feel free to contact us via Amazon if you have any problems with TECKIN products.
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Bought 8 of these before Xmas, work very well, easy to set up.
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device restarts itself randomly, I had to return it
Bought 8 of these before Xmas, work very well, easy to set up.
2.4Ghz..... not for me:-(
Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to plug a few heaters into these, and set them to turn on before our router gets turned on in the mornings.
Robdaraff10/01/2020 00:55

Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to …Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to plug a few heaters into these, and set them to turn on before our router gets turned on in the mornings.


I have the square version of these and you need WiFi running to turn them on/off via app, Alexa etc or programmed routine, their is also a manual switch/button on side.
Robdaraff10/01/2020 00:55

Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to …Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to plug a few heaters into these, and set them to turn on before our router gets turned on in the mornings.



You'd might be better off with just a couple of ‘dumb’ digital timer sockets. Whatever you go with, just make double sure that they’re rated at a high enough amperage for the current the heaters are drawing, as I believe they’re often not and that can be dangerous
A quick heads up, you can no longer flash the firmware on these with Tasmota / ESPhome etc. as they now ship with different wifi chips. Good price if that's not a concern though.

Robdaraff10/01/2020 00:55

Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to …Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to plug a few heaters into these, and set them to turn on before our router gets turned on in the mornings.



My recommendation for smart plugs is the 2NICE (Amazon). If you flash with Tasmota (Google Tuya convert) you can set a timer on the plug itself (which works without wifi), as well as controlling over wifi / Alexa.

If you're not tech savvy it's not the easiest of processes but the end result would meet your needs. Also avoids your plug being connected to a Chinese server. If you've ever replaced the ROM on your phone you'll be fine flashing them.
Many bad reviews
And those positive reviews doesn't look genuine
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These are rubbish, bought 4 and they worked great at first but then just voice control stopped working and now the group setting to turn them all off/on doesn’t work. Sending mine back.
I own a two pack of the TECKIN energy monitoring smart plugs and a three pack of their standard smart plugs. I've had them for quite a while now (maybe a year). I bought the standard ones purely because they were smaller and cheaper than the Amazon plugs. Later I bought the energy monitoring ones because I needed more, had already had a good experience and found a decent price.

I control them via Alexa and after setting them up initially I haven't had to do a single thing beyond tell them to switch on or off - they've worked perfectly without a single glitch. Would heartily recommend.
Robdaraff10/01/2020 00:55

Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to …Anyone know what happens if your WiFi gets cut overnight? I'm looking to plug a few heaters into these, and set them to turn on before our router gets turned on in the mornings.


I don't own these, but the other two models of TECKIN smart plugs I do have stay in their current state when wifi connection is lost.
zomg10/01/2020 07:59

I don't own these, but the other two models of TECKIN smart plugs I do …I don't own these, but the other two models of TECKIN smart plugs I do have stay in their current state when wifi connection is lost.


Yes I can confirm. I have had these exact ones for over a year now and they work flawlessly. Can control them with Alexa and Apple Watch/Phone and have timers etc.
edwiz1210/01/2020 06:21

Many bad reviewsAnd those positive reviews doesn't look genuine[Image]


I have three different models of smart plugs, the 2NICE ones, an Aisirer model (Amazon) and an Avatar set (Amazon). They are all pretty similar and are manufactured by the same company. The Aisirer ones have marginally better build quality and amperage rating (15A) than the other two but were the hardest to set up so I couldn't recommend them. If you are using the stock firmware I wouldn't recommend any of them as you are reliant on a cloud server.

I could only see 2 bad reviews for the 2NICE ones, one of which was someone grumbling about 2.4GHZ / 5GHZ broadband. ReviewMeta doesn't pick up any fake reviews (link). I've always been surprised how the results are so different to FakeSpot!
colourpie09/01/2020 23:01

Er, why?


Surely 2.4 makes more sense, no need for high speed on these sorts of things and 2.4 is more likely to have better range.
trevcjohnson10/01/2020 09:32

Surely 2.4 makes more sense, no need for high speed on these sorts of …Surely 2.4 makes more sense, no need for high speed on these sorts of things and 2.4 is more likely to have better range.


Exactly. They’d work on dial up speeds these with minimum signal connection.
I have 8 of the 13a square ones and they work well. I haven't had any issues whatsoever. I used these to replace 8 Kasa ones which I found to be very unreliable.
Edited by: "Zaxxan" 10th Jan
Sydney-Steve10/01/2020 06:14

A quick heads up, you can no longer flash the firmware on these with …A quick heads up, you can no longer flash the firmware on these with Tasmota / ESPhome etc. as they now ship with different wifi chips. Good price if that's not a concern though.My recommendation for smart plugs is the 2NICE (Amazon). If you flash with Tasmota (Google Tuya convert) you can set a timer on the plug itself (which works without wifi), as well as controlling over wifi / Alexa. If you're not tech savvy it's not the easiest of processes but the end result would meet your needs. Also avoids your plug being connected to a Chinese server. If you've ever replaced the ROM on your phone you'll be fine flashing them.


Good info, but I'd need to buy a raspberry pi3 to do that....
Robdaraff10/01/2020 10:40

Good info, but I'd need to buy a raspberry pi3 to do that.... [Video]


You can run it on a Windows machine but it's a bit more fiddly. You might also get away with a pi zero w (about £10). Appreciate it's not for everybody.
trevcjohnson10/01/2020 09:32

Surely 2.4 makes more sense, no need for high speed on these sorts of …Surely 2.4 makes more sense, no need for high speed on these sorts of things and 2.4 is more likely to have better range.



The only argument for 5Ghz is if your router has issues with devices connecting via 2.4Ghz and 5GHz at the same time.

I've had both the square and round versions of these for over a year now and have not experienced any issues with them. I even have Homebridge running on a Pi with the Tuya plugin for Apple Homekit support.
Anyone know if these work with home assistant?
UltraMagnus10/01/2020 12:44

Anyone know if these work with home assistant?


I believe so (link) but I've never tried. The flashable ones work like a dream with HA.
Have these with lights attached for internal security lighting. A few weeks ago there was a power cut for several hours. When power returned these plugs turned on. Therefore the attached lights came on. Even though they were supposed to be off at that time. Although I went around manully pressing the button on each to turn them off. It would have been useful if they had some sort of inbuilt check or relay with the router and the settings. Allowing them to turn off as per the schedules should a power cut occur. I am assuming they would otherwise have stayed on until the first off schedule; or could they just have stayed permanently on until user action?

At least power cuts are rare where it happened.
I bought 4 of these before Christmas - great deal. I can highly recommend these too. They work perfectly so far - you can control via the standalone app or get Alexa to work the plugs.

The only issue is the setup which you need to be aware before you buy it - took me a while to figure out. You need to switch your router to 2.4Ghz only before you setup your plugs. Once that's done you can switch it back to both frequencies.
Sydney-Steve10/01/2020 06:14

A quick heads up, you can no longer flash the firmware on these with …A quick heads up, you can no longer flash the firmware on these with Tasmota / ESPhome etc. as they now ship with different wifi chips. Good price if that's not a concern though.My recommendation for smart plugs is the 2NICE (Amazon). If you flash with Tasmota (Google Tuya convert) you can set a timer on the plug itself (which works without wifi), as well as controlling over wifi / Alexa. If you're not tech savvy it's not the easiest of processes but the end result would meet your needs. Also avoids your plug being connected to a Chinese server. If you've ever replaced the ROM on your phone you'll be fine flashing them.


Can you flash these without soldering?
bulletprooffool15/01/2020 19:32

Can you flash these without soldering?


As far as I know you can't flash the Teckin ones with or without soldering, which is why I returned mine. The other models you can flash without soldering. This tutorial here explains how to do it. Takes about 30 minutes.
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