TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Free PnP £17.99  (Prime) / £21.98 (non Prime) at Amazon
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TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Free PnP £17.99 (Prime) / £21.98 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 19th Mar
Cheapest it has been on Amazon for a while. It was £16.50 in November 2017, but hasn't really dropped in price since. Usually hovering between £22 and £30.
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germainsophie47 m ago

What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, …What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.


Entrance hallway floor lamp. Enter home with shopping, Hey G, switch on hallway light.
Uplighter's in bedroom, guest room and living room. All with clumsy foot switches. Leave them (foot switch) switched on and connected to this plug. Hey G or Alexa, switch on/off kitchen/bedroom/guest room light. So much more convenient.
During Christmas/Halloween/whatever you celebrate; leave the lights on a timer to switch on at dusk and switch off at daylight. No need to remember and saves you wasting electricity.
Connect your iron through them. Finish ironing, go upstairs. Hmm, have you switched off the iron? Check on the Kasa app and be reassured that it is truly turned off. If not, just turn it off remotely.

Just a few simple time saving/convenient examples. But you can do many more fancy things.
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 19th Mar
ThugBasher3 h, 53 m ago

I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews …I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews speak for themselves tbh.



They really don't. They speak for people's stupidity in not showing common sense and moaning when there are consequences of their actions.

If you removed everything from your life that had burned/exploded/suffocated someone due to incorrect use you'd just be sat in a tent....or probably not as someone probably once hammered a tent peg into their foot and then left a bad review.
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Think this is the cheapest they have ever been if I'm right. Just bought another 2
I bought 3 and didnt think i would use it
But I actually use them everyday now
Great VFM
tungle10646 m ago

I bought 3 and didnt think i would use it But I actually use them everyday …I bought 3 and didnt think i would use it But I actually use them everyday now Great VFM


What do you use them for?

I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.
Just bought 2 more. They're great for controlling garden lighting, or for security lights in the house
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germainsophie47 m ago

What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, …What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.


Entrance hallway floor lamp. Enter home with shopping, Hey G, switch on hallway light.
Uplighter's in bedroom, guest room and living room. All with clumsy foot switches. Leave them (foot switch) switched on and connected to this plug. Hey G or Alexa, switch on/off kitchen/bedroom/guest room light. So much more convenient.
During Christmas/Halloween/whatever you celebrate; leave the lights on a timer to switch on at dusk and switch off at daylight. No need to remember and saves you wasting electricity.
Connect your iron through them. Finish ironing, go upstairs. Hmm, have you switched off the iron? Check on the Kasa app and be reassured that it is truly turned off. If not, just turn it off remotely.

Just a few simple time saving/convenient examples. But you can do many more fancy things.
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 19th Mar
germainsophie1 h, 23 m ago

What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, …What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.


Its really lazy, but we have 3 in our lounge for each of the three lamps.

At bed time, "alexa, lounge off" switches all three off.

Also, we use the timer feature, so they will swith on and off automatically unless we tell alexa otherwise
So you need something to control what you can plug in only, such as a lamp?
Wish you could control the house lights would I need to buy echo dot too?
Misslovely2 h, 15 m ago

So you need something to control what you can plug in only, such as a …So you need something to control what you can plug in only, such as a lamp? Wish you could control the house lights would I need to buy echo dot too?


You need a hub too, like a Dot, yes.

For the house lights there are bulbs you can use that'll work.
I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews speak for themselves tbh.

Exploding tp-links/wall sockets no thanks! I will just get up and switch the light off myself.

Yes there’s plenty of positive reviews, and It might of been a faulty item but I couldn’t have something like that in my house around my children.
Had my eye on these since late last year, time to strike whilst the iron is hot! Cheers mate, hope his deal goes scorching hot
I have 3 of these and they ate great very good quality and eady to set up. They havent let me down yet.
germainsophie7 h, 27 m ago

What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, …What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.


I use one for kettle so I can turn it on with alexa in the morning.
I also use one to set timer for it to turn off after the rice is done.
Another one I use to charge my phone/tablet over night with timer (I dont like to fully charge my device as It is not good for the battery)
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ThugBasher2 h, 22 m ago

I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews …I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews speak for themselves tbh.Exploding tp-links/wall sockets no thanks! I will just get up and switch the light off myself. Yes there’s plenty of positive reviews, and It might of been a faulty item but I couldn’t have something like that in my house around my children.


You presume that it was used correctly and still went wrong. A couple of reviews clearly state that they were used with heaters and air conditioners. Not something I would recommend using them with unsupervised. Also was it purchased form Amazon directly? There are 20+ other sellers of this device. Was it a fake?

Do you have a phone +/- charger. There are many many more pictures on the internet of exploding phones and chargers for every model of phone available. Do you still not have your phone/charger in your house and around your children? What about microwaves? They melt and burn/explode too. Many scary pictures on the internet. Do you not use them either?
I use these with Home Assistant on a raspberry pi and combine them with Xiaomi motion sensors and yeelights.

Plus I use one for the kettle.
Thanks, I’ve been waiting for this deal
I have had to reconnect mine when it decided to disconnect for some reason, only had it since Xmas. Not had same problem with Wemo, which I have had a lot longer, but from another point of view, this is half the price of a Wemo socket, and it does seem to be less temperamental than the Wemo when used with an Echo dot.
Garnett3 h, 56 m ago

You need a hub too, like a Dot, yes.For the house lights there are bulbs …You need a hub too, like a Dot, yes.For the house lights there are bulbs you can use that'll work.



You don't need a hub, these work off wi-fi. A Dot isn't a hub anyway, it's a controller. You can use your phone or tablet as the controller, but if you want voice control without a phone you'll need an Echo device - Echo Dot being cheapest - or a Google Home device.
Garnett4 h, 20 m ago

You need a hub too, like a Dot, yes.For the house lights there are bulbs …You need a hub too, like a Dot, yes.For the house lights there are bulbs you can use that'll work.


Dot/Google Home is not required unless you require voice control. It can be controlled via a smart phone.
indyjukebox1 h, 29 m ago

You presume that it was used correctly and still went wrong. A couple of …You presume that it was used correctly and still went wrong. A couple of reviews clearly state that they were used with heaters and air conditioners. Not something I would recommend using them with unsupervised. Also was it purchased form Amazon directly? There are 20+ other sellers of this device. Was it a fake?Do you have a phone +/- charger. There are many many more pictures on the internet of exploding phones and chargers for every model of phone available. Do you still not have your phone/charger in your house and around your children? What about microwaves? They melt and burn/explode too. Many scary pictures on the internet. Do you not use them either?


Cool story bro.

No I don’t use any of those things.
ThugBasher3 h, 53 m ago

I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews …I was tempted to purchase a few as I own three echos. But the bad reviews speak for themselves tbh.



They really don't. They speak for people's stupidity in not showing common sense and moaning when there are consequences of their actions.

If you removed everything from your life that had burned/exploded/suffocated someone due to incorrect use you'd just be sat in a tent....or probably not as someone probably once hammered a tent peg into their foot and then left a bad review.
These are just great, I have several of the energy monitoring ones running at 24/7 for months with over a kw going through each. They get slightly warm but I mount them where they get some airflow and I have no worries at all.

Had one DOA from Amazon Black Friday which Amazon replaced straight away. Otherwise all the other have been faultless and even reasonably accurate from an energy monitoring point of view

I can now manage them from my windows machine (for those interested) which only makes them more useful to me...

Shame the HS110's are not on offer. Would have snapped up some more... I only worry is that TP-link decide change the design and ruin it in the process....
BogBeast13 m ago

These are just great, I have several of the energy monitoring ones running …These are just great, I have several of the energy monitoring ones running at 24/7 for months with over a kw going through each. They get slightly warm but I mount them where they get some airflow and I have no worries at all.Had one DOA from Amazon Black Friday which Amazon replaced straight away. Otherwise all the other have been faultless and even reasonably accurate from an energy monitoring point of viewI can now manage them from my windows machine (for those interested) which only makes them more useful to me...Shame the HS110's are not on offer. Would have snapped up some more... I only worry is that TP-link decide change the design and ruin it in the process....


Let me hazard a guess then and assume you are using them for rebooting/monitoring mining rigs!

We used these plugs for a client of ours for the same reason, great bits of kit and no hub required. Had very few issues if any at all.
Edited by: "plewis00" 19th Mar
Original Poster
ThugBasher2 h, 47 m ago

Cool story bro.No I don’t use any of those things.


You don't have a phone? Ok, what are you doing on this thread then? You cannot even set these up without a mobile phone.
You can pretty much make these yourself for around £5, use a sonoff switch and wire it into a poundland extension cable, needs a bit of wiring up but not that hard tbh.
anyone know whats the maximum wattage these can take? one of mine literally caught fire with an electric heater D:
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daastle25 m ago

anyone know whats the maximum wattage these can take? one of mine …anyone know whats the maximum wattage these can take? one of mine literally caught fire with an electric heater D:


WORKING STATUS Input voltage100V- 240VOutput voltage100-240VMaximum Load13AMaximum Power2.99KW

That is what is stated on the website. I would be weary putting anything between a mains plug and a heater or air con unit. simply because unless you have an good quality heater, it is likely that the actual demand can vary a fair bit from what the heater manufacturers suggest.
Far too many reports of blown up plugs in the Amazon reviews. I personally wouldn't risk it.
geowars21 h, 14 m ago

Far too many reports of blown up plugs in the Amazon reviews. I personally …Far too many reports of blown up plugs in the Amazon reviews. I personally wouldn't risk it.



Just to put things into context, it's about 0.5% of the reviews have had a melting socket. Most of these seem to have had a heater attached.
Edited by: "Splashmo" 19th Mar
Just ordered two of them.

I've had a Google Home for about 6 months but so far I have been hesitant to get into the world of smart devices as the prices for the kit were so high but £35 for two seems a reasonable place to start.

Not yet sure what I will use them for but I'm sure I will think of something. One will probably be useful for controlling the living room table lamps
plewis008 h, 45 m ago

Let me hazard a guess then and assume you are using them for …Let me hazard a guess then and assume you are using them for rebooting/monitoring mining rigs!We used these plugs for a client of ours for the same reason, great bits of kit and no hub required. Had very few issues if any at all.


Yup Integrates just great with Awesome Miner rules... stop responding to ping? no problem, just bump the TP-Link...
Good usage cases? Attach it to a toaster and put it in the bath with your sleeping husband in. Then get your daughter to turn on the "downstairs lamp“.
I have 4 of the HS110's. They work great/as expected..
I had one of these and it overheated and blew. Wouldn't recommend them.
germainsophie23 h, 49 m ago

What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, …What do you use them for?I bought some last year and not really used them, apart from sometimes charging my phone and setting a timer.


IMHO they’re best for lights and fans. ‘Alexa turn on the lights in the lounge’ features side lamps and the main ceiling light which all turn on at the same time whereas ‘Alexa turn on the lounge sidelights’ is good for a movie or date night in. ‘Alexa turn on the bedroom fan’ is handy on those hotter summer nights without having to get out of bed and I quite often use it when I’m just out of the shower to assist the extractor clearing the damp air and get me drier a bit faster.
TylerDurdenUK19th Mar

You can pretty much make these yourself for around £5, use a sonoff switch …You can pretty much make these yourself for around £5, use a sonoff switch and wire it into a poundland extension cable, needs a bit of wiring up but not that hard tbh.



It's quite messy, as the Sonoff switches don't have any earth connection, so you have to run a separate earth wire. Then you're stuck with the Sonoff servers, which are much less reliable than the TPLink ones. And they're considerably slower to respond - TPLink is about twice as fast. I have two lights in a group, one on Sonoff, one on TPLink, and the TPLink one is always much faster to respond. However, if you want cheap, then the Sonoff ones are unbeatable.
Edited by: "Dodge62" 20th Mar
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