TP-Link HS110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring - £19.99 Currys
266°Expired

TP-Link HS110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring - £19.99 Currys

31
Edited by:"mamoulian"Found 25th Nov
*EDIT* seems to be popping in and out of stock for delivery. The £19.99 price is good for reserve & collect if your local store has stock.

---

This is better and usually more expensive than the HS100 because this one has energy monitoring - logs and reports back its usage.

Free delivery from Currys and don't forget Quidco - this says it is 'black tag' and there's mention of a special black tag cashback.


See comments on energy monitoring functionality in yesterday's post: hotukdeals.com/dea…130

31 Comments

Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for the 100s and was happy. Also got 6 more in that deal yesterday which was a bonus!

If the deal is still on at Argos I would grab 3 X HS100's for £39.98 instead. That is if you don't need energy monitoring.
Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 25th Nov

Am i right in thinking these things can remotely control the items plugged into them jn terms if switching things off?

Eg could i switch off the power to xbox or tv while i am at work?

Original Poster

umirza8511 m ago

Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for …Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for the 100s and was happy. Also got 6 more in that deal yesterday which was a bonus!




I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to script up when energy drops to 0 which signifies something has finished such as the kettle and washing machine. Looking for other suggestions :-)


CyDoNiA7 m ago

If the deal is still on at Argos I would grab 3 X HS100's for £39.98 …If the deal is still on at Argos I would grab 3 X HS100's for £39.98 instead. That is if you do need energy monitoring.



Nah the Argos triple has expired :-/ I grabbed some though :-)


ran123ran3 m ago

Am i right in thinking these things can remotely control the items plugged …Am i right in thinking these things can remotely control the items plugged into them jn terms if switching things off?Eg could i switch off the power to xbox or tv while i am at work?



Yes

mamoulian44 m ago

I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to …I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to script up when energy drops to 0 which signifies something has finished such as the kettle and washing machine.


oooohhhhh.... I like it.

umirza851 h, 11 m ago

oooohhhhh.... I like it.


mamoulian1 h, 56 m ago

I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to …I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to script up when energy drops to 0 which signifies something has finished such as the kettle and washing machine. Looking for other suggestions :-)Nah the Argos triple has expired :-/ I grabbed some though :-)Yes





This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.


Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; country or global wise it will be really significant number...
Edited by: "bnwubnfguisr" 25th Nov

bnwubnfguisr12 m ago

This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really …This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; country or global wise it will be really significant number...


Maybe plug in into another one to check?

Original Poster

The idle kettle uses 0, so yes.

It's not doing much when switched off though, assuming its software is efficient, because it doesn't have to report anything back continuously.

Could plug one into another I guess? :-) I wonder if they're accurate at such low levels though.

I bought the WeMo versions for £35 from groupon as on research they are the only ones I could find that can output to a .CSV file for some work I’m doing. Accept that’s a niche but having just bought the echo plus I’m tempted to get few more for coffee maker etc!

cantonbean41 m ago

Maybe plug in into another one to check?



mamoulian38 m ago

The idle kettle uses 0, so yes.It's not doing much when switched off …The idle kettle uses 0, so yes.It's not doing much when switched off though, assuming its software is efficient, because it doesn't have to report anything back continuously.Could plug one into another I guess? :-) I wonder if they're accurate at such low levels though.


I don't own any hs110 so can't even try that, and I'm not sure either about accuracy with low load, but if someone has a more precise power meter I would really like to see the numbers.

The processor & WiFi SOC is the same or similar as in tl-wr703w router which according to open wrt wiki uses 0.5W
Edited by: "bnwubnfguisr" 25th Nov

umirza853 h, 18 m ago

Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for …Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for the 100s and was happy. Also got 6 more in that deal yesterday which was a bonus!


mine work just fine
bit pissed off that I bought 2 of these at 30 at the begining of nov, 3 more at 25 on amazon a few days ago, and now they're 20.

bnwubnfguisr1 h, 12 m ago

Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; …Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; country or global wise it will be really significant number...



Your standard Google home or Amazon Alexa uses about 2-3 watts on standy or with soft/medium music. Loud music ramps it up to 7/8 watts. These plugs generally use between 0.5-1.5w on standby depending on model.

Yes, globally it will all add up, but equivalently the amount of wattage saved in unneccesary standby time/lights on all night when they could rather be motion sensored/scheduled etc. would more than cancel it out. Remember the good 'ol 60w lighbulb that was left on all night? Swopping that single bulb with a new LED 10w bulb will allow you to run 20 smart devices with less power.

Home delivery only for 19.99
in store 24.99
OOS for delivery
deal expired - congrats to those who got it!

robodan9183 m ago

bit pissed off that I bought 2 of these at 30 at the begining of nov, 3 …bit pissed off that I bought 2 of these at 30 at the begining of nov, 3 more at 25 on amazon a few days ago, and now they're 20.


They're the same price at amazon now, email them and ask for a price match credit. They usually are willing if you don't abuse it all the time.

Original Poster

cantonbean1 h, 5 m ago

I bought the WeMo versions for £35 from groupon as on research they are …I bought the WeMo versions for £35 from groupon as on research they are the only ones I could find that can output to a .CSV file for some work I’m doing. Accept that’s a niche but having just bought the echo plus I’m tempted to get few more for coffee maker etc!


There are plenty of good APIs for the TP-Link so you could output to .csv if you want to script it. Google 'hs100 api' - the base HS100 API supports energy monitoring too (HS110) and the light bulbs.
Also HASS.io works out of the box.

I was watching the WeMo Insight price until I saw IFTTT support was added for the TP-Links.

Wellbetr19 m ago

They're the same price at amazon now, email them and ask for a price match …They're the same price at amazon now, email them and ask for a price match credit. They usually are willing if you don't abuse it all the time.


limited quantity of 1 only. I bought 3 of these plugs and the amazon CS isn't helping - saying "prices fluctuate all the time and we have a policy of blah blah not helping you at all blah blah"
Guess I'll buy 1 and return the most expensive one I paid 30 for just last week.
Edited by: "robodan918" 25th Nov

Original Poster

robodan91821 m ago

Home delivery only for 19.99in store 24.99OOS for deliverydeal expired - …Home delivery only for 19.99in store 24.99OOS for deliverydeal expired - congrats to those who got it!


Reserve for store collection is still £19.99, if your local store has any stock left!

Thanks - updating description.

mamoulian17 m ago

Reserve for store collection is still £19.99, if your local store has any …Reserve for store collection is still £19.99, if your local store has any stock left!Thanks - updating description.


hmm that takes the convenience of online shopping out of it, as I don't really go to currys in the first place

bnwubnfguisr2 h, 15 m ago

This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really …This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; country or global wise it will be really significant number...


Even if you say it ran at 3W average (which I would guess would be way over what it actually uses, probably not even 2W) leaving it on constantly would cost around £3 for the year. If you're splurging out on smart plugs I'm guessing you probably wouldn't miss £3 a year.
Edited by: "A1RN" 25th Nov

I'm pretty sure I tested my HS110 with my energy meter plug and it didn't even register 1W in idle.
Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 25th Nov

bnwubnfguisr4 h, 22 m ago

This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really …This device will use much more energy than the idle kettle.Iwould really like to know how much energy all this smart devices consume; country or global wise it will be really significant number...


Plug one HS110 into another HS110 and monitor how much energy it uses

umirza857 h, 33 m ago

Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for …Found the energy monitoring on mine were garbage. Returned them all for the 100s and was happy. Also got 6 more in that deal yesterday which was a bonus!


Hrm you've put me off, what was wrong with it?

mamoulian7 h, 29 m ago

I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to …I'm not too fussed about precise energy reporting figures, I want to script up when energy drops to 0 which signifies something has finished such as the kettle and washing machine. Looking for other suggestions :-)Nah the Argos triple has expired :-/ I grabbed some though :-)Yes


The Argos deal is still on. Some stores are now showing stock available for order, for delivery on Wed 29th November, which is ahead of the 1st December offer expiration date. I've just ordered three from there and paid for fastrack collection on Wednesday. Most stores in my area (central Scotland) are showing stock in four days now.

mamoulian4 h, 39 m ago

There are plenty of good APIs for the TP-Link so you could output to .csv …There are plenty of good APIs for the TP-Link so you could output to .csv if you want to script it. Google 'hs100 api' - the base HS100 API supports energy monitoring too (HS110) and the light bulbs.Also HASS.io works out of the box.I was watching the WeMo Insight price until I saw IFTTT support was added for the TP-Links.


Interesting. I’ve got enough on my plate that I wanted an out the box solution but good to know.

Original Poster

Available for delivery again.

Bought 3 for 2 yesterday at Argos. But regretting it, as realised that I have fallen for the hype of creating a 'smart home', and actually these are pretty pointless. For example, I set the first one up on a living room lamp. Only to the realise that actually, instead of now having to grab my phone , unlock it, launch the app, choose the lamp, then click on, that actually it was far easier, quicker and not to mention cheaper, just to switch the lamp on in the normal way.

what else do people use these for, that actually makes something smarter??? I am struggling to think how to use the other two. I feel a bit of a mug for buying them now

Original Poster

Look at how/when you use things and see how it can be improved.

I have a lamp on the other side of the room to the door. I've can turn it on from Google Home, or I've stuck an Amazon Dash button to the wall by the door.

Kasa and IFTTT will put widgets on your home screen so you don't have to launch the app.

I use IFTTT and Stringify to automate sequences such as turning the heating on in that room, delaying 10 mins for me to load the dishwasher, then turning the light on.

I've got HomeAssistant running on a raspberry pi to watch when my pc turns off. Then the heating goes off, lamp gets a 3 minute timer, and upstairs lamp goes on.

I use the energy monitoring one for the kettle as I always forget about it. When it finishes boiling I get a notification then a 5 minute timer for brewing.

Funny how they are back in stock now the price has gone up!

MrBanks26th Nov

Bought 3 for 2 yesterday at Argos. But regretting it, as realised that I …Bought 3 for 2 yesterday at Argos. But regretting it, as realised that I have fallen for the hype of creating a 'smart home', and actually these are pretty pointless. For example, I set the first one up on a living room lamp. Only to the realise that actually, instead of now having to grab my phone , unlock it, launch the app, choose the lamp, then click on, that actually it was far easier, quicker and not to mention cheaper, just to switch the lamp on in the normal way.what else do people use these for, that actually makes something smarter??? I am struggling to think how to use the other two. I feel a bit of a mug for buying them now


If you are away you can switch your lights off and on remotely to make people think someone is home....but tbh to make best use of these smart devices you need an Echo or google home...

gari18928th Nov

If you are away you can switch your lights off and on remotely to make …If you are away you can switch your lights off and on remotely to make people think someone is home....but tbh to make best use of these smart devices you need an Echo or google home...


I suppose. But I can do that with a £1.99 analog plug in timer from Asda or Wilko

gari18928th Nov

If you are away you can switch your lights off and on remotely to make …If you are away you can switch your lights off and on remotely to make people think someone is home....but tbh to make best use of these smart devices you need an Echo or google home...


And I do have an Amazon echo- and yes, if I happen to be in the same room as the echo I can ask echo to turn the plug on and off for me. But she then gives a audible 'OKAY' response, which late at night when wanting to turn off a light quietly , is a waste of time with echo screeching 'Okkkaaaayyyy!!' At me full blast
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text