TP-Link Smart Plug WiFi Outlet, Works with Amazon Alexa Pack of 2 £25.99 at Amazon
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TP-Link Smart Plug WiFi Outlet, Works with Amazon Alexa Pack of 2 £25.99 at Amazon

£25.99£31.9819%Amazon Deals
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Posted 5th Oct
Most people know about these by now. Back again at an excellent price from Amazon UK.
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  • Compatibility - Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for Voice Control and IFTTT;
  • No Hub Required - Works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service;
  • Remote Access - Control devices connected to the Smart Plug wherever you use the free Kasa app on your smartphone (Android 4.1 or higher/iOS 8 or higher);
  • Scheduling - Schedule the smart plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed;
  • Away Mode - Turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home.

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Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more compact than these)
ive loads of these from the Argos deal last year 5 are still wrapped up lol..
Naith05/10/2019 13:25

Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more …Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more compact than these)


I use the Teckin ones with no issues at all. The new 13a version doesn't interfere with the switches now. There's often a deal on at Amazon for them.
I use these with Home Assistant, no cloud needed. They are not the smallest, but they are really reliable and work out the box with Home Assistant. I prefer the energy monitoring version for a couple of quid more
Have several on the go, bought last Black Friday, proved themselves to be rock solid. Buy again? without question. Only neg being they're a tad on the big side.
kar99905/10/2019 13:28

I use the Teckin ones with no issues at all. The new 13a version doesn't …I use the Teckin ones with no issues at all. The new 13a version doesn't interfere with the switches now. There's often a deal on at Amazon for them.


Which is the new version?
Naith05/10/2019 13:25

Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more …Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more compact than these)


I have both and prefer the compact size of the Teckins
kar99905/10/2019 14:16

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECKIN-1-White/dp/B07STZ1V3J/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MN99TADYXYVX2B8AB7FBThe older square version was 16A but did have energy monitoring.


Thanks just bought a pack of 4 for £37.
Looks like all the TP ones will be gon going on eBay as well as the old teckins
kar99905/10/2019 13:28

I use the Teckin ones with no issues at all. The new 13a version doesn't …I use the Teckin ones with no issues at all. The new 13a version doesn't interfere with the switches now. There's often a deal on at Amazon for them.


I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones yesterday after connecting two high energy fan heaters to one socket and powered them for about 20 minutes in my garage when I received a warning message on my phone that the socket is overheating and it cut off automatically to allow cooling. I was really impressed by this safety feature and went looking for more when I found the deal. Do you know if the Teckin ones have a similar safeguard?
Naith05/10/2019 13:25

Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more …Are these worth getting over the Teckin ones? (which look a lot more compact than these)


I choose the TP-Links as they work well with a good app and respected brand. I’m sure the others are fine, I just don’t want to chance it with mains.
plewis0005/10/2019 15:32

I choose the TP-Links as they work well with a good app and respected …I choose the TP-Links as they work well with a good app and respected brand. I’m sure the others are fine, I just don’t want to chance it with mains.


I have also looked at the FakeSpot rating of both products' reviews and noticed a huge difference and went for the more trusted brand.
Aiadi05/10/2019 15:38

I have also looked at the FakeSpot rating of both products' reviews and …I have also looked at the FakeSpot rating of both products' reviews and noticed a huge difference and went for the more trusted brand.


I think we have about 15 of these at home and the office now, other than being bulky so they don’t fit on power strips that well, I have no complaints.
Aiadi05/10/2019 15:29

I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones …I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones yesterday after connecting two high energy fan heaters to one socket and powered them for about 20 minutes in my garage when I received a warning message on my phone that the socket is overheating and it cut off automatically to allow cooling. I was really impressed by this safety feature and went looking for more when I found the deal. Do you know if the Teckin ones have a similar safeguard?


I don't think so but the 16A ones did have energy monitoring. Two high energy fan heaters in one socket is not a good idea as I believe the max rating for 13A circuits is only c. 3kw
I have six of theses, 3 are hardware v1 which work great and 3 are hardware v2.1 which keep dropping the WiFi connection. All new ones are v2.1 (support Google home)
I needed an additional plug for my oil filled electric radiator. I used it on timer mode to heatup the bedroom 1 hours before sleep time. The v1's that I have are great.
Does this version work with homebridge
Thanks OP.

Bought cheaper ones a year ago. They work fine, but you can't be too careful with items like power sockets.
I've just set mine up with an electric heater! Cant believe how good it is and an amazing user interface.
These are fatty fatty fat fat! They bulge like homer Simpsons waist line.

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Otherwise, great devices but don't sit nicely next to other sockets in extension gangs.
I wonder if they are any sockets built in with the smart feature. Now that would be great as having house rewired soon
Aiadi05/10/2019 15:29

I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones …I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones yesterday after connecting two high energy fan heaters to one socket and powered them for about 20 minutes in my garage when I received a warning message on my phone that the socket is overheating and it cut off automatically to allow cooling. I was really impressed by this safety feature and went looking for more when I found the deal. Do you know if the Teckin ones have a similar safeguard?


That means they are not rated for your appliances I think inremenber they are under 2kw
Hot. Bought. All set for the Christmas lights!
There's no advantage of getting these over Teckins/Other compatible smart plugs. I've bought all types and tbh I wish I didn't even bother getting the TP-Link ones as the only difference is that they are are more bulky and more expensive. The people who seem to complain about the other brands seem to only do so because they don't know how to set them up properly
I have 3 brand new boxes and really need to use them in my loft, the only problem I have is that my virgin router always seems to reset randomly when I make 2 frequencies (2.4g and 5g) then I have to re install all my 2.4g appliances (ring pro, baby monitors, etc) its such a headache as need to use them, please can anyone advise......the 2 frequencies are not standard, they stay separate for a day or 2, then reset back to a single channel (5g)
pompey8706/10/2019 00:38

I have 3 brand new boxes and really need to use them in my loft, the only …I have 3 brand new boxes and really need to use them in my loft, the only problem I have is that my virgin router always seems to reset randomly when I make 2 frequencies (2.4g and 5g) then I have to re install all my 2.4g appliances (ring pro, baby monitors, etc) its such a headache as need to use them, please can anyone advise......the 2 frequencies are not standard, they stay separate for a day or 2, then reset back to a single channel (5g)


Actually, I have to re enter password etc on all my devices at home. The main headache is that I have to run up and down the loft, and the ring pro, you have to unscrew bell etc.
I've a few of these in the house now. Got them linked up to the native Kasa app and also Google Home. They are so handy and not just for lights - use mine for my coffee machine, coffee ready when I go downstairs in morning and they are great for my external Christmas lights plugged into the garage.
Aiadi05/10/2019 15:29

I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones …I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones yesterday after connecting two high energy fan heaters to one socket and powered them for about 20 minutes in my garage when I received a warning message on my phone that the socket is overheating and it cut off automatically to allow cooling. I was really impressed by this safety feature and went looking for more when I found the deal. Do you know if the Teckin ones have a similar safeguard?


These plugs can only handle a specific wattage, plugging TWO high energy heaters into this is just silly. Brilliant feature yes but you’re lucky it has the feature when you use the plug like this.
Are these better than the £9.99 Amazon ones?
Aiadi05/10/2019 15:29

I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones …I have just discovered a brilliant feature of the TP-Link Kasa ones yesterday after connecting two high energy fan heaters to one socket and powered them for about 20 minutes in my garage when I received a warning message on my phone that the socket is overheating and it cut off automatically to allow cooling. I was really impressed by this safety feature and went looking for more when I found the deal. Do you know if the Teckin ones have a similar safeguard?


But was the socket itself over heating, or this plug? Maybe you'd be better off without the plug.
Purchased, thanks OP 🏻
kar99905/10/2019 14:16

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECKIN-1-White/dp/B07STZ1V3J/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MN99TADYXYVX2B8AB7FBThe older square version was 16A but did have energy monitoring.


would have thought 13A and 16A were current ratings instead of version numbers? but I may be wrong

was a bit confused, when I wanted to buy a pair of Teckins, they were showing as “View Newer Model” another brand.. Koogeek??.. so I got these instead.. a pain to pair to, but do the job

Anyone found a Siri version??
Ta
alexcld06/10/2019 06:08

would have thought 13A and 16A were current ratings instead of version …would have thought 13A and 16A were current ratings instead of version numbers? but I may be wrongwas a bit confused, when I wanted to buy a pair of Teckins, they were showing as “View Newer Model” another brand.. Koogeek??.. so I got these instead.. a pain to pair to, but do the jobAnyone found a Siri version??Ta


The old version was 16A and had energy monitoring.
New one is rated at 13A and does not have energy monitoring.

The software on the Teckins is just as good as the TP.
Also works great with Alexa and IFTTT and makes the app redundant.


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Got three of them a couple of years now. Work great unlike many others I tried back then.
Can anyone recommend smart plugs that work with harmony please?
Every model I input into their compatibility website says no or not found
alexcld06/10/2019 06:08

would have thought 13A and 16A were current ratings instead of version …would have thought 13A and 16A were current ratings instead of version numbers? but I may be wrongwas a bit confused, when I wanted to buy a pair of Teckins, they were showing as “View Newer Model” another brand.. Koogeek??.. so I got these instead.. a pain to pair to, but do the jobAnyone found a Siri version??Ta


Yes, the 13A and 16A stands for ampere rating not version number.
How does this compare to the Amazon smart plug?
Smart Plug, TECKIN WiFi Outlet Works with Amazon Alexa, Echo, Google Home and IFTTT, Wireless Socket Remote Control Timer Plug Switch, No Hub Required,16A(2 PACK) amazon.co.uk/dp/…4YP


Looks a better deal to me
MrSprkle05/10/2019 13:26

ive loads of these from the Argos deal last year 5 are still wrapped up …ive loads of these from the Argos deal last year 5 are still wrapped up lol..


Can I buy them of you?
nefe06/10/2019 11:47

Can I buy them of you?


LOL, I will end up using them.
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