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[Canadian Tire] Globe Smart Plug - $9.99 (April 5th - 11th)

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dillybravo wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 12:23 pm
Anyone know if it's CSA/UL certified?
I don't know if this is, but all the Globe products I own ARE at a minimum UL LISTED.

Not many products are certified anymore, too expensive, just send "UL" the specifications (that it means safety codes) and now it counts as "listed".

Doesn't mean the quality is there, it just won't BURST into flames. ;)
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RAINMAN0 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 11:44 am
Yes, that is a basic electrical calculation

120v * 15A = 1800W
I would allow a power factor (pf) of 0.85
Thus 120v * 15A * 0.85 = 1530W
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iheartpoutine wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 2:10 pm
IMHO, I'd rather buy this one for a few bucks more, bought it at $25.49 during a lightning deal and it's awesome.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07CZF ... UTF8&psc=1

It comes with power monitoring so you can see how much energy your appliance uses.
I have these, love them... solidly built, work great, energy monitoring and the Smart life app works with several different companies...
As for Globe being a known name, doesn't mean it's synonyms with quality. I have had globe power bars that got brown or dark black marks, like heat or burn marks around the outlets... pitched them.
Amazon is full of $10 or less smart wifi plugs similar to the globe ones too.
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Sebi97 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 2:15 pm
So how does this connect to my home network? It'll be its own client with a MAC/IP? And then my google home will recognize it and be able to control it?
Yes, it has its own MAC and IP (once connected to your wireless network), then you'll need to add the device - just like you would for any other smart home device - to your GHome under the integration name "Globe Suite". They also have their own app, separate from the integration piece to do scheduling, scenes, updates, etc. It handles google commands pretty well, not that there are that many states of the device anyway...
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orbitdesign wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 3:02 pm
Do these block the second outlet?
By the look of them, I would say not...
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jackass_ca wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 3:05 pm
By the look of them, I would say not...
That's what it looks like but I was hoping for confirmation before making the trip.
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orbitdesign wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 3:19 pm
That's what it looks like but I was hoping for confirmation before making the trip.
Yeah, in all honesty, if companies are still making them and they block outlets, they soon become firesale dumps... the old Belkin Wemo ones, I have, I am trying to get rid of, they take up the whole plug, I have switched to the Teckin ones from Amazon, they are like the TP-Link and some of the ones I got also have a USB outlet on the side as well, that is controlled independently of the main plug.
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drdtyc wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 2:47 pm
I would allow a power factor (pf) of 0.85
Thus 120v * 15A * 0.85 = 1530W

I'd definitely agree with allowing a tolerance but as a note, heaters generally have a power factor closer to 1. Unless its a blower/motor or something with an inductive or capacitive load.
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You can use the Globe app to turn it ON or OFF. Or if you have it integrated with your Google or Alexa, you can just tell the to power it off or on.
shayne85 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 3:58 pm
Can you remote turn it off and on?
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I bought a couple of these from the Source a while back and have no complaints. When I went up today to get a couple of more, they also had the Globe smart bulbs on for $9 as well
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Thanks! When I said remotely I meant like outside of the house? Not on the same LAN.
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RAINMAN0 wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 4:11 pm
I'd definitely agree with allowing a tolerance but as a note, heaters generally have a power factor closer to 1. Unless its a blower/motor or something with an inductive or capacitive load.
I note that someone could use smartplug to control the motor of garage door opener such that the motor would be disconnected from the power supply and thus the garage door not be opened overnight as an extra security. I think such a motor is most likely an induction motor. The power factor of it is between 0.85 and 0.90 on full load. On the safe side, I have chosen the smaller power factor of 0.85
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orbitdesign wrote:
Apr 4th, 2019 3:02 pm
Do these block the second outlet?
If it's the same one I bought, it blocks the second outlet which is why I didn't use it for the longest time. I finally found a use on a power bar I had or it still wouldn't be used.

This is the one I bought. Here Looks the same to me.

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