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[Amazon.ca] 3 Packs Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link for $ 28.99

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[Amazon.ca] 3 Packs Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link for $ 28.99

About this item
  • Voice Control: Add voice control to any outlet. Enjoy the hands-free convenience of controlling any home electronic appliances with your voice via Alexa or Google Assistant.
  • Control From Anywhere: Turn electronics on and off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation.
  • Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your smart plug to automatically turn on and off any home electronic appliances such as lamps, fan, humidifier, Christmas lights etc.
  • Easy Set Up and Use: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection required. Plug in, open the Kasa app, follow the simple instructions and enjoy.
  • Trusted and Reliable: Designed and developed in Silicon Valley, Kasa is trusted by over 4 Million users and being the reader’s choice for PCMag 2020. 2-year warranty.
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Thanks Danny136 !


My Honey App is telling me to buy this NOW:


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All kidding aside this is a good price for quality home automation products.

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Keep in mind this is the 10A version. Do not use it for high drain devices such as a hair dryer or heater.
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starscreamX wrote: Keep in mind this is the 10A version. Do not use it for high drain devices such as a hair dryer or heater.
Not sure why you'd put a hair dryer on a smart switch...

Most devices people will plug into these things are going to be 10A or lower.
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starscreamX wrote: Keep in mind this is the 10A version. Do not use it for high drain devices such as a hair dryer or heater.
hehehe.. you have other smart plugs for your hair dryer? Set it on smart schedule to turn on and off by specific daily times?
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How do these work with an appliance that you manually have to turn on /off..i.e a coffee maker?
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bell02fantasy1 wrote: How do these work with an appliance that you manually have to turn on /off..i.e a coffee maker?
Unless the appliance has a physical power switch and not a digital one, then they don't work ;)

I use one on my espresso maker and just leave the power switch on the machine toggled on.
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There’s also work great with Homebridge. Mine are really solid and reliable.
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I use one with a relay to control my fireplace. I can toggle with Google and Harmony remote. Can't think of many other uses for smart plugs though. I have extras and a tplink smart power bar waiting for ideas. All my lighting is hue or smart switches.
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starscreamX wrote: Keep in mind this is the 10A version. Do not use it for high drain devices such as a hair dryer or heater.
only use it on lamp & cord extension for charging device.

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repatch wrote: Not sure why you'd put a hair dryer on a smart switch...

Most devices people will plug into these things are going to be 10A or lower.
I use mine on my Radiant heater to turn on and off at certain times of day.

Not sure if the Radiant heater requires more than 10A or not, but I have a 15A one.
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Lush78 wrote: I use one with a relay to control my fireplace. I can toggle with Google and Harmony remote. Can't think of many other uses for smart plugs though. I have extras and a tplink smart power bar waiting for ideas. All my lighting is hue or smart switches.
FWIW I plugged a USB power supply into the smart switch, connected that 5V output to a relay, and connected that to the garage door button.

So when I turn that switch 'on' it 'presses' my garage door button. I then have a smart action that whenever that switch gets turned on, it turns off, 'releasing' the garage door button. Works absolutely fantastic!

Another one is used for an IP cam that decides to hang after running for a week, have a timer to 'reboot' the camera every once in a while.

Another one I have my nixie tube clock on my home office desk plugged in to. It turns on before I start work, and turns off after I'm done. The clock has a battery backup that maintains time, but the clock only powers up the nixie tubes when I'm actually at my desk. That will improve their longevity (I hope).

Lots of creative uses out there other than home lighting, although I do use a few for that purpose (including outdoor decorations).
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repatch wrote: FWIW I plugged a USB power supply into the smart switch, connected that 5V output to a relay, and connected that to the garage door button.

So when I turn that switch 'on' it 'presses' my garage door button. I then have a smart action that whenever that switch gets turned on, it turns off, 'releasing' the garage door button. Works absolutely fantastic!

Another one is used for an IP cam that decides to hang after running for a week, have a timer to 'reboot' the camera every once in a while.

Another one I have my nixie tube clock on my home office desk plugged in to. It turns on before I start work, and turns off after I'm done. The clock has a battery backup that maintains time, but the clock only powers up the nixie tubes when I'm actually at my desk. That will improve their longevity (I hope).

Lots of creative uses out there other than home lighting, although I do use a few for that purpose (including outdoor decorations).
Some good ideas. I have a smart garage door opener, all my cameras are nest and haven't had any issues and I now use Google hubs all around the house as clocks. I know I'll eventually find some ideas for them. Thanks.
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repatch wrote: FWIW I plugged a USB power supply into the smart switch, connected that 5V output to a relay, and connected that to the garage door button.

So when I turn that switch 'on' it 'presses' my garage door button. I then have a smart action that whenever that switch gets turned on, it turns off, 'releasing' the garage door button. Works absolutely fantastic!

Another one is used for an IP cam that decides to hang after running for a week, have a timer to 'reboot' the camera every once in a while.

Another one I have my nixie tube clock on my home office desk plugged in to. It turns on before I start work, and turns off after I'm done. The clock has a battery backup that maintains time, but the clock only powers up the nixie tubes when I'm actually at my desk. That will improve their longevity (I hope).

Lots of creative uses out there other than home lighting, although I do use a few for that purpose (including outdoor decorations).
First time seeing that Nixie tube clock. I want one!
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Lush78 wrote: Some good ideas. I have a smart garage door opener, all my cameras are nest and haven't had any issues and I now use Google hubs all around the house as clocks. I know I'll eventually find some ideas for them. Thanks.
At the time the only affordable smart garage door opening I could find was $100, and wouldn't CLOSE the door, only supported OPENING the door.

So I built my solution.
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Lush78 wrote: First time seeing that Nixie tube clock. I want one!
Was a kit I had to solder together, pretty easy to do, just take your time. 3D printed an enclousure (not perfect, but meh, good enough). Love the thing!

Picture doesn't do it justice IMHO, but this is the best I could manage:
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repatch wrote: Was a kit I had to solder together, pretty easy to do, just take your time. 3D printed an enclousure (not perfect, but meh, good enough). Love the thing!

Picture doesn't do it justice IMHO, but this is the best I could manage:
20210225_102839.jpg
Very cool. I'm looking into these now. I need one.

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