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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link: Kasa Smart Plug $16.99

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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link: Kasa Smart Plug $16.99

Keep in mind this is the 'lite' version, it's 10amp vs 15 amp....however you shouldn't plug anything crazy into smart plugs anyways just incase...

Perfect for lamps, room fans, battery chargers.

Not crazy hot deal as the regular smart plug can go for $35 for 2, but a decent deal and I was just installing some cabinet LED lights that would have been hard to switch on/off.
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Do not buy this. A smart plug limited to 10 amps instead of the standard 15 amps that wall outlets are supposed to support is dangerous, and should not be allowed in Canada. Maybe you know about the limit when you buy it, but consider the first other household member or subsequent inheritor who is unaware of that and plugs in something that needs more than 10 amps, expecting it to work.
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This has cUL listed certification. I trust this brand over lots of other chinezium ones out there.
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Scote64 wrote: Do not buy this. A smart plug limited to 10 amps instead of the standard 15 amps that wall outlets are supposed to support is dangerous, and should not be allowed in Canada. Maybe you know about the limit when you buy it, but consider the first other household member or subsequent inheritor who is unaware of that and plugs in something that needs more than 10 amps, expecting it to work.
I have these in difficult spots, which is why i have smart plugs. I wouldn't be plugging anything demanding, the most would be a 9w LED lamp really.
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These do not do energy monitoring, correct?
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I own two of these smart plugs, one with an electric oil heater, one with a humidifier. Paid $20/each from Staples. They work great, easily made schedules with the app, absolutely no issues.
I was concerned about the 10 amps limit for my heater but 10 amps covers it with no problems, all winter at full power.
Having a real cUL certification makes huge difference.
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I would recommend the Kasa plugs. I am using the 15A version to automatically turn on my espresso machine in the morning. It's super reliable.
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trendless wrote: These do not do energy monitoring, correct?
Do not. Only time on/off, you can do the math with that.
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Did they just stop selling the 15amp version and priced this lower amperage one at the same price?
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SampahBau wrote: https://www.costco.ca/ce-smart-home-wi- ... 76838.html

It can handle up to 1875W, it means you can also use this to control your heater and comes with energy monitoring feature.
I have 6 of these costco one CE brand. 4 of these and 2 older smaller ones.

I use the older one (smaller version without energy monitoring) for my hot water appliance without any trouble for the past month.

Very easy to setup.

I trust Costco products. But I also have a few tplink from before controlling some lights and a monitor. Wouldn't mind both but Costco has free shipping and delivers pretty fast
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mlerfd wrote: I have 6 of these costco one CE brand. 4 of these and 2 older smaller ones.

I use the older one (smaller version without energy monitoring) for my hot water appliance without any trouble for the past month.

Very easy to setup.

I trust Costco products. But I also have a few tplink from before controlling some lights and a monitor. Wouldn't mind both but Costco has free shipping and delivers pretty fast
How many apps do you use to control your plugs?

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