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[Costco] Charging Essentials Wi-Fi Smart Plug x 2 $18.99/Smart Dimmer Switch x 2 $39.99

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BoarK wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 12:22 pm
Hi all,

Anyone else getting an annoying buzz from the switch when the lights are dimmed? I've checked the bulbs with another, more expensive, dimmer and they worked fine. Are these CE dimmers made with cheap triacs that are causing the buzzing? The buzzing is too distracting. I will have to return the dimmers. Will Costco accept a return item if it has already been installed? I still have the original package, albeit quite mangled.
It's your light fixture. You may not have a compatible fixture. I would return the switches to costco and try again, if the same thing happens then it's your fixture for sure. If it's an older fixture this is not uncommon.
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Mar 1, 2019
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Hey - i have the light connected - manually i can dim the lights.
I downloaded the app and I am trying to connect the device and it keeps saying Failed
What am i doing wrong? i have pressed the dimmer 5 times and then the 6th time waited for the blue light to flash?
my wifi is 2.4ghz and i have the correct WPA EAS setting.

help please
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Shaynelle wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2019 10:04 am
It's your light fixture. You may not have a compatible fixture. I would return the switches to costco and try again, if the same thing happens then it's your fixture for sure. If it's an older fixture this is not uncommon.
Actually I have many of these switches... I had a few that buzzed but replaced it with another and no buzz. Just return adn get a new one. It's defective.
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Do I have to have the neutral connected? My current switch only has blue, red and ground. maybe the neutral is hidden behind the box but does this switch have to have neutral connected? I got no LED indicator. Did the 6th paddle press and shuffle on and off the slider like some said. No luck! Please help!
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matt4670 wrote:
Mar 4th, 2019 11:55 am
Do I have to have the neutral connected? My current switch only has blue, red and ground. maybe the neutral is hidden behind the box but does this switch have to have neutral connected? I got no LED indicator. Did the 6th paddle press and shuffle on and off the slider like some said. No luck! Please help!
Neutral is required, if you do not know what you're doing, PLEASE read more about or hire an electrician
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Spotted new this week at Candiac and Bridge, the Charging Essentials WiFi outlet. $29.99 for a two pack.

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I'm often at Costco...
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krazykanuck wrote:
Mar 4th, 2019 9:47 pm
Spotted new this week at Candiac and Bridge, the Charging Essentials WiFi outlet. $29.99 for a two pack.

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Wonder if I can use it with a power bar? Say I have 3 table lamps connect to it...
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dealyou wrote:
Mar 5th, 2019 3:55 am
Wonder if I can use it with a power bar? Say I have 3 table lamps connect to it...
I didn't look at the specs but I don't see why not, however, if it uses the same relay (due to space constraint), then just keep the load under the maximal rating, no more than 400W per lamp if you have incandescent or halogen bulbs, should be no problem if you have LED or CFL bulbs
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dealyou wrote:
Mar 5th, 2019 3:55 am
Wonder if I can use it with a power bar? Say I have 3 table lamps connect to it...
You should be able to as long as you don't exceed the amperage and use the correct socket since these indicate that only one of the two sockets is smart. The caveat is that your whole power bar will turn on and off at the same time rather than individual lamps. If you need better control, then the other individual smart plugs may be a better solution.
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If anybody is interested here is a 2 Pack wifi switch. I know the regular TP Link (non summer) was on sale for 19.99. Here you get two dimmers for 39.99

Saw it at Costco Vaughan. Enjoy
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This is regular price. Been at this price for a long time now.
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