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  • Jun 20th, 2018 11:14 am
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Jan 31, 2003
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Good price. I believe the mini was $35 for 2 during boxing day.

Nonetheless, still a good price right now if you need one,.
MechanicalMan64
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Don’t bother with this. It’s so big. The mini better and will go cheaper again
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I've upvoted because this is a good price for what it is. That said, I hate that it covers two slots, so I've got the minis. I have both the TP Link minis as well as the Meross Minis, which are a great alternative. I offer this:
https://www.amazon.ca/meross-Control-Oc ... WWWTM59O1J
as counterpoint. 2 Minis for $31.99, or $16 each if you need a pair. I've had the Meross for a month now and they've been perfect (admittedly, not a long time, but seriously, perfectly stable and all good)
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hoody123 wrote: I've upvoted because this is a good price for what it is. That said, I hate that it covers two slots, so I've got the minis. I have both the TP Link minis as well as the Meross Minis, which are a great alternative. I offer this:
https://www.amazon.ca/meross-Control-Oc ... WWWTM59O1J
as counterpoint. 2 Minis for $31.99, or $16 each if you need a pair. I've had the Meross for a month now and they've been perfect (admittedly, not a long time, but seriously, perfectly stable and all good)
The concern some people have with the meross and other small brands is that they don't have Canadian safety approval (cUL, CSA, cETL, etc..). The risk being (however small) that your home insurance would be void if anything happened. The straight UL and ETL certification isn't enough apparently, it needs to have the lower case 'c' for Canada.
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Just wait for the minis unless you don’t care about covering up extra outlets. This is a good brand - I have their plugs and switches and they are much better than the Insignia and iHome ones that I also own.
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Don't get this.... Plugs 2 outlets
Wait for the mini
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samj1 wrote: The concern some people have with the meross and other small brands is that they don't have Canadian safety approval (cUL, CSA, cETL, etc..). The risk being (however small) that your home insurance would be void if anything happened. The straight UL and ETL certification isn't enough apparently, it needs to have the lower case 'c' for Canada.
I have looked into this and I will actually call my insurance, but I am 99.99% sure that ETL is a fully 100% accepted standard for Canada as it meets and exceeds the standards and is designed to meet all standards not just in canada but the USA and all states.

http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

https://www.crownaudio.com/certification-marks

I am very interested to find out more, so if you have any links to published information Thanks in Advance.

http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction(AHJs) and code officials across the US and Canada accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product compliance to published industry standards. Retail buyers accept it on products they're sourcing. And every day, more and more consumers recognize it on products they purchase as a symbol of safety.

Today, the ETL Mark is the fastest growing safety certification in North America and is featured on millions of products sold by major retailers and distributors every day. Browse through our most Frequently Asked Questions about the ETL Listed Mark.


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Waiting for a lightning deal on the switch.
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This is the one without energy monitoring so might as well wait to get the mini
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MexicanPeso wrote: I have looked into this and I will actually call my insurance, but I am 99.99% sure that ETL is a fully 100% accepted standard for Canada as it meets and exceeds the standards and is designed to meet all standards not just in canada but the USA and all states.

http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

https://www.crownaudio.com/certification-marks

I am very interested to find out more, so if you have any links to published information Thanks in Advance.

http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction(AHJs) and code officials across the US and Canada accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product compliance to published industry standards. Retail buyers accept it on products they're sourcing. And every day, more and more consumers recognize it on products they purchase as a symbol of safety.

Today, the ETL Mark is the fastest growing safety certification in North America and is featured on millions of products sold by major retailers and distributors every day. Browse through our most Frequently Asked Questions about the ETL Listed Mark.


mp
ETL is accepted but it needs to be cETL from what I can tell. Here is site with the recognized certifications in Ontario by the Electrical Safety Authority: https://www.esasafe.com/electricalproducts/marks

I'd love to hear what your insurance says (I bet the front line person will have no idea).
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samj1 wrote: ETL is accepted but it needs to be cETL from what I can tell. Here is site with the recognized certifications in Ontario by the Electrical Safety Authority: https://www.esasafe.com/electricalproducts/marks

I'd love to hear what your insurance says (I bet the front line person will have no idea).
I read that too. There is cETL and usETL. I tried to get a difinitive answer on that but the best interpretation is ETL is North America and specifically labelled when it only applies to a specific country.

I really hope this thread gets to a real concrete answer, not just what we think, because I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon.

I might even call Intertek directly.

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On Black Friday, Best Buy had a 2-pack for $35 (so, $17.50 per plug). It has also been on sale at both BB and Amazon for $20 during Boxing Week. There haven't been many sales since then, however.

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I have a few of these. They are big but you can still plug a lamp cord into the bottom plug of the outlet.
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