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 WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Mon 13 Dec 23:15

thought this may be of interest

Bought a couple from B&Q last year, £15 for 2, normally £10 each

These are ideal for controlling Christmas lights or other devices.

Found same device in Poundland for £5, works a treat and uses same App as the b&q ones

Saw them in Asda for £18 🙈

https://www.poundland.co.uk/446890-ultrabrite-wifi-controlled-socket-plug

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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 08:29

Cheers Brian

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 11:48

I was given 2 of the Amazon ones when I renewed my broadband package earlier this year. They’ve been sitting gathering dust since then as I didn’t see or have any use for them. Someone said the other day that they used theirs for their Christmas lights as well and I’ve now found a use for them. No more crawling under the tree to switch them on and off everyday thankfully. Great wee things :-)
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 12:40

Before everyone rushes out and buys these.
Which magazine carried out an investigation into them and found they were a fire hazard.
It was the Hictkon smart plug that was identified as a risk but personally I wouldn't trust any of them.

https://www.thefpa.co.uk/news/smart-plugs-found-to-be-fire-risk-

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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 12:53

We have 10 used in various places around the house - lamps etc - running Alexa routines on timers. Have done so for years and they are brilliant - just tell Alexa good night and everything switches off.

One or two early ones Wi-Fi died but newer ones are more robust. Added to Nest, various sonos and a robot vacuum we have loads of stuff running off Alexa.


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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 13:58

Quote:

P, Tue 14 Dec 12:53

We have 10 used in various places around the house - lamps etc - running Alexa routines on timers. Have done so for years and they are brilliant - just tell Alexa good night and everything switches off.

One or two early ones Wi-Fi died but newer ones are more robust. Added to Nest, various sonos and a robot vacuum we have loads of stuff running off Alexa.


Did your parents go on holiday to Paris one year and forget you? This sounds like a familiar setup 😂
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: doctordandruff  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 15:49

I`ve got a couple for indoor and outdoor Christmas lights. The best thing is you can create a routine on Alexa with them. Now if I say Alexa, `Bring on Christmas`, all the Christmas lights go on and Maria Carey fires up on the Speaker. It`s torture.
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Tue 14 Dec 17:27

Amazed you`ve got any speakers left. I`d be battering mine with a hammer.
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Wed 15 Dec 07:24

I`ve got one on a fan so when I start to get too hot running on the treadmill I can shout to Alexa, `start the fans` like like I`m in the Crystal Maze.
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 15 Dec 11:42

😂 Jake!

I would very much like to visit P and DoctorDandruff’s hooses! They sound great fun!

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Wed 15 Dec 18:46

I agree about the safety aspect, but the ones I mention do seem better.
I`ve had two for over a year with no issues or of them getting warm.

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 Re: WiFi mains socket
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Wed 15 Dec 20:19

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buffy, Wed 15 Dec 11:42

😂 Jake!

I would very much like to visit P and DoctorDandruff’s hooses! They sound great fun!


Neighbours are pretty old, must reckon my Mrs is called Alexa and I’m very demanding wandering about the house shouting at Alexa to start the vacuum or put the light on




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