• expired

TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug $23.95 @ Bunnings (Price Beat $22.75 @ Officeworks)

780

EDIT: If you don't live near a Bunnings/Officeworks, or nearby ones don't have stock, check out the JB Hi-Fi $24 deal (using Click and Collect) or the Amazon $24 deal (with Prime or with free delivery when ordering at least $49 worth of eligible items).


Same price per unit as the expired back again Bunnings 2 pack deal, however, this is a normal stocked item, not a Special Order1 item.

The Bunnings price is not as good as the now limited stock Bing Lee $29 deal which with the current 20% off store wide code (ending Mon 10 June) comes out at $23.20, but only if you are lucky enough to take advantage of the free in-store pickup.

With Officeworks' 5% price beat, the price drops to $22.75, the best currently available.

Stock availability:

  • Officeworks Morley, WA: 3 units @ 17:00 Sat 8 June (OP)
  • Bunnings Bayswater, WA: 3+ units @ 17:00 Sun 9 June (OP)

Note that this is the model without Energy Monitoring. You need the HS110 for that.

Downloads (available from the support page):

Specifications:

  • Size (H x W x D): 100.3 x 66.3 x 77 mm
  • Weight: 131.8g
  • Power button (to manually turn output on/off - includes embedded power and Wi-Fi indicator LEDs)
  • Settings button (to connect device to the app, or to factory reset it)
  • System Requirements: Android 4.1 or higher, iOS 8 9 9.3 or higher (App Store now says 9.3)
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40ºC
  • Operating Humidity: 5-90%RH, non-condensing
  • Hardware Version: V2
  • Protocol: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Wireless Type: 2.4GHz, 1T1R
  • Input voltage: 220-240VAC
  • Output voltage: 220-240VAC
  • Maximum Load: 10A
  • Maximum Power: 3.68KW 2.4kW (see this comment and the official Product Overview Datasheet) (mirrored here)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

  1. So no 4-7 working days delay for pick ups and no 7-14 working days delivery time 

Related Stores

Bunnings Warehouse
Bunnings Warehouse

closed Comments

  •  

    Not as good as the HS110 which also measures energy efficiency.

    • -3 votes

      I have the HS110 and i find this feature really cumbersome to set up (maybe it's just me)

    •  

      i disagree; why pay extra if you can monitor usage via hass.io ?

      • +3 votes

        I'm confused. You can't monitor power usage in Home Assistant unless you get the HS110.

        •  

          sensor:
          platform: mqtt
          name: “lavatory”
          state_topic: “tplink/hs100-s-3867BC/relay/0/power”

          • +3 votes

            @tempura: Don't understand your post as I haven't setup an hass.io system (yet), but, obviously, if it is turning a device on and off then it can monitor the amount of time the device is on. You can then very roughly "guesstimate" the amount of power the device has consumed by multiplying by an "average" power consumption figure (magically pulled out of thin air, or by, wait for it, using a plug-in device that does do energy monitoring to calculate the figure).

            So, if you want to actually monitor power consumption with any degree of accuracy, you need to use the HS110 (or equivalent).

          •  

            @tempura: too techy, but thanks for sharing that it can be done

  • +8 votes

    I've got the HS110, and as much as I like the brand name aspect, it's good how other brands are coming onto the scene for cheaper, on plugs and bulbs.

    This one is cheaper, with the same power limit, with the added benefit of a 1.5A USB port.
    Specs

    Not bad!

    •  

      Does it connect via bluetooth or wifi or both or just one of them?

      How long does it record the power usage and what kind of graphs/charts/info can you extrapolate from the app?

      Can you use a desktop browser to utilize the smart plug or just the app?

      Really wanna buy the HS110 but it does not really get cheap enough for me imho so have been holding off.

      • +1 vote

        Does it connect via bluetooth or wifi or both or just one of them?

        All, or at least the majority, of smart home products are 2.4GHz Wifi. No BT.

        How long does it record the power usage and what kind of graphs/charts/info can you extrapolate from the app?

        Haven't delved into it that much. Not something I care about.

        Can you use a desktop browser to utilize the smart plug or just the app?

        App only afaik

      •  

        Can you use a desktop browser to utilize the smart plug or just the app?

        yes, you can use desktop to control your smart plugs via home assistance or domoticz.

      •  

        Does it control the usb port or not?

    • -1 vote

      for extra $3, would you go for the renowned brand as opposed to the generic ones (plus 1.5A USB port)?

      • +7 votes

        At the end of the day, they still have to pass the necessary regulations to be sold at a major store in Aus. It's not like you're getting something from HK directly

      • +12 votes

        This comes up all the time. And imho the Brilliant plugs are better, not just because they are cheaper and have a USB. But also because they are slimmer and dont tend to block the adjacent sockets like these huge TP-link plugins.

        Also the Brilliant plugs can use either the Smart Life or Tuya apps to control them. These apps can control 1,000's of other products like motions sensors, temp sensors, water leak sensors, fans, the K-Mart Mirabella Genio bulbs, smart products from Kogan, Ikea and so on. So you can control more things under the one app, and the app has more functionality than the TP-Link one.

      • +1 vote

        I'm not sure what is "generic" in this context. There is a brand name, and it's brilliant. It's being sold at bunnings, so it's passed through regulations and will come with a warranty. I trust the local regulations, and do not particularly care what name is printed on the product. It's not as if tp link is manufactured in Japan either, so why should I pay a premium? I couldn't care to spend more money not to get something that lacks an usb port (in comparison).

    •  

      The USB port is just a gimmick, I have one of these and you cant control the USB port separately

      • +5 votes

        I figured it would be always on, so not overly a gimmick depending on your use-case scenario

  • +1 vote

    Great, I got 2 singles as Bunnings Marion SA had run out of the twin pack so they put them through for the same price.
    I have to pick something up from Harveys later so will go across the road to Officeworks and grab a couple more

    Cheers OP

  •  

    I have no idea what this product does, so I tried opening the links in the OP, but get "access denied" messages.

    • -1 vote

      It's a smart plug. Allows you to turn things on from anywhere in the world using your phone.

    •  

      The HS100 is basically a smart plug so you can turn whatever is connected to it on and off using your phone app (bluetooth/wireless).

      But the HS110 is better which this is not as it measures energy efficiency also in that it measures how much power is being used by the plugged in device so you can check if your fridge or PC or TV or because it is winter now your heater is using a lot of power etc.

      •  

        so you would pay the extra just for the monitoring function?

        • +2 votes

          It heldped me to reduce the power consumption of my plasma TV buy approximately 30W

        • +1 vote

          I would. (When the price of the HS110 drops quite a bit more, though.)

        •  

          I don't know if I would pay extra for it but in this case I have to unless I can find a standalone cheaper energy monitoring solution.

          In fact I don't really need the smart plug function just the energy monitoring lol but I have not found a plug in device for just energy monitoring.

          •  

            @AlienC: You mean a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth enabled, energy-monitoring-only plug-in device, so it can be accessed remotely, right? 😉

            (There are plenty of dumb energy monitoring plug-in devices available.)

            •  

              @robinCTS: Yes a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth enabled, energy-monitoring-only plug-in device, so it can be accessed remotely.

              Can you link me some dumb energy monitoring plug-in devices and some standalone Wi-Fi/Bluetooth enabled energy-monitoring-only plug-in devices.

              To be honest I need both but for some stuff like the fridge/washing machine I might need a wireless solution but for stuff like my PC/heater setup I can use a dumb one but I mean if it is not too much price difference I would probably go all wireless just so I can have all the data in one centralised location in an app or web browser or something.

              •  

                @AlienC: Don't know if you can get energy-monitoring-only smart plug-in devices.

                For dumb ones, Jaycar do at least two:

                Bunnings carry an Arlec branded one.

                Finally, here's the cheapest one I found on eBay.

              •  

                @AlienC: Aldi sell dumb energy meters with good size displays once a year. (Gave up on my Jaycar energy meter due to small display.) Stock is often left over after sale date - selling for around $10. Work well.

                Aldi model in use for several years graphs energy use (not in later models). Currently used to monitor power consumption of fridge bought in Deal a week ago.

                For most use you don't need these permanently connected - just a short period of monitoring to understand energy use & optimise settings.
                Energy meters for consumer use are not accurate for low consumption devices.

                Bought a couple HS110 @$31.20 last year. Power consumption measurements can be programned to control tasks. But I've never found a necessary use for that.

          • +1 vote

            @AlienC: Have you considered something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32695813719.html

    •  

      🤔 Turned off the VPN at my end and the links still worked, so that's not the issue.

      Maybe direct linking the PDFs is not allowed? Try clicking the links from the support page.

      (I've updated the deal.)

  • +4 votes

    it's a good plug but i sold my 3 a while ago because it's a horrible design. Unless you are all G with losing access to your 2nd outlet (on double adapters) but still want something relatively cheap, get the Genio or Brilliant ones.

  • +1 vote

    Excellent post. Thanks OP.

  •  

    Does anyone know if this works of with powerline adaptors?

    • +1 vote

      You should always put the Powerline directly into the wall socket, then attach this smart adapter to the powerline.
      Powerlines often fail when you put it behind a powerboard or other device.

  •  

    I’ve just got a google home mini and i want to get 2 or 3 smart wifi plugs to turn my lights on and off, can someone recommend which globes and which smart wifi plugs i should get? From what i’ve read here i’m leaning towards the brilliant ones but i’m not sure and also will i need anything else besides the smart wifi plugs, globes and google home mini to turn my lights on and off? Any help would be much appreciated thanks.

  •  

    Priced matched the other day on previous deal (from Bunnings) at JB HiFi for $47 for the 2-pack….sales guy gave a 1 off glance, reduced the price from $79 down to $47 without even batting an eyelid.

  •  

    very limited stock, both Bunnings and OW
    only 1 store in stock out of 5 stores around me…

    •  

      For OW, yes, there seems to be very limited stock.

      For Bunnings, however, it must be your location. 😉 I checked several areas around the country and about half of the stores had more than "limited stock".

      •  

        "very limited stock"

        •  

          never trust the "in stock" on the bunnings web page.
          I went into the Marion store in SA and the page said they had stock and of course they didnt.
          Call them before to make sure

  • +1 vote

    Aren't the Brilliant plugs the same and come with a USB port for $19.78?

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/brilliant-smart-wifi-plug-and-us...

  • +1 vote

    HS110 is available on Futu Online ebay at 36$ using the code PEOFY … if anyone are interested…

  •  

    I bought two @$29 each, used one and I will have to return the other one. They are wide and blocks the other socket. May buy the brilliant one as it looks narrow

  •  

    Can these be programmed to come on and turn off at set times?

  • +1 vote

    bought the brilliant plug instead from bunno's and flashed it with tuya-convert. controlling it using tasmota firmware locally instead of thru the cloud. does the job.

    •  

      I'm waiting for Bunnings to stock the Brilliant smart globes. They look good, no hub required (unlike Sengled) and if the plugs are anything to go by, will be priced well.

      •  

        Why not just grab the Genio's? Or is it so you can stay within the same app?

        •  

          I will probably try some Genios in the interim. Ideally I just want the Brilliant slim fit plugs and the globes to be on one app.

      •  

        why not Yeelights? Xiaomi range is powerful. Or is it so you can stay within the same app?

        •  

          I have a V1 RGB Yeelight which is ok but just not enough lumens! Quite a delay in Google Assistant too.

          •  

            @Qbagger:

            Quite a delay in Google Assistant too.

            i'm sorry but I have to disagree with this part.

            in relation to insufficient lumens, perhaps time to get V2.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP

  •  

    Free delivery with amazon prime or over $49,

    TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Control your Devices from Anywhere (HS100) https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B017X72J5Q/

    $24 currently

  •  

    As it seems this deal is gong to last until the end of the month, I've updated it with some stock availabilities.

    Feel free to chime in with more. Please include the quantity, store name, state, date and approximate time. I'll update the deal to include them.

  •  

    Can you manage these plugs by 2 different users at the same time?

    • +1 vote

      Can you manage these plugs by 2 different users at the same time?

      Yes.

      If you wish to do so via the Kasa app for a local-only setup (no Kasa account), for the second and subsequent users' mobile devices, follow the same procedure as when adding a new HS100 with the following slight changes:

      1. When you get to the "Powering Up Your Smart Plug" step, ignore the fact that the Wi-Fi LED is not a steady orange and press Next. (The LED should be a steady green indicating that it has already been set up and is connected to the local Wi-Fi network.)
      2. At the next screen, to get the LED blinking orange and green you need to press and hold the settings button at the top of the HS100 for 5sec until the Wi-Fi LED changes to orange, then release the button and wait for a further 15sec.
      3. Continue as per normal except that when a Preconfigured Devices dialog comes up you need to press the Do Not Reset button. (If that dialog doesn't appear, don't worry. It just means you held down the settings button for far too long, but the HS100 will still be correctly linked to the additional user's Kasa app.)

      I haven't setup up a Kasa account yet, but according to the documentation, when other mobile devices log in with the same account, settings and configurations will automatically synchronise, so no explicit linking would be required.

      Note that you have no choice but to use the same Kasa account for all users wishing to control the same HS100 as smart devices can only be associated with one account.

  •  

    EDIT: Whoops! Posted a new comment instead of replying ☺️

  • Top