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Cygnett Smart Wi-Fi Plug $24.46 (RRP $34.95) + Shipping / Pickup at Big W

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Found this deal looking for smart plugs online. Haven't bought one myself but maybe someone will find it useful.

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  • +1 vote

    FYI I recently bought this one at Bunnings and so far it has done the job for me. $17.50.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-smart-plug-in-socket-with-...

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      This does have power monitoring which may be of some use but you be probably better off with something like this as you can never have too many usb charging ports.
      https://www.harveynorman.com.au/connect-smart-wifi-plug-with...

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      Hey, does your arlec plug allow for multiple side by side wall power plugs to be used, or does it block off both of them?

  • +2 votes

    I think the key feature for this plug over cheaper options is the Apple Homekit/Siri support - unless there are any others on the market with HomeKit that are cheaper?.
    I'm considering swapping out a bunch of my $10-$15 Brilliant plugs picked up of the past year.. I'm hoping then I can control things from both Alexa and and HomeKit depending on what I'm closest to at the time.

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    I bought one a couple of weeks back at Big W, its been that price for a while.
    I rate it, especially if you're in the Apple Ecosystem. Cygnett app is also pretty good.

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      Does this need Cygnett’s hub for HomeKit, Alexa or GoogleAssistant voice control? I’m more interested in the HomeKit side, or can you just add it to the home app?

      • +1 vote

        You don’t need a Cygnett hub, just set up initially with the Cygnett app and add to HomeKit. From there you never have to open the Cygnett app again if you wish (unless you want to set timers etc)
        99% of the time I just use HomeKit and Siri. I set a timer through the app and haven’t been in it since..
        You can turn on/off from within the HomeKit app even if you’re not connected to your wireless network ie you can turn it on/off from work via 4g.
        Works well for the application I am using it for..

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          @stuarty9 I might grab a few now.

          Thanks for that info, cheers!👍🏾

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          Did you have issues setting it up with the Cygnett app? I’m able to add it to HomeKit easily however the Cygnett app just wont connect. I would like to see the power consumption hence would like to set it up with the Cygnett app as well.

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            @nayanmodi: I'm keen to know too as I also setup using HomeKit app due to the advice I've read here. It was super easy but maybe now that it was connected in HomeKit first you can't setup in Cygnett app?

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              @billybob1978: I've made it connect to the Cygnett app. Since I was able to connect 4 of these, I'm sure this method works.

              1. Make sure you're on 2.4GHz wireless network. Some routers allow you to isolate 2.4GHz so that's what I did.
              2. Remove the accessory from the Apple Home app if you have already added it.
              3. Plug in the smart plug to a powerpoint, open the Cygnett app and then click on 'Apple Home Pairing'. Quick Pairing just doesn't work.
              4. Press and hold the power button on the smart plug for 5 seconds until it flashes to activate pairing mode.
              5. Click on 'I don't have a code or Cannot scan'.
              6. In the next screen, you should be able to see the smart plug listed. If not then go back and try again or turn off/on the power point.
              7. Once you see the smart plug listed, then follow the steps on the screen. This will add the smart plug both to your Home app and Cygnett app.

              Hope this helps.

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                @nayanmodi: Cheers I’ll try that. So once doing that you can see it in the Cygnett and Home apps?

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                  @billybob1978: Yes both in the Cygnett and Home app. You’ll be able to control the plug from either apps.

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    How does this control an appliance? So my kettle for example that requires me to push something down, how does this turn it on itself?

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      Literally only works for power on / off, so most kettles, toasters, cookers etc won't benefit from it.

      It's good for things like pedestal fans, coffee machines with switches (rather than buttons, digital etc), lamps etc

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        Right, thanks. So I were to use it on my lamp, I'd need to leave it on and basically this just cuts the power supply. Will this damage the lamp?

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          No that's how a switch works

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          Wouldn't you prefer a smart globe for a lamp, so you can adjust brightness and maybe colours, rather than just on and off?

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    Looks like it is limited to two per order.

  • +1 vote

    At $39, the 5 outlet smart powerboard is a great price if ya'll were thinking of piggybacking a powerboard off this. You get Individual control of each outlet and works with the Genio app