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Cygnett Smart Plug with Power Monitoring $17 (Free C&C / Plus Delivery) @ Harvey Norman

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  • Conveniently schedule operating times to optimise power consumption
  • Built-in power usage tracker makes it easy to monitor how much electricity is used when your device/appliance is plugged in
  • Voice command support, thanks to compatibility with Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa
  • Can be controlled using your mobile device via the Cygnett Smart app or the Apple HomeKit app (download required)
  • Works with Google Assistant, Alexa & Siri
  • Control using the Cygnett Smart App & Apple HomeKit App

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  • +2 votes

    My major bugbear with things like this, is their advertising material gives examples such as:

    Turn the TV on
    Turn the coffee maker on
    Turn the kettle on

    Every single one of those devices requires other interaction to activate. Providing power != usability.

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      Yep, pretty useless if your device simply sits at standby when powered on from an AC off event.

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      I'm dreading when my 2008 TV dies as it will power on to last source when the power switch is flicked. I have one of these behind it.

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      good point

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      You'll be surprised how much phantom power your TV alone draws down. Yes, you still need to press the power button on, but being able to turn the power off at the source through Google assistant is super convenient. I have 5 of these plugs and am noticing a drop in electricity usage by managing the power schedules according to my routine.

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        I mention before on this forum, have an old hifi that draw 25watts in standby!! I had this on for many years before I checked this!! Our lounge liting all evening is only 2 x 7 watts with decent LED bulbs..

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          Yeah, once I switched all my bulbs to Hue, added in the Cygnett smart plug and some Google Assistant routines, my electricity usage has been trending downward. My Samsung TV / Samsung soundbar and sub (when on standby) and another Samsung in the office (on standby) were drawing down 16W just sitting there. These smart plugs are brilliant - I have an 'everything off' command using Google Assistant and it turns my bedroom office off, the living room and the kitchen and those electricity savings overnight alone add up!

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      You can do all that easily once you connect to wifi and link to Google home etc. The main thing you want is for them to work natively in Tuya or The most common format/app to save having 10 different apps.

      As mentioned below, old appliances would draw a lot more power than new ones on standby. Id happily pay $5/y for full convenience.

      Ps the Bunnings arlec plugs Work well

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    anyone know if this monitors power in 24hr or realtime usage ?

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      What does power monitoring mean?

      Does arlec not have it, it is $17.50 and looks slimmer footprint

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    I have two of these. 1 works flawlessly, the other works but will not roam across access points.

    Going to pick up one more. HomeKit stuff is addictive.

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      How is the power usage monitoring? I’m looking to buy something like this to check power usage of appliances at home

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        It’s pretty basic. The Cygnett app is really bad. I use mine via the Apple Home app.

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    Does anyone have any good experience with HS110 Tp-Link? I'm waiting for Black Friday deal from Amazon. Hopefully we will see similar deal like this

    TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug with Usage Monitoring $23.90 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU - OzBargain
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/497913

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      I use the HS110 and HS100 with Home Assistant. They work great.

    • +3 votes

      Works well, but bulky so that it blocks a double power point.

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        Need a diamond shaped double adaptor in a double GPO to allow access to all (now three) power outlets.

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    Thanks, I have one I paid around $23 for and it works great.

    I kinda prefer its power monitoring over the Kogan equivalent.

    Now I have 3 Cygnett and 4 Kogan.

    Kogan is great in that 2 can fit alongside in a dual GPO.

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    One of the best things I’ve bought - I run it to power my coffee machine on from bed in the mornings so it has time to heat up before the first cup of the day

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      Dumb question but how does this plug allow you to control a coffee machine? Don't these just control electricity flow to the machine?

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    Can't fit two of these side by side right?
    Will it block the other PowerPoint?

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      Correct, hard to even fit a standard plug next to 1 of these. I have 4, but happy with them despite this disadvantage.

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        The Bunnings (arlec) ones protrude out, so even though they look fat you Can still get a normal plug in as well. Something to consider

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      I think Kogan one can fit 2 side by side.

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    Do we have this kind of plug points to add to a building itself? Rather than putting on top of wall sockets?

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    They didn't have stock near my place so I planned to get it delivered. I added 2 to my cart and then realised they charged 7.95 x 2 for delivery. Why HN? I walked away

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    Unfortunately, it appears they are not Tuya based nor home assistant compatible. :-/