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TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring $20 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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TP-Link Smart Plug w/Energy Monitoring, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control Your Devices from Anywhere,Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Control Your Devices from Anywhere (HS110)

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HS100 also available at the same price: https://www.amazon.com.au/TP-Link-Required-Anywhere-Assistan...

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  • +18 votes

    FYI if you want to use with home assistant

    Last week TP-Link released an update for their HS100 and HS110 plugs that removed the local API. This was done because of a “security concern”. I put this in quotes because it has not been verified and this reason has been given before when removing interoperability

    https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2020/11/23/tplink-local-a...

    • Damn that's really disappointing.

    • I ripped these things out of my network after I deployed home assistant. Its annoying you cant pull these things out of the cloud.

      If people are thinking of going down the home assistant route later on, get Tuya compatible plugs that way you can flash them and rip them out of the cloud.

      • For a new starter with home automation (from scratch).. do you recommend going wifi path considering that I have very good coverage and no limitation for number of devices in my place or local mesh devices? Thanks

        • I have a wifi smart home with 40+ wifi devices and I have a unifi setup. I do recommend it. Also keep in mind that I run my smart home locally on Home Assistant (no cloud) and response time is near instant.

          I have zigbee running only for door sensors and they were a slight pain to set up because of how my Home Assistant is running off a Freenas server.

          • @nedski: Ah nice, I also have the unify AP's, how great and cheap are those things hey? Do you have some links as a start point to share around your devices/setup with home assistant? I am feeling overwhelmed to get started, so much different information around

            • @caiocezart: Let me know if you are in Canberra and I can give you the rundown.

              Otherwise I would recommend tutorials Youtube under the Hookup or DrZZZs, they give some great tutorials on how to set up home assistant.

              Some people say start with a Raspberry Pi but they arent as responsive as say Home Assistant on a server.

              On my setup, every light switch is smart and has been pulled out of the cloud. I bought Deta Grid connect switches from bunnings. I also got smart curtains from Zemismart.

              Oh I should say that when I say pulled out of the cloud, I mean that I have put custom firmware on the devices so they run off my local server instead of having to connect to the cloud. So if we lose internet access, our home still works.

              I would also recommend joining Aussie and Kiwi Smart Home Automation group. Great place to ask questions and get ideas.

              • @nedski:

                On my setup, every light switch is smart and has been pulled out of the cloud. I bought Deta Grid connect switches from bunnings

                Was this difficult, or a drop-in replacement for your current switches?last time I looked at Deta switches, I'd thought they weren't HA compatible.

                I'll also definitely check out the FB group (assuming that's where it is)

                • @t3chshopper: The DETA switches have a Tuya chip. You may be able to flash them over the air if they have an old firmware.

                  If they have the latest firmware, then you have to serial flash them. Now this may seem intimidating but its quite easy when you get the hang of it and kinda fun as well.

                  I followed this guide: https://blog.mikejmcguire.com/2019/12/09/deta-grid-connect-s...

                  If you have any queries, PM me. Alternatively if you are in Canberra, happy to help in person.

                  • @nedski: Always nice to see people so helpful. +1

                  • @nedski: Thanks for that info. I'll definitely give it a go. I've got no idea what I'm doing, even after 4 years of Home Assistant, but I'm well-practised at following tutorials. ;)

                    I'm in Brisbane - I'll be sure to PM you if I get stuck. Thanks again!

          • @nedski: I had my HA on freenas but had to move it to a raspberry pi to get Zigbee with work with my Conbee2. Honestly I'm having a better experience with HassIO now then I had running on freenas.

            • @algy: The new Truenas makes it easier to pass USB devices through to virtual machines.

              I have ubuntu running Deconz in a VM on Truenas.

              • @nedski: Ah interesting, I only updated the other day and haven't played around with it yet. It looked previously too much trouble to maintain and I had the Pi 4 available. I'm looking to move all my VMs and jails off Freenas and onto another server, leaving the Free/TrueNas box to function purely as a NAS.

            • @algy: I have hass.io running on an unraid VM. Much faster than my raspberry pi. The memory card also died so I don't have to worry about that anymore. Also have a ZigBee2mqtt USB dongle passing through without issues.

            • @algy: I got the Conbee running with ZHA in my Freenas jail using the settings I found here. Alternate method I later found here also but never tried that.

      • If you want you can turn off the cloud feature and tweak the home server IP to something local.
        The HS110 is vulnerable to CVE-2011-2716 which allows you to execute arbitrary commands via shell through setting up metacharacters in the DHCP servers.
        You could always make your own API and host it on a local server and make it issue JSON commands like {“system":{"set_relay_state":{"state":1}}} to turn on the device.

        If you want to try and reflash the device try playing around with TP-Link's TFTP backdoor. Also TP Link Devices will accept any valid Symantec EV certificate.

        • Alternatively, buy a Brilliant smart plug from Officeworks and Flash it to Tasmota or ESPhome. A bit easier.

          • @nedski: Yeah using https://templates.blakadder.com/au.html finding a plug on that list and flashing with tasmota is way easier than backdooring the Tplink plugs

            • @Hotross: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS LINK.

              I had not heard about tasmota before and the link is like a dream. IoS(*) devices are an absolute minefield of dodgy firmware, poor practices (like TP-Link's suddenly disabling local API), so being introduced to a OSS firmware that can remain open and receive patches is a blessing. :-)

              Thank you again.

                • Internet of Sh!t
          • @nedski: are any of these vulnerable of OTA converting?
            I used to buy Arlec plugs from Bunnings but they've since been patched.

    • Thanks for the heads up. That's definitely a deal (not circuit) breaker.

      Also I find the Kogan plugs are better quality, smaller and cheaper anyway. All mine have been flashed with Tasmota so no more cloud.

      The Australia Post mistral plugs are great but lack power monitoring.

    • Home Assistant reached out to TP Link and TP Link have a fix if you send through your MAC address of the plugs to them. Home Assistant are working on obtaining a better long term solution from TP Link.

      https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2020/11/23/tplink-local-a...

    • My V2 TP-Link plugs are still working, but I assume these are the latest version being sold.

    • I left a comment below with more detail, but apparently only affects a hardware version sold in the UK. I will be blocking mine after I get them on my WiFi.

  • HS110 - $20 is very good price

  • Thank you op. bought 2.

  • Massive over sight with this plug is that multiple user accounts cannot pair with the device. So everyone that wants to connect to the plug has to use your account. Also you cant turn off the green led light in the button. Its pretty bright. There's some 3rd party app that can but it costs around $14. Cant remember the name of it

  • can anyone tell me why I'd need this plug?

    • +18 votes

      If you had to ask this question it means you don't need it.

    • If you have this question you're on the wrong forum. No one really needs anything here.

    • Example: I have a fan running in living room and when I need it turned on I just say it and magic happens. If winters when I don't need the fan and unplug the plug and use it somewhere else such as kettle, tv etc

    • I use one to automatically turn on and off my fish tank light and filter at 8am/8pm because I tend to turn them off at night and forget to turn them on in the morning.

    • Basically, using a browser or phone, you can:

      • Turn something on and off.
      • Schedule something to turn on/off.
      • Monitor power usage of a device.
    • My gf thought they were stupid until I set one up to turn on the electric blankets remotely.
      I also use it to turn loads on when our solar is producing energy.
      they also have the ability to monitor and log energy consumption which is handy when trying to find what running an appliance costs.

      Lots of reasons to use them but not everyone geeks out on that kinda stuff.

      • turning on an electric blanket without anyone there creates a fire hazard. seems dangerous

        • Normally, for that usage, it is done through a schedule.

          You can have it scheduled during winter. However, any particular days you want to turn it off, you could adjust the schedule or click on a button on a browser Web screen or a mobile app to turn it off. For advanced users, you could set it up so that it also checks the weather forecast (online) and based on the forecast, turn on the blanket an hour before you normally go to sleep. Or, you could use Google Home or Amazon Alexa to turn it on/off.

          If you are away from home, obviously you would disable it from the schedule (and an advantage could be, if you forgot to turn it off, you could still control it as long as you have Internet access, whereas if you use traditional manual timer, you need to be physically there to change it).

        • Does it? Hmm, thanks for the tip bud.

    • Turn a fan on and off without getting out of bed.

    • Turning a dumb product on and off at select times (e.g space heater when it's too cold, christmas lights based on the sun's position).
      With energy monitoring you can also determine how efficient your product actually is and then automate based on sensing it's usage (e.g when the washer/dryer stops using so much power it can tell you that your clothes are done, when the PS5/Switch is using more power it can tell you that the kids aren't actually sleeping).

      • Aurora+ gives you electricity consumption reports in all matrix. also, it's not hard to find this information on the product manual itself or online with a few clicks.

    • The use I've found for us is, my wife and I would often leave the house and ask each other "are you sure you turned off the steam iron (or hair straightener)"? Not wanting to be the person who caused the house to burn down, we'd always turn back to check. Now I've attached these to any of those "high risk" applicances, so I can remotely see that they're off. Silly perhaps but it gives me peace of mind.

  • Does anyone know a plug that can be turned off without internet? For example a manual timer.

  • As this device is listed under home improvement, there is no cash back from cash rewards, but the older one HS100 is listed in Home so will get 6% cash back.

  • Does this work with the python API ? Or have they ripped that off too?

  • Hoping to set one of these up with the washing machine to give me a notification on iOS when the wash cycle has finished (triggered by falling energy consumption).

    Hopefully this is possible and I didn’t just throw away $20!

  • TGG also @ $20 if Amazon run out of stock

  • All four of mine have a very noticeable irritating coil-whine.

    Would avoid if you're planning on using these near your bed or TV.

    This is a good deal, but I have serious issues with the product that had I known it exhibited this issue, I wouldn't have purchased.

    Can recommend the powerboard though.

  • These plugs are okay for the non technical but for people who can wield a soldering iron or a RPI and want to use them with Home assistant i would honestly go over to kogan and get the https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-smarterhome-smart-plug-en...

    you can flash these with tasmota, calibrate them using a 60W bulb and a multimeter and then no cloud attachments at all plus a actual calibrated sensor.

    tasmota flashing isnt as easy as it once was since tuya-convert cant deal with the newer versions of the firmware but for a extra 6 dollars you get the knowledge that a outside service like IFTTT wont start charging you money to use stuff you bought.

  • We have 4 of the Ego Efergy - 2 have failed (in that they no longer monitor usage) - Are these better than the Effergy??

    Also - Is there anything that can turn on or off if the local temperature reaches say 30 degrees?