TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug

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TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Post by embleton » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:44 am

The HS100 Smart Plug allows control of power of a mains socket. This include skills for accessing it by timer with the kasa app available from the Android & Apple app store. And even there is a skill for Alexa to control the Smart Plug on and off state. The Smart Plug needs a 2.4Ghz wifi network to connect to for it to work. And the timer and scheduler only works through the kasa app, not through Alexa. The scheduler supports a 7 day period and more than enough time schedule periods.

The Smart Plug is rated at 13A, so switching a heavy load is right up its street. And is a great Smart Plug for saving power by switching equipment off at night or other times by the scheduler, by app or by Alexa. The Smart Home plug does not need a separate hub for it to operate, it is completely standalone.

The kasa app is a little flakey currently and needs plenty of care to get it right. And the Smart Plug is not compatible with home automation by and on the apple iOS system.


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Re: TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Post by embleton » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm

The HS100 Smart Plug has a design fault for I've had two completely fail after 3 months and 1 year respectfully; one fused itself off and the other on. The fused on smart plug was fixed by updating the synchronised time in the kasa app.
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