Are some zigbee outlets better repeaters than others?

As long as they are certified for the ZHA (“zigbee home automation“) profile, they are all very similar as far as smartthings itself goes.

HOWEVER… you didn’t mention the brand and model of the sensors that you are trying to connect, and that does make a difference. In particular, the Xioami sensors are popular because they are so inexpensive, but they also are only engineered to work with their own gateway and they can be, as engineers say, “idiosyncratic.“ They do have quite a bit of trouble with many standard ZHA repeaters.

If you are using that particular brand of sensor, checked the Xioami thread and see what other people are using. They seem to work best with the new IKEA Tradfri outlet, at least as of this writing.

But as far as most of the other big names in sensors, they should work fine with all of the big-name ZHA repeaters, including the two you mentioned. :sunglasses:

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