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Cheap Plugs? (UK) (zigbee or EU zwave)

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(Rinke) #41

Yes, TKBhome is zwave. Nice plug, bit on the big size.
In my case they’re a bit slow, but work very well.


(Kenneth) #42

Thanks. I havent bought the TKBHome, but i dont find them on the Smartthings App Market place, so how do i connect to the plug? thanks!


(Rinke) #43

Just buy the plug, put it in pairing mode, search for Things in the app and it will find it as a zwave switch.


(Kenneth) #44

i see. Thank you… every plug is so expensive it feels like i have to understand it properly before purchasing :confused:
I read that the TZ69e meter doesnt work, is that true? Should I just stick with the TZ68?

Thanks


(Rinke) #45

I understand, they’re all quite expensive.
I settled for the TZ68 because i didn’t really needed the power metering. I’m only switching lights.

The TKBhome switches are zwave and relatively cheap for zwave. I prefer zwave over zigbee, it feels more reliable somehow.


(Paul) #46

TZ69E works with the generic “Z-Wave Metering Switch”

The only issue I have is that by default these plugs habe a blue LED that is lit when off and not lit when on.

Other than that they work well. I have one on the tumble drier that I use to drive a CoRE piston that sends a notification when the cycle has finished.


(Yannick) #47

I just bought 2 WR01ZE Z-Wave Smart Sockets (EU version) from Gearbest (link) They are about 25€ each.
Waiting for them to arrive and will provide feedback then.
They seem to be a copy of the Fibaro Z-Wave sockets, but half the price.


(Yannick) #48

In case someone is interested, the device handler for this device is the same as that for the Dome On/Off Switch.

https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-dome-on-off-plug-official/78088


#49

Hi yannick, does that Z-wave plug also display power consumption in SmartThings?

Best regards


(Yannick) #50

Hi,

Yes it’s showing voltage, power consumption and amperage.


(Zen) #51

I am using the zwave greenwave outlet and for such price it seems so far so good with community written device handler
http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-greenwave-1-port-powernode


#52

Also got the Z-wave plugs from Gearbest. Works very great with the Dome On/Off device handler. Thank you yannick


(Claudioita) #53

How is the power consumption shown? Can you make a screenshot?


(Mike) #54

I use the power nodes as well, bit bulky in size but there hidden away so no issue

if you buy 10 they work out at £17 each
http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-greenwave-1-port-powernode-10-pack


(Daniel) #55

Hi,

How well is this behaving ?

Thank you.
Daniel


(Stephen Hill) #56

This DTH that I created might be of some use to you who use the TKB TZ69E:


(Michael Waite) #57

Are you incorporating the EU plug into the UK sockets using euro plug adaptors? Or have I misunderstood your application?
Regards
Michael


(Phil Pugh) #58

I know this topic hasn’t been updated for 8 months but wondered what people are using currently? I have some greenwave powernodes that are great but no stock anywhere. it looks like the next best is the tkb tz68e which works well as i have a couple but are more expensive.

any others i should know about?


(Rui Soares) #59

I’m using the Salus SP600 they’re zigbee and very small.

They fit side by side on an extension cord.

Got them for 20£ each on ebay


(Phil Pugh) #60

These look good, thanks for the suggestion.

I have just ordered a 10 pack of TK68e from Vesternet for £250 so works out at £25 a plug and they work well…

Just trying to think of more things I can automate now :slight_smile: