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

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#61

I’m not able to find suitable zigbee repeater what is:

  • cheap
  • repeating zigbee to xiaomi sensors
  • delivered to Finland
  • plug not type G
  • plug type F

Search from ebay, amazon… nothing expect Osram plug which seems to be bad choice.


#62

Quick update for 2019:

At this point, the least expensive plug in both the US and the UK is the IKEA Tradfri zigbee plug. Just a simple on/off device, but works well with SmartThings, is a zigbee repeater, and even repeats well for the Xioami sensors. It will say it needs its gateway, but you can use the SmartThings hub instead. £9 in the UK, $9 in the US, similarly low priced in other markets.

It’s big and only has one socket, but as a zigbee repeater it’s a good inexpensive choice.


(Mike) #63

Its not that big JD !! Comparing it to other zwave Uk plugs i think its actually middle ish, i have some greenwave zwave sockets and those bad boys are LARGE , wifi plug outlets are comparable to the Tradfri sockets for size
Most compact i have seen is actually the St plug

And i would recommend the tradfri for installation in areas that are hard to reach and or do not require power monitoring


#64

BTW, it is being sold at the IKEA stores in Finland, so I assume it has a local plug type but you can check. Here’s a post from one member who bought it there:


#65

I already purchased couple of z wave plugs which are working great. I could buy couple of those too just to test how they work. They are really cheap!!


#66

Also, as far as repeaters go, Z wave repeat only for Z wave and zigbee repeats only for zigbee. So your Z wave plugs will be good repeaters for your Z wave devices. But the Tradfri plugs are zigbee, so they will work as zigbee repeaters for your zigbee devices. So lots of people will use some of each. :sunglasses: