With Christmas just around the corner, the timing here could not be better! This has to be the best price I’ve ever seen on these. These are a much more affordable alternative to the SmartThings SmartPower outlet and is fully compatible.
The Iris is a power reporting ZigBee outlet ( Using ST Smartpower DTH) and a Z-Wave repeater. So you get 2 devices in one.
You don’t really gain an outlet with the MonoPrice, since it is so big it covers both outlets. Or in my case with outlets along the baseboard is so big the non switch outlet is tight on the floorboard and inaccessible.
Just remember it needs to be included twice, as per the instructions in the thread above. Once as ZigBee outlet and once as generic z-wave device. If you want to take advantage of the Z-wave repeater function.
once included you can ignore the on/off button in the app for the Z-wave repeater. ( well unless you have some reason to turn off z-wave )
The z-wave “on” always turns back on when I turn it off, I don’t think it actually does anything. Also I’ve had to remove about half of my z-wave repeaters in these due to them constantly breaking the z-wave mesh. And I’m not sure if we still have any actual proof they work…But as long as they don’t break things, keep it on I guess.
I had a similar experience with one of mine. Zwave repair constantly had an issue with the zwave side of the outlet. I finally decided to just remove it. The zigbee outlet has been working reliably for some time.
I had a couple that kept failing during ZW repair. I took them down next to the hub, did ZW replace. Put them back where they belonged, did ZW repair and they have not dropped off since. My assumption is that they just did not get fully included properly initially. Not like we can actually map the mesh to see if they are working or not. My bedside minimotes definitely respond faster with these in the bedroom though.