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Just noticed these the other day so ordered one from TLC for £14.99. Fitted it today and I am quite impressed, it has the usual features of plug in adaptors switching on using the app as well as timer settings. You can manually switch on at the socket by pressing a button but the most impressive for me is that you can control each socket on the device separately so no more need for all those adaptors sticking out of the socket and the whole thing fits in a 25mm deep box.

It also works with Alexa but she is being a bit awkward with mine in that she will not switch it on manually from the Alexa app but will using voice control and unlike the BG Home app she does not control the sockets separately so will need to work on that!

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Tricky Dicky wrote:
Just noticed these the other day so ordered one from TLC for £14.99.
Fitted it today and I am quite impressed, it has the usual features of
plug in adaptors switching on using the app as well as timer settings.
You can manually switch on at the socket by pressing a button but the
most impressive for me is that you can control each socket on the device
separately so no more need for all those adaptors sticking out of the
socket and the whole thing fits in a 25mm deep box.

It also works with Alexa but she is being a bit awkward with mine in that
she will not switch it on manually from the Alexa app but will using
voice control and unlike the BG Home app she does not control the sockets
separately so will need to work on that!

Richard


Interesting. I do worry a little about the parasitic load of all these
USB/smart/whateveriscomingnext sockets though.

Link for those interested...

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/BG922HC.html

Tim

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Tim+ wrote:
Interesting. I do worry a little about the parasitic load of all these
USB/smart/whateveriscomingnext sockets though.


I give it 4 years until the app stops working...

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Tim+ wrote:
Interesting. I do worry a little about the parasitic load of all these
USB/smart/whateveriscomingnext sockets though.


I give it 4 years until the app stops working...


How much are you going to pay me when mine still works
fine. Given its zigbee, it already works with all of Homekit,
siri, google and alexa, and wont be stopping any time soon.

The X10 system still works after more than a decade but
I havent used it for years now.

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I give it 4 years until the app stops working...


How much are you going to pay me


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On 12/10/2019 23:19, ZakJames wrote:


"Theo" wrote in message
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Tim+ wrote:
Interesting.* I do worry a little about the parasitic load of all these
USB/smart/whateveriscomingnext sockets though.


I give it 4 years until the app stops working...


How much are you going to pay me when mine still works
fine. Given its zigbee, it already works with all of Homekit,
siri, google and alexa, and wont be stopping any time soon.

The X10 system still works after more than a decade but
I havent used it for years now.


I can't find anywhere that says its ZigBee, any links?
Alexa and Google support seem to rely on the BG app being set up so I
would expect them to need the app.

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On 12/10/2019 15:39, Tricky Dicky wrote:
Just noticed these the other day so ordered one from TLC for £14.99. Fitted it today and I am quite impressed, it has the usual features of plug in adaptors switching on using the app as well as timer settings. You can manually switch on at the socket by pressing a button but the most impressive for me is that you can control each socket on the device separately so no more need for all those adaptors sticking out of the socket and the whole thing fits in a 25mm deep box.

It also works with Alexa but she is being a bit awkward with mine in that she will not switch it on manually from the Alexa app but will using voice control and unlike the BG Home app she does not control the sockets separately so will need to work on that!

Richard


Can you connect to the switch remotely? or does the phone have to be
connected to the local wifi?


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"David Wade" wrote in message
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On 12/10/2019 23:19, ZakJames wrote:


"Theo" wrote in message
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Tim+ wrote:
Interesting. I do worry a little about the parasitic load of all these
USB/smart/whateveriscomingnext sockets though.

I give it 4 years until the app stops working...


How much are you going to pay me when mine still works
fine. Given its zigbee, it already works with all of Homekit,
siri, google and alexa, and wont be stopping any time soon.

The X10 system still works after more than a decade but
I havent used it for years now.


I can't find anywhere that says its ZigBee, any links?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_Hue
https://www.google.com/search?q=Does+Hue+use+Zigbee%3F

Alexa and Google support seem to rely on the BG app being set up so I
would expect them to need the app.


No they do not. All you need to do is set up the devices in Homekit
or the other zigbee supporting systems. No need for the app.

And there isnt just one app for the Hue system,
there are dozens of them from 3rd parties.

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Michael Chare wrote:

Can you connect to the switch remotely? or does the phone have to be
connected to the local wifi?


At a rough guess your phone connects half way round the world to a
server that the smart socket has already connected to, and the phone
asks the server to tell the socket to turn on/off ...
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_Hue


Philips Hue? AGAIN? I believe I told you already you can shove your Philips
Hue up yours, senile pest!

Alexa and Google support seem to rely on the BG app being set up so I
would expect them to need the app.


No they do not.


You can ESPECIALLY shove Alexa and Google up your senile arse, senile
Rodent!

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