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Arlec Grid Connect Smart Plug In Socket

Arlec Grid Connect Smart Plug In Socket

MPN: PC190HA
2.4 from 16 reviews · View Statistics
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Wickywonder
WickywonderGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 10 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not enough hours in my life for wasting time on this product

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B F.
B F.
  • 2 reviews

Not anywhere near good enough - totally unreliable.

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This product is demonstarting significant unstability: I have 11 sockets currently in service and I can currently operate 8 through the app or GA, but the others won't respond at all ... and this will change randomly to 4 in service and 7 not etc. Sadly, this scenario is stable, Grid Connect is not.

Caveat emptor

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse.

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PCHollis
PCHollisGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

it works and it works well

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I bought one to test and it worked well so I've bought 5 more. ok setup after a reset can be tricky, but straight out of the box is quite simple. You do need a wifi network and you do need a 2.4 Ghz one (my 5GHz/2.4Hz worked fine). I reset mine and re-setup with the Tuya Smart app which means they work with Home assistant which gives me siri control. Please if anyone else wants to throw theirs in the bin think of the enviroment and post them to me instead, po box 618 sth melb :)

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $19.95.

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Chippa
ChippaSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

good value, easy to use and has done everything i've wanted so far

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Gets better as you get used to it

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I use these to maintain control over appliances located in an off grid context. Yes you do need WIFI at the premises and yes you do need to connect your phone to that wifi (which the switch will be using) when you do the setup. After that it is pretty straight forward. The system works well once the setup is done. I also like the fact that the graphic shows green when the power at the plug is on and grey when it is off. I often leave the farm wondering if I remembered to switch off all pumps. You have no idea how good it is to see that power to the grid connect plug is off....or if it isnt...to be able to switch it off. For the money these are well worth it!

Purchased in for $34.

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andrew79mcl
andrew79mclGippsland, VIC

Plug In socket Doesn’t connect

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After several attempts as in five or six I cannot get this to Connect which makes it absolutely worthless after reading several other reviews apparently the only good thing you can do with this is throw it in the bin

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Peter
PeterSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Works great and at a great price too

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Literally useless

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No explanation thatyou need a HOME wifi router for this to operate. Need a mobile app to work it, but then a home wifi for it to actually setup and operate (and can NOT use mobile hotspot)?! Not all people have both a home internet and mobile phone, what a waste of what could be a great idea.

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femshepau
femshepau
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

What does the red light mean

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Worked for a while, had to reset wifi now it won't connect. Not a great app, and no support for it online. IF they had a manual you can download it would be great. But the search function on the Arlec website doesn't even work and I can't find the product listed on their own website.

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M P.
M P.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Works as advertised. Quick easy setup.

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In response to all the other reviews, I had unit setup in a couple of minutes.
Setting up a grid account only asked for an email address to send a verification code.
I haven't tried setting a schedule yet.
It loses 1 star because the energy usage history only records daily kwh used. It should also keep a log of minimum and maximum current and/or power.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $21.

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Pro Hair
Pro HairCentral Queensland, QLD
  • 3 reviews

Unreal!

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Works perfectly. At first had trouble setting up but rang for support & does what its meant to. I will be buying more for the freezers, tv & kids rooms with their devices

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $29.95.

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Humd1nger
Humd1ngerAU
  • 12 reviews
  • 6 likes

A trained Parrot would be smarter

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Purchased in for $29.

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Graeme
GraemeSoutheast, SA
  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Should Be Called Dumb Plug

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The star ratings need to go to -10 for these useless things.

I bought the one with the built in energy meter, and after installing the app and registering it, then several hours of following the instructions to the letter, could not get it to connect to any of my devices. All I got was frustration, I even tried deactivating the 5G WiFi and using the same outlet that the router/modem is using and still failed to connect...

Don't waste your money

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $21.56.

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Josh W.
Josh W.Perth, WA

Does not connect, even after troubleshooting.

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Purchased a four-pack of these from Bunnings. After two hours of working trying to set up multiple units with both EZ an AP modes, as well as following the manufacturers recommendations for changing router settings I gave up and returned them. Purchased a TP Link and had it set up in under two minutes without having to change and router settings.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $60.

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Why only operates on 2.4ghz wifi?

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Why when most new modems operate on 5ghz would these only operate on 2.4ghz wifi? I’m simply not willing to change the bandwidth across our home just for one device.
It’s going back to Bunnings!

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $17.50.

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Questions & Answers

Darren C.
Darren C.asked

Is there a firmware upgrade for the smart socket adapters, I am continuing to have problems every few months with devices not switching off and as I'm off grid this has ruined a set of batteries, does the firmware regularly check with a time server, is there a watchdog timer to prevent lockup states, I'm starting to think these devices are not fit for purpose.

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Unable to connect second power outlet to app

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