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Set up is super easy, they work great AND they have a higher max amp rating than most other smart plugs!
on March 1, 2018
Perfect! Set up is super easy and uncomplicated so even those new to using smart plugs will have no trouble. Just make sure you have your router password correct. I didn't and then quickly realized I was missing a character!
I REALLY appreciate that these have a higher max amperage than most other plugs. Note this is EXTREMELY important if you are intending to use one of these with something like a 1500 watt electric fireplace like I am doing. I didn't know about max amps when I first bought one of these plugs and used a 10A max one when my fireplace draws 12.5A! It ended up shorting out the outlet and the plug melted!!! So be safe!
If the device you are wanting to use with a smart plug does not list its amperage you can easily calculate it by dividing watts by volts. IE, my fireplace is 1500 watts and 120 volts. 1500/120 = 12.5 amps.
Also note that not all devices will work with these plugs. Some things like newer coffee makers and televisions will stay off once the power is cut to them and have to be manually turned back on. So to test if a device will work have it "ON", unplug it and replug it. If it comes back on then the plug will work to turn it on and off.
I use mine with my Echo devices so if that's what you're doing as well:
1) download the Meross app
2) plug your device (lamp, fan, etc) into the plug
3) go through the steps in the app to find and name your device
4) add the Meross skill in the Alexa app
5) click on Smart Home and find your device
Once you do this then "Alexa, turn on (or off) fan." or whatever you've called it will turn it on/off. You can also create Routines in the Alexa app which groups devices together. IE, "Alexa, time for bed." turns off my electric fireplace, my two lamps, my wax warmer and Alexa tells me "Nighty night." "Alexa, Luna is cold." turns my fireplace back on when I've gone to bed and my eldest cat yowls that she wants it back on :)
Great price, great product AND they don't block the second outlet. I'll definitely stick with this brand from now on!