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Maybe it's me, but why would you buy this instead of an appliance module or smart outlet? They plug in and actually provide additional functionality, and would work as an extender too, right?
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Maybe it's me, but why would you buy this instead of an appliance module or smart outlet? They plug in and actually provide additional functionality, and would work as an extender too, right?
I believe there are some plug-in devices that are not repeaters, but all the ones I've read up on are.

The use case for this is of course when you need to place a repeater where there is no power available.
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The use case for this is of course when you need to place a repeater where there is no power available.
Except this is a plugin module as well, so it requires power, no?
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Useless product ... But an appliance module
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Maybe it's me, but why would you buy this instead of an appliance module or smart outlet? They plug in and actually provide additional functionality, and would work as an extender too, right?
I had the same thought. But I see the description say it amplifies the signal as well. Wonder if that helps in my situation.

I had a broken thermostat wire from the central a/c in the attic. I went up there and installed a cheapo CT100 thermostat next to the a/c w/o batteries (powered from the a/c). I also programmed it in a smartthings smartapp to key off of the temperature from a different CT100 I have on the main floor for the furnace. But the problem is that the attic thermostat loses signal occasionally. It would do so at the worst of times (when its super hot). Sometimes it'll leave the blower running when that happens. Usually I have to go to the electric panel in the basement and toggle the circuit breaker for the a/c to bring it back online. I probably have 30 z-wave thingy's around the house of which atleast 10 are powered (wall switches, lamp switches etc) but that doesn't seem to help.
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I had the same thought. But I see the description say it amplifies the signal as well. Wonder if that helps in my situation.

I had a broken thermostat wire from the central a/c in the attic. I went up there and installed a cheapo CT100 thermostat next to the a/c w/o batteries (powered from the a/c). I also programmed it in a smartthings smartapp to key off of the temperature from a different CT100 I have on the main floor for the furnace. But the problem is that the attic thermostat loses signal occasionally. It would do so at the worst of times (when its super hot). Sometimes it'll leave the blower running when that happens. Usually I have to go to the electric panel in the basement and toggle the circuit breaker for the a/c to bring it back online. I probably have 30 z-wave thingy's around the house of which atleast 10 are powered (wall switches, lamp switches etc) but that doesn't seem to help.
I have the same problem with my CT100 thermostat loosing connection, even though it is in the hallway not too far from my VeraPlus controller. I have not been able to solve this "disconnection" issue using a couple of plug-in Z-Wave Plus outlets nearby. So, I ordered a CT101 last weekend when it was on sale for $39, hoping the new model would do better.
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Interesting it's tell me the promocode is invalid even though it clearly shows it on the product page. It also isn't showing shoprunner benefits.
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Interesting it's tell me the promocode is invalid even though it clearly shows it on the product page. It also isn't showing shoprunner benefits.
​Same for me.
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Just get an Inovelli. Same price or cheaper, does the same thing, but you also get a smart controlled outlet on top of that.
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I believe there are some plug-in devices that are not repeaters, but all the ones I've read up on are.

The use case for this is of course when you need to place a repeater where there is no power available.
Incorrect, this repeater requires a 120 v plug, so no
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Just get an Inovelli. Same price or cheaper, does the same thing, but you also get a smart controlled outlet on top of that.
Thanks for the tip on Inovelli. Amazon has a lightning deal on it going on now. I bought one.
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