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Meross Smart WiFi Plug with Energy Monitor Works with Amazon Alexa Google Home and IFTTT App Remote Control Voice Control Timing Function 13A

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.4
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/10
Total Reviews
183
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Review Summary - 171 recent, verified reviews

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Software Platform
 69
app, google home, meross, easy to set, meross app
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Set up was a doddle, the app is fine for my purposes and so far it's been totally reliable  ...  "
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" ...  Can use either phone or alexa to turn off/on lamp.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bothered setting it to any of the Amazon Alexa Appliances, just timer and on/off from phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time easy to set up and connect to google home.  ...  "
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" ...  you have to give Alexa a Meross skill, and ask Alexa to hunt for devices. ... You're then asked to sign into your Google Account and your Meross account, so that Google can see the Meross plug. ... The Meross website does give instructions, in good English, but they need updating to reflect the current menu terms and screens displays for Google Home. ... I have several TP-Link plugs which I control using both Alexa and Google Home. ... With Firefox (my default browser) the setup process was simply hanging.  ...  "
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" ...  It has built in support for Alexa but I'm not interested in that for security reasons, and the Meross at present will not be seen in the Apple HomeKit software, and so can't be made part of an existing HomeKit scene, neither can it be activated remotely from outside your wifi network. ... But for now, operating my HomeKit network separately from the Meross is perfectly workable  ...  "
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" ...  Great to be able to time the lights to come on in the evening before I get home and simply turn them off using Alexa before bed. ... App is simple to use, would definitely buy another plug.  ...  "
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" ...  Can be controlled from a Google Home too.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 59
easy, easy to use, set, easy to install, works well
+100%
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" ...  This was such an easy product to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up via your phone - takes seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup, app is easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install the device on Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and works well with Amazon echo which is what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  But the app is generally very good, clear and easy to use. ... I wish all gadgets could be this good and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact,easy set up  ...  "
Setup
 46
setup, easy, easy to install, instructions, alexa
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Good quality product and easy to use app to set up plugs and routines.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and the app is easy to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product easy to link to WiFi unlike alternative plugs I've tried good that this product has a time schedule option and at a very reasonable price  ...  "
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" ...  On the upside, fairly easy to install and setup various function scenarios.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up is absolutely straightforward: plug it in, turn it on, locate its wifi signal on the iPhone, press Next and input your wifi network password and that's it.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to program, instructions easy to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  The process of setting them up with the WiFi and the app was incredibly easy and connecting the devices to Alexa was equally hassle free!  ...  "
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" ...  It was very simple to set up following the instructions and once connected to my wifi network Alexa took over and found the new device.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 46
easy to set, via, smart, hub, app
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Not had any problems with availability or integration with IFTTT  ...  "
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" ...  Took a little care to set up on our echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion this is the best smart plug on the market, it took me 2 minutes to set up to my WiFi and with Alexa. ... The switch turns on perfectly when asked (via Alexa).  ...  "
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" ...  This is the first smart plug I have ever bought and definitely not disappointed!  ...  "
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" ...  Not bothered setting it to any of the Amazon Alexa Appliances, just timer and on/off from phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The added bonus is Alexa, able to switch lights on and off with voice command.  ...  "
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" ...  These work really well both via the app and Amazon Echo. ... Very easy to set up via your phone - takes seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and I like the fact that you don’t need a hub like Alexa to use it. ... App works really well on my iPad, can set timers or use manually.  ...  "
Apps
 42
alexa, meross app, works well, via, easy to use
+93%
-7%
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" ...  These work really well both via the app and Amazon Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Have set various times via the Meross app which works perfectly for me. ... App easy to use and lamp can be controlled via both the app and Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The Meross website does give instructions, in good English, but they need updating to reflect the current menu terms and screens displays for Google Home.  ...  "
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" ...  App is easy to use but can't wait for it to be included in Samsung Smartthings in the near future.  ...  "
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" ...  This switch is very easy to set up and the accompanying app is quite good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up good wi-fi connectivity just download the meross app (android) then search for it on the Alexa app and away you go.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the app and set up the smart plug and everything worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Downloaded the app (there were two Meross apps but both work and seem near identical - UPDATE: contacted the seller, WifiExpert and they suggested the 'Meross' - see below) and set up the scenes and routines to get what I wanted. ... "Merros" app recommended by them over the other Meross app called eHomeLife. ... Seller also confirmed that once you use the app to set up the 'scenes' and 'routines' (i.e.  ...  "
Ports
 25
smart, wifi, plugs, meross, smart plugs
+96%
-4%
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" ...  As supplied with a small usb extension the usb port is protected from accidental damage from being knocked if the adapter were to be plugged straight into it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a plug which was great easy to connect and use so I ordered another.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have the tplink plugs with energy monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Really pleased with this product, IV got a few tp-link smart plugs and thought I'd try a different brand.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend over other plugs as many other designs extend upwards or downwards potential blocking plug switches or built in USB ports.  ...  "
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" ...  Got multiple other Meross devices which all connected perfectly upon first setup, ive tried 5+ times this this plug & get nothing but time outs.  ...  "
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" ...  I am delighted with the plug  ...  "
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" ...  My house is filled with gadgets and I concur with everything positive that has already been said about this smart plug.  ...  "
Wifi
 18
wi fi, plugs, wifi network, password, alexa
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Used to make it easier to switch the outside Christmas Lights off (Make sure you can get a Wifi Signal outside by going outside with a phone/laptop before purchase).  ...  "
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" ...  Everything i wanted from a WiFi plug.  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased several smart Wi-Fi sockets and found, in comparison, Meross sockets verygood value.  ...  "
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" ...  These are my second pair of Wi-fi plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up good wi-fi connectivity just download the meross app (android) then search for it on the Alexa app and away you go.  ...  "
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" ...  Most importantly has a good WiFi antenna, putting this in the same place as other cheaper plugs I tried it actually remains connected to my network and has no delay when alexa issues switch comman.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up is absolutely straightforward: plug it in, turn it on, locate its wifi signal on the iPhone, press Next and input your wifi network password and that's it. ... ADDITIONAL INFO : I have subsequently discovered you may not be able to get this to work on your home WiFi network.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi range seems reasonable with no connection issues.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 16
days, week, stopped, still working, term
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Thought it was faulty so returned and exchanged for an alternative, but this had exactly the same issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a problem when one stopped working & couldn't reset it.  ...  "
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" ...  I just wish that it didn't have so many bugs and problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Froze after two days  ...  "
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" ...  I have only given this 3 stars so far as its early days so will up grade later if all works well in a few months time. ... All six of these out of 8 + the multi-socket have now packed up and no longer work, I am having problems returning SIX of these and therefore can no longer recommend them, far better off sticking to the "cheaper ones" at least they last a bit longer than a few months, the first ones of these MEROSS Smart sockets and the Multiplug are still working for now, but now lost all confidence in these devices, they are as useful as a chocolate fireguard, Do not buy,  ...  "
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" ...  December edit - reduced from four stars to one as got back after a week away to find that the unit no longer functioning, and the light it controlled permanently set to on. ... Whereas two years in the G-homa devices working quite happily.  ...  "
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" ...  They got back after a couple of days (poor response in my opinion).  ...  "
Price
 8
money, well, value, easy to set
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Wanting more, the Eve pricing of £44 is somewhat off-putting so I thought I'd give a budget offering a go.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall a great plug and great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, look at the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for money.  ...  "
Network
 8
plugs, network, connection, wi fi, signal
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It works anywhere your network reaches and you can move it round without any additional set-up. ... ADDITIONAL INFO : I have subsequently discovered you may not be able to get this to work on your home WiFi network.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, never dropped connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi range seems reasonable with no connection issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Most importantly has a good WiFi antenna, putting this in the same place as other cheaper plugs I tried it actually remains connected to my network and has no delay when alexa issues switch comman.  ...  "
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" ...  Great range on WiFi (2.4ghz only, sadly, no 5ghz support) as my router is 2 floors down from this plug and it hasn't skipped a beat.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 different types of wifi plugs on the same day with the intention of keeping both and assessing which was better for longer term purchase. ... I only have experience of 2 wifi plugs, the Meross and the other one!  ...  "
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" ...  This works okay within a wi fi area  ...  "
Firmware
 6
plug, latest, working, wifi, service
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Doesn't connect to Wifi after several attempts and firmware upgrades.  ...  "
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" ...  After emailing the after sales department of I assume Meross, it would appear that the latest SIX I had purchased are a different firmware and hardware to the original two + the multi-socket (Which by the way are still working well) I guess they did not stick to the old adage "If it Ain't Broke don't fix it" I have just returned the latest Six wifi plugs back to AMAZON.  ...  "
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" ...  however, an email to the Meross service mail bought quite a quick response, with instructions to upload latest firmware onto the plug. ... Top marks for service responsiveness, bottom marks for releasing a plug with firmware that didn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Apparently I needed to download the latest firmware to the new plug.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 6
consumption, energy, usage, bought, well
+100%
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" ...  And power used by appliances is very informative.  ...  "
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" ...  I was interested in the energy usage feature when I bought it but find I never use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this device to measure the power produced by my solar array using a Grid Tied Inverter.  ...  "
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" ...  'energy monitor' function is viewed from the app and shows the power consumption for devices when active.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them with Alexa and they also track energy consumption.  ...  "
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" ...  And now it works well, especially given the cost and the fact it can measure power consumption of the device it is plugged into.  ...  "
Features
 6
lights, feature, timer, light, energy
+100%
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" ...  Bought this to run the lights on the fish tank and so far it works a treat.  ...  "
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" ...  I was interested in the energy usage feature when I bought it but find I never use it.  ...  "
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" ...  The timer schedule also works great, I especially like being able to set the 'switch on' time to 'sunset'.  ...  "
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" ...  Turning on lights  ...  "
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" ...  And being able to set timers including setting the on/off times to sunset/sunrise is a great feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The count down timer off function is very useful.  ...  "
Delivery
 5
time, product
+100%
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" ...  It does what it says on the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived earlier than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The product arrived the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
Size
 5
well, really, quite, plug, little
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Compact,easy set up  ...  "
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" ...  This is really well made, easy to use, compact and useful.  ...  "
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" ...  This plug is small and compact which allows many on one extension cord or sockets.  ...  "
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" ...  The plug is great value for money and quite compact compared to other brands.  ...  "
Design
 5
modern, looks, look, good
+100%
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" ...  Also looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels solid and a delight to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The glossy sides gives it a really nice modern look and doesn’t stand out in the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Look forward to getting more someday soon!  ...  "
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" ...  Modern Sleek design - responds fast and over all is great :) would recommend.  ...  "
Controls
 4
use, top, switch, working, turn
+100%
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" ...  There is also a button on the top to allow those who “just want to press a button” to still operate the thing that’s plugged into the smart switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Neat little plug, I like the combined LED & button on the top of the plug.  ...  "
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" ...  If this review was helpful please click the Yes button below.  ...  "
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" ...  Even has various scenes to program so you can control lots of devices with one touch of a button.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
upstairs, room, got, meross
+100%
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" ...  We use it to control a fan heater in a downstairs room so we can switch on from upstairs and the room is nice and warm in the morning  ...  "
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" ...  Got 3 of these for use on different lamps around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  So good I got more and my family got them to  ...  "
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" ...  I have a lamp in my living room plugged in and also currently my Christmas tree lights.  ...  "
Cables
 4
plug, compact, 5
+100%
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" ...  I love these smart plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  This plug is small and compact which allows many on one extension cord or sockets.  ...  "
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" ...  I thoroughly recommend these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  2) this plug works a treat!  ...  "
Returns
 4
one, faulty, contacted
-100%
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" ...  I will have to return the product back.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought it was faulty so returned and exchanged for an alternative, but this had exactly the same issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Contacted Meross Aftersales and they swiftly sent a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve returned the item and won't be buying again  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
working
+100%
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" ...  No more problems works perfectly and much faster  ...  "
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" ...  These are very fast and were an instant install on my desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  Got a lot of them nice and fast working  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
product
+100%
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" ...  Product came on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for sorting out my issue Fiona.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller has been a delight to exchange emails with too.  ...  "

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Connectivity
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