Where to buy the HS110 smart plug? Has it been discontinued?

I cannot find the so-called TP-Link HS110 products on sale from reputable sources. Amazon says they are out of stock (I don’t consider buying from 3rd-party sellers to be ‘in-stock’), Walmart says the same, Best Buy doesn’t even have it (they have the HS110 which doesn’t have energy monitoring) and then BH Photo&Video store has the 2-pack at double the price it was from a couple months ago (it was on sale at $23 sometime earlier this year and now it’s $50?). Based on recent Amazon 1-star reviews, looks like some people have had fire or shorting issues with it and there’s no information on the official TP-Link website on where I can buy it, let alone whether it’s still being manufactured or not. Has it been recalled or discontinued? Do you have recommendations on where to buy these?

Try NewEgg - 22$

https://www.newegg.com/tp-link-hs110-v2-wifi-plug-in-modules/p/N82E16881704044?item=N82E16881704044&source=googleshopping&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-mobile&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-mobile--pla--smart+plug+%26+led-_-N82E16881704044&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjwj_XpBRCCARIsAItJiuQxlNf4B88YpQ4rk2gWnLtGnqiun-SZJmq_Eah6Z_1poOSKtoovAeoaAk4iEALw_wcB

Or WalMart (only 1 left) - 5000$

Who knows WTF is up with WalMart ??

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Walmart always has them for $15.99
Until today

Thanks everyone for the replies. I appreciate Kevin’s post since it sarcastically represented the issue - that I couldn’t find it anywhere in stock. I’m still concerned about the fact that is no longer in stock from major retailers (Walmart, Amazon, Bestbuy) but I’ll give Newegg a shot. If anyone has heard of any sort of recall or discontinued-status from the manufacturer that I’m not aware of, please let us know.

They may be in transition from V1s to V2s… The inventory for the V1s is nearly exhausted and the pipeline for V2’s is running a bit slow so retailers have upped the price.

ps: I couldn’t believe the WalMart price for that V1, but that’s representative of what happens when algorithms based on inventory scarcity control pricing.

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Looks like the V2 are out of stock, but others are in stock. So much for my theory:

B&H has the HS300 strips in stock for 25% off right now…

They are back on Walmart but sold by another party for $21.98
And Amazon for $19.99


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I was going to make my own post about the HS110 but I think I’ll just piggyback off this one. I was thinking about getting 1 or 2 but then I started reading the reviews and see quite a few that mention scorch marks and have pictures to back up the claim. This makes me a little hesitant.

I see some posts above mentioning a V1 and a V2. Does anyone know the difference? How can you tell which is which? I’m looking at the product page on Amazon and I see no mention of a revision or version.

The version 2 has USB on the side.
Pricing of these tends to fluctuate. Most of the time you can find in Walmart.com for $15.99. When they run out, third party vendors there will have them in the $33 range.
When those run out, wait a few days until stocked again.
They are in stock with both Walmart.com and Amazon right now for $21.98

I just purchased 3 from Walmart on line $15.99 with free shipping, ordered on Friday being delivered today 08/27

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B&H has 2 packs for $50
Amazon has singles for $21.
I have not heard about the scorching issue. but I also haven’t looked hard, but of the people on the forums who use them, it hasn’t come up either, so I’m thinking it may just be a case of a few bad reviews floating to the top as more often people comment about bad then they do good.

Just be sure that when searching for the HS110, you actually get results for the HS110. It looks very similar to the HS100 and i"ve had sites that have commingled search results, so I almost ended up buying HS100’s because they look the same and i missed that the description changed.

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I only had one scotch and go out completely when I used 1600 watts through it. They are designed for a maximum of 12 amps which would theoretically be 1440 watts.

The relay inside the Rev 1 is spec-ed to 16A / 250V, but perhaps UL or other safety considerations bumps it back to 12A.

The Euro version of the HS110 uses pretty much all the same hardware, except the plug mechanicals and goes all the way to 16A at 240V, or 3.84kW.

https://www.tp-link.com/no/home-networking/smart-plug/hs110/#specifications

I’m guessing you got a bum HS110, even though you were beyond the US specs.

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That would be that burnt up was the original that I had trouble with WiFi with.

Just received 6 from Walmart @ $15.99.

Model: HS110(US)
Ver: 1.3 (i.e. not USB)
P/N: 0184500007

UPC: 845973094294

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One would guess country-to-country that the hardware doesn’t vary that much other than 110V vs 240V target variations. That said, a quick look at tp-link.com/xx (substitute your favorite country code here) reveals some interesting tidbits that I assume are local code variations more than components … though the code-compliance listings may be the same:

  • /us = 100-120VAC; 15A; 1.8kW; Cert: RoHS, FCC, IC, UL {HS110}

  • /ca [Canada] = 100-120VAC; 60Hz; 15A; 1.8kW; Cert: RoHS, EAC, CE {HS110}
    the {HS105} is Cert: RoHS, FCC, IC, UL

  • /jp [Japan] = 100-120VAC; 14A; 1.40kW; Cert: RoHS, FCC, IC, UL {for the HS105; HS110 not available}

  • /fr [France], /de [Germany] = 100-240VAC; 16A; 3.68kW {HS110}

  • /ch [Switzerland] = not sold = for some reason I immediately think of Oscar Werner as Guy Montag

  • /au [Australia] = 100-240VAC; 10A (typo or tinder awareness??); 3.68kW; Cert: RoHS, EAC, CE {HS110}

  • /cn = "Houston, we have no power" … I get a blank-ish page.

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