British General Smart Home 13A 2-Gang SP Smart Socket White Product Code: 827GV

€23.45
Smart socket that controls power via the BG Home app or voice control. Continues to work when internet connection is lost.

Features

  • Works with - Amazon Alexa - Google Home - IFTTT - Microsoft Cortana - iOS App - Android App
  • Hub Not Required
  • Screwed Raised Slim Faceplate
  • Requires 25mm Back Box
  • Angled In-Line Terminals with Backed-Out Captive Screws
  • No Moisture Protection
  • Control Power Manually or Via Wi-Fi
  • Power Status Indicators
  • Set Timer Schedules
Additional Information
Technical Specification
  • Switch Position : Inboard
  • Min. Back Box Depth Required : 25 mm
  • Fixings Supplied : Fixings Supplied
  • Overload Protection : No Overload Protection
  • Network Technology : Wi-Fi
  • Works with Google Home : Works with Google Home
  • Works with IFTTT : Works with IFTTT
  • Works with Samsung SmartThings : Does Not Work with Samsung SmartThings
  • Works with iOS App : Works with iOS App
  • Works with Nest : Does Not Work with Nest
  • Works with Microsoft Cortana : Works with Microsoft Cortana
  • Works with Android App : Works with Android App
  • Pieces in Pack/Case : 1
  • Product Type : Smart Socket
  • Manufacturer Guarantee : 1 Year Guarantee
  • Hub Required : Hub Not Required
  • Smart Compatibility : Smart
  • Terminal Capacity : Terminals accept 2.5mm² or 4mm² cables
  • Switches & Sockets Product Type : Socket
  • Power Voltage Supply : 240 V
  • No. of Earth Terminals : 2
  • Model No : 822HC
  • Model Name : Smart Home
  • Switches & Sockets Finish : Matt
  • Number of Gangs : 2 Gang
  • Works with Amazon Alexa : Works with Amazon Alexa
  • No. of Poles : SP
  • Works with Apple HomeKit : Does Not Work with Apple HomeKit
  • Parent Colour : White
  • Pack Size : 1
  • Switches & Sockets Profile Type : Raised Slim
  • Amp Rating : 13 A
  • Brand : British General
  • Switched/Unswitched : Switched
  • Screwed/Screwless : Screwed
Product Contents
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British General Smart Home 13A 2-Gang SP Smart Socket White is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not accurate details Easy to install and, if you have used any Smart Life devices before, the app is easy to follow. Only negatives are that the app doesn't have the same features as Smart Life - I have tried connecting it to the Smart Life app but it seems to only work with the one from BG. Also it doesn't work with IFTTT like the description says. Apparently it is coming soon but I had bought this with the intention of using this with IFTTT straight away. I can not see that this is not yet a feature in the description or anywhere on the packaging and really needs to be made clear.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG Smart home socket This socket is a delight to fit. fitted in 2 minutes. only slight niggle and this being really picky is when attaching to wifi the app has a very small 2 words above the confirm button that are hard to see and read but must be touched to be able to continue. brilliant otherwise
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Got my electrician to fit a socket for a TV and Sonos bar after having bought the adapter which worked exceptionally well. Socket also work exceptionally well and as it was the first one the electrician had seen or fitted he was also very impressed. Would recommend
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Well Had a little set up difficulty due to dual band WiFi but managed to get around that. I use Amazon Alexa to control and have managed to rename one side so can control both individually. Works a treat.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engineer & Ex-Electrician Having used WIWO S20 plug in smart sockets for years, of which there is nothing wrong with other then they are plug in and don't link with any smart home apps, I am really pleased with the double sockets I have purchased, 5 off so far. In summary the BG double sockets look smart and are smart! Reviewers who are frustrated with the connections issues probably need to become more familiar with router settings if they are getting involved with a smart home set up, particularly if they have combined 2.4 and 5G network names and / or are in a flooded area in which case consider forcing the router to use a less occupied 2.4 band even if you have a BT hub, but why would you expect a BT hub to be better in the first instance other than you paid more? (Free apps are available for your phone to suss out how crowded the bands are around you). Anther option is to temporary wire them to a 3 pin plug near the router to get them to connect more easily in the first instance however I think this is extreme and don't electrocute yourself in the process! Ultimately, all of the necessary information is widely available on the web no matter what router you have (I have always kept my 2.4 and 5G separate by name so I can block 5G capable devices from 2.4G to avoid un-necessarily occupying 2.4G band width but again you will need to look online as to how to do this) As one review said, just disable the 5G to get them going as ultimately they can only connect to 2.4G as advertised and stated on the box which is a valid approach. I use Google Home on my phone (no smart? Alexa or home hub) and both left and right sockets are recognized as separately controllable devices as they are in the BG Android app which again gives your independent L&R socket control-ability as well as independent L&R timing settings. You can also set independent timings up in Google Home if you wish. Best of all, from a WiFi perspective, is they set up with one master device / socket, avoiding clogging up your router (Your router only sees one device and the rest of the sockets connect to it)! All in all, a great product at a very good price point (£20) and from a reputable manufacturer and, most importantly for electrical devices, a valid CE mark as opposed to the China Rose "CE" mark which looks very similar but is not a valid EU CE mark! Well Done BG & Screwfix :-) PS: BG & Screwfix marketing bods, don't use this as an opportunity to put the price up! Volume is where the money is and with this device and BG's reputation I see no reason as to why you won't corner a significant part of a very big market! Ultimately be patient and don't be greedy or I will re-review!
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Each side needs a NAME ! 1. make up the SOCKET in a 25mm box with at 1M Wired Plug. 2. Install BG HOME App run APP and Register Yourself. 3. Use your phones WiFi Signal Strength near your WiFi Hub to find the BEST Signal, Place Wired Socket here. 4. Run BG HOME APP and switch ON. 5. New Firmware will Be Loaded Into Socket. 6. Next DAY !!! - Link BG HOME to GOOGLE HOME. 7. In Google Home rename one Left Socket and the other Right Socket. 8. 'OK Google turn on Left Socket' only turns on Left Socket. 9. or 'OK Google turn on Socket' turns on BOTH SIDES 10. NOW fit Socket where you want. Jorj
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Very Pleased with this. Well made and good instructions. Fits 25mm box. Note all three L,N and Earth connections are grouped in upper left corner if replacing existing switch. I would suggest safely wiring these on a flying lead to plug in near your wi-fi router for set-up and firmware upgrade before installation to avoid any wi-fi issues. Settings are stored for power downs. There is a neat manual way of setting the brightness of the blue ON indicator. Works on Google home as two independent sockets. Note these type of sockets can only have small internal wi-fi antennas so can have relatively poor reception compared to other wi-fi devices in your house - again you can test this plugging them in on a flying lead around the house first. So bear in mind you might end up needing a wi-fi range extender if you don't have a strong wi-fi signal everywhere. Sockets of course function normally through manual switch if wi-fi lost.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Setting up a smart home with these without bulky plugs everywhere is a god send only fault I can find is Alexa won’t turn just one side off or on but for the price and functionality of these sockets I can not complain and would highly recommend them for ease of setup and functionality.
Date published: 2019-07-09
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