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Belkin F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch, Operates over Wi-Fi/mobile internet,  turn electronics on or off

  • Turn electronics on or off
  • Operates over Wi-Fi/mobile internet
  • Put your electronic devices on a schedule
  • Free WeMo app for smart phone
  • Modular system
  • 120v wall outlet
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F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch



Belkin F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch
Operates over Wi-Fi and Mobile Internet to Turn Electronics On or Off

 
Overview
WeMo Now Works with Android and iOS Smart Devices
The Belkin Wi-Fi-enabled WeMo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, heaters, fans and more. Simply download the free WeMo App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App store, plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You'll be able to turn that device on or off using your smartphone or tablet (running Android 4.0 and later or iOS 5 or higher). You can set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile internet connection. You can also add additional switches to your home to control more devices.
 
F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch
Turn Your Electronics On or Off from Anywhere - Over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G
The Belkin WeMo Switch works with the free WeMo App to give you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics. Whether you want to turn on a light from your kitchen, front yard, or office, WeMo Switch has you covered.

To get started, simply download the free WeMo App from the Google Play store or the Apple App store to your smartphone or tablet Next, plug the WeMo Switch into an outlet in your home and plug any device or appliance into the switch. Connect the WeMo Switch to your home Wi-Fi network and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Now you can turn your home electronics and appliances on or off from anywhere.

The Switch also operates over mobile Internet, which means you can control home devices from anywhere you have an Internet, 3G or 4G connection.
 
F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch
Set Schedules and More with WeMo App
The free WeMo app makes it easy to set schedules for appliances and electronics in your home. Use your smartphone or tablet to program a fan to turn on or off at a certain time of day, at sunrise or sunset all over your existing 3G / 4G / Wi-Fi connection.
F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch
 
 
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Features
  • Turn electronics on or off — from anywhere.
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away.
  • You've already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any iPod touch, iPhone, iPad - iOS 5 or higher.
  • Put your electronic devices on a schedule.
  • Modular system - you can add additional WeMo Switches easily, any time.
  • Control as much or as little of your home as you want to.
  • Plugs into any regular 120V wall outlet.
  • Intuitive, easy set up. Easy to use.
  • Free WeMo app.
 
Package Includes:
  • WeMo Switch
  • Quick Install Guide
 
F7C027fcAPL WeMo Switch
 

 


Learn more about the Belkin F7C027fcAPL

General

Brand
Belkin
Model
F7C027fcAPL

Model

Type
WeMo Switch
Color
N/a

Spec

App-Enabled
Yes
Features
Turn electronics on or off - from anywhere.

Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away.

You've already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any iPod touch, iPhone, iPad - iOS 5 or higher.

Put your electronic devices on a schedule.

Modular system. You can add additional WeMo Switches easily, any time.

Control as much or as little of your home as you want to.

Plugs into any regular 120v wall outlet.

Intuitive, easy set up. Easy to use.

Free WeMo app.

Compatibility:
iPhone 5
iPhone 4/4S
iPad 3rd gen
iPad 2
iPod Touch 4th gen

Details

Type
Switch

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Belkin F7C027fcAPL

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  • Charles L.
  • 9/9/2014 6:36:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRE: Buyer Beware

Pros: Ok, so I see a lot of negative reviews and they are do mostly because people do not know how to properly reset them. The process takes 2-3 minutes and must be done exactly as stated. Plugin the Wemo, press the reset button until it flashes Orange/Blue. Then wait about 45 seconds and look on your mobile device iOS/Android for an SSID that looks similar to WemoSwitch.0382 or WemoSensor.0922. (Make sure you close your Wemo app prior to this) Join that SSID and open the Wemo App. Now setup should display different 2.4Ghz networks so you can get your Switch/Sensor online and accessible. Click the network and do not have show password turned on, it has a glitch of only allowing a certain number a characters. After this, it joins and you are able to integrate it into really cool services such as IFTTT. This is a process I have used for years and it has ALWAYS worked. Belkin may not have great support but they do have happy customers.

Cons: Sometimes if they aren't used a lot, they can freeze up. RMA if this happens or wait for the next firmware update.

Other Thoughts: Like any other home automation solution, it has glitches but most of them have been worked out. Most of the problems I have seen is that they like DHCP Reservations, aka static ip's done through the DHCP. That makes the memo much more useable and stable.

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  • Carl G.
  • 5/21/2014 4:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great..

Pros: Works fine, once in a while you have to just shut app off and re-open it - but that happens only if you have to change a rule.

Cons: not for free.. :)

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  • Associate o.
  • 1/4/2014 12:58:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood product but buggy software

Pros: Great idea - I like it when it works

Cons: Buggy software doesn't always work properly.

Other Thoughts: I received 2 of these for Christmas gifts. I used them for lights in my house that are not accessible by switches. This product is ideal for that type of situation. I've also got a brand new iPhone 5S which is loaded with the Belkin application. As another reviewer notes, sometimes the switches show up and sometimes they don't. And sometimes when they do show up I see a yellow icon swirling around the switch icon which means they can been seem but cannot be operated. When you want to switch something on or off, having to wait for something to load properly is very frustrating. Worse is when the switch doesn't show up at all.

I've only had the switches a little over a week, but the software failures have been numerous. Sometimes if I leave my iPhone alone for a couple of minutes the missing switch (or switches) will finally show up. Last night was not the case. Only 1 of 2 switches appeared in the software. I tried several things to get the missing switch to appear to no avail. I finally pulled the switch out of the electrical socket and reset it according to the manufacturer instructions. I then reinstalled the switch and so far, through today, it has worked. In the meantime I lost about 15 minutes messing around with it - that just shouldn't happen after initial setup.

For the record, one switch is located less than 5 feet from my main wireless router. The other switch is located 10 feet across the room from a wireless repeater in another location in my house. Both have very high WiFi signals so it's not the WiFi causing the problem, so I have to conclude, like another reviewer, it's buggy software. And both switches, regardless of location, have experienced problems.

I'd probably get more of these devices but not until Belkin addresses the apparent software issues.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Rod,

We appreciate the detailed review. We have released another update on our WeMo App. For Android, it is version 1.1.1 and for IOS is version 1.4.1. You may update the App and check if it improves the App's performance.

Should you require assistance, you can send us an email at BelkinCares@belkin.com. We'll be glad to help.

Regards,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com

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  • Blaine J.
  • 11/4/2013 10:00:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThey need a little more work

Pros: They are a fun and fantastic device when they work.

Cons: I bought 2 sets of these for 2 different homes. I set them up, and at first they work great. Unfortunately, when you run the app, sometimes none of the switches show up, sometimes only half, and sometimes all of them. It is very intermittent and unpredicatable. It appears to be a software issue, and if Belkin would just figure out this bug and solve it, it would be a great device.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

You review for the Belkin WeMo Switch is highly valued. We'd like to have our Support team work with you in getting this one resolve. Do contact us by
sending an email at BelkinCares@belkin.com with your contact details (name and phone number), your location and the link to this review.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com

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  • Paul B.
  • 10/17/2013 11:33:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware

Pros: Will work, just cannot change after initial setup.

Cons: -Cannot change access point SSID they are associated with or they are effectively bricked locally

-Poor support, even with pay for incident premium support

Other Thoughts: Bought several WeMo switcheds set them up and worked fine.

Upgraded my wireless access point. Reset Wemo's and set them up again. Can now only control them via external network, not on local wireless net, although no errors in the setup of the devices. No devices are found locally after setup, just hangs.

Made numerous calls to support, and paid for Belkin Premium support. Have never reached anyone knowledgable about WeMo's. Only receive repetitive e-mails asking me to repeat the things I have already done.

Research on nthe net indicated that Belkin stores info about the Wireless access point the device is associated with on their servers. If you change the access point name it cannot be updated on their servers by the consumer.

You are also unable to reach anyone at Belkin to reset or correct the info. Am the not so proud owner of three semi-useless bricks call WeMo now....

Based on the support experience I have stopped by Belkin products as a rule..

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We value every customer feedback and we'd like to improve your experience with the Belkin WeMo. Do you still have it? We'd like to have the Team work with you in getting it working properly. You can contact us by sending an email at BelkinCares@belkin.com with the case number given by Support. In case you don't have, you may instead send us your contact details and the link to this review.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com

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  • Carole S.
  • 3/31/2013 5:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs pretty cool

Pros: Easy to set up
Can control switches from multiple devices simultaneously

Cons: Expensive

Other Thoughts: I want more of these

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