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Smart Switches for heavy duty loads

There is no shortage of smart switches and plugs available for your typical in-home application. There’s probably 100 different brands, and if you look, you should be able to find just about any feature you could want.

However, your average smart switch can only handle somewhere between 10 and 15 amps of electrical current. That’s fine for switching a few lamps or even a coffee maker. But if you want to do some heavy duty switching (for example, an electric garage heater or a pool pump), you’ll need something more.

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Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub Review

I recently picked up a Chamberlain MyQ smart garage hub during Amazon’s Prime Day. It was only $30 which seemed like a great deal. After all, some of the big time product review sites list the device as the “best smart garage door controller“.

After using it for about a month, I don’t think it’s the best one out there, but for the price it’s hard to beat. I think if you’re a casual smart home user looking for a widely compatible device that’s easy to install and use, you’ll be happy with the Chamberlain MyQ.

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Smart Garage Door Controllers: Is MyQ really the best?

Ever wonder if you forgot to close your garage door when you left for work? Or worse, ever been miles away when you suddenly remembered you left your garage door open? 

Or maybe you’ve had Amazon packages stolen off your porch because the delivery person had nowhere else to put them.

But if you have a smart garage door controller, you won’t have to worry about any of that anymore. You can know for sure that your door is shut – regardless of whether you remembered to or not. 

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