electrical wiring Stories December 15, 2014

TP-LINK AV200 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30+)

Amazon has the TP-LINK AV200 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (TL-PA2010KIT) for $19.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more (“Arrives by Christmas,” matched at B&H). That’s 43% under the original price and the best price we can find by around $7.


  • HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 200Mbps
  • Miniature design, smaller than most powerline adapters at the market, blends indiscreetly in front of any power outlet
  • No new wires, use existing electrical wiring
  • Up to 300 meter range over a home’s electrical circuit for better performance through walls or across floors
  • Plug and Play, no new wires or configuration required
  • 128-bit AES encryption ensures that the network is safe simply by pressing a button on paired devices
  • Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 75%
  • Supports IGMP managed multicast IP transmission, optimizes IPTV streaming

This kit has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 440 Amazon customers.

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The TL-PA2010KIT AV200 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit by TP-LINK uses your home’s existing electrical wires to create or expand your home network. With no additional wiring required, you can simply plug the TL-PA2010KIT into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure. With high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, you can enjoy HD video streaming, online gaming, VoIP, or any other bandwidth intensive tasks. Plus, its miniature design gives you the flexibility to plug it in anywhere in your home.

Up to 200Mbps, 1000 Feet

With advanced HomePlug AV technology, TL-PA2010KIT provide users with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps on a line length of up to 1000 feet. Together, with its built-in powerful AES encryption, the TL-PA2010KIT is a great choice for an entire home solution to connect all network compatible devices – from computers and game consoles to printers, NAS hard drives, and set-top boxes for IPTVs.

electrical wiring Stories December 4, 2014

Amazon has the TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (TL-PA4010KIT) for $29.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $40 or 57% under the original price tag, matching the best we’ve seen and the lowest we can find for this popular kit.

It works on the HomePlug AV standards system so it will talk to other compatible devices and features a 300 meter (about 1,000 feet) range over your existing electrical wiring. This offers easy internet access in places where WiFi isn’t available/strong enough, without the need to run super long and annoying ethernet cables. The TL-PA4010 kit features speeds of up to 500Mbps, 128-bit AES encryption, plug and play installation and everything you need to get started.

This kit is the #1 Best Selling Powerline option on Amazon where it has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,700 customers.

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electrical wiring Stories October 28, 2014

expiredD-Link 309AV Mini Powerline Starter Kit $25 shipped (orig. $80)

Newegg is offering the D-Link DHP-309AV Powerline Mini Adapter Starter Kit for $40.99. But using code EMCWPHB57 on the cart drops your total down to $24.99 shipped. That’s $55 off the original listing, over $11 below Amazon’s price and matching lowest we’ve seen on this particular kit.

This kit comes with 2 adapters and can be a handy way to get hardwired access in areas of your home or office where WiFi isn’t strong enough. It features up to 200Mbps speeds (500Mbps max), “plug & play” installation, and supports 128-bit AES Encryption.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from nearly 150 Amazon customers and comes with a limited 1 year warranty. Amazon has ethernet cables a as low as $5.49 if you need any extras.

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The Powerline AV 500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit uses your home’s existing electrical wiring to extend your Internet connection. It turns every power outlet into a high speed network connection. Compliant with the HomePlug AV standard, it provides network access to your computers, game consoles, televisions, and any other Internet-enabled devices throughout your home. Compact design allows the Mini Adapters to fit discretely into your power outlet without blocking adjacent power sockets. Also available as a single unit (DHP-308AV).

Ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications This Powerline AV 500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit is compliant with the HomePlug AV standard and capable of delivering data transfer rates at speeds of up to 500 Mbps, faster than regular Powerline AV products. This rapid transmission speed makes it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, guaranteeing smooth HD video streaming, VoIP phone calls, and lag-free online gaming experiences. This device provides ample network bandwidth, enabling you to tap into existing electrical wiring for high-quality multimedia streaming. Additional Quality of Service (QoS) support prioritises multimedia traffic over other types of traffic on your network connection, ensuring faster transmission.

Convenient setup and secure operation Plugs directly into a power outlet, and does not require any additional cables. Extend your home network by connecting multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home, or attach a switch or wireless access point to the adapter to connect even more devices. The adapter implements 128-bit AES data encryption at the push of a button to protect your network from any intruders. With hassle-free plug and play installation, it’s an ideal solution to create a wall-to-wall home network.

Power-saving During periods of inactivity, the Mini Adapters will go into sleep mode to save power, reducing power usage by more than 70%, allowing you to save energy automatically without sacrificing on performance.

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