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vtwinspring
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2021 :  5:28:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a heat bulb plugged into a smart plug by merosso. Previously used a belkin and thought that was the issue. changed plugs same issues. I hear the plug switch on and off, but bulb stays on. Bulb receptacle is just simple. Like this https://www.amazon.com/Craftmade-K212-O-Keyless-Lamp-Holder/

why is bulb not responding

Tfitzpatri8
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2021 :  5:46:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heat bulbs usually draw quite a bit of power. Did the load exceed the rating of the plug? If so, you may have welded the contacts on the plug’s relay closed.

Another possibility is a wiring fault, since that fixture isn’t normally connected to a plug-in device.
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vtwinspring
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USA
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Posted - 01/14/2021 :  03:13:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how ling would it take to weld it closed it is immediate? pulled out a large bulb tried new plug smaller bulb.

Bulb - https://www.chewy.com/zoo-med-repti-basking-reptile-spot/dp/126603

Plug - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KYHLDZ

thanks so much for the help
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 01/14/2021 :  12:32:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One 100 watt bulb wouldn’t do that, not unless it was damaged.
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