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Why does Homey ask me what's plugged in a socket?

What is plugged in selector

At the end of pairing a (generic) socket switch, Homey might ask you what is plugged in. When you answer this from the options shown on your screen, Homey will know how to regard the device, and will act accordingly.

For instance, when you indicate that a socket switch is actually a lamp (since that is plugged in), Homey will also trigger this switch when you turn all lights on or off.

Since Homey updates the icon, you also get a visual reminder in the Homey app about what device is plugged in.