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Zwave and zigbee smart plug adding to mesh?

I have always had problems with my smart devices in my bathroom because zwave coverage isnt the best.

eg my heavy duty switch for heater fails quite a bit so I put in a double action to be safe.

My motion sensor has the same problem. it responds sometimes and not other times.

I was thinking of adding a zwave smart plug in the bathroom . Would that help with stronger mesh?

i should, but it wont.

i have a range extender 6 from Aeotec, its just sitting there doing nothing and i have no idea whats wrong with it.

Wrong answer.
Adding more devices to the mesh WILL extend the mesh network. Like the TS said:

What kind of devices u have at this moment and how many?
Making a good mesh network starts near Homey and then every few meters another non-battery powered device. Just putting 1 in the bathroom is not always a good solution.
I have like 50 Zwave devices of which half of them are non-battery powered. The first 2 devices are like 20cm away from Homey and have a total of like 9 on the ground floor. 2 of them being near the stairs in the hallway. In the corridor one floor up there is another plug along with 3 Fibaro switches/dimmers. On the second floor, near the stairs again, there are 3 plugs again. This way i can have several battery powered devices reaching Homey all the time. So don’t plug just one in the bathroom but start making a mesh network from the beginning and work ur way around the house. Start adding non-battery powered devices first and then add the battery powered devices.

I actually have zwave wall switches throughout the whole house including a 4 gang mcohome switch just outside the bathroom.

In fact the motion sensor I have in the bathroom is plugged in to the power.

I’m not sure really if the zwave power plug will help to be honest. It kinda is working again after i healed it but still kinda slow.