This is just in the concept stage but was looking at a pool installation and how to run the electrics from inside the house when all the electrical stuff is outside in the shed.
My mate who is a sparky was talking about a PLC and relays for operating it all which would require comms cable from inside the house but I have had a bit of a look at c-bus and it looks like it would be a good option.
The setup is pretty simple.
1. Pool pump. On a timer. Runs daily. Not required to be operated from the house. Not required to be attached to cbus.
2. Second pump. On and off required and maybe a timer
3. Pool and garden lighting. On / off and maybe a timer.
From where I sit one 4 switch cbus wireless wall switch (with a couple of spare switches for later) and two wireless relays would do the trick. This would negate the need to run comms cable for the PLC and up and down the wall in the house (although we would be running power cables if it went ahead anyway)
The wireless switches look like they can be programmed to act as timers.
How much are these things? Are they horrendously expensive?
Do you need to be c-bus certified to buy the c-bus stuff?
I probably have more questions....