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Topic # 198526 12-Jul-2016 19:17
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Anybody ever installed one of these units in the wall cavity behind the switch?

 

 

 

http://www.insteon.com.au/INSTEON_Micro_Relay.html

 

It looks pretty straightforward except my switches are dual - that is there are two sets of switches for the same lamps at the opposite of the hallway.

 

 

 

Thanks





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  Reply # 1590617 12-Jul-2016 22:07
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I've got them all through my place, I believe they should/must be installed by an electrician (I certainly wouldn't try it if the sparkie's curses are anything to go by).

 

The sparky installed one on a dual switch like yours but couldn't get it to work reliably and we took it out (I put an insteon bulb in the light instead- works fine).

 

The problems with the micro switches are:

 

They only just fit behind the switch plates, the wires are easily broken/dislodged, I've had 2 (out of about 8) fail suspiciously after thunderstorms- possibly a power surge? Other than that they are pretty responsive and reliable

 

Also a good idea to write down the module numbers before you install them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1590840 13-Jul-2016 10:07
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Thanks for that. The switch controls 5 lights in the ceiling so going to Insteon bulbs might be a bit pricy.

 

I will engage a sparky. I presume the issue you describe is finding space in the cavity for the microswitch?

 

Were you covered under warranty for the failures?





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  Reply # 1590850 13-Jul-2016 10:19
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Ah... go with Fibaro gear mate, all the way! 

 

What you're talking about is a 2 way lighting circuit.  I have a 2 way in my hallway, installed Fibaro relay switch at the main end and it works fine.  Whats more, the relay has 2 input/outputs so I have one channel controlling my main (ceiling mounted) lights and one controlling my (wall mounted) sensor lights.

 

It does mean you'll need to go ZWave, but Aeotec controllers are cheap. 




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  Reply # 1590931 13-Jul-2016 12:31
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Well I have already bought the switch so I do want to use it. I am also thinking of Zwave since that would provide a means to control my gas heater. The ignition is just a low voltage relay in the wall which I could replace with a Zwave enabled relay below the heater itself and control that via Alexa (using OpenHab and HABridge).





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