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Topic # 230461 24-Feb-2018 22:16
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Hi all,

Looking to automate the lights in my place however the rule is everything must still work 'normally' for people who don't wish to control anything from their phones or voice.

I've been eyeing up the Fibaro dimmer 2 as it supports a 3 way switch for on/off and dimming (up for on or brighten, down for off or dim) however I'm having a hard time finding a 3 way switch that's suitable. These seem to the be the norm in the US but pretty rare in NZ/aus/UK. I'm keen to avoid getting something that won't work due to different voltages, or will have a terrible fit/look out of place when placed on the wall. I've got PDL 600 series through the house right now.

Has anyone got a 3 way switch running with a Fibaro 2, and if so what switch did you end up getting?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1963718 25-Feb-2018 08:58
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You can use a push button *momentary* switch with the Fibaro Dimmer modules - I do this and there are PDL 600 series options - you click once to turn the lights on/off, and click+hold to dim up/down. I actually just swapped mine out yesterday for standard bi-state switches as we never ever turn our lights on at the wall anymore (all done via openHAB) and the push button switches were the only ones in the house - i.e. different to everything else. The dimmer modules still work fine with a standard switch, just on/off but obviously no dimming.




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  Reply # 1964072 25-Feb-2018 21:25
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Hi, thanks for the reply. Yup the other option is using momentary buttons although I'm looking at using two (one for up/brighten and one for down/dim). Not sure if this is supported (or recommended!), but looks possible to to wire similar to a 3 way switch. Only concern is what happens if someone pushes both at the same time. Have emailed fibaro support to ask.

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