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  • Aeotec Micro Switch and 3-Way Lighting

    Hello all,

    I bought an Aeotec in-wall micro switch and am attempting to get it to control a light fixture with 3-way switches (2 switches). The wiring looks like this:

    Breaker ---(B/W)---> Switch1 ---(B/W/R)---> Switch2 ---(B/W)---> Light

    This means that AC Power is in one box (Switch1) and the Load is in the other box (Switch2).

    Is it possible to use a single micro controller in this situation? I've read the manuals and googled all over, but can't seem to find a way to understand how I will be able to get power to the light and still use both physical switches with the micro switch.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Originally posted by ian351c View Post
    Hello all,

    I bought an Aeotec in-wall micro switch and am attempting to get it to control a light fixture with 3-way switches (2 switches). The wiring looks like this:

    Breaker ---(B/W)---> Switch1 ---(B/W/R)---> Switch2 ---(B/W)---> Light

    This means that AC Power is in one box (Switch1) and the Load is in the other box (Switch2).

    Is it possible to use a single micro controller in this situation? I've read the manuals and googled all over, but can't seem to find a way to understand how I will be able to get power to the light and still use both physical switches with the micro switch.

    Thanks.
    I think you need an extra wire if you only want to use one micro-switch:

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    I can't think of a way to do it with the 3 wires you have, but I'll give it some more thought.

    Cheers
    Al
    HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
    Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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    • #3
      Ok, there is a way to do it with your existing switches. Configure the Aeotec for momentary operation and wire it as follows:

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      Every time you throw a switch, the Aetoc will see a quick change and switch the light.

      Cheers
      Al
      HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
      Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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      • #4
        I saw that diagram earlier and didn't know what to make of it. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ian351c View Post
          I saw that diagram earlier and didn't know what to make of it. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
          You're welcome. It's a modification I made of the 4-way diagram in here: http://www.homeseer.com/pdfs/Aeon%20...witch26103.pdf.

          Cheers
          Al
          HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
          Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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          • #6
            That did the trick! Thanks!

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            • #7
              Great, glad I could help.

              Cheers
              Al
              HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
              Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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