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  • in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12189
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello Neil,

    I just am confused as I can not see the load in the three core method as well as I do not understand the loop from the com to the out2, to take things a step by step.. what is a strapper, I looked it up online and what I understood that it is a switch of a sort. I would appreciate it if you explained it a bit.

    If I understood correctly in the three core method and assuming that black wires are neutral, the out2 from the relay is connected to the neutral of the switch ?!

    Sincerely

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12179
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Neil and Node Zero, I really appreciate all your help.. but if you do not mind, Neil ..would you please explain your diagrams so I can keep up with you two

    *shaking my head* way out of my depth

    Ehm … hopefully you would not mind explaining the diagrams so I can keep up with you !!

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12153
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Neil and Node Zero, I really appreciate all your help.. but if you do not mind, Neil ..would you please explain your diagrams so I can keep up with you two :D

    *shaking my head* way out of my depth :D

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12137
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Thank you Node Zero.

    Would you mind to further elaborate a bit regarding the correct wire arrangement and as well do you think I would be able to have the same RF/Manual control using “Inline Relay Switch Dimmer 250w” ?!

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12133
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello Neil and Node Zero,

    Thank you so much for the quick feedback and for mentioning the drawbacks of the setup.

    As I mentioned I am no electrician and I am a noob when it comes to electricity and of course -as I mentioned earlier- a qualified electrician should get the wiring done.

    The main reason why I want to have a standard switch or in this case now a standard 3 way switch is because I want to be able to turn the light on/off in case the relay was damaged for any reason given that I live in Egypt and getting a replacement would take some time for the new relay to arrive. therefore using CR2032 would render the light fixture useless and I would have to re-wire the lights manually and get it connected to a regular switch.

    I am aware of the drawback of not knowing when the relay is on/off remotely when “stop” function is used but I was hoping someone with electrical background would be able to shed some light on the correct wire arrangement for this setup to work.

    I am -of course- willing to remove the diagram or even re draw it with the correct wiring with your help so I can benefit from this and others as well if they fancied the same setup.

    Thank you again for the quick replies.

    Sincerely,
    Nlotf

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12121
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello Neil,

    I kept thinking of a way to get the inline relay to work with a standard switch and here what I came up with, I am sharing The following diagram firstly to be corrected if I’m wrong And secondlyAs a to thank you to the community and if anyone wanted to explore this further .

    First I considered adding a standard switch, however I am better achieving what I had in mind using a standard three way switch.

    I think one can use the stop function to make sure the lights are turned off as a back up plan if he were away and not sure if the lights were on or off.

    I believe the inline relay 500w is a great relay and somehow I don’t think I can do the same using the inline dimmer as it doesn’t have the same functionality. If anyone can help with that it would be truly appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    nlotf

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    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12106
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    I see :) … I know I asked a lot of questions and sorry for that .

    My last question is that would I be able to turn off the light using the relay if the standard switch was ON ?! and vice versa turning off the light using the standard switch if the relay is ON ?!

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12104
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello Neil,

    Thank you for the valuable information.

    If you do not mind, can you elaborate a bit on how to wire the switch in parallel with the relay ?!

    Nlotf

    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12101
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello Neil,

    Thank you so much for the quick reply, I truly appreciate it :) .

    I am a noob when it comes to electricity so please forgive my ignorance and of course I intend to ask an electrician to connect the wires.

    If you do not mind me asking, would the relay be damaged if an extension was added to L and N of -say- a standard switch, and then an extension from the switch itself is added to the fixture. I know there is not much sense behind what I am saying so I attached a diagram to illustrate it.

    My apologies again if the question I am asking is that dumb, the thing is I find it somehow impractical to use a wireless switch that operates on a battery and to change its battery every now and then.

    Thank you so much, Neil.

    Nlotf.

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    in reply to: Using a standard switch with inline relay 500w #12093
     Nlotf says:

    Nlotf
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    Hello,

    First off I would like to thank the community for the valuable resources available.

    I am new to home automation in general and I searched the forum for a topic similar to mine but could not find any, my apologies if that topic existed and I did not notice it.

    I have a light fixture which only operates on On/Off no dimming, so I thought the only option available to control it is the “Inline Relay 500w”, however I want to still be able to control the fixture using a standard On/Off switch, is that even possible, and if possible would the switch control the relay (i.e. when switch is off, I would not be able to control the relay) or vice versa ?! what I eventually want is to be able to control the fixture from the link and as well from the standard switch.

    My last question is regarding fluorescent light, is the “Inline Relay 500w” the right module to control a fluorescent light ?!

    Thank you so much in advance

    Nlotf

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