I’m trying to add a Aeotec Micro Smart G2 Switch into a 3 way switch that is connected to a chandelier. I tested the wires and the line wire is at the box farther from my chandelier at the bottom of the stairs, and the load is at the middle stairs where the chandelier is closest.
I’ve been trying to follow multiple diagrams and I’ve figured out that the line and neutral needs to go in the middle, while the load and neutral for the load goes on the outer two ports. I’ve read that not having the line and load in one box can create problems. I tried to use another hot wire from another switch that is always on (it’s a 3 switch box), but it doesn’t power the Aeotec switch. When I put it on the line with the neutral there, the device is powered.
So I’m starting to think that instead of using two switches, just use one of the traveler wires and send the load down to the line box along with a neutral.
Would that work? I’m willing to not use one of the two switches if necessary. Here’s some images:
That’s before any changes. I tried to connect the switch to the wire connector on the left (tried both), but while it was receiving 110 V, the light on the Smart Switch never turned on.
This is one way I tried which did not work (the micro switch never powered on):
I’ve tried using these diagrams, so I kind of have an idea how to make it work, but powering the device and getting past the line/load problem has been rather annoying:
I’d appreciate any advice/help that you guys can give. As previously mentioned, I’m willing to lose one of the switches if necessary and just repurpose a traveler if that’s what it’d take. I can’t pull new wires to the boxes though.