Aeotec Micro Smart Switch (2nd Edition) DSC18103-ZWEU - Z-Wave to add to my reasonably extensive smartthings home and had already successfully used a fibraro controller for a radiator so was reasonable relaxed about the wiring.
This was to control a bathroom light switch (which has 3 LED lights) Switch itself has a live (red), neutral (black) and earth.
Followed instructions (and what I thought was common sense), which was
existing live from switch moved to live Ion the aeo (3rd from left)
existing neutral from switch moved to neutral on the aeo (2nd from left)
other live and neutral on the aeo bridged (1st left and 4th left)
couple of cables out of the aeo to com and L1 respectively on switch
Powered on and lights in room continued to switch on and off (at around a 1/2 second intervals)
also checked it was set for a 2 way rather than 3 way as per manual and seemed fine
… and finally - when tried to pair - it won’t find it!
I think you may have made an incorrect assumption on the original switch wiring, I don’t think you have a neutral in the switch box. On the instruction page you linked to, the 2 wires removed from the switch in the picture in step 2 would be wires 1 & 3 in the picture in step 5. Those would be line and load (not neutral). Neutral is the wires numbered 2 in step 5 and should be white. Do you even have that in the box? Most likely, the wires that were on the switch were line (black) and load (red).
Since you have the old UK colours (red instead of brown, black instead of blue), did you test every segment of every circuit to make sure that it was clear exactly which ones did what? It does sound like it’s wired incorrectly, but it can be hard to tell exactly what’s going on, particularly in a multi-switch set up, without testing each segment.
@stephen_degnan I really don’t think you have a neutral in your switch. Your switch will always need a live coming in and switched live going back out to the load. If you have a neutral it will be a third unused and terminated wire in the back box. So you would expect 4 wires. Live, switched live, neutral and earth.
If you only have 3 as you described then you have no neutral.
Im somewhat confused by the schematics that Aeotec provided in the manual and my wiring. Would anyone be kind enough to shed some light as to what wire goes where?
As you can see, there is a pair of blue wires [Neutral], a pair of brown [Live], and a pair of green/yellow [Earth]. I’ve so far connected the Open/Close Micro Switch connection to the Wall Switch.
Ive asked an electrician who came and connected the device at the mains switch panel. According to the electrician, the device could handle up to 10A but the current controlled by the switch was 15A. So if I installed it at the back of the manual switch, it would have eventually burnt.
I’ve connected it successfully to smartthings. My problem is, I can switch it ON (and it does work instanteneously) and I could see the light on the switch come on. So far so good.
But switching OFF via smartthings doesnt work. In order to switch it off, I had to press the button on the actual aeon device itself. So there must be something wrong with the device handler or the settings I’m using.
I’m using Mike’s DH. The settings are:
State change notice: Report
Trigger mode: Momentary
Blinker mode: Flasher