Any electricians understand why Aeotec smart switch should not be used for fans or motors?

Engineer, not electrician, but It’s the difference between resistive loads and inductive loads. They just have different physics. So even when the amperage is the same, you can burn out the switch or the motor or both.

That said, I’m wondering if @thesmartesthouse mixed up the product descriptions for the switch and the dimmer switch. The dimmer switch is not rated for inductive loads, but I believe the smart switch is. They give examples of appliances in use with it.

1 Like