Is anyone successfully controlling a coffee maker with ST? What are you using?
I bought a Leviton Z-wave appliance module to do this, and it isn’t working. The module turns on and off fine (I can hear a relay click), and if I plug a lamp into it the lamp goes on and off, but when I try to plug my coffee maker into it the coffee maker will turn on the first time, but will never turn off. The module is turning off, but the coffee maker is still getting power. I’ve checked the power rating for the coffee maker and it is well within the rated specs for the appliance module.
I’ve since read of others having similar issues with the Leviton appliance module. According to a post on the Iris forum…
"Those devices have a circuit that senses load across the switched outlet which allows the devices on/off switch to trigger the relay in the outlet. It’s a nice feature that goes back to the X10 modules that allow you to control devices without reaching to use the button on the module.
This feature works by placing a small voltage on the controlled line that’s invisible to most electronics. I say most because in your example the power to the feeder is enough to make it think that power hasn’t been lost."
Is this unique to Leviton or all Z-Wave modules?
Are there any solutions that will work with a coffee maker?