Purchased a few these relays to convert standard switches into z-wave controlled switches. The single pole wiring is pretty straight forward and I have added a couple already. Now I am faced with the more complicated 3-way and 4-way switch configurations and am hoping someone can help who has installed some of these relays in these configurations.
I have looked at the installation instructions from Enerwave that provide a small amount of information on how to wire the relays up however they are lacking. Based on my previous single pole installation for each switch I removed load from the switch and connected it to the relay, connecting an aux to the switch where load had been, which I believe is basically putting the relay inline with the switch, this isn’t as apparent for the 3-way/4-way installation.
For the current 3-way switch configuration I have 2 switches, both have 2 travelers, one switch is connected to power to the breaker, the other has what I believe is the load to the light(s) that are being switched. There is access to neutral and power in both switch locations however this is probably why I am confused on the proper wiring of the relay for this setup.
The wiring diagram that comes with the relay makes it appear the entire relay is wired inline between both branches of the 3-way circuit, not sure if my observation is correct. Since power to the breaker is in one gang box and load is in another I can’t figure out how to wire the relay based on the wiring diagram. Maybe I make use of the traveler wires in a different manner? If so I can’t wrap my head around it. Maybe my wiring setup won’t support using the relay?
I am including a couple pictures of the switches/gang box to show what my setup looks like.
Any help is appreciated!!