No power from MimoLite

(Dan ) #1

I picked up two MimoLite relays to control recently-installed electric door strikes. After wiring and pairing with SmartThings, I can turn both relays on/off. However, neither seems to send current to the strikes and I feel like I’ve missed something obvious. I’d appreciate any ideas that fit this scenario:

  • Controlling from SmartThings, I hear the MimoLite click audibly a half second after turning on and again after turning off.

  • While activating the relay and using a multimter, I can’t read any current coming off the relay block.

  • To narrow down the problem, I confirmed both door strikes open immediately when I wire them directly to the MimoLite’s power terminal block. The locks are fail secure, and open the instant power is applied.

  • I’ve left the jumper on the MimoLite, tried wiring the strike to both NO/COM and NC/COM, and successfully excluded/included both relays multiple times.

(Eric) #2

the MimoLite contacts don’t make power and they don’t have power wired thru them internally. They switch power that you route through them manually. The contacts function exactly similar to a dumb light switch. Usually you would wire hot to the COM(common), and the door strike to the NO(normally-open), and neutral to the door strike.

better keep your key with you

(Dan ) #3

Ah. Yeah. That would make sense. So basically this problem: