[RELEASE] GE/Jasco 46201 On/Off Switch

I wanted to start a new post on this switch as there are so many GE/Jasco switches out there, and they all work differently, support different features, and need different device handlers. I did the new dimmer back in September, but another community member reached out to me for the related on/off switch. The newest Jasco on/off switch is the 46201 switch- https://byjasco.com/products/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-smart-switch-quickfit-and-simplewire . There’s also a 46562 which is almost identical (I believe its just an upgraded commercial version) This is Zwave plus switch supporting S2 encryption and central scene control, which captures many more types of button presses then the old one, like triple taps, so it is different then the older switches. The stock Zwave on/off switch works to control the light, but advanced configuration setting, association groups, and scene control, require a custom device handler. I made a new handler that captures all these new button presses, and shows them all in the native automations part of the new smartthings app (without requiring webcore or smartapp). Since I don’t have this version of the switch, its difficult to debug and diagnose issues.

Update - Thanks to @BrenenP for confirming the device handler is working. If you want to use it you can import from mwav3 smartthingscode master in the IDE or click the link at the bottom.

Please report any problems as an issue on my Github page or in this thread. PR’s also welcome for fixing any bugs. I’ll work on updating the related 46203 dimmer to work with the new button values on the automation screen in the new app as well now that this code has been confirmed to be working.

Link to handler for this switch here:

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I am a new member to this community without programming experience.

I have a GE 12722 in-wall z-Wave Smart Switch that was wired and set to turn on/off porch lights at specified times. Somehow, while using a TV controller I think, I tripped it to a strobe light configuration. I have unwired it to get it to turn off. Is there a manual way to turn off the strobe mode or a SmartThings command to turn off the strobe command? Or, if I rewire it, will it time out from this mode and go back to turning lights on/off?

Thanks for any help you could provide.

Dale Hauglum

These switches do not have a strobe mode. Unfortunately the switch likely has failed and needs to be replaced. If you do a search online you will see reviews where this was unfortunately a problem for many with this switch and the solution was replacement. The 12722 is their first version and likely well out of warranty. The newer Jasco ones, like the 46201, should be more reliable. Or, I recommend an Inovelli switch https://inovelli.com/red-series-on-off-switch-z-wave/

Some have mentioned taking the switch apart and unsoldering a capacitor to replace it, but that sounds like a fire waiting to happen if you do it wrong. I would recommend replacing the whole switch.

mwav3:

Thank you very much. This is exactly the feedback I needed.

I appreciate your getting back to me.

Dale Hauglum

Thank you so much for this, it works flawlessly.

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