Rookie question about GE Zigbee switch


( Matt) #1

Hello,
So I got my 1st Zigbee switch that I want to install in a 4 way pattern. I understand the mechanics of how to install it but I was given some information I feel may have been inaccurate. If I install my 45856GE switch at the 1st stop from the breaker (master) do I need to install slave smart switch on the other 2 or can they be traditional light switches?

Hope this makes sense.

Matt


(Steve Jackson) #2

They need to be slaves.


( Matt) #3

Thats what I thought, Thanks!


#4

And you want to make sure that the slaves are only connected to the traveler from the primary switch and neutral. No mains power!!


(Mamou La) #5

you already have a ge switch, so yes you need a slave switch.

in the future look at this switch.


(Steve Jackson) #6

For the price of the Inovelli I would probably buy that and use the GE in another location.


#7

One thing to understand is that you cannot control the dimmer manually from the remote switches using the Inovelli, only on/off. Since most users don’t use switches manually, this may not be a concern.