Hello! I’m a new SmartThings user. I’ve already had some great success integrating a thermostat and garage door monitor/opener, and a few other simple things.
I’m pretty comfortable with software, but I’m a novice when it comes to electrical wiring. I’ve had some success with some pretty simple tasks, but I’ve run into some trouble with my latest endeavor.
I want automate a light using a pair of Aeon Aeotec micro switches (DSC18103-ZWUS) with an existing 3-way circuit. Such is to say - there’s already a pair of conventional light switches - one at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom - controlling the light in question. I’d hoped that I could install the Aeon micro switches into the existing switches, but the wiring I’m seeing doesn’t match up with what little instructions Aeon provided.
The box for each of the two existing light switches has three wires (installed circa 1977 I believe) -
- Black (Live?)
- White (Neutral?)
- Red (Traveler?)
I made my best guess as to how this wiring matched up with the incredibly sparse and cryptic documentation from Aeon. See my attempt in the attached photo at the bottom of the post.The good news is nothing burst into flame and no magic smoke escaped. However I never saw any sign of life from the Micro Switch. The LED never illuminated and the little button on the micro switch didn’t cause the light to toggle on/off. I tried this on each of the two light switches, but not both at the same time.
On one hand I recognize that I may be out of my depth here and I might need to hire an electrician. On the other hand, the wiring in place seems relatively straight-forward. I’m hoping that the community may be able to give me a few simple pointers to get this going.