Ok folks, I’ve been racking my brain on this one for a while now. I’ve got a couple Aeotec Micro Switches G2/2nd edition and I successfully installed one the other day. This one has me scratching my head though, it’s a dimmer if that matters.
Most of my house wiring is from 1970 and most boxes don’t have a neutral bundle and most lights appear to have source power coming into the light fixture box. I’ve put GE toggles where I could but figured these Aeotec’s would be easier and I could leave the switches alone.
This is a hallway installation that has 2 light fixtures and from what I can tell (and my terminology might not be correct) are 3 way switches on either end w/ two 4 way switches in between.
I tried this Aeotec diagram and when I turned the breaker back on both light fixtures lit up and a couple seconds afterwards the light fixture where everything comes together/Micro Switch was installed made a quick spark and went out! All light switches work fine and the 2nd light fixture stays lit. The Aeotec just sits there with a blinking red light. I’ve tried all the resets and unjoin procedures and can’t get it to join with my Minimote.
Here are the pics of the main light fixture and switches in the order I believe they’re connected. I don’t have a pic of the 2nd light fixture connections. All that comes into that guy is a black and white wire and I’m guessing he’s wired straight to the other light fixture box.
How do I need to wire this sucker?
Main light fixture where I’m pretty sure power is coming in:
1st Switch closest to main light fixture:
Closest 4 way to main light fixture (incoming and outgoing black wires are tied together in the background):
Next 4 way closest to the 2nd light fixture at bottom of stairs (incoming and outgoing black wires are tied together in the background):
Last switch at top of stairs: