I thinking of replacing a 4-way switch setup with some in-wall Z-Wave switches. As I understand it I want GE 14291 as the master and GE 12723 for the add-on switches. I have, however, gotten mixed messages as to if the add-on switches will serve as a Z-wave repeater. Does anyone know for certain? Jasco support told me it does (only after I explained what a Z-wave repeater was) … but the product documentation / features doesn’t mention it (and implies its really just a rather dumb switch that doesn’t care about the protocol used by the master).
I guess my questions are:
- will the GE 12723 act as a Z-wave repeater?
- Alternatively, could you use a full blown 14291 as an add-on switch in a 4-way setup?
- Are there other suggestions as to 4-way add-on switches where each switch can act as a repeater in the network?