Wiring a Wemo Light Switch on a 3-way switch
Jim in Virginia asks: I’m installing a Wemo 3way WiFi Switch replacing an existing 3-way switch.
Wiring a Wemo Light Switch
Electrical Question: How do I wire a Wemo Light Switch?
I’m installing a new Wemo 3-way switch and replacing an existing 3-way switch (model WLS0403). The overall circuit has three (3) switches controlling in all, and works as correctly. One of the existing switches (NOT the one being replaced) is a 4-way; and the other (also NOT being replaced) is a 3-way dimmer switch. The 3-way switch being replaced is a standard 3way switch. The new Wemo has more wires (the one on the load line) powers the Wemo device, but in not sure about the appropriate connections for the others. I can send additional documentation as needed, and work very much any assistance you could offer. Thx
This electrical wiring question came from Jim, a Homeowner in Midlothian, Virginia.
Additional Comments: Very nice, and caught my attention.
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How to Wire a Wemo Light Switch
Application: Wire a Wemo 3Way Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the 3Way Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the 3Way Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Midlothian, Virginia. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- I’m installing a new Wemo 3-way switch replacing an existing 3-way switch (model WLS0403). The overall circuit has three (3) switches controlling all, and works as correctly.
- Jim, from the information you have provided, the wiring in the switch box must be tested to make sure there is a neutral wire for the Wemo WiFi Switch.
- Also be aware that the 3way dimmer that is currently installed may interfere with the Wemo WiFi Light Switch.
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