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[Amazon Canada] $69.99 TP-Link Smart 3-Way Switch Kit

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[Amazon Canada] $69.99 TP-Link Smart 3-Way Switch Kit

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The HS210 Smart Switch Kit makes it easy to replace traditional 3-way switches commonly found in living rooms, halls, or stairways where 2 switches control the same light. The HS210 kit includes 2 smart switches specially designed to work together with 3-way switch wiring. There’s no need to be an expert on complex 3-way switch wiring or confusing master vs. auxiliary smart switch settings. The Kasa app guides you through each step of the installation, connecting to your home Wi-Fi, and providing control from anywhere. For convenient hands- free controls it easily connects with Amazon Echo or Google Assistant voice assistants.
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What if you have three switches that control the hallway lights could I just wire two smart 3way switches and leave the third switch as normal will this work without any issues.
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Jaegerjaque wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 6:05 pm
What if you have three switches that control the hallway lights could I just wire two smart 3way switches and leave the third switch as normal will this work without any issues.
I thought that's called a 4-way switch? Am I wrong?
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Jaegerjaque wrote:
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What if you have three switches that control the hallway lights could I just wire two smart 3way switches and leave the third switch as normal will this work without any issues.
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Jaegerjaque wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 6:05 pm
What if you have three switches that control the hallway lights could I just wire two smart 3way switches and leave the third switch as normal will this work without any issues.
I have that same exact scenario in my house, and the middle switch of the 3 switches has to be a 4-way switch, with each of the others being a 3-way in order for it to work.
Now other than the middle 4-way switch, the other 2 could be 3-way smart switches ... but given only any one of the switches needs to be "switched", I would only install one smart 3-way switch to control toggling the lights OFF and ON ... using two on the same circuit is overkill I think, but I haven't tried it yet (it's on my TO DO list still).
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The "Amazon Warehouse" has some "Used - Very Good" packages in stock for $60.89. Might be worth it to save an extra $9. I'm hoping the warehouse stuff stacks with ebates too!
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Jaegerjaque wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 6:05 pm
What if you have three switches that control the hallway lights could I just wire two smart 3way switches and leave the third switch as normal will this work without any issues.
You in that case have 2 three way switches and one 4 way switch.

If you replace ONE of the 3 way switches with this smart switch you are good to go.

You can use the other 3 way smart switch that comes with this kit for another circuit.

Note you MUST have a neutral present to use these.
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 7:04 pm
I have that same exact scenario in my house, and the middle switch of the 3 switches has to be a 4-way switch, with each of the others being a 3-way in order for it to work.
Now other than the middle 4-way switch, the other 2 could be 3-way smart switches ... but given only any one of the switches needs to be "switched", I would only install one smart 3-way switch to control toggling the lights OFF and ON ... using two on the same circuit is overkill I think, but I haven't tried it yet (it's on my TO DO list still).
No reason to use both switches on the same circuit.

I have a used a single switch on each of two separate 3 way circuits with zero problems.
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repatch wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 11:34 am
No reason to use both switches on the same circuit.

I have a used a single switch on each of two separate 3 way circuits with zero problems.
So in that case if there are four switches in a circuit I'm assuming you would need only one 4-way smart switch and rest of the three switches can be normal?
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Not sure about these switches in particular, but don't most smart switches require replacing all the switches on the circuit? The GE ones I used in my stairwell (which work nicely) specifically stated that I had to replace both switches. One was a master switch and one was a slave.
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zero64 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 12:17 pm
Not sure about these switches in particular, but don't most smart switches require replacing all the switches on the circuit? The GE ones I used in my stairwell (which work nicely) specifically stated that I had to replace both switches. One was a master switch and one was a slave.
I can't comment on others.

These do NOT require replacement of every switch on a circuit, despite the documentation.

I have 2 three way circuits with only one of these switches in it, and everything works fine. In fact, one of those three way circuits has a manual dimmer on the other end, works fine with that too.
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Jaegerjaque wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 12:16 pm
So in that case if there are four switches in a circuit I'm assuming you would need only one 4-way smart switch and rest of the three switches can be normal?
I have never heard of a 4 way smart switch.

All you have to do is identify which switch on the circuit is a 3 way, and replace that one.
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I use a single one of these 3-way switches in my front entrance chandelier circuit that is controlled from 3 locations. And I just use one of these in another three 3-way circuits as others have said. No need to replaced all the switches in any circuit. Just add "smart control" to each circuit with one switch.
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I just purchased it from Staples.ca with the $25 off $75 coupon I got in mail last week, with the filler item total with tax came to $56.70
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According to the reviews it no longer supports itfff.

Also, according to reviews, led bulbs are not supported, only incandescent bulbs. I do not know anyone who still buys incandescent bulbs.
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