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[Best Buy] TP-Link HS200 Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch $24.99

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There's a zwave switch for 25$ and a dimmer for 29$ on Amazon, someone posted it on RFD. Going to bring back my tplink...
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TurboTronix wrote: There's a zwave switch for 25$ and a dimmer for 29$ on Amazon, someone posted it on RFD. Going to bring back my tplink...
I am tempted to stock up on these, but I already have over 30 GE Z-Switches.

Make sure you have a Z-Wave Plus hub
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Gee wrote: I am tempted to stock up on these, but I already have over 30 GE Z-Switches.

Make sure you have a Z-Wave Plus hub
My whole house is zwave :)

I use homeseer but planning on going with Hass.io using a raspberry pi3...
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TurboTronix wrote: My whole house is zwave :)

I use homeseer but planning on going with Hass.io using a raspberry pi3...
Me too. I am 100% Z-Wave, even the thermostat is Z-Wave and I rigged a Z-Wave Relay for the garage door.

Using Hass.io since the beginning on a Pi 3
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got 2 of these with 2 free mini...no issues so far
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Britex wrote: No, you need 3 wires as a minimum. The 4th optional wire is the ground.
i did not install the ground just the neutral and black
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blitz23 wrote: i did not install the ground just the neutral and black
So what do you do with the ground wire from the switch?
Do you just leave it hanging with a connector at the end so it doesn't touch anything else?
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yes just leave it and you can cover it with tape or cut it so the wire is not exposed
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i was only able to buy 2 of them with free mini.. i should have bought 4.. i need it for the garage
my only issue of this is it is thick and very hard to make it fit unless you trim your wires
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Gee wrote: Should keep it all Z-Wave. Technology is way better than WiFi
i liked the z-wave sale but then found out you need a hub too.
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chowder wrote: i liked the z-wave sale but then found out you need a hub too.
That’s the best part. You avoid the cloud and you don’t need to run multiple apps to access your devices. You just access your hub.

If you want a cheap hub, get Smart Things (not a fan), but if you like to tinker, get a Raspberry Pi and build your own
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Gee wrote: That’s the best part. You avoid the cloud and you don’t need to run multiple apps to access your devices. You just access your hub.

If you want a cheap hub, get Smart Things (not a fan), but if you like to tinker, get a Raspberry Pi and build your own
if i don't like to tinker and don't necessarily want the cheapest one, but good value for $, what is best hub out there?

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