Electrical help required - Z-Wave outlet has 3 wires, my box has 4?
Oct 18th, 2017 2:04 pm
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Oct 18th, 2017 4:04 pm
If the breaker had a bar between the two switches, like in this image, that will confirm what the others have suggested. This type of breaker ensures that when you kill the power for the upper receptacle, the the lower one is also turned off.
Oct 18th, 2017 4:19 pm
Exactly what I did for my coffee machine. I used this Leviton switch which plugs into the lower outlet and the upper one is still available for other devices. I actually have have the switch turn off when I enable my home alarm system. When I turn on the alarm I am either leaving the house or going to bed. Either way, I don't want a heating device running on the kitchen counter-top.
Oct 18th, 2017 4:32 pm
Oct 18th, 2017 5:37 pm
What type of hub do you have that uses both Z-wave and Zigbee? I found that my Vera hub communication with Zigbee devices is kinda touch and go compared to the Z-wave devices which works 100% of the time. I suppose that if I had more Zigbee devices (i.e. closer together), the comms would be better. In the future I think I will stick to Z-wave only.
Oct 18th, 2017 9:38 pm
This work requires an ESA permit but we all know nobody is going to take out a permit for one receptacle.stansoltz wrote: ↑ I just bought this Z-Wave electrical outlet and planned on replacing a dumb outlet in my kitchen. I thought it would be straight forward, but the original dumb outlet has a copper ground, white, red and black wire connecting to it. The Z-wave has a green (ground) and black and white... what's the right connection? Or did I buy the wrong smart plug?
Oct 18th, 2017 9:51 pm
Oct 18th, 2017 9:53 pm
thx. I won't go down this route but good to know for future!