Hs200 light not working.

Hs200 light not working.
Hs200 light not working.
2018-12-27 18:02:01 - last edited 2018-12-27 18:03:48

I am trying to replace a single pole light switch.it has one black wire(verified as hot) and one white wire (verified as neutral).  The switch controls power to the fan / light.  When switch is on, the light and / or fan will work based on its controls.  After connecting white to white and black to 1 black wire on HS200, I am able to setup switch on wifi.  Problem is it wont turn on the fan / light.  What am I missing?

 

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Re:Hs200 light not working.
2018-12-28 05:32:20

You need two black wires - line in and load out, and a white wire - neutral.  If you don't have that 2nd black you've probably got a "power through fixture" circuit and the switch won't work there.

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Re:Hs200 light not working.
2018-12-30 16:26:13
What if you tie both black wires to your load wire?
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2018-12-30 19:09:52
Nothing will change, that simply bypasses the HS200's relay.
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2020-04-06 20:26:22

@MikeP  so what switch would you need to replace a "power through circuit" switch? 

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You need two black wires - line in and load out, and a white wire - neutral.  If you don't have that 2nd black you've probably got a "power through fixture" circuit and the switch won't work there.

 

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2020-04-06 23:31:00

@Magnum354 Unfortunately you need to figure out how to bring a neutral wire to the switch.  There is a spare white in your picture, if it's a newer home could be a neutral.  Was it bundled with anything originally?

Proper (up to code) wiring of power through fixture would use the white as hot from the fixture and marked in some way (often with black tape or a stripe).  The black would return hot to the load/fixture when the switch is on.  You do need to be certain what every wire is carrying to make this work safely.

 

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