3 way Dimmer switch?

3 way Dimmer switch?

Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-08-30 18:34:35

@Carl 

If the satellite/load switch does indeed *not* require a neutral wire (as seems to be indicated by the diagram), I'd be more than happy to use it. The *only* reason I asked about possibly using a dumb switch is because of a lack of neutral wire in some of my 3-ways (2 out of 3, in fact) and my assumption (which is looking incorrect) that both switches in the KS230 pair would require neutral wires.

 

Thanks for looking into this!

 

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-08-30 20:04:24

The Quick Installation Guide is up at the tp-link site:

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/ks230-kit/

And they are pretty direct that you are not to cross the traveler 1 and traveler 2 connections. So it would seem that Traveler 2 is always the feed to the load, with Traveler 2 presumably as a communication feed back to the the main switch. It would be interesting to know how it communicates, but it's pretty clear with this setup the you can't just use a 4-way in the middle to swap the travelers in a traditional configuration, as you can with the HS210 kit. It would be interesting to see if the satellite switch could be daisy chained to replace a 4 way switch in the middle with another satellite switch. I know the Leviton Decora Remote Dimmers can be used in this way, so there is some hope.

 

After being excited about this product since before it was announced, I did a walkaround of my house and realized almost all of the places that I was waiting to use this setup in actually have 3 switches with a 4-way in the middle. So I'm very hopeful that there can be a solution to this type of setup.

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-08-30 21:48:18

@Carl I just wanted to say thanks for keeping everyone updated on this. You've been consistent in responding to customers comments, which is something I don't see very often. There's been a "shoot the messenger" tone in here at times, but you keep coming back with updates regardless. We appreciate your work here and TP-Link getting this product out there based on customer requests.

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-08-31 17:22:57 - last edited 2021-08-31 17:24:40

@funkhouse9 

 

Its the job.  But i do really appreciate the kind words.  Thank you.  So everyone knows I am also in the process of making a installation FAQ.  As well as Installation and setup videos.  I also plan on having a product announcement like we did for the KS220M  so keep an eye out on all of that coming soon.

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-08-31 17:38:43

@funkhouse9 

 

Agreed.  I wanted to see if there was a Kasa multi-pole dimmer switch (that way I can use the same app to manage othe other Kasa outlets and switches I have) and was happy to hear the KS230. Schedules and resources shift especially in a time when supply chains are facing ever constant challenges.  Appreciate the updates @carl !

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-09-03 21:22:26

@Carl Thanks for posting that wiring diagram! I had been wondering if this would be useable in the case where line and load are present in box A and a 3 wire bundle goes from box A to box B. Based on this diagram it looks like my situation will work!

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-09-08 15:31:41
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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-09-08 15:48:27

@titanvex 

 

Just ordered a couple of them.  Thanks!

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-09-08 16:43:22

@titanvex 

 

Thanks for sharing this.  I was not aware of this so its great information even for me.

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Re:3 way Dimmer switch?
2021-09-08 19:12:04

@titanvex 

 

Thanks!  I have been following this for about two years and just pre-ordered two kits. Looking forward to installing them.

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