Did I blow my HS220?

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Did I blow my HS220?
Did I blow my HS220?
2020-12-02 16:02:54 - last edited 2021-01-26 23:12:16
Model: HS220  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 1.0.3

Had the dimmer switch wired to a plug that I had a lamp plugged into.

 

switched worked fine (installed about a week ago).Then today I had daddy brain and plugged a vacuum in to the plug... switch now appears to have no power. Tried cycling the fuse box in the house but no luck...

 

did I kill the switch or can it be recovered somehow?

 

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2021-01-26 21:55:41 - last edited 2021-01-26 23:12:16

@Joven You overloaded what the dimmer can handle. The box states a max load of 150 watts LED and 300 watts incandescent. Your vacuum cleaner can range 500 watts to 3,000 watts. Its probably not a good idea to wire your outlet to your dimmer switch. If you do, just make sure not to plug anything in other than a lamp. Maybe just use a normal wall switch and get a tp link smart plug for that outlet. So, you fried your dimmer switch. Don't feel bad because I have made the same mistake before. The good thing is they are on sale at Amazon right now. Take care.

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Re:Did I blow my HS220?
2020-12-02 19:38:52

@Joven 

 

Shouldn't have.  The Vaccum shouldn't have sent a surge that would fried the switch, epecially if you had grounded.  when you hit the toggle do you see the circle light?  what about the dimmer level indicatiors? Are those lit at all?

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2021-01-26 21:55:41 - last edited 2021-01-26 23:12:16

@Joven You overloaded what the dimmer can handle. The box states a max load of 150 watts LED and 300 watts incandescent. Your vacuum cleaner can range 500 watts to 3,000 watts. Its probably not a good idea to wire your outlet to your dimmer switch. If you do, just make sure not to plug anything in other than a lamp. Maybe just use a normal wall switch and get a tp link smart plug for that outlet. So, you fried your dimmer switch. Don't feel bad because I have made the same mistake before. The good thing is they are on sale at Amazon right now. Take care.

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Re:Did I blow my HS220?
2021-01-26 23:13:55
I figured as much and have already replaced the switch with another and marked off the other outlet. I though about just getting a plug but then ill loose the physical wall switch (little switch on the plug wouldnt suffice).
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