A 3-Way HS210 Installation Tutorial

Re:A 3-Way HS210 Installation Tutorial
2021-05-23 20:05:02 - last edited 2021-05-23 20:06:24

@Bethel.8009 The dimmer would certainly be complicating things, especially if it is at the Line End 

 

What you show in your image is very atypical 

When a Red wire is involved, it would be with a 3-wire Romex 

And since there is a Red, it suggests the white should normally be a a Neutral (so you really need to see the other end too, to clearly know what is going on) 

The black - does it come from same Romex or from a different one? 

How many wires are in the Traveler Romex? 

It is conceivable I suppose that if all three wires from the same Romex are what are connected to the switch, then potentially the black one is carrying the Load output (or Line input) back to the originating box.  
 

Again - refer back to my opening post 

The Traveler Romex is ONLY connected to the Switch (with exception of ground and Neutral) at each end, with the Neutral (W) joined to the incoming (Line) Romex Neutral or Output (Load) Neutral 

At each end there would typically be a Line + N or Load +N as a separate Romex. Per the potential scenario at end of the first paragraph, it is also possible that the Line and Load are both in the same box and the Black in this case is carying the Common back to the originating box to connect to the load there. 

 

I would really need to see inside both boxes clearly illustrating each romex (or just draw out on a pad what you have - even a photo of a pencil scratching is fine) 

Please note that I do not work for, or have any affiliation with, Kasa TP Link. I am simply an enthusiast who likes helping if I can.
0
0
#13
Options
Re:A 3-Way HS210 Installation Tutorial
2021-05-23 20:14:55

IF all three wires to that switch in your image all come from the same Romex, then this is the potential scenario I described above: 

 

And IF that is the case, you cannot use a dimmer in the first position and that is where the HS210 must go (as shown) 

 

Please note that I do not work for, or have any affiliation with, Kasa TP Link. I am simply an enthusiast who likes helping if I can.
0
0
#14
Options
Re:A 3-Way HS210 Installation Tutorial
2021-08-18 14:41:00 - last edited 2021-08-18 14:43:52

@glaze 

 

 

I have this exact issue you described with a 3 way and an HS210.  This is not a dimmer setup.  The only solution I came up with was to not use both of the physical dumb switches.  I actually put a piece of clear tape over both of them.  The light setup has worked with the app switch, physical smart switch, smart actions, and Google assistant for over a year now.  As long as the other two dumb switches are not used it works.  If you flip one of the two dumb switches the app switch(software) is confused and stops working along with any smart actions.  I thought this was just some type of issue or limitation with the software and a 3 way switch.

0
0
#20
Options
Related Articles