Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?

Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:02:24
Model: HS200
Hardware Version: V5
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My house is over 100 years old. There are only 2 wires going to the switch. Is possible to wire the HS200 to this configuration?

 

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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:14:48 - last edited 2021-04-26 19:28:02

@MavWitt No unfortunately, you need a Neutral Wire for the HS200 

The white is not Neutral in this application, it has used a std 2-conductor Romex for the Line and Load. 

 

Look for a PM from me - I can suggest a potential solution for a non-Neutral application 

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.
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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:29:40

@Bethel.8009 Thank you. I thought that was going to be the answer.

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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:30:26

@MavWitt Look for my message 

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.
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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:33:07

@MavWitt The other question regarding your particular installation - this appears to be unfinished space (basement or attic?) - can you see the Romex exposed all the way to the Light Fixture? Potentially you can replace that 2-wire Romex with a 3-wire if it is accessible all the way between the switch and the light (not typically an option behind finished drywall) 

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.
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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-04-26 19:38:28

@Bethel.8009 You are correct. It is an unfinished basement. It was the easist access to test an installation. I could run 3 wire Romex from the lamp to the switch. However, the entire house is wired the same way making it impossible to add switches in the house without completely rewiring the house.

 

I will will respond to your PM shortly.

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Re:Can I install an HS200 when there are only 2 wires in the box?
2021-09-03 04:58:24

@Bethel.8009 

 

                                 im in the same situation as current gentleman. i would like to hear your way to enable the install. 

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