KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version

KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version

KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-09-27 18:21:04 - last edited 2023-09-21 00:33:42
Model: KS230 KIT  
Hardware Version: V2
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KS230Kit v2 - Updated Hardware Version

Simplified Installation and New Functionality - KS230 Kitv2 Product Page

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TP-Link just launched the newest version of the KS230 3-Way Dimming Kit. This updated version is far more accessible to users and features a streamlined installation process that simplifies the connections and the overall setup.

The New KS230 Kit was also tested extensively in our official TP-Link Beta Program to ensure the best experience for our users at launch. Thank you to all the users who were invited to test the product ahead of launch and provided valuable feedback to our teams.

 

Separated Line and Load

The new version has separated the line into its own connection on the unit, making it much easier to understand where each wire goes. No more having to wire two wires to one connection.

 

Traveler Wire Order

The Second major change is that the Traveler Wires are no longer dependent on the order in which they are placed on the main unit. This means that each traveler is equal and can be placed onto either nut on the satellite switch.

 

LED Wiring Status Light

The last major change meant to help users through the installation process is the inclusion of a flashing red LED light when the wiring on the unit is not correct. Throughout the installation process, if you encounter a Red Flashing LED light, you will now immediately know that there is an issue with the wiring.

 

 

With the three of these combined, the team is hoping that the installation process can be quick and painless. If you have never wired a Smart Switch into your Home, the new version of the KS230Kit is a great way to learn how, as the team has put together a variety of resources to help with the installation process.

 

Product Page: KS230 Kitv2 Product Page

Installation Video: Installation Video

 

Detailed Wiring Diagrams and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the KS230Kit V2 can now be found in our new: Knowledge Base Article

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-09-30 19:23:19

  @Riley_S 

 

I've purchased several 3-way dimmer kits (KS230) and have success with one set out of three that I've attempted to install. I reached out to support to be told a supervisor would be calling me to help resolve my issues. I've read and followed instructions on the tp-link website as well as watched YouTube videos for instructions. Still no success. Is it possible to get the updated version sent to me to try to see if that solves my issues?

 

Thank you,

 

June

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-10-08 14:29:05 - last edited 2022-10-08 14:29:56

  @Riley_S when I look on Amazon I see a "new version" for $54.99 now advertised. Is that this new v2 version?

 

AmazonSmile: Kasa Smart 3 Way Dimmer Switch KIT, Dimmable Light Switch Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings, Neutral Wire Needed, 2.4GHz, ETL Certified, No Hub Required (KS230 KIT), White : Everything Else

 

I want to make sure I order the right device.

 

Bill Suarez

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-10-10 17:29:08

  @BSuarez,

Yes, Currently, the New Version is the v2.0. If you are unsure, you can look at the wiring diagrams(if you are familiar with them) to confirm. The V2 will does not require you to keep track of the traveler wires, so if the wiring diagram has 'Traveler 1' and 'Traveler 2' you can know that it is the V1, the new version of the switch will only have 'traveler' marked on both labels.

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-10-22 19:03:39

  @Riley_S 

 

I just installed my v2 kit and it works perfectly. Great job on the redesign.

 

Thanks

Bill Suarez 

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2022-10-23 00:48:21

  @Riley_S does the version 2 still have single kit (1 Main switch and 1 Satellite switch) limitation. Can the version 2 be used in a 3 or 4 tree pole switch configuration?

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-10-23 01:09:45

  @TimOC01 

 

Yes, Main and satellite. However there is no longer any polarity on the travelers.

 

This is only for a two switch dimmer circuit. A three or four way is not possible, those are electrically different circuit configurations.

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2022-10-26 01:15:09 - last edited 2022-11-01 04:22:55

  @Riley_S 

 

Sir, the KS230 V1 had some hardware problems that had been pledged to be corrected in V2.  No mention of same in announcement.  I've been avoiding the KS230 while awaiting the more stable hardware version.   Does any of this ring a bell, and did whatever those root problems were get corrected as committed?  ( I want to say Carl had spoken to this in the past).

 

Thanks,

-d

 

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2022-10-26 17:41:14

  @dafish 

 

So i have not had hands on the product myself but I have been told by my engineering and QA departments that all features now work, and should be working without issue.  The KS230 V2 did also change the physical wiring scheme of the satellite unit.  All features that were advertised on the V1 should be on V2 with one exception.  The double-tap feature that was originally advertised on V1 was permentatly removed and is not available on V2, however the customizable long press feature is. 

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2022-10-27 00:07:09

  @Carl I've installed almost a dozen normal Kasa Smart Dimmers without issue.  I've now gone through 4 V1.8 and all but 2 was DOA.  1 worked until a firmware upgrade fried it.  Is Kasa/TP-Link offering any discounts to us non-official Beta testers?  Wasted easily 5 or 6 hours of my life.

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Re:KS230Kit v2 3-Way Dimmer Updated Version
2022-10-27 00:31:45 - last edited 2022-11-01 04:23:09

  @Riley_S 

 

 

Sir, should these not now work on 4-way circuits?  You did say the travelers are no longer longer orientation sensitive right?  A proper 4-way switch switch is simply flipping the travelers between each other when switched.  To break that you'd literally have to carry non-standard voltage or signaling down the travelers instead of using Wi-Fi to signal state changes.   Hard to believe anybody would do that, but you tell me.

 

 

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