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Offline Aaron

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These are on ebay for $30

anyone have experience to report?

I'm considering getting a few for ceiling fans.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 04:34:43 pm »
would they still work w/o the switch lead plugged in?

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 04:32:42 pm »
would they still work w/o the switch lead plugged in?

explain use case?

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 07:12:30 pm »
would they still work w/o the switch lead plugged in?

explain use case?

Like mounted in a wall sconce or an electric outlet where you could turn on off the load with Vera and otherwise didn't have a switch controlling it?


That would be my guess anyway.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 11:02:50 pm »
Absolutely.  The switch is optional.  I've got the energy monitoring editions of these bad boys in some of my receptacle boxes throughout my house.  Good stuff.



would they still work w/o the switch lead plugged in?

explain use case?

Like mounted in a wall sconce or an electric outlet where you could turn on off the load with Vera and otherwise didn't have a switch controlling it?


That would be my guess anyway.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 10:41:36 am »
Absolutely.  The switch is optional.  I've got the energy monitoring editions of these bad boys in some of my receptacle boxes throughout my house.  Good stuff.

Yea... I'm thinking of quite a few use cases now that I think about it....  Put these in recepticals where you might want to quickly 'reboot' stuff like cable modems or wifi routers... Cable boxes that get locked up etc. also lots of outdoor things like pond pumps, fountains low voltage lighting, outdoor speaker amps etc etc  that might otherwise get serviced by a  outlet with a timer.

Also the energy reporting is a super nice bonus.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 02:18:55 pm »
I just ordered a bunch of these off of the ebay thread (although I wish they were the power monitoring version) and they work great.

I've used them to retrofit ceiling fans with control as well as to wire up some fluorescent lighting which did not have neutral wiring at the switch (I installed these in the fixture instead and kept the existing rocker switch).
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 05:43:59 pm by waxhell »

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 12:16:45 am »
Does anyone have pictures of what these look like installed?  I see this product for sale frequently and, despite Googling for images and instruction manuals, I cannot figure out how this switch interacts physically.

I love the Aeon Labs products that I own, but I wish they would put more information on their websites about their products.  Too much flash, too little info.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 01:15:46 am »
It fits behind most switches & receptacles in a single gang box.  Lots of terminals. 

Basics are:

Line in HOT
Line in NEU
Load HOT
Load Neu
Switch lead 1
Switch lead 2
3volt out dc

So basically after connecting your line and loads, you connect a basic on off switch to the leads 1 & 2, and that tells the micro switch to turn the load on or off depending on the state of the load (if its currently on or not).  Really neat product.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 06:05:17 pm »
Does anyone have pictures of what these look like installed?  I see this product for sale frequently and, despite Googling for images and instruction manuals, I cannot figure out how this switch interacts physically.

I love the Aeon Labs products that I own, but I wish they would put more information on their websites about their products.  Too much flash, too little info.

check this out http://www.myhomeserver.com/?page_id=605

also there's another useful thread on these devices: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,5455.msg106447.html#msg106447

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 06:28:22 pm »
Also the energy reporting is a super nice bonus.

the ones that are selling on eBay for $30 don't report energy.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013, 02:12:04 am »
[...] more information [...]
Are the online instructions not sufficient?

http://aeotec.com/z-wave-in-wall-switches/848-micro-ses-2e-manual-instructions.html

That's actually quite sufficient - thanks.  I had been to their website a number of times but hadn't clicked the support tab.  It's unfortunate that they don't link to support from the main product page.

What isn't sufficient is that a Google search for Aeotec's products do not lead me to their website. 

Really a Google search for:
- "DSC26103-ZWUS installation"
- "DSC26103-ZWUS setup" yields nothing.  Perhaps they need to spend less time building pretty websites and more time on SEO.

Their website is very pretty but, in my opinion, they're focusing too much on marketing and buzz phrases.  Techies are ultimately their customer.

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2013, 02:56:08 am »
I just ordered a bunch of these off of the ebay thread (although I wish they were the power monitoring version) and they work great.

I've used them to retrofit ceiling fans with control as well as to wire up some fluorescent lighting which did not have neutral wiring at the switch (I installed these in the fixture instead and kept the existing rocker switch).

the 30 day warranty worries me

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Re: Do these work well? Aeotec Micro On/Off Switch model DSC26103-ZWUS
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2013, 05:44:47 pm »
From the thread above, I see:

1 - reporting energy usage
2 - can use for no-switch electrical devices, e.g. overhead fans where there is no wall switch, only say a pull chain

What other use cases/benefits are there over and above a regular z-wave receptacle?

Thanks