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Offline frankflorida

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Remote z-Wave Power Switch for Water Heater?
« on: August 22, 2011, 08:09:48 pm »
Trying to find a switch that is strong enough to turn on/off a 50 amp 220V water heater. Any suggestion?

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Re: Remote z-Wave Power Switch for Water Heater?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 08:48:30 pm »
Hi frankflorida

I use The ELK-9200 is a heavy duty relay/contactor rated at 110VAC or 220VAC up to 60 Amps, enclused in a metal cabinet, with plug-in power cord. When 110VAC power is applied to the cord, the relay activates. It can be used with any plug-in automation module to handle high voltage/current applications.
See the following
http://www.smarthome.com/manuals/72800.pdf

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Re: Remote z-Wave Power Switch for Water Heater?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 09:06:58 pm »
Hi Cobrakev,
Very cool advise, very helpful, thanks!  ;)

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Re: Remote z-Wave Power Switch for Water Heater?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 11:37:03 pm »
And a fairly recent thread on this topic.
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