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Offline cc4005

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Can I wire dumb and smart switches in parallel?
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:00:34 am »
Subject line is the question. I don't know enough about how a z-wave switch works to know whether it cares if there's voltage on the load side when the z-wave switch is off since it's not a true air gap...

My specific case is a remote bathroom fan serving 2 adjacent bathrooms. I want to keep a non-zwave, electronic countdown switch in one room and automate the other bathroom switch using an Aeotec micro switch at the fan triggered by a dumb toggle in the bathroom. Smart timer by Vera and dumb timer continues to do its thing--completely independent of one another. Humidity sensor triggering might come later.

Thanks.