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Title: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: vectorspace on June 12, 2018, 02:44:46 am
Hi All,

I need a 4-gang z-wave switch that is compatible with vera controllers. Any help will be much appreciated

Best Regards
Francis
Title: Re: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: jeubanks on June 12, 2018, 10:33:21 am
Umm... What?

Switches don't come in gang sizes. 

Measurements of wall boxes are referenced as a "gang size". 

1 / Single Gang = 1 switch
2 / Double Gang = 2 switches
3 / Triple Gang = 3 switches
4 / Quad Gang = 4 switches

If you have a 4 gang wall box it can fit 4 switches.  With all 4 being z-wave switches it's a tight fit!  It will work but may take some cable trimming and some creativity and lots of pushing and swearing.
Title: Re: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: tomtcom on June 12, 2018, 10:47:11 am
Lol, confirmed on the swearing.
Umm... What?

Switches don't come in gang sizes. 

Measurements of wall boxes are referenced as a "gang size". 

1 / Single Gang = 1 switch
2 / Double Gang = 2 switches
3 / Triple Gang = 3 switches
4 / Quad Gang = 4 switches

If you have a 4 gang wall box it can fit 4 switches.  With all 4 being z-wave switches it's a tight fit!  It will work but may take some cable trimming and some creativity and lots of pushing and swearing.

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Title: Re: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: vectorspace on June 12, 2018, 12:38:03 pm
Thanks a lot for the replies. do you have any reliable product out there?
Title: Re: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: jeubanks on June 12, 2018, 01:06:51 pm
Thanks a lot for the replies. do you have any reliable product out there?

My experience so far is that all of the Z-Wave in-wall switches all work well and are supported by Vera.

Zooz, Innovelli, GE/Jasco, they are all basically the same.  There's the higher end Leviton, Cooper, Homeseer.  Vera supports the basic functions but doesn't support their additional features.

For the cheap and works Zooz
For the available anywhere GE
For the Most features/Scene controller Homeseer

The other options come down to looks.  Most have the toggle style or the decorator paddle style.  The Leviton and Cooper have different styles/colors and then there's other brands out there I can't remember off the top of my head.
Title: Re: 4-gang Vera Compatible Switch
Post by: vectorspace on June 12, 2018, 06:46:56 pm
Thank you Juebanks. I really appreciate the information.