Home Caseta Wireless 3-way question

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by hokiepokie07, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    If I install the in-wall Caseta wireless dimmer for Apple HomeKit and then install the pico on the other switch (both control one set of lights), thus making it a 3-way connection, will my lights technically always be "on" since I have to tie the wires behind the pico remote to be powered on?

    Or when I power them off, will they technically be off and not "hot" and "on"?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    They will be off. You don't tie the wires behind the Pico remote together for an always-on connection. Rather, you tie off each wire individually. I have this setup on multiple lights and it works brilliantly.
     
  3. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha, that makes sense! I have a couple one-way Caseta switches and they work flawlessly, so I am trying to eventually get some of the three-way with the pico remote, thanks!
     
  4. vondo macrumors member

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    You do tie the wires together which is what your 2-way switch does now to make the traveler active. As for whether there are hot wires near your light fixtures and you have to be careful, I don't know. I certainly wouldn't take the chance working near the lights and would turn off the breaker no matter what.
     

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