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Caseta Wireless 3-way question

hokiepokie07

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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!
 

bluespark

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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.
 
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hokiepokie07

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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.

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!
 
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vondo

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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!
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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