HomeKit Fireplace Switch For Homekit?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Macaddict16, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    I have a gas fireplace with a wall switch to turn the fire on and off. I would like to add it to HomeKit to be able to create scenes with the fireplace in it. Would a regular on/off HomeKit switch work for that? Is there anything special I would need to consider before wiring this up? I currently have the lutron casseta system throughout my house and it would be great to swap this out with the same setup.
    Thanks!
    Macaddict16
     
  2. rworne macrumors 6502a

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    As much as I love Lutron's Homekit solution, they do not have anything that isn't a lamp switch.

    The closest they have is the PD-6ANS, which is a non-dimmable light/fan switch. It's not rated for anything else though. I think a fireplace would not put too much of a load on it, but I'd ask an electrician about it.
     
  3. parseckadet macrumors 65816

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    I would think twice about this one. Smart light switches are great and all, but when it comes to anything involving fire and/or explosive gas...
     
  4. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    I think that wires from the fireplace to the remote switch carry only 12 volts DC. Would that be enough to actually power a homekit enabled switch?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    That's how mine is. It *looks* like a regular wall switch, but it's just a low-voltage "on/off" button (as you described).
     
  6. Macaddict16 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I’m guessing there aren’t any low voltage home kit switches?

    I don’t ever plan on using the switch when I’m not home and really only want it to be able to use it as part of a scene.
     

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