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Old 06-15-2016, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default What Wall Switches Do You Use

I have been using the Smarthome Switchlinc 2466DW switches for about 8 years now, but I find them terribly unreliable. I feel like I am replacing 2-3 per year, and I have 7 that need to be replaced right now.

What dimmable switches do you all use, and how do you like them? Communication protocol doesn't matter.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:48 AM   #2
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I use UPB... standard wall switches and the 240 (I think )... it has 4 buttons and the main toggle. I've have zero problems with them so far (going on 5 years and never replaced a single one).
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:46 AM   #4
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:31 PM   #5
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Here is a link to the ones I use:


http://www.simply-automated.com/prod...rcuit_base.php


Automated living also sells some UPB hardware as well:


http://automatedliving.com/productca...?idCategory=16


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Old 06-18-2016, 06:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: What Wall Switches Do You Use

I use all UPB switches, some with dimmers, some with timers. I get all of mine through www.automatedoutlet.com

Their web page use to have all the different types listed, but I think it's better if you give them a call if you decide to order. I've never had a UPB switch go bad on me yet, and I've replaced over 40 of them throughout my house.

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I'll put in my 2 cents. I used the Insteon Keypadlinc8. I have 15 of these installed. While they work great, and seem to rarely miss, they ARE unreliable. I'm constantly replacing these, just as you are your switches. I bet I replace one to three of them every year. At $70 each, it's a bit ridiculous. And they always seem to fail JUST after the warranty ends. I wish Smarthome/InsteonLabs would build these to last.
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Update. Another FOUR of my Keypadlinc8's are in the process of failing. I've sent Smarthome THREE emails about the issues, and have yet to receive a single reply from them. (it's been over 3 weeks since I've sent the emails).

If there was another technology that had something very similar to the keypadlincs, I'd switch in a heartbeat. Alas, keypads with 8 buttons like this seem to only be available from Insteon/Smarthome.
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