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Circuit setup FGD-212 same as FGD-211 possible?


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Hi,

 

I found a circuit setup that exactly matches my wiring needs. It is meant for FGD-211. Can this setup also be used

for FGD-212. You can find the picture below and also following this link:

 

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In my understanding fgd-211's  output terminal "O" corresponds to the output terminal of fgd-212.

 

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ypoosn

 

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Hi @ypoosn!

 

Welcome to our community!

 

The scheme above may work but it is not so safe to do that.

 

I will advise you to follow our wiring diagrams:

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  • 29 minutes ago, I.Srodka said:

    Hi @ypoosn!

     

    Welcome to our community!

     

    The scheme above may work but it is not so safe to do that.

     

    I will advise you to follow our wiring diagrams:

     

     

    Hi,

     

    thanks for your answer. 

     

    "May work" -> 'OK, I will try, eventually it will blow up the dimmer ;-)

     

    "not so safe" to do that -> what do you mean by this?

    - from an electrical point of view? All used switches an cables are designed for 240V and 16A currents.

    - from the technical fibaro dimmer perspective?  Because the circuits are not designed to handle Load an Sx?

     

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    ypoosn

     

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    Hi @ypoosn!

     

    Connecting Dimmer in a incorrect way will void your warranty.

     

    The L-pin is secured in a special way. Joining Sx to it is not the best way to do it.

     

    53 minutes ago, ypoosn said:

    All used switches an cables are designed for 240V and 16A currents.

    It doesn't matter that your cables are rated 16A when Dimmer is not ; )

     

    I will suggest once again that you should follow the diagram provided by us.

     

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  • 45 minutes ago, I.Srodka said:

    I will suggest once again that you should follow the diagram provided by us.

     

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    Okay.

     

    My problem is that I have to use the existing wiring somehow (see below)

     

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    ypoosn

     

     

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    Hi @ypoosn!

     

    It is indeed a problem.

     

    You can place another cable between those switches for Dimmer 2 to be fully operational.

     

    Alternatively you can a relay with coil for 230V. This relay should be placed between Sx and S1.

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  • 49 minutes ago, I.Srodka said:

    You can place another cable between those switches for Dimmer 2 to be fully operational.

     

    Alternatively you can a relay with coil for 230V. This relay should be placed between Sx and S1.

     

    Okay, thanks for your hints and support.

     

    Probably I found another solution. Its a zwave dimmer module that allows direct wiring of switch input pins to L 

     

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    ypoosn

     

     

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    I'm having more or less the exact same issue.

    And I have already bought two FGD-212's, so if this does not work then that was a fair share of wasted money..

     

    Am I understanding this correctly, in that the S-pins are not using 230V? That it's some other low voltage control signal only?

     

    In my case I have a switch box in my living room with numerous switches in it. These switches controls the various ceiling lights.

    Inside these boxes there are really not room for anything more, so I have to put the dimmer out in the ceiling box.

    Out there what I have is three wires; L + N,  and a switched wire that connects to L when on.

    So the module linked by @ypoosn would be perfect, but as I say, I already bought the fibaro dimmers...

     

    Any suggestions?

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