Jump to content

Welcome to Smart Home Forum by FIBARO

Dear Guest,

 

as you can notice parts of Smart Home Forum by FIBARO is not available for you. You have to register in order to view all content and post in our community. Don't worry! Registration is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to sign up. Become a part of of Smart Home Forum by FIBARO by creating an account.

 

As a member you can:

  •     Start new topics and reply to others
  •     Follow topics and users to get email updates
  •     Get your own profile page and make new friends
  •     Send personal messages
  •     ... and learn a lot about our system!

 

Regards,

Smart Home Forum by FIBARO Team


  • 0

Burned through FGS-223 EU


foubz
 Share

Question

What happened here? After +- 18 months in use i found this. It was handling a load of maybe 100w of lights. 

 

Are these devices safe? I have fibaro modules built in in almost all walls...

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Yes, this may be when the cable is not properly tightened.

The connection becomes overheated and it is a common cause of fires.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Picture doesn't seem to show charing or burning marks on the connections or screws , although the L terminal is gone ?

I recommend to always use cable ferrules on all cables connected to devices, to ensure proper connection and minimize the chances or short circuiting. Preferably 1.5mm. Ensure that you carefully bend the wires back behind the device before you insert it into the wall box.

Is the device behind an existing dimmer or termostat , what kind of lights are you dimming ? Non dimmable bulbs  will burn out some dimmers..

Edited by MARCUSP.I.L
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Inquirer
  • It is just 15 led lights without a dimmer or thermostat. Functioned perfect for 18 months. 

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0

    inside the module there is nothing what can burn at that place of the PCB, so there are two possible reasons:

    - to much force used during installation, so the pin or solder point of that pin got loose or broken

    - L cable was loose

     

    Only 100W of LED light might be "lot of" inrush current, together with these two errors above a disaster.

     

    Q: Are these devices safe?

    Sure, when properly installed no problem at all.

     

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0

    I agree. Not to belittle home enthusiasts or annoy anyone on the forum , but connections and wiring of devices is sometimes better left to professionals. I  come across this type of problem often and always recommend that you have a qualified electrician check everything before you power up your devices/ system. Here in Norway your insurance will not cover fire damage if you have wired something yourself.  Considering the total cost of setting up a z wave network , paying an electrician for a few hours work is not such a bad idea. Personally i am impressed by the quality of fibaro products , screw terminals and load  capacity  and resulting heat emission. 

    Just a little food for thought !

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Answer this question...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

     Share

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...