I’m banging my head against the wall trying to set up a simple association. I want to associate a light that is controlled by a 3-way switch with a second light that has no switch. I installed an Aeotec Micro Dimmer G2 in the light without a switch. I installed an Aeotec Micro Switch G2 on one of the 3-way switches using the wiring diagram for 3-way switch with live wire found here: [url=http://aeotec.com/support/1219-micro-switch-wiring-schematics.html]http://aeotec.com/support/1219-micro-switch-wiring-schematics.html[/url]. So far, so good. The 3-way wall switches work fine and either light can be controlled via my Vera Edge controller.
Next I tried to set up an association by adding a Group 1 to the micro switch on the 3-way and associating it with the micro dimmer on the second light. The association sets up fine but switching the 3-way micro switch has no effect on the micro dimmer. Then I tried adding a reciprocal association by adding Group 1 to the micro dimmer and associating it with the 3-way micro switch. Still no luck. I have already tried unpairing both devices and starting from scratch. I’ve also tried setting up the associations on Group 2 instead of Group 1.
I’m at a loss figuring out what’s wrong but am thinking one of the following possibilities:
- a micro switch cannot be associated with a micro dimmer (which seems odd).
- something about the 3-way wiring is blocking association communication.
- something is afoul in my configuration.
Finally, and the most major disappointment, my workaround was to set up two scenes to tie the switches together via the Edge controller so that when the 3-way micro switch turned on, the micro dimmer would also turn on and vice versa. That works fine so long as the micro switch is activated via the vera app, but the scene doesn’t run if I manually flip one of the 3-way switches even though I can hear the micro switch click on and off when I do so.
What the heck am I doing wrong? This is very frustrating. Any suggestions are most appreciated.