I am sorry in advanced if I am going about doing this in the wrong way but if this system can accomplish what I am looking for I will be so excited!
First question: My house does not have central air so we use air conditioners. I know there is something you can plug a lamp into but is there something that you can plug an air conditioner into to turn it on and off through this system?
second question: I have seen many different Z-wave dimmer switches witch range from $15-$50. I have no experience with this kind of stuff and if someone can explain to me the difference in simple terms it would be greatly appreciated. I will link below the two that I am specifically speaking about.
That could work for 2 of my airco’s but my other airco’s don’t have IR capabilities. Anyway that seems like it could get a little expensive. I was hoping there was something I could just plug the power cord of the AC into. Thanks for your response though I will keep this option in mind.
As for the other part of my question would you be able to explain the difference in switches to me?
1 supports multiple dimming devices the other one just one. its lacking specs so i cant tell you more. perhaps someone can chime in here.
dimming a airco with a light dimmer is not a good idea as it probably cannot handle the load and its not designed for airco motors
crl95, are your air conditioners just stand alone window units that have a regular 110 volt power cord? ( if you are in north america) If so you could just use a z wave appliance module to start and stop them, but to make sure it would work you would need to turn it on and un plug it and plug it back in after waiting a bit and see if it starts back up simulating the appliance module turning it on and off.
here are two that are both rated at 15 amps that i have used
[quote=“Da_JoJo, post:4, topic:176207”]dimming a airco with a light dimmer is not a good idea as it probably cannot handle the load and its not designed for airco motors[/quote]Definitely a very very bad idea.
[quote=“SteveZ, post:5, topic:176207”]The first link you posted is for a leviton accessory switch that is use with a leviton z wave dimmer in a three way or four way application, that is why it is so cheap
the second link is for a actual z wave dimmer switch, that is why it is more expensive.
here is a nice comparison chart that show you all the different z wave dimmers and switches and the corresponding aux switches that would be used in three and four way applications