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Last Edited by TattyBear August 23, 2016 at 07:51 AM
I was looking for a good relay to connect to a garden hose solenoid to make it activate with Smartthings. Most of these relays are $35 or so but this is only $23. It is the same physical unit as the monoprice one and it cheaper than the $30 price in monoprice. Should be good for some Zwave projects!

https://www.amazon.com/Turcom-Res...com+z+wave


Monoprice comparison, with reviews:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=11990
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so is this smart things compatible?
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Quote from jorgej5196 View Post :
so is this smart things compatible?
Well it is Zwave and the same as the monoprice, so I think it is.
Also, one of the reviewers said he connected to Smartthings.
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Hmm..I wonder if I can use this little guy to open/close my gate. My current setup I have an external GE z-wave switch that triggers a 12V relay which opened it. I'm changing motors, though, and would love a smaller setup, since those GE switches are gigantic.
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Wish this worked with GetHook hub
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Has anyone used one of these to control their ceiling fan?
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What else are you using it to attach it to the garden hose
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Quote from slaytan69 View Post :
Has anyone used one of these to control their ceiling fan?
My thoughts exactly. The amp draw would be covered. There are a few wires on the pictures that aren't defined. I'd like something with multi output for speed control (quite involved with getting into the motor but possible)
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Quote from slaytan69 View Post :
Has anyone used one of these to control their ceiling fan?
Yes. It works - only on/off though. Can't adjust speed using this

Quote from drewpalmer04 View Post :
There are a few wires on the pictures that aren't defined.
Look at the instruction manual at the monoprice link (see op) - that will tell you how to make the connections
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Last edited by jj14 August 23, 2016 at 07:58 AM.
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Quote from kooldudean View Post :
What else are you using it to attach it to the garden hose
you need an orbit valve and a power supply. Here are the links.

https://www.amazon.com/Orbit-5710...rbit+valve

https://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Spri...wer+supply

You will need to cut the power supply tip and rewire it to the Turcom. I'm looking for complete insturctions from others before I try it. Many people have already done this online.
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Does this do 2 switches at once? Like could i put it in my ceiling fan itself to control the light with 1 set of wires and fan with the other?

Keeping in mind I mean in the actual ceiling fan because my light switch only has a master control so it turns on the light and fan at the switch. I'd like to put this inside the ceiling fan and wire 1 connection for the fan and 1 to the light. Would this work? Any help is appreciated.
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Last edited by SweetJason August 23, 2016 at 08:16 AM.
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Quote from takeabyte View Post :
Hmm..I wonder if I can use this little guy to open/close my gate. My current setup I have an external GE z-wave switch that triggers a 12V relay which opened it. I'm changing motors, though, and would love a smaller setup, since those GE switches are gigantic.

I'd look at the Iris garage door controller. Most gates openers are nearly identical in function to a garage door opener. I would think there are terminals in there where you could connect a normally open switch just like you would a button for a garage door. That's where the Iris controller connects and just temporary closes those terminals to actuate it.

Only thing that would be a little trick is that the Iris controller is paired with a tilt sensor on the door and it won't function unless is sees that the sensor tilts and "untilts" with each open/close cycle of the door. It'll time out and have to be manually reset if that tilt sensor doesn't reflect the last command of the controller. It wouldn't be hard to rig up the sensor on a pivot or hinge that would flip up or down as the gate opens and closes.

With ST, the door controller shows up as a door lock and can be controlled through various smart apps so you could set it to automatically close when you're in away mode or whatever scenes you have setup.



What you're doing with the switch and relay technically works, but I'm not sure it's the best way to do it. I assume you have to turn the switch on and then back off again for each open/close? Depending how long it takes you to make that on/off cycle, you could be effectively pressing the "button" too long on the gate.



Then again, you could also use something like the Wemo Maker would also work perfectly for your application.
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This is perfect! You can build your own zwave enabled water cutoff, this switch plus a $100 motorized ball valve, you can turn off the water to your house if any of your sensors detect a leak.

instead of paying $400+ for the zwave motorized ball valves.

Even though this seems to be its normal price (this item/listing) thanks for sharing!
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Can you determine if the switch is closed (drawing power) or open (off)?
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Does this do 2 switches at once? Like could i put it in my ceiling fan itself to control the light with 1 set of wires and fan with the other?

This is only a single relay. They do make a double relay that looks just like this but it rarely goes on sale and may or may not be directly compatible with your controller without some extra work.
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