Help! Can someone help me to use this wireless light switch?

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Help! Can someone help me to use this wireless light switch?

Recently, I bought a wireless light switch, it can remote control switches no wires or batteries, no external energy used.As a girl, I don’t know how to use it, but I really like it.
http://www.amazon.com/Gosund-S1-W-Self-powered-technology-Controller/dp/...

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Looks like this would replace an existing switch so you would need a competent person to fit it for you.

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It says the remote stores power to work, OK I dig it.

But the device on the light switch needs to be powered by the mains by the looks of it.
Does it wire into the switch itself ???
Or by cable to a mains plug ? Because option 2 would be weird.

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CRX wrote:
Looks like this would replace an existing switch so you would need a competent person to fit it for you.

Think I typed over you.

Yeah you are right. What a PITA.

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get an electrician to install it if the instructions are not clear to you. Electrical systems are no toys so better spent a little more to get it done right.

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The idea is smart enough, but it looks like a bad design.
The switch can be placed anywhere without connections.
The control box must be mounted on the cable to the device, but the connections on the control box is not safe enough. This means the control box must be mounted inside the lamp (or in a box), but it must not be inside metal.

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True, on second glance it’s not what i thought at first. I thought it was a remote control dimmer type of switch but this is much worse.

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A professional worker? I thought there was someone could teach me Sad .

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i seriously do not get it? unless tesla is alive again what am i missing? how can you use kinetic energy over such a distance? i know you can use radio waves tom carry energy… so its basically a QI charger/transmitter?

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
i seriously do not get it? unless tesla is alive again what am i missing? how can you use kinetic energy over such a distance? i know you can use radio waves tom carry energy… so its basically a QI charger/transmitter?

The transmitter generates energy from the button press and then uses that energy to transmit a radio puls. Philips has been using that idea in their HUE system.

But I do not understand the question for help, you just cut the wire to a lamp and connect it to the four terminals on the control box (and put a roll of isolating tape around it when finished if you want it a bit safer). The listing has drawing on how to do it. If it is too difficult for her to do, see needs a local handyman.

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Maybe you are right, I can’t do it by myself.

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But I will try it soon.

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dobylili wrote:
But I will try it soon.

I rate it as very simple, but because it is working with mains voltage it has some hazards and without knowledge about this it can be dangerous.
Some simple rules:
Remember to unplug wire before cutting it.
The thin wires (cores) inside the wire (copper) can be deadly to touch when it is plugged in. This means when mounting the wire in the control box it is very important to get all the cores into the hole. They must be mounted solid enough that a child or cat cannot pull them out and far enough inside that a small child finger cannot touch them.

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Depends how your using it, if you simply want to use it to control say a table lamp, then it’s very simple as others have said, two wires in and two wires out, if your lamp has an earth, that needs to pass right through alongside for your protection.
I’d also be inclined to fit it in a small plastic ip rated type box, one for protection as it looks quite fragile and two so you can secure the cables with glands or clamps as it wouldn’t take much to pull the live wires out of those green choc blocks.

If you want to use it to control a main celling light or similar and use it to replace the wall switch, you will be out of luck-depending where in the world you live and how light circuits are wired – if you need to ask why it won’t work, no offence but you should really not be playing at house electrics or mains voltages - Regards
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Reading the Amazon description it begins with “No wiring”, which is a bit deceptive. This would not be tough to install but you will need some basic tools and voltage tester or meter to verify the wiring you discover in the light is what it is supposed to be- sometimes DIY’ers don’t follow the recognized color code and you never know who had been there before you. It is mains current involved which you’ll have turned off while installing, so there’s little risk to you if done correctly A licensed electrician would be best if you’re not confident with your abilities but a decent ‘handyman’ can do an equal job and will cost less.

This is about 2 out of 10 on the DIY work level but 8 out of 10 on the safety scale. I’ll be happy to “walk you through the process” if you want, just PM me. I am not a licensed electrician but I am conversant with the NEC electrical codes regarding this and I do a lot of electrical work having my own remodeling business and over 30 years experience in this kind of work.

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Okay, here it is. I’m a licensed Electrician. This device does look to be simple to install. As others have said, the instructions are at the link provided by dobylili. But what’s missing from the instructions is a description of exactly HOW to make the connections.

Before you begin, read all the instructions and make sure you understand them entirely. Also, make sure power is disconnected from the lamp. If it is a ceiling light, turning off the switch will work, unless you either don’t have a switch or are replacing the switch with this device. In either of those cases, you will need to turn off the breaker (or remove the fuse) that feeds the circuit to that light. If it is a desk, table, or floor lamp or any other kind of light with a plug cord, just unplug it.

From the pictures, it looks like the four green holes on top of the receiver contain Phillips head ( + shape slot) set screws. The small openings on the adjacent side are for the wires. So, you strip off the insulation from the ends of the wires just enough to slip them into the holes on the side. If the wire has multiple strands inside, as most do, then twist the strands of each end so that they don’t separate, before pushing them into the holes. If you are installing this device to any lamp with a plug cord, you will have to cut the cord. That will leave you with the four wires to connect to the receiver. Put the stripped ends of the wires into the holes as shown in the instructions, then turn the screws on the top to tighten down onto the wires.

As has been said also, this receiver should be placed inside something so that the exposed metal connections cannot be touched while in operation. The instructions say that it is best to put the receiver inside the lamp. If you cannot put it inside the lamp, you should buy a small plastic junction box with a cover to install it in, so that it is fully enclosed. After all the connections are made and everything is closed up, the power can be turned on (the lamp can be plugged in). The button(s) and the receiver(s) then need to be paired to each other, using the instructions also provided at the link.

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DavidEF wrote:
Okay, here it is. I’m a licensed Electrician. .

And thank you sir for assisting!

Phil

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Thanks, David. It’s useful for me.

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Here is a video from seller, but I think I can’t do it. I’m confused and scared by the wires. I think I can’t review it(I got it exchanging my review), please let me know if someone can do it.