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marineau

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WS4777 with electronic fluorescent
« on: October 08, 2006, 06:21:14 PM »

In my garage, I have 3 switchs, two 3Ways and one 4Ways
On this same circuit I have 7 fixtures fluorescent (14x48" bulb type T8 32watt each) Total = 500Watts.
Note also that these fixtures don't have a classic Ballast, but electronic circuit to increase a voltage !

If I buy two WS4777, does I can operate my light in my garage with that 4 parts ?

If NO, what I need ?
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Brian H

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Re: WS4777 with electronic fluorescent
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 07:10:52 PM »

No. Not a good idea. The WS47777 has a dimming type switch in it. That should not be used with anything other than incandescent lamps. Also the Master steals power through the load as it has a hot and load wire plus the control wire for the companion.
A wall switch made for fluorescent lamps like the decorator WS13A and Companion WS14A should work. One thing that is needed would be a Neutral wire along with the hot and load wires plus the traveler for control from the slaves.
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Re: WS4777 with electronic fluorescent
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006, 11:13:55 PM »

No. Not a good idea. The WS47777 has a dimming type switch in it. That should not be used with
anything other than incandescent lamps. Also the Master steals power through the load as it has a
hot and load wire plus the control wire for the companion.
A wall switch made for fluorescent lamps like the decorator WS13A and Companion WS14A should
work. One thing that is needed would be a Neutral wire along with the hot and load wires plus the
traveler for control from the slaves.
It's impossible, because a Neutral Wire is missing, like this photo. But I tought to install 3 ss13
(hide a hole in wall)+ 1 relay or module like a second photo. Maybe can you tell me for a better
relay or module to work similar to photo ? I could also to install a motion detector !
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Re: WS4777 with electronic fluorescent
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 01:02:33 PM »

I don't know if your actual wiring layout would permit this, but you could possibly reconnect and reuse the wires to your existing 3 and 4-way mechanical switches, replacing each of them with the single-button XPT1 in-wall transmitters:
http://www.x10pro.com/pro/catalog/inwall.transmitters.html
(I've seen the base plus keypad combination advertised by X10 dealers on eBay (http://www.ebay.com) for about $20 including shipping.)

Then use a separately-connected wire-in appliance module like XPFM to operate your fluorescent lamps.
http://www.x10pro.com/pro/catalog/receivers.html


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