DIY Doctor

Replace the 2 gang switch to smart switch

Postby WFun » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:16 am

Need some help please.

I try to replace the normal switch to smart switch at my kitchen/dining area. Both switches is 2 gang.

The first switch (2 gang) control dining area and kitchen, the second switch (2 gang) is control kitchen and under cupboard light. Is there any smart product to replace my current traditional switch? It seems a bit confusing that all the smart switch only control 1 way.
Many thanks.

Kind regards,
WFUN
WFun
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:09 am


Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby Mr White » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:11 am

2 way smart switches are available, I have no preferences, so I just looked via a search engine and yes, you can get 2 way smart switches, but I would point out some require a neutral (Check to see if you have a neutral at your light switch first) The other thing is, the idea of a smart switch is you only need one / light, as you can control it via voice or smartphone.
Mr White
Rank: Site Agent
Progress to next rank:
54.2%
Posts: 771
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:54 pm


Postby WFun » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:36 am

Hi Mr White,
Thanks for the response.
Both switch have the neutral cable on it.
The only problem for me is the traditional switch has six holes (see attached photo) but the smarts version on have 4 - L, L1, L2 & N.
How do I connect into it?
Thanks.

Kind regards,
WFun
Attachments
IMG_4342 (2).jpg
WFun
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:09 am


Postby Mr White » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:19 pm

You have to "do away" with one of your 2 way switches, as the smart switch does not need all of those wires, I would think carefully first, or better still leave them be, and buy smart lamps. (Much less grief)
Mr White
Rank: Site Agent
Progress to next rank:
54.2%
Posts: 771
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:54 pm



Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


 
  • Related Topics