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Control 240 Volt with WeMo

Control water heater with WeMo

WeMo programming resources are online
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WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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Use WeMo or ordinary household remote control to control 120 or 240 volt motor

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WeMo controls 240 volt
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Control 240 volt load with WeMo

WeMo programming resources are online
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Control WeMo using phone or tablet

Illustration shows Chassis-mount transformer that converts 240 volt to 120 volt to power WeMo switch
Test this concept: make sure magnetic field does not intefere with WeMo operation

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contactor
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What is a contactor?

Contactor is a switch for high amp loads
High amp causes heat
Heat will damage regular electrical parts
Timers and wall switches can be damaged by high heat
The electrical circuit lasts longer when a contactor is used

Contactor might interfere with WeMo signal... locate each inside separate box

Control 240 Volt with WeMo
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Contactor water heater with 120 Volt coil
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7 watt operation/ 27 watt inrush
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How to wire WeMo switch/ hardwire

Do not use stranded wire under screw plates
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WeMo switch wiring
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How to wire WeMo switch/ same as above except using extension cord instead of hardwire

120 volt outlet has Hot and Neutral wires as illustrated.
3-prong extension cord also has Hot and Neutral
Make sure WeMo white wire connects to Neutral
Use either black wire on WeMo
Make surte contactor has 120 volt coil
Do not use stranded wire under screw plates
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Ground wire should be connected to ground wire on ewater heater wire
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WeMo controller kit in plastic box

Comes with WeMo and contactor plus 240V-to-120V transformer
Assembly required.
Install ground wire as shown.
Water heater cable does not have Neutral. WeMo requires Neutral. If you connect Neutral to ground, it will work. But in event of nearby lightning strike, or other ground disturbance, the surge of power is directed down the ground wire, and MIGHT enter the WeMo and cause fire. Ground wires offer path of least resistance for surge events because all grounds are wired directly together without passing through devices like switch etc.
Installing VPT230 will reduce magnetic field interference with WeMo
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WeMo switch wiring
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This wiring is not code. Use wiring diagram shown above

Override WeMo switch

Override WeMo switch

By-pass WeMo switch

To override, you want to connect both black wires on the WeMo.
Ordinary 15A wall switch will do... or spring-wound countdown timer... or different type of zwave control../. or remote push button with delay-off...

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How to test wire
Safety when testing wires:
Never touch wet or previously flooded appliance.
Never stand on wet surface when working on electric.
Never stand on bare soil, put down dry boards.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Use non-contact voltage tester before touching wires.
Never touch or lean into any made of metal.
Remove metal objects from pockets.
Do not use oxygen or fuel accelerants in same room as electrcial repairs

Resource:
Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectorss
NEVER assume power is OFF
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Treminals

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Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire
Read about terminals
wire connector assortment

Twist-on wire connector assortments

Do not reuse old connectors 
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Weatherproof wire connector

Weatherproof wire connector

Connector cavity is full of silicone
Built-in cover keeps silicone in place
Protect from water, dust etc
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Tighten connector 
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Push on wire connectors

Push-on wire connectors in place of twist-on connectors

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add solder to stranded wire

Turn stranded wire into solid wire

Add solder to 1" length of tightly twisted stranded wire to make into solid wire
Heat wire. Touch solder to wire. Let cool. File away over-solder.
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Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times

Fire caused by stranded wire

Do not use stranded wire under screw plate

Applies to timers, switches, outlets, pumps etc.
Small devices, with small loads, such as lamp socket, stranded wire is fine
Add solder to 1" length of tightly twisted stranded wire to make into solid wire
Heat wire. Touch solder to wire. Let cool. File away over-solder.
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WeMo

Control pump with cell phone using WeMo

If WeMo or Iris offers a delay option
WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Unlocked cell phone at Amazon

Unlocked smartphone
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Resource:
How to install recirculation system
Skylink remote control countdown timer

Operate 120 volt recirculation system remotely

Skylink wireless countdown
Skylink estimate 1/3 Hp
Grundfos pump is 1/25 Hp
120V 60 Hz/ 10 watt miminum/ 1500 watt

Operate as ON-OFF or Countdown device/ Up to 500 feet
15 minute - 60 minute countdown

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How to install recirculation system
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12-2 gauge/ 20 amp
12-3/ 20 amp

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10-3/ 30 amp
NMB is house wiring
UF is underground

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Match wire and breaker size
6x6x4 box

6x6x4 Box with cover

Metal box comes with knock-outs
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contactor
Contactors

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Rated 1 million operations
Inrush 27 watts, 7 watt operation
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Control gas water heater with WeMo
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Control gas water heater with WeMo

Control gas water heater with Phone

WeMo programming resources are online
No subscription
WeMo plugs into ordinary 120volt outlet
Control WeMo using phone or tablet
 
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WeMo at Amazon
Belkin WeMo at Amazon
Gas water heater timer at Amazon
Gas water heater timer coupon

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