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How to wire Aeon Labs Aeotec z-wave energy smart switch
Aeon Labs Aeotec z-wave energy smart switch
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Install Aeon zwave switch inside enclosure?
Aeon zwave switch does not have connection for conduit
It does not have much space for bending and installing solid copper wire.
Instruction sheet shows terminal ends on stranded wire but not solid copper wire. Typical water heater is US has 10-2 NM-B solid wire.
I recommend solid wire for house wiring.
If you use terminal ends on solid wire, the terminals must be soldered and not crimped.
Unknown if torque on screws is strong enough for solid copper wire.
Unknown if compression clamps are shaped for and strong enough to secure 10-2 NM building wire to code... can it withstand same impact as normal electric box? For example an outlet box will hold wire securely and is attached firmly to structure as per electric code.
If the Aeon is installed inside enclosure as illustrated, then the wiring can accomodate solid wire, and accomodate conduit or wire clamps that meet electric code.

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Aeon Labs Aeotec z-wave energy smart switch
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Z-wave wiring Z-wave wiring
Z-wave wiring
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Manual
Match color code and amp rating for wire
How to wire GFCI
See inside main breaker box
Not enough space inside breaker box
How to install surge protector
main breaker box
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Aeotec z-wave switch works on 120 or 240 volt


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How to wire CA3750
how to bond control panel
Example shows solar panels... but also includes pool control centers etc

2 speed pump
Pump must be bonded... or grounded... directly to ground rod... in addition to regular ground wire coming from electric service

Ground all electrical devices, and all household grounds together and bond to main breaker panel and to ground rod
Do not ground to water pipe: Make sure ground is connected to ground rod
Water heaters and metal water pipes corrode with stray current corrosion.
Modern pex water lines are not affected, and cannot be used as a ground.
When installing new water heater, water pipe, doing repairs on plumbing, installing new electric service etc... check that all electric is bonded to dedicated ground wire that is connected to outdoor ground rod
Bonded means steel electric panel enclosure must be directly connected to ground wire that is connected to local ground rod
Correct ground and bonding resists lightning and other surge events

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Bonding lugs

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Why ground is important
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See inside main breaker box
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How to wire T100 series timers
How to wire Control centers
Control 240 volt with z-wave
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Control 240 volt with z-wave switch
240 Volt Z-wave switch
Requires Neutral wire. Use ground wire as temporary neutral to check connection. Bring white neutral wire from any nearby light switch or outlet box

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See materials list and detailed wiring
Control 120 volt with z-wave
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Control Heavy amp 120 volt with z-wave switch
240 Volt Z-wave switch
Requires Neutral wire. Use ground wire as temporary neutral to check connection. Bring white neutral wire from any nearby light switch or outlet box

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See materials list and detailed wiring

baseboard heater wiring
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Two speed pump
Add T106 and T104 to control center
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How to wire GFCI
See inside main breaker box
Not enough space inside breaker box
How to install surge protector


For 240 volt 1 Hp motor, use 12-3 wire between control center and pump
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Match color code and amp rating for wire
Keep wires straight
Use solid copper wire
If wiring terminal or end of wire are covered with green, use emery board to clean terminal and sandpaper to clean wire.
Insdulation under screw plate
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Both wires MUST be same gauge
Straighten each wire
If wire is corroded or overheated, clean the end with sandpaper and wipe with cloth.
If wire has been melted, cut back and reattach, or replace wire.
Tighten screw very tight against copper wire

Use wire connector  
Push on wire connectors
Use push-on wire connectors
3 wires/ or different gauge wires
Join wires with wire connector or push-on connector
Run jumper to screw terminal.
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Red 3P connector (shown) for 10-14 gauge wire
Connector assortment
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How to select and install wire connector
Fire safety/ Do not put stranded wire under screw plate
Do not install stranded wire under screw.
Problem1: picture shows 2 different gauge wires under screw plate
Problem2: Stranded wire will expand and contract and come loose under screw plate, even if it is the only wire under the screw plate
Attach stranded wire and solid wire with wire connector, and run solid copper jumper wire to screw terminal
Take photo of wires before starting.

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Timer caught fire
Load ratings for Intermatic timers/ pdf


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10-3-wire
10-3-wire  12 Ga
10 gauge or 12 gauge?
Compare your wire with short pieces of 10 and 12 gauge wire from local box store

10 gauge for 30 amp breaker.
10 gauge wire can have black-white and sometimes black-red

12 gauge for 20 amp breaker
12 gauge will have black and white wires
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Match color code and amp rating for wire
Basic house wiring
Add black tape when White wire carries voltage (applies to 208 and 240V circuits)
With 120 and 277 Volt circuits, White wire is Neutral, and Black is Hot
With 208 and 240 circuits, both wires are Hot, and both wires carry voltage
Black tape on White wire identifies wire is Hot and not Neutral
single-pole breaker
120 Volt
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Plug-in breakers
Fit residential panels
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double-pole breaker
240 Volt
Push down breaker
Plug-in breakers
Fits residential panels
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Siemens 15-125 amp
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See inside main breaker box


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120-240 Volt
70 amp 2-space
60 amp 2-space
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Use up to rated amps
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10-3/ 30 amp

NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
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Match breaker and wire size

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12-2 gauge/ 20 amp
12-3/ 20 amp

NMB is house wiring
UF is underground

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14-2 gauge/ 15 amp
14-3/ 15 amp

NMB is house wiring
UF is underground

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Ground rods at Amazon

Multimeter

Test for breaks in wire/ Test for voltage
Most appliance require 80% rated voltage to function correctly
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Electric testers at Amazon
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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 electrical repairs

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Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectors
NEVER assume power is OFF
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Electric testers at Amazon
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How to test electric power is off
wire connector assortment

Twist-on wire connector assortments

Do not reuse old connectors
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Connector assortment at Amazon
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How to select and install twist-on wire connectors
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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Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire

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How to install terminals
Treminals

Terminals

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Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire
Push on wire connectors

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

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Red 3P connector for 10-14 gauge wire
Lever connectors for stranded wire at Amazon
remove cable staple
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linesman pliers
When removing insulation from wire, do NOT score or put cuts on surface of copper wire. Doing so increases resistances on wire and creates weak point.
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Linesman pliers
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Use solid copper wire
Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times
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