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Old 19-04-2018, 02:59 PM   #331
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I just found out that most smart switches require a neutral wire, which (I think) my HDB flat does not have. What are my other options?

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Check out this fella's choice of switches that do NOT require neutral wires
http://mygooglehomes.blogspot.sg/201...-switches.html

BTW, anyone knows where to buy EU z wave Aeotec Z stick 5th Gen? locally if possible?
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Old 19-04-2018, 03:06 PM   #332
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i have the us version if u wan lol, since i alr gt vera
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Old 19-04-2018, 04:23 PM   #333
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You selling your US version Aeotec 5th Gen Z stick?
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Old 19-04-2018, 08:36 PM   #334
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Check out this fella's choice of switches that do NOT require neutral wires
http://mygooglehomes.blogspot.sg/201...-switches.html

BTW, anyone knows where to buy EU z wave Aeotec Z stick 5th Gen? locally if possible?
But need to wire in a bypass load near the lighting, that's extra work though
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Old 19-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #335
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Old 20-04-2018, 07:41 AM   #336
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But need to wire in a bypass load near the lighting, that's extra work though
Looks like it. I'm not a great handyman so will opt for an easier option where possible.

I found out, and it may already been discussed here before, Livolo remote switches + remote controller + Broadlink RM Pro will give me the ability to control the switches via Google Home.

Have anyone used this combo? Also, if I have 2-way switches, is it possible that I use Livolo on one end and my normal, dumb switch on the other? I'm trying to cut down cost.
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Old 20-04-2018, 09:18 AM   #337
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Looks like it. I'm not a great handyman so will opt for an easier option where possible.

I found out, and it may already been discussed here before, Livolo remote switches + remote controller + Broadlink RM Pro will give me the ability to control the switches via Google Home.

Have anyone used this combo? Also, if I have 2-way switches, is it possible that I use Livolo on one end and my normal, dumb switch on the other? I'm trying to cut down cost.
the prob with such switches is that they are always ON as they need a small current to keep themselves on. 2 way switching depends on either switch to be off.

My workaround for this was to use a unique feature in Xiaomi's Aqara in which a switch can emulate the function of another switch, hence achieving my "2 way" .
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Old 20-04-2018, 05:59 PM   #338
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Besides Samsung Smartthings, which zigbee controller works well with Aqara?
I read that unlike Z wave, zigbee is much pickier with pairing
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Old 20-04-2018, 06:42 PM   #339
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Besides Samsung Smartthings, which zigbee controller works well with Aqara?
I read that unlike Z wave, zigbee is much pickier with pairing
Xiaomi home gateway?
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Old 20-04-2018, 07:07 PM   #340
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Is there any work around to make the Aqara switch work with Google assistant?

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Old 21-04-2018, 09:21 PM   #341
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Xiaomi home gateway?
Would prefer a solution that does not requires sending its signals through a private server in China
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Old 23-04-2018, 12:54 AM   #342
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Saw an updates from Paul Hibbert on Broadlink Global Alexa Skill Released With One Amazing Surprise!

So it's ok to buy the newest model of Broadlink RM Pro+ (Latest 2018 version)?
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Old 23-04-2018, 10:06 AM   #343
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Would prefer a solution that does not requires sending its signals through a private server in China

Mi Home has US and Singapore server actually.
Broadlink servers are also based in China.
Smartthings are Samsung owned servers
Alexa is Amazon based
Google Assistant is Google based

All of them are private servers depending on how you look at it

True anonymity will require you to setup your own raspberry pi based server.
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Old 23-04-2018, 01:37 PM   #344
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Good point. My concern is not so much the privacy , but the dependency. I've read about Smartthings server lapses, but so far Alexa and Google has been steady.
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Old 23-04-2018, 01:38 PM   #345
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Anyone used Lutron Caseta switches here? I understand they have modules which do not need neutral wires, but not sure if they work with 220V
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