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Z-Wave Plus Aeotec Heavy Duty Switch

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Z-Wave Heavy Duty Appliances and Utilities’ Control and Monitor

The Aeotec Heavy Duty Smart Switch is a control and monitor device for heavy duty appliance and utilities. It can fully control your high powered appliances and services wirelessly or with an automatic schedule. You'll receive real-time reports of just how much electricity you are consuming and be able to use scheduling and automatic controls to reduce the money you spend on the appliances that need up to 40 amps of power.

The Aeotec Heavy Duty Switch is designed to be mounted to a wall and serve as an appliance switch for heavy duty loads such as washer, dryer, etc. It is a 2-pole switch, which means that it will switch both the Live and Neutral supplies to the appliance - this is an important requirement for many types of appliance including immersion heaters.

Being able to control the appliances remotely means you will save money on electricity and with the monitoring capabilities you can see how much energy is being used.

The Aeotec Heavy Duty Switch is able to supports loads up to 40 A (9,600W).

Note: This switch should be installed on its own circuit or using a fused spur.

Z-Wave Plus

The Aeotec Heavy Duty Switch is Z-Wave Plus Certified. Z-Wave Plus (5th Generation Z-Wave) offers a lot of new features including increased range, extended battery life and Over The Air upgrading (OTA). Take a look at our "What is Z-Wave Plus" guide for more information

  • Waterproof: IP44
  • Power Consumption: 1W
  • Ratings: 240VAC, 50/60Hz (2Phases L1,L2) ; Max 9600 Watts 40A Resistor; 240VAC 5HP AC Motor
  • RF range: 500ft/150m outdoor
  • Endurance of 10ms period peak current of 1440A
  • Environmental Conditions: Indoor use
  • Ambient temperature: 5°C to 40°C
  • Max. relative humidity: 80%
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 130 x 120 x 40 mm
3.83 / 5.0
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Easy to install, substantial build.. and reliable
I bought this to control my above ground swimming pool pump and heater. Together they can range up to 10 Amps. The module is certainly larger than I imagined but that wasn't an issue. It's mounted inside a loft cavity, screwed to a joist. The terminals are substantial and easily took the 2.5mm wires. Once wired, it easily paired with my Samsung SmartThings. I've since set up a schedule on SmartThings and it's been faultless in the month of operation. It's not clear why there's a button to operate it when the button is not accessible with the cover on, but perhaps it's just for testing. Would definitely buy another if I need to control a lot of amps. As an added bonus the module also continuously reports kW consumption, and also the total kWh periodically. So now, I've been able to calculate how much it costs to run the equipment attached. Excellent piece of kit.
30 Jul 2017
Fiddly terminals. 5* For Everything Else. Does a Perfect Job!
Great product. The terminals are fiddly and this is totally an oversight for such a nice product. I have taken one star off only for this reason. I actually like that the manual button is inside the cover. However, if you need to reach this button, the live terminals are only centimetres away. Solution: I recommend that the cover be two parts. One cover to cover up the manual override button. The second piece of cover to access the terminals. Terminal connectors just about accepts large cables but the connectors can be further improved. Performance: Definitely 5 Stars! It does a perfect job. I have not pushed it to its limit yet. It does not heat up. That is a good sign. Recommended, as the performance is superlative.
9 Jan 2017
Good solid product
Works well. Gives peace of mind that in event of fire or when we're on holiday I can kill the power. I have one of these for each of our oven, microwave, washing machine, tumbler, immersion heater and patio heaters. It reports energy usage which HomeSeer records and displays too. Three downsides. 1. The button for linking to your zwave network is inside the box. Sparkies don't like leaving 45A circuits open for you to poke your fingers in. 2. Again, that same button can turn it on/off but is only inside. That means we had to fit separate manual isolators to satisfy sparky. 3. Despite being zwave+ I could only get these to add to HomeSeer properly if I moved my znet to be in the same room as them. Not had a problem with any other zwave+ devices. Minor inconvenience and once set up they seem maintenance free so far. Overall, very pleased.
21 Dec 2016
1 year ago
Worked flawlessly
This unit has worked without a hitch since it was installed and linked to a VeraEdge Controller. I have fitted two to a boiler with two immersion heaters. Since the units are located in a cupboard with the boiler, I use the internal thermometer in the unit to turn on the immersion heater when the cupboard temperature drops below a certain level. Only four stars given because there is no measure of power consumption with the standard VeraEdge installer - unless someone can tell me differently.
22 Mar 2016
2 years ago
Rubbish doesn't work with veralite
rubbish support doesn't work with veralite
3 Aug 2015
Reliable, well made.
I find this switch reliable, well made. I use on an immersion boiler
12 Jan 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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Because I wanted a switch for immersion heaters which would enable remote control with home automation apps
Patrick T. 27 Feb 2016
Because I wanted a switch for immersion heaters which would enable remote control with home automation apps
Patrick T. 27 Feb 2016
Hi, I will be using one of these to control a 32 Amp load and want to log energy usage. Will this be possible with a Vera Edge?
Gordon C. 11 Sep 2017
Do you think this product would be ok to control a cooker?
jon p. 15 Jun 2017
Will it work wit fibaro HC Lite?
The matrix 17 Sep 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should do yes since its Z-Wave Plus, but we no longer do compatibility testing. We are shortly releasing a feature which includes all compatibility data supplied from manufacturers though.
link this to wifi if poss ?
steve c. 18 Apr 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a Z-Wave device so will not connect directly to Wi-Fi as they are different systems. However, when this is part of a Z-Wave system you can control it via your Wi-Fi network from a phone of tablet app. More information on how a system like Z-Wave works is in this overview guide -
Does it work with northq q-stick?
Kim C. 10 Apr 2016
BEST ANSWER: This will work with most Z-Wave controllers. I'm not sure about North Q devices, I wasn't away they offered Z-Wave controllers, only energy monitoring devices.
Will this unit work with a Fibaro Home Centre 2?
Guest Visitor 30 Mar 2016
BEST ANSWER: When we tested it last year it worked in v3 firmware but not in v4. However, I believe it later versions of firmware Fibaro have added correct support for it.
Does this unit report both current consumption (in W or Kw) as well as accumulated consumption (kWh)?
Peter F. 26 Feb 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will report Instantaneous Consumption (W) and Accumulated Consumption (KWh).

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