Using Z-Wave relays to control Wall Sockets

David Bell |

Back in January we wrote a popular article about recommending Z-Wave wall plugs as the best way of Controlling Wall Sockets.

Lots of people found this article useful, especially the explanation why you can't control a double socket's individual sockets independently.

Having said that, the relay option still has merits, especially as it can be hidden totally from view, We've had many requests to show how to wire a relay into a socket correctly (and safely).

So, we've just created a new Application Guide - APNT-70: Using a Z-Wave Relay to control a wall Socket.

The guide explains the wiring, and why you must use a fused spur to comply with building regulations and keep you house wiring safe.

using a relay to control a socket

As always, we're always open to comments.


About the Author

David Bell is the founder of Vesternet. As a contributing author on popular smart home topics including Z-Wave & Zigbee, he’s been cited in a multitude of popular websites, forums & articles over the past 10 years and continues to publish regularly on Vesternet.

With over 25 years in business, and 15 years in home automation, he also heads up all of Vesternet’s commercial initiatives throughout various online channels as an expert in sales, marketing & growth strategies.