Switch Installation
Best Practices

Switch Installation

Switch Installation

The SimplySnap lighting control solution provides the capability to add an off-the-shelf switch for zone and light control. The switch must be paired with a DIM10-250-11, DIM10-281-21 or an AIM-121 to provide the switch input to the assigned control zone, and there are multiple options for switches.

Best Practices

Switch Brands and Types

Any low voltage 12/24 VDC switch will work with the SimplySNAP system. Synapse Wireless has tested a variety of Leviton and Hubble switches, and can test other brands if a business case is made.

SimplySNAP will also work with any momentary or toggle switch. As long as the DIM10 controller sees a state change in the switch, the SimplySNAP control zone will change the light state to the corresponding level.

SimplySNAP with a Low Voltage Switch

SimplySNAP supports low voltage switches with and without a pilot light. The drawings below show how to connect a DIM10-250-11 to a low voltage switch in either situation.

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SimplySNAP with a Toggle Switch or Momentary Contact Switch

SimplySNAP supports common household toggle switches. Household toggle switches are the economical light switches typically used in homes, and can be found in any electrical supply house. This switch has 2 contacts, and can be connected as shown below.

SimplySNAP also supports momentary contact switches. Momentary contact switches can be found in a variety of applications and price ranges, and are traditionally targeted for specific industrial applications such as heavy duty, weatherproof, pushbutton, and rocker. This switch typically has 2 contacts, and is connected as shown below.

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SimplySNAP Multilevel Dimming with 4 Button Switches

SimplySNAP supports preset dimming levels using the DIM10-281-21 or an AIM-121. Each of these controllers has dual inputs and can be used to provide practically unlimited preset dimming levels. The examples below illustrates a Leviton 4 button switch with a pilot light and terminal blocks, and a Hubbell 4 button switch with flying leads, and no pilot light, paired with a DIM10-281-21 and an AIM-121. If you wanted to have 6 levels of preset dimming, then 3 of the controllers would be required .

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