It is possible to provide homeowners 2-way, 3 way control and more using the PIXIE smart home solution.
2 way or 3 way control is common for hallway lighting, balcony lighting and outdoor lighting.
PIXIE uses Master devices – like PIXIE dimmers, switches and timer switches
PIXIE uses Secondary devices – like the 2way/3 way (S2WBTAS) switch and Multifunction controller (SMFBTAS)
There is more than 1 way to provide multiway control with PIXIE depending on how the home has been or is going to be wired.
2 Way/3 Way control with PIXIE Using Straps
What’s needed? : At least 1 x PIXIE master product :
- Smart dimmer (SDD350BT) – the blue one
- Smart switch (SWL350BT or SWL600BTAM) – the orange one
- Smart timer switch ( STS350BT) – the purple one
These get installed with an active and switched active to control the attached load.
At the second and /or third switching location the PIXIE S2WBTAS device should be installed in parallel to the active and switched active. If straps were already in place, then use the straps as your active and switched active.
Once energised the Master devices will operate the connected load BUT the S2W devices wont do anything until setup in the App or through manual pairing.
2 Way/3 Way control with PIXIE Using Multifunction Controllers
The PIXIE Multifunction controllers only require an active and neutral to operate. The best way to think about this product is a “Powered Bluetooth Remote Control'”
Note how this is different to the S2W way operation described above which is actually connected in parallel to the load under control.
The PIXIE Multifunction can operate in 2 modes: MIMIC mode ( which is what will be used for 2 way/2,4,5,6,7 way operation) and Scene Mode. We are not covering scene mode here only MIMIC Mode.
Once the PIXIE Multifunction controller is installed using the active and neutral, and energised, the device will not operate anything and will need to be PAIRED to the Master device you wish it to control.