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Fused Spur - Smart switch alternative?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by kopite1592, 6 Sep 2021.

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    Hi
    I’ve got a set of lights above the kitchen cupboards that are turned on and off by a fused spur switch. The switch is in a bit of an awkward location and I was wondering if there is any smart switch/WiFi controlled switches that could be an alternative?
    we have quite a lot of smart plugs and bulbs around the house, so it would fit in with the system and how we used the place, but I’m struggling to find anything obvious and suitable.
    Cheers.
     
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    on and off by a fused spur switch

    It maybe that the fuse is essential, depends on where the power for lamps comes from.

    If from a 6 Amp lighting circuit then a fuse may not be necessary
    If from a 32 Amp power circuit ( sockets etc ) then a fuse is necessary
     
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    Those Sonoff modules are perfect for the job, I have a few doing similar jobs. Only irritant is there's nowhere in the module to terminate earth, so if you're controlling Class 1 devices you'll need the Sonoff in an enclosure. The relay doesn't like 2kw load either, 1kw or less is fine
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
    As you will have guessed, I’m not great with electrics and I’ll be getting a qualified spark in to do the job but I just wanted to know if it was possible and what sort of job it was.

    it’s basically a fused spur controlling IKEA above cupboard spotlights. So not sure if that helps with the advice. Is these…
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/urshult-led-cabinet-lighting-nickel-plated-30260402/
     
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    If it's that exact model, there is already an IKEA wireless driver for those lamps:
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/tradfri-driver-for-wireless-control-grey-50356187/
    If it is, it should just plug into your existing connections; you may already have it!
    You may need to check the wattage of the lamps you have. There is a 30W driver available also.
     
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