I thought the Feit ones sold at Costco worked that way (no smart switch slaves needed, with the main one only being replaced). And screwless covers seem to work on mine as well.
My comment was about 3 and 4 way switches
Not just 3 way.
and stop making switches with the stupid thick plastic mount tabs. Wyze switches should fit and install just like a traditional switch so it will work with any cover or size box.
ah, gotcha - yeah great points.
If they could develop a 4-way switch like you explained that would be awesome. I would be in need of a couple myself!
GE 3pack of 3 way smart dimmers $40
Metal tabs too. no cheap thick plastic. works w any switch cover.
people don’t understand what a 3 way switch means
I have a lot of the Lutron Caseta (super reliable and high quality, not very smart) dimmers, and for a 3 way switch they take a very diffrent approach. Rather than having 2 diffrent models to support 3 way, they use a tiny battery powered remote that fits in a normal switch footprint, and looks like just another nornal switch from outside, that connects wirelessly to the mains switch. Then you can have 2 3 4 5 however many you want switches absolutely anywhere. They come with a wall plate and little brackets to mount right into the drywall.
This could be an idea for a multi purpose smart button as well
I really only want the smart/wifi light switches. I have everything connected through Alexa and it’s incredibly useful, esp when we travel (less lately, but usually quite a bit) and the Wyze monitoring and Alexa turning lights on and off to simulate activity in the house.
I have an Alexa routine for “all lights on” which is great when your wife hears a noise at 2 am. “Alexa, All lights on” and everything outside and on the main floor turns on.
3 and 4 way capability is incredibly necessary.
3 way and toggle switchs for 4 way can be wired and programmed to work with the Wyze single pole switch. I just did it easily. You will need Wyze single pole switches in all positions. Connect one load to the light (you will have to figure out which existing switch is connected directly to the light and which wire). Connect all others to power only (carefull to get the right wires, and you might have to pass power to them via the extra wire that is not used now). Then apply a rule on the switch connected to the light to turn off if the light is on and one of the other switches is pressed, and turn on if the light is off and one of the other switches is pressed. You do not need to program the other 3 press types to do this allowing them to still be used for other purposes. You’ll need two rules at a minimum for each switch not connected to the light.
Can you draw a diagram for a 3 way and a 4 way circuit with this setup?
Also, does this work if wifi is out?