I have an Inovelli Red Dimmer switch on an LED light just like in the right image below but with an Aeotec Bypass.
Additionally, in parallel to the light, I have a wall outlet which is also controlled by the switch. The switch, light, and outlet all work as expected except…
If I plug my battery charger (Ryobi model P118B) into the outlet when the switch is on then the light starts flickering. Moments later, the Inovelli switch reboots, showing the cycle of colors I’d normally see when it first gets power. When it finishes booting, the lights flicker again and it reboots again, forever rebooting. Unplugging the charger ends the reboot loop.
Same behavior whether there’s a battery in the charger or not. The charger works fine in a different switched outlet using a Leviton smart switch so it looks more like an Inovelli problem than a Ryobi problem. Removing the light bulb from its socket doesn’t change the bad behavior.
Is it possible an Inovelli Red Dimmer is incompatible with a Ryobi charger? What else might an Inovelli switch be incompatible with?
Anyone else own a basic Ryobi charger they could try plugging into a switched outlet? I’d like to know if it’s just a defect in my Inovelli switch or if everyone sees this.