Resources | Blue Series Wiring Schematics

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IMPORTANT: We cannot provide direct wiring advice due to insurance liabilities. If you are unsure of how to read a schematic and/or are unsure of what you’re doing, please consult a licensed electrician. Failure to install the switch properly will result in a voided warranty and could possibly lead to injury.

QUESTIONS: If you do have questions regarding your wiring, feel free to post in the Wiring Discussion section in the community. We have some amazing community members who can try to help guide you through the setup process. However, as mentioned, if you are unfamiliar with wiring or unsure of what you’re doing, please consult an electrician.

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Schematic Overview

Show what switches are compatible (2-1, Fan).


Navigating the Schematics

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NOTE: If you do not see the table of contents, click here: Resources | Blue Series Wiring Schematics

This page is a repository of schematics that can be used to wire your smart switches. Likely, you will have arrived here from the product manual, but in the event that you landed here via a search, please start by selecting your switch from the, “Table of Contents” and work your way through the sections.

As always, any questions, please see the Additional Resources links section or [submit a ticket][INSERT INOV.LI SHORTLINK], we’re happy to help.


2-1 Switch (On/Off or Dimmer)

Below you’ll find the various schematics for the Blue Series Smart 2-1 Switch as well as the various wiring settings the switch can be set up in and the pros/cons of each. Please take a moment to review these prior to wiring your switch up to ensure the best user experience.

Wiring Guide & Settings (VZM31-SN)

Please see the below graph to understand what is supported from a wiring setting standpoint. Here are the definitions as a reminder:

Electrical Terms (Line, Load, Neutral, Ground)
  • Line: This is your hot wire (120V) - also known as your, “live” wire
    • Wiring Color: Black (however, sometimes it can be white/black or red/black)
  • Load: This is the wire that runs from your light switch to what you’re controlling (ie: bulb(s), exhaust fan, etc)
    • Wiring Color: Black (however, sometimes it can be white)
    • NOTE: A load can be made up of multiple bulbs or fixtures – what’s important is to understand what turns on and off when you flip your switch.
  • Neutral: This is the wire that carries current back to the power source.
    • Wiring Color: White (or sometimes gray)
    • NOTE: You may not have this wire in your house – if you do have them, they are often clumped together at the back of your gang-box
  • Ground: This is the wire that provides a path directly to ground (earth) should the current need it
    • Wiring Color: Green or copper
Wiring Terms (Single-Pole, 3-Way, 4-Way, Multi-Way, etc.)

NOTE: In all cases below, when we say, “load”, it can be one bulb, multiple bulbs, etc – think of it as, “whatever turns off when you flip a switch”

  • Single-Pole: One switch controlling one load
  • 3-Way: Two switches controlling the same load
  • 4-Way: Three switches controlling the same load
  • 5-Way: Four switches controlling the same load
  • Multi-Way: For simplicity sake, we will use this term when referring to 3-Way, 4-Way, or 5-Way setups as the switch is programmed the same regardless
Other Terms (Dumb Switch, Aux Switch, Neutral, Non-Neutral)
  • Dumb Switch: Refers to your existing switch (ie: the switches you had before replacing with a smart switch)
  • Aux Switch: Refers to the Inovelli Aux Switch [INSERT HYPERLINK TO PRODUCT PAGE] or the GE, Honeywell, or HomeSeer versions (sometimes these are also called an, “add-on” switch)
  • Neutral Setup: Refers to having a neutral wire present in your wiring setup
  • Non-Neutral Setup: Refers to not having a neutral wire present in your wiring setup

Finally, here are the pro/cons for the multi-way settings if you still haven’t made up your mind on if you prefer a dumb/existing, aux/add-on, or 2x smart switches in your setup. This is for the Smart 2-1 Switch only.

  1. Dimming available if 2-1 is set as a dimmer. If on/off, the aux will also be an on/off.
  2. The aux switch will match all parameters that are set from the smart switch (less the LED Bar parameters) so that whatever is set on the smart switch, when the aux switch is pressed, the smart switch will keep those parameters
  3. Requires ZigBee binding – as of today, this is only available on Home Assistant and Hubitat (SmartThings is a work in progress and we aim to have it completed by launch)
  4. Make sure your hub supports ZigBee binding – as of today, this is only available on Home Assistant and Hubitat (SmartThings is a work in progress and we aim to have it completed by launch)

Wiring Schematics (VZM31-SN)

Single-Pole
Neutral Wire Installation

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a single-pole switch (which means one switch controlling one load) and you have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

Non-Neutral Wire Installation

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a single-pole switch (which means one switch controlling one load) and you do not have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic. If the schematics are too small to read, you can either turn your phone sideways (if on mobile) or click on the picture to make it bigger.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

NOTE: You may need to purchase a bypass when installing with no neutral wire, especially if your load (bulb) is rated for under 10W.

Multi-Way (Dumb) - Neutral Wire

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a multi-way switch (which means multiple switches controlling one load) with dumb (existing) switches and you have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic. If the schematics are too small to read, you can either turn your phone sideways (if on mobile) or click on the picture to make it bigger.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

NOTES: There are a few things to note prior to installing your switch:

  • You must install the smart switch where there is a line (120V) present. You cannot install it where there are only travelers (this is reflected in the schematics below).
  • Do not use an illuminated dumb switch
  • You must program your switch to work with a dumb switch after you restore power (see instructions below)

PROGRAMMING YOUR SWITCH: After you restore power to your switch, you have to program your switch to work in a dumb switch setting. To quickly program your switch, please follow the instructions below:

  • Hold down on the configuration button and tap down on the paddle 5x
  • If successful, the switch will blink violet
  • Test your switch at both ends of the multi-way setup to ensure it works

3-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 3-Way setup (ie: two switches to one load).

4-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 4-Way setup (ie: three switches to one load).

Multi-Way (Aux) - Neutral Wire

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a multi-way switch (which means multiple switches controlling one load) with aux/add-on switches (INSERT LINK HERE) and you have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic. If the schematics are too small to read, you can either turn your phone sideways (if on mobile) or click on the picture to make it bigger.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

NOTES: There are a few things to note prior to installing your switch:

  • You must install the smart switch where there is a line (120V) present. You cannot install it where there are only travelers (this is reflected in the schematics below).
  • You must use either an Inovelli Aux Switch, GE Aux Switch, Honeywell Aux Switch, or HomeSeer Aux Switch.
  • You must program your switch to work with an aux switch after you restore power (see instructions below)

PROGRAMMING YOUR SWITCH: After you restore power to your switch, you have to program your switch to work in an aux switch setting. To quickly program your switch, please follow the instructions below:

  • Hold down on the configuration button and tap up on the paddle 5x
  • If successful, the switch will blink pink
  • Test your switch at both ends of the multi-way setup to ensure it works

NOTE FOR ERIC - Replace GE Aux w/Inovelli Aux in drawings.

3-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 3-Way setup (ie: two switches to one load).

4-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 4-Way setup (ie: three switches to one load).

Multi-Way (Aux) - No Neutral Wire

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a multi-way switch (which means multiple switches controlling one load) with aux/add-on switches (INSERT LINK HERE) and you do not have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic. If the schematics are too small to read, you can either turn your phone sideways (if on mobile) or click on the picture to make it bigger.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

NOTES: There are a few things to note prior to installing your switch:

  • You must install the smart switch where there is a line (120V) present. You cannot install it where there are only travelers (this is reflected in the schematics below).
  • You must use either an Inovelli Aux Switch, GE Aux Switch, Honeywell Aux Switch, or HomeSeer Aux Switch.
  • You must program your switch to work with an aux switch after you restore power (see instructions below)
  • You may need to purchase a bypass when installing with no neutral wire, especially if your load (bulb) is rated for under 10W.

PROGRAMMING YOUR SWITCH: After you restore power to your switch, you have to program your switch to work in an aux switch setting. To quickly program your switch, please follow the instructions below:

  • Hold down on the configuration button and tap up on the paddle 5x
  • If successful, the switch will blink pink
  • Test your switch at both ends of the multi-way setup to ensure it works

NOTE FOR ERIC - Replace GE Aux w/Inovelli Aux in drawings.

3-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 3-Way setup (ie: two switches to one load).

4-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 4-Way setup (ie: three switches to one load).

COMING SOON.

Multi-Way (Smart) - Neutral Wire

In this scenario, your switch is installed as a multi-way switch (which means multiple switches controlling one load) with two smart switches and you have a neutral wire present in the gang-box.

Please find the before picture (shown on the left) that best aligns with your wiring and then wire your switch per the schematic. If the schematics are too small to read, you can either turn your phone sideways (if on mobile) or click on the picture to make it bigger.

IMPORTANT: Please shut off power prior to installing your switch.

NOTES: There are a few things to note prior to installing your switch:

  • You will have to rewire your setup to a non-traditional way of wiring (we’re going to put 120V to each switch) so that the switch will work. Please take a picture of the before wires so that if you ever move and revert back to dumb switches, you remember what the wiring was like.
  • You must use an Inovelli switch in this setup
  • You must program your switch to work with another smart switch after you restore power (see instructions below)
  • You will have to also bind your switches together (see instructions below)

PROGRAMMING YOUR SWITCH: After you restore power to your switch, you have to program your switch to work in an aux switch setting. To quickly program your switch, please follow the instructions below:

  • Hold down on the configuration button and tap up on the paddle 5x
  • If successful, the switch will blink pink
  • Test your switch at both ends of the multi-way setup to ensure it works

BINDING YOUR SWITCHES TOGETHER: Insert instructions here.

3-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 3-Way setup (ie: two switches to one load).

4-Way Schematics

Please see the below for if you have a 4-Way setup (ie: three switches to one load).


Fan Switch

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