GEN 2 Power Sockets L42 Warning

  • June 4, 2018 at 14:42 #25308
    Jkwebb
    Participant

    Hi

    be aware it is possible for these sockets to go faulty and not switch off even if App and LED shows off they can remain on

    June 5, 2018 at 08:32 #25309
    btidey
    Participant

    This could be the same issue as could occur on Gen 1 sockets where the relay contacts stick and fail to open when the socket is turned off.

    Switching heavy inductive loads like high power electric motors can cause arcing across the relay contacts making this worse.

    Sometimes it can be fixed by giving the switch a sharp tap to unstick the contact, but will likely happen again if the same load is used.

    June 5, 2018 at 12:49 #25310
    Jkwebb
    Participant

    Hi

    Thanks for the reply, yes it could be the same issue which is not very clever being able to stay on!
    Surely it should be more clever than that and should detect that it has not switched off that is the whole point to Genration 2 and being Apple Home compliant.

    I also noticed that the Bristish Standards Reference for the Generation 2 is dated 1995 years before Generation 2 was introduced. So I wonder if they really are SAFE.

    Regards John

    June 23, 2018 at 11:04 #25331
    MBaigent
    Participant

    Hi

    Thanks for the reply, yes it could be the same issue which is not very clever being able to stay on!
    Surely it should be more clever than that and should detect that it has not switched off that is the whole point to Genration 2 and being Apple Home compliant.

    I also noticed that the Bristish Standards Reference for the Generation 2 is dated 1995 years before Generation 2 was introduced. So I wonder if they really are SAFE.

    Regards John

    I have just had a double socket completely fail on me.Lights started flickering and then nothing. I had it in a high inductive load (3kW heater) application. The very good Lightwave Helpline advised me of the inductive load issue and that maybe an RCD would be the solution? Has anyone had experience of this or does anyone have a better solution?

    regards

    MM

    MM

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