Difference Between the Two Smart Dimmer Models
Modified on: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM
There are two CE Smart Home dimmer switch models, the Single-Pole Dimmer Switch (model WF500D) and the 3-Way Dimmer Switch (model CWF500D-3W).
It is important to know which switch that you have as the compatibility, reset and pairing mode processes differ per model.
- The 3-way dimmer can be installed in both 3-way and single-pole circuits.
- The single-pole dimmer can only be installed in single-pole circuit, and is not compatible in a 3-way.
If you aren't sure, you can check by looking to the left of the air-gap switch. On the 3-way dimmer model, there is a small engraved Wi-Fi symbol located to the left of the air-gap switch. This symbol is what differentiates the 3-way dimmer from the single-pole model.
The 3-way dimmer always has a pin-hole reset button which is located to the right side of the lower paddle button.
Of course, the 3-way dimmer also has an extra terminal for the traveler wire.
Please see the below photo for reference (3-way model CWF500D-3W below):
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