Shelly 1

I have an outdoor light on my garage.

The sensor had gone out and it was the perfect excuse for trying something new as I have been wanting to do some home automation on a very limited budget.

At $17.21 delivered via Amazon, that fit my criteria.

Looking at this, I thought, black wire to the L and white wire to the N and both output wires go to the light and we’re good to go.

After digging some on various websites, I found out that it doesn’t work that way.

This shows how it actually needs to be hooked up and I found that drawing here:

https://community.openhab.org/t/solved-shelly1-inside-light-fixture/63944/16

This is how you would wire it if you wanted to add a switch to the circuit.

Now that I understood how to wire it, I built a simple test rig so I wouldn’t need to be running back and forth to the garage all day.

All in all, I’m impressed with it.

What I would like to see different is to have the same circuity on a bigger board with more robust connections as I stripped out the switch screw trying to tighten it down on a piece of 12 gauge electrical wire

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