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    Fans and High Wattage Devices on NuBryte Circuits

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    A two gang TouchPoint was installed on a ceiling fan circuit. When the device was energized and used the owner stated that “it sounded like a machine gun” when the fan was turned on. The Nubryte then displayed a half dimmed screen and was unresponsive. 

    Please note the following passages from the Users Guide:

    Use only with permanently-installed lighting fixtures. To avoid overheating and possible damage to other equipment, do not use to control power outlets (including switch-controlled lamps), fluorescent lighting fixtures, motor-driven appliances (e.g. ceiling fans with lights), or transformer-supplied appliances.Installations should be performed in accordance with all national and local electrical codes. This product should not be installed on circuits where multi-way switches exist (two or more switches controlling the same light).

     

    NuBryte Touchpoint requires a neutral wire and cannot be installed without one.If you are unsure or have questions about the installation, please seek the advice of a licensed electrician.——If you notice anything unusual about the electric supply to your light switch, such as loose wires, exposed cabling, burn marks, holes in the insulating materials or damage to the electric wires, STOP IMMEDIATELY and seek the advice from a licensed electrician—–.The dimming option must only be chosen when using incandescent, halogen, or dimmable CFL or dimmable LED bulbs. Not all CFL and LED’s are rated by their manufacturer as dimmable.

    Explanation:

    The phenomena of inrush current, input surge current or switch-on surge is the maximum, instantaneous input current drawn by an electrical device when first turned on. Alternating current electric motors and transformers may draw several times their normal full-load current when first energized. Power converters also have inrush currents much higher than their steady state currents due to the charging current required . Switches and wiring that can support alternating current electric motors and transformers are rated for that service.

    Currently the base NuBryte TouchPoint cannot operate ceiling fans and should never be used in switched outlet applications

    • The NuBryte Smart Switch ( formely Flex) line of smart switches are rated for fan and switched circuit applications. They will be available early to mid 2017. The Flex can be controlled locally from a Touchpoint console and the NuBryte App.
    • The NuBryte TouchPoint Plus Fan will support fan applications. It will available by Fall of 2017/Winter 2018

     

     

     

     

     

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