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||Posted - 09/09/2012 : 1:50:31 PM
I've had a medium sized Insteon setup for several years without a hitch, but I just had two failures of the standard dimmer switch in a month. The first one the status lights would move and it would transmit, but it wouldn't control the load. I airgapped it and that bricked it, now even the status lights won't turn on. The second it was the same thing, except it still functioned the same after the airgap. Do these things have a set lifespan of a couple of years, or am I just unlucky? These are both version 3.0 I believe.
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||Posted - 09/10/2012 : 08:03:51 AM
Did the failure happen around the same time a bulb burned out?
Not common but the excessive surge from a bulb burning out. Can occasionally do strange things to electronics in modules.
||Posted - 09/10/2012 : 07:47:39 AM
The were seperate areas in the house on seperate circuits. One controlled a fixture with two standard 40 watt incandescent lamps, the other was two 75 watt floodlights.
||Posted - 09/10/2012 : 04:04:02 AM
I have seen nothing in my house to suggest these devices have a set lifespan. I have had a couple of failures exactly as you describe, but they were likely attibutable to high loads or installation errors on my part. Fortunately, while the two devices are no longer able to directly control a load, both are now acting as secondary controller devices in my house.
||Posted - 09/09/2012 : 1:53:58 PM
No, that's unusual. Were both switches controlling the same load, or were these installed in two different places in the house? What was the size and type of the load?