Posted - 05/25/2012 : 6:33:56 PM
I am having a strange problem with a switchlinc relay. In the pool, I have an underwater pool light (2), I have a 15 amp GFI breaker connected. So most of the time it is fine, periodically, it will pop.
The way its wired, there is a main coming into the house, a sub panel that goes to the pool house, then another sub panel coming off the pool house sub panel to handle the pool mechanicals.
So if I am turning switches on & off manually, it seems to be fine. When I use my ISY (specifically mobilinc) to turn things on & off through the browser or app, every once in a while it pops the breaker.
Its not turning on the underwater lights that does it, its turning on other things in the pool house & remote seems to be the issue or trigger.
I did swap out the switchlinc for a switchlinc dual band dimmer & it was fine & i thought the issue was solved but this evening it popped again.
Sometimes it will pop with the underwater lights on, other times, another device in the pool house triggers the 'pop'.
MY question is if the powerline communication could be causing some extra bit of data that the GFI circuit is catching as a 'problem' & popping?
Any suggestions would be great now that I tried two different insteon switches.
I could also try putting a regular non-insteon swtich to see if the breaker pops, but since the issue is intermittent I suspect the Insteon switch is the problem.