Which Appliances Should I Avoid Using with My ZEN15 Power Switch?

The ZEN15 Power Switch can automate a wide range of common 110V appliances, but not every device is a good fit:

You may safely use the ZEN15 Power Switch with:

  • 110V refrigerators rated at or below 15A
  • 110V window and split AC units rated at or below 15A
  • 110V Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • 110V Sump pumps and other pumps rated at or below 1/2HP
  • Microwaves
  • Gas dryers
  • Floor lamps
  • TV’s and Audio / Video Equipment
  • Computers / PCs / Laptops
  • Alarm Clocks

DO NOT connect any of the following:

  • 220V water boilers
  • Electrical dryers
  • 220V compressors or pumps
  • Phone or battery chargers
  • Electric heaters

The ZEN15 Power Switch is incompatible with 220V appliances in general. Connecting these types of appliances will damage the Power Switch immediately or over time. This can also cause the connected appliance to malfunction. 

And in the case of phone and battery chargers, impulse loads like these don't draw enough power at stand-by when ON for the electronic part of the ZEN15 Power Switch to function correctly. While most likely nothing will happen if the ZEN15 Power Switch is used with a charger, in the long run it's possible that the electronics in the switch will fail.

If you'd like to know more about the Power Switch's device compatibility and technical specifications, check out the user manual. And if you have any questions about your Power Switch, let us know here. We'll be happy to help.

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  • 05-Jun-2020