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Simplifying Smart Home Automation with Shelly Plus 1

Simplifying Smart Home Automation with Shelly Plus 1

When it comes to smart home automation, the Shelly Plus 1 module stands out as a versatile and reliable option. Although specifically optimized for other uses such as garage doors and contactors, it can be adapted to work with outlets, offering a seamless integration into your smart home ecosystem, if you are looking for a more economical option, our Recertified Shelly 1 UL Relay is a great alternative for under $10. For outlet-specific applications, the Shelly Plus 1PM is highly recommended for its specialized features.

Best Uses of Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL:

  • Garage door automation
  • Low voltage applications
  • Contactors
  • Dry contact switching

Wiring Instructions for Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL

Setting up your Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL module requires careful attention to wiring. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. Neutral Connections: Begin by connecting the neutral wire from your load center ("load center" = the device that the Shelly 1 will be controlling) to the N terminal of the Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL.
  2. Outlet Neutral: Connect another neutral wire from the load center to the power outlet’s silver screw.
  3. Line Connection: Attach the line wire (usually colored black) from the load center to the L terminal on the Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL.
  4. Line to I Terminal: Next, connect the line from the load center to the I terminal.
  5. Output Connection: Connect the O terminal on the Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL to the outlet’s brass screw.
  6. Optional Switching: For switched outlets, connect the bottom switch pole to the line from the load center.
  7. Switch to SW Terminal: Also for switched outlets, connect the top switch pole to the SW terminal.

Key Wiring Tips

  • White Wire: Typically used for neutral connections.
  • Black Wire: Used for line or load connections, depending on the direction.

Note: Wire colors may vary depending on the age of your electrical installation, so it’s crucial to use appropriate test equipment to verify connections.

By following these instructions, you can ensure a safe and effective setup of your Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL module, paving the way for enhanced automation and control within your smart home. Whether you're controlling a garage door or automating low voltage systems, the Shelly Plus 1 / Shelly 1 UL offers the flexibility and reliability needed for modern home automation projects.

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