It must be a single pole switch with neutral wiring.
- Was your house built after the mid-1980s?
- If yes, then you most likely have neutral wiring (compatible).
- If no, there's a chance you don't have neutral wiring (not compatible).
- Check the switch that you want to replace with Wyze Switch. Is it the only switch that controls the fixtures it works with?
- If yes, then it is a single pole switch (compatible).
- If no, and multiple switches can control the same fixtures, it is a three pole switch (not compatible).
- Single Pole: Single pole switches are most commonly used in home lighting circuits to control one or more lights or fixtures from a single location, such as the entrance to a room.
- Three pole or three-way switches are used to control one or more lights or fixtures from multiple locations, such as the top and bottom of a flight of stairs.
- Single pole and three pole switches look the same when installed but are used for different purposes. Closer inspection reveals that while a single pole switch has two terminals, a three pole switch has three.